One thing I have always loved about fashion is watching the ebb and flow of styles. Sure, every season there is some crazy trend that may stick -- a la the skinny jean -- or culminates in total disaster, like the popped collar. But there are always staples, pieces that don’t dramatically change with the times but stay their course and gently evolve to fit the present.
Perpetual Clothing, located in Denver’s lower Highlands, is like a big closet where you can find these enduring looks. Providing what owner Lanine Baccam calls “modern resale,” the store buys, sells and trades quality brand clothing and accessories for both sexes. It feels like a designer boutique and many of the labels make it one. I saw BCBG, Seven For All Mankind and Kate Spade to name a few. Lanine even provides a card with a list of brands they will not carry, which is a great idea because the less Faded Glory and Dress Barn out in this world, the better.
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Besides offering eminent brands and amazing service, Perpetual Clothing presents a state of mind that is often lacking in business. It is one of continuing a cycle, whether it be the obvious re-sale of clothes or the neighborhood support of a small business. They also have a Bags and Tags Recycling Program, where they ask customers to donate lightly used paper and plastic bags from malls or boutiques to be used in the store.
Remember how much fun it was (and still is) to raid your friend’s closets? How something someone else had worn out seemed brand new on your body? Perpetual Clothing brings back that feeling.
Visit them at 2027 West 32nd Avenue or call 303-953-0816 for questions or to set up an appointment. More information can be found of their web site, www.perpetualclothingdenver.com.
-- Rossy Kay