Unlike secondhand clothes, secondhand fruit is useless thanks to an overabundance of juggle wounds. Enjoy secondhand products untainted by clowns with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of upscale consignment apparel, shoes, and more at Crème de la Couture in Englewood.
Ranked among Denver's top five best vintage and resale stores by CityVoter, Crème de la Couture's consignment boutique lines its lavish racks with a trove of gently used designer duds and one-of-a-kind body coverings. Dresses, shirts, shoes, and textiles hail from a range of locales, as apparel alchemists regularly fetch designer items from throughout the nation and maintain a passion for local designers. Like standing over a subway grate in Marilyn Monroe's famously breezy parachute pants, shoppers can swathe themselves in like-new apparel that previously graced the closets of seasoned style swamis. Menfolk can tog torsos in shirts by high-end designers such as Lacoste ($48) and Marc by Marc Jacobs ($48). Little black dresses by BCBG ($48) and DKNY ($48) effortlessly complement every item in a wardrobe, from flashy strings of pearls to elegant fishing waders, and blouses by Roberto Cavalli ($48) make enticing apparel for both office days and evening outings. Deck your bottom half with designer denim from True Religion, 7 For All Mankind, and others ($50), or adorn an arm with a Coach or Cole Haan handbag ($50 and up).