The holidays are a time of giving — and looking good. You can get a head start on both at fashion events around Denver in December, where you can shop for loved ones or pick up something new for yourself. Here are the ten best fashion events in Denver this month, in chronological order.
1. Frost: A Holiday Fashion Market and Beauty Extravaganza
6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, December 8
2590 Walnut Street
Fashion Denver is hosting this holiday fashion market, where you can not only get some Christmas shopping done, but get a makeover while you're at it. Fashion Denver and Beauty Counter are teaming up with Matthew Morris Salon and Jaded Beauty for a night of fashion that will raise money for Warren Village, and display work by Equillibrium, Rachel Marie Hurst, Rainsford and the Urban Angels, to name just a few. Click here for more information.
2. Front Row: An Exclusive Bridal Fashion Event
7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, December 8
326 South Broadway
Brides-to-be will not want to miss this free event stocked with champagne and treats from local wedding vendors, along with contests and prizes. The highlight of the evening will be a runway-style fashion show featuring the latest bridal fashion trends for 2017. If you're just beginning to plan your wedding, you won't want to miss this. Click here for more information and to reserve your spot.
3. Steven Alan Optical Sample Sale
Friday, December 9, and Saturday, December 10
Armitage & McMillan
1550 Platte Street
Armitage & McMillan, a local menswear boutique, is hosting New-York based fashion designer Steven Alan, who will have an eyewear sale this weekend. Sunglasses that were $65 to $165 will be $35 to $65, and some that include a prescription have been marked down from $195 to $65. Click here for more information.
4. Susan M. Luna Fashion Show
Noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, December 10
Chicano Humanities and Arts Council Gallery
772 Santa Fe Drive
Susan and Daniel Luna will debut some of Lunapparel's new line of clothing at an event with food, drinks and and a short fashion show at 1 p.m. Susan Luna grew up around artists and athletes, and she celebrates these positive influences in her life with her athletic/leisure-wear designs, which include vibrant skirts, colorful yoga pants, scarves and patches. They'll all be for sale at CHAC, and any purchases will include free wrapping and gift bags. Click here for more information.
5. Winter Fest on Fillmore
11 a.m to 3 p.m. Saturday, December 10
257 Fillmore Street
Swing by Cherry Creek North for the inaugural Winter Fest on Fillmore, a free, family-friendly event.This festive celebration will transform Fillmore Plaza into a winter wonderland, with live ice sculpting, temporary fire pits, face painting, live music, complimentary treats and warm beverages, as well as other giveaways, carolers and elves. Click here for more information.
6. Break Up With Your Bag Event
11 a.m. to 7 p.m Saturday, December 10, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, December 11
1411 Larimer Street
This holiday season, specialty-bag designer Timbuk2 is all about giving as well as receiving. In exchange for your old bag, Timbuk2 will give you 40 percent off of a new bag at a two-day party that also includes beer and snacks. All used bags will be donated to Sox Place, a local organization that provides physical and spiritual help for urban youth subcultures. Click here for more information.
7. Jackalope Art and Craft Fair
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, December 10, and Sunday, December 11
144 West Colfax Avenue
The McNichols Building will be transformed into a shopping destination with over 150 local, curated and hand-selected artisans, crafters and DIY enthusiasts offering such indie goods as original fashion and jewelry, ceramics and paper goods, innovative home decor and housewares, art and photography, plus much more. This event is free, but donations are encouraged. Click here for more information.
8. Denver Style Magazine Industry Retreat
10 a.m. to noon Monday, December 12
The Studio Denver
4950 Washington Street
Unwind at an event open to all business professionals in the Denver fashion, style and beauty industry.
There will be spa treatments provided by I Heart Skin Denver, Glamour Bar and Spruce for men, as well as gift-wrapping from the DSM staff, goodie bags, holiday gifts from Anchor Me, food and drinks, and more. Fashion insiders of Denver, it's time to chill out. Click here for more information.
9. Locals Only Holiday Drive
Noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, December 17
2040 West 30th Avenue
Head to Highland this holiday season and stop by womenswear boutique Goldyn for handmade jewelry and gifts by local Colorado designers. During the Holiday Drive, items from AGO Studio, Andrea Li, Ashley Schenkein, Eli & Barry, Elizoebeth Jensen, Native and Nomad, Paradiso Vintage, R.L. Linden & Co., Restorative Rites, the Wilds Vintage and more will be on sale. Along with the fashion, enjoy complimentary drinks and bites. Click here for more information.
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10. Punk Rock Flea Market
Noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, December 17
Glitter Dome Event Center
3600 Wynkoop Street
The Denver Punk Rock Flea Market is back at the Glitter Dome, and just in time for Christmas. This market specializes in punk-rock culture, and all things music, including vinyl and band merchandise, will be for sale. Look for special handmade items, too, including clothing, jewelry, comics and crafts from vendors like TechWears and Equillibrium. Food trucks will also be present. There's a $5 admission fee, but children twelve and under get in free. Click here for more information.