The holiday shopping season begins in earnest on this nasty day after Thanksgiving, and though Small Business Saturday is tomorrow, it doesn't mean you can't keep right on shopping local and handmade -- now and all year long. And how can you resist, anyway, with all of these alternatives still to co ... More >>
Buying gifts for the holidays can be daunting. You battle other shoppers for an unbeatable deal and stand in mile-long lines -- and sometimes the gift receiver doesn't like the present anyway. For those who would prefer to buy something thoughtful that gives back to the community, or make a handmade ... More >>
Ah, the blessed holiday known as Black Friday. It's the day we celebrate what it means to be an American consumer. The doors to most stores will open at the crack of dawn and the deals will roll out, giving shoppers unbridled access to cheap stuff that will become our holiday gifts to our friends an ... More >>
Visit Denver's Denver.org website has inspired several recent posts saluting the city, including lists of best free attractions and tours, the top eleven hidden tourism gems, the thirteen best free day trips from Denver and the perfect gay-friendly weekend. Now, we bring you the site's six top "Sho ... More >>
Visit Denver's Denver.org website has inspired several recent posts saluting the city, including lists of best free attractions and tours, the top eleven hidden tourism gems, the thirteen best free day trips from Denver and the perfect gay-friendly weekend. Today, you can visit Visit Denver's six to ... More >>
"I'm at Colorado and I-25, and it should only be a ten-minute drive to Cinderella City." An unnamed narrator shares the above thought in a video I recently found on YouTube, a seven-minute account of one man's quest to sell caricatures to Christmas shoppers at Cinderella City Mall, already long p ... More >>
With class schedules already being decided and summer break inching closer its end, Southwest Plaza is gearing up for the back to school shopping season. This Saturday, August 3, the mall will be hosting Jeans & Teens, an afternoon of fashion shows, make-up tips and giveaways. Along with the clothi ... More >>
As we prepare for the commercial holiday that follows a little thing called Thanksgiving, the debate over whether stores should begin opening at midnight on Black Friday is raging. But when and where did Black Friday come from? What does it really mean? We asked Darrin Duber-Smith, Marketing Profess ... More >>
The Denver-based online shopping website ShopAtHome.com recently identified Boulder as the least frugal city in the U.S. based on coupon usage, or lack thereof, by the people who live there. One reader sees plenty of flaws in this measurement method.
While Tennyson Street and Berkeley District business owners once saw themselves as the Denver shopping district family's forgotten children, they're now feeling some love. The City of Denver and Xcel, who they accuse of badly mismanaging a construction project, are helping fund a series of pr ... More >>
Last month we reported that Michael Burgermeister, awash with inspiration from markets all over the country (including New York's Eataly), was moving Boulder-based Bayleaf to a larger Pearl Street location, where he could expand his offerings.
The super-official, absolutely real, Record Store Day might have been earlier this year, but there's no reason why we can't celebrate our favorite holiday twice. Instead of cutting each other's throats and arguing with old folks at the mall today, maybe you'd like to consider spending your Bl ... More >>
freshenmeupFlash mobbers say, "Take off your pants!"Every once in a while, crowded train stations have been known to break into song and dance and then disperse as if nothing happened. Large groups of people freeze for a period of time and then continue walking with onlookers amazed. Choreogr ... More >>
USPIRG doesn't think you should explore this planet.It's Cyber Monday, a date that sounds as if it should be associated with discounted internet porn and not Christmas shopping -- but so be it. And just in time for the holiday shopping season, the happy elves at the U.S. Public Research Inte ... More >>
It's Black Friday, the day we all emerge from our turkey coma and indulge in an orgy of consumerism. That's why it felt appropriate to dig out this vintage gem from Richard O'Brien's Shock Treatment, the little-know follow-up to the infamous Rocky Horror Picture Show. There was something in t ... More >>
Did you know that Denver's numerous neighborhood shopping districts used to be filled with stores? Back in the day they were all dry goods and groceries, today every storefront is a wine bar. Learn new ways to build community relationships this Saturday, August 1, at Coors Field. Mayor Hic ... More >>
Media updates the weekend after Thanksgiving are always filled with attempts to judge the strength of the Christmas shopping season by the opening surge of buyers, and this year is no exception. But reports about a robust start to this annual exercise in consumption tend to ring false when they run ... More >>
It's the economy, stupid. While chairmen of the Big Three auto-makers jetted by private plane to Washington, D.C., looking for a handout last week, hundreds of out-of-work Coloradans lined up before each prospective employer at job fairs across the state last Thursday. And on Saturday, 40,000 people ... More >>
Fashion times three. Editor's note: The Cat's Pajamas, our fashion blog, is taking a cat nap. But fear not: Some of your favorite CP features will pop up on The Latest Word from time to time -- including TaRosa Jacobs' Secondhand Sartorialism. Here's her latest installment. When I was in high sch ... More >>
Doesn't this get you into the yuletide spirit? Visited a Highlands Ranch-area Hobby Lobby on Saturday and was stunned -- and yet not stunned -- to see the store's entire lobby stuffed with Christmas trees. Once upon a time, Thanksgiving was the official start of the Christmas shopping season. Then ... More >>
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