Animal Instincts

UPDATE: This event has been postponed due to the weather.

"A Tigalo is what happens when a tiger and a buffalo get funky together," explains Matthew Brown, owner of Fancy Tiger Clothing and Fancy Tiger Crafts, both of which just settled into new digs on Broadway alongside Buffalo Exchange, which moved from its longtime storefront on 13th Avenue. The stretch has now been dubbed "Tigalo."

The new location was unveiled on January 4, and Brown notes that "people are very excited about what's happening in Denver and especially on South Broadway right now. There's a lot of support for small businesses growing and moving forward."

To celebrate the openings, Brown is holding a block party tonight, but he would like to see a slew of soirees from the joint venture, at 51-59 Broadway, in the months to come. "Buffalo and the Fancies have been hanging out for years -- not to mention, we have a nice sized shared parking lot that is just oozing potential," he adds.

The two clothing stores, which specialize in handmade, eclectic and unique garments and accessories, have improved the range and diversity of their inventory, and they now have more floor space to accommodate the new merchandise.

The Tigalo Block Party: Grand Opening Edition is free, and beverages will be provided from 7 to 10 p.m. Although all three stores will have their own particular vibe throughout the evening, Brown has some surprises up his tailored sleeve, such as prize giveaways, a rotating roster of DJs, and Denver-based electronica artist Real Magic performing a live set at Fancy Tiger Clothing.

Come shop, drink and become acquainted with this new breed of beast that devours fashion and preys on creativity. For more information, go to
Fri., Feb. 10, 7-10 p.m., 2012

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Mauricio Octavio Rocha graduated from Metropolitan State University of Denver in 2014 with a bachelor's degree in English writing and a minor in cinema studies; He has been writing about fashion and style for Westword since 2012. Rocha also writes songs for his music and art project, VULGAR FEVER.
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