Wellington thistle turns into a place to shop

Pictured: Kelly Mcdowell, Owner of Thistle Photo credit: Jeffrey Conger

Thistle, a unique gift shop in Wellington, Colorado, has grown from a regular boutique to an innovative new format. From fun shopping to shopping a party.

Thistle, located at 3713 Cleveland Ave in the heart of downtown Wellington, has always featured fun and original items, many of which are handmade and unique. But, after four years of working in the pretty brick building from the early 1900s, Kelly DeVries, the owner of Thistle wanted to give her loyal customers a whole new shopping experience.

Inside the thistle. Photo provided by Kelly DeVries

Thistle no longer has regular opening hours, which might sound risky and odd, but this is where the fun comes in. Thistle now offers themed pop-up shopping events instead. The holidays have already started with the themes of plants and the end of the year celebrations. Each pop-up features new and different elements that match the theme. It has become a fun hangout where friends can chat, laugh, and shop while shopping for items that are not usually available.

Inside the thistle. Photo provided by Kelly DeVries.

For upcoming events, visit ThistleWellington.com or follow Thistle on Facebook and Instagram @thistlewellington. Thistle still offers online shopping on the website, with shipping or pickup from lockers on the west side of the Thistle building.

Thistle in Wellington now offers lockers for picking up items purchased online. Photo by Kelly DeVries.

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Joseph K. Bennett