The 141st annual Kentucky Derby is on Saturday, May 2 — and there's still time to shop for an appropriate outfit to be wearing when those twenty horses line up at the starting gate. Want to look like a winner? Here are four places to shop for your Kentucky Derby hat. And remember: Bigger is always better.
1) Eve Boutique
1413 Larimer Street
Eve Boutique carries a wide selection of big, floppy hats that come with removable decorations like tulle, so after the race is over you can strip down your chapeau to a simple summer model, perfect for those sunny days that lie ahead. Eve also carries a variety of womenswear and jewelry for ladies to finish off your Derby look — and since it's located in Larimer Square, you can augment your shopping with a nice ladies' lunch or a couple of cocktails. Visit Eve's website for more info.
2) Kismet Accessories
3640 West 32nd Avenue
Kismet Accessories will take care of all your Derby fashion needs with new merchandise that includes hats, dresses and bling for every budget. Kismet has three locations, but our favorite is in Highland: a one-stop shop for Denver's fashionistas. Check out Kismet's website for more information.
3) Mariel Boutique
3000 East Third Avenue, Unit 8
Owner Denise Snyder has been helping women get dressed for over thirty years. At Mariel Boutique, now located in Cherry Creek North, Snyder and her team of stylists specialize in creating looks for special events ranging weddings to the Kentucky Derby. Stop in and see why the clothes and accessories at this boutique are "fit to flatter" a woman's body. Visit the website for more details.
4. Goorin Bros. Hat Shop
1410 Larimer Street
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Men, you want to be looking good on the big day, too. At Goorin Bros.in Larimer Square, manager Vince Edgerton will help gentleman find the perfect Kentucky Derby hat.. Feathers and pins are just a few of the options that can spruce up a fedora — and the more the merrier, since such decorations are prized on Derby day. After the race is over, you can remove the pins and feathers for a hat that works every day. Visit the Goorin website for more information.
Fashion and functionality: Let the race begin!