Violette

Owner: Lisa Ciardelli
Opened: 2008

"I've been a retailer for a long time. I'm from a family of retailers. My mother and I wanted to rent a temporary spot for the summer, so we could sell clothes, and then it took off from there. Before the first weekend, we looked at ourselves and said 'wow, do we want to do this?' We didn't even have a name for the store yet.E"

"I've learned a lot along the way and continue learning all the time. As a young person, I was a crafter and sewer so, if I wanted something, I would sit down at my sewing machine and whip it out. I had always wanted to make clothing but I didn't know that I wanted to sell it."

"When we opened the store, our mission was to bring interesting and affordable fashion to women of all ages. To me, it's like a community. You begin this relationship with your customers. You get to know people, their families, their stories. I don't want it to go away."

"I was so into fashion growing up but the whole culture is changing. Fashion is so accessible now. But one thing that never changes is that people do like nice clothes."

"I like that there is something for everyone at Violette. A mom and daughter can shop side-by-side in the store and both leave loving something that they found here."

"What we have happening on our block with Starr's, Chelsea, Barbara & Company, Bliss, Momentum, Common Era, and more is a nice little collection. I'm watching it grow. Pearl Street seems like it's in the process of being rediscovered."

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Downtown Boulder/1942 Broadway, Suite 301/Boulder, CO 80302
Phone: 303.449.3774/Fax: 303.449.1582