In-store designers include Amanda Anderson and Rae Marie; Throckmorton also stocks bags by Julie Tuttle and Deena Dent, as well as her own knit accessories and jewelry pieces. In the summer, she often opens up the back yard for open houses on First Fridays, but right now, you're likely to find an upcycled fur-trimmed hood or a one-of-a-kind holiday dress indoors at Rakun.For Throckmorton's latest marketing brainstorm, Denver Independent Boutiques, she invited a group of fellow entrepreneurs focusing on locally designed merchandise to band together and help one another out. She points out that small boutiques offer better and more personalized customer service than larger, corporate stores, and their wares are more likely to be unique.
Together, the members of DIBS are launching the concept tomorrow with a Small Business Saturday Boutique Crawl; maps and special deals and activities are available at participating shops. Visit the DIBS website for details.
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