Founder and creator, Kristi Walstra, has always loved fashion. After attending Purdue University, Kristi made her way to Los Angeles to attend the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in hopes of finding a life in fashion. After working in Los Angeles and San Francisco in corporate retail, Kristi moved to Denver to get married and still had big dreams of opening up her own boutique to offer affordable fashion to others someday. After getting acquainted with her new home, Kristi noticed a quaint store-front for rent in the middle of the sweet and friendly Highlands area. Soon after, Starlet opened for business in October of 2004.
Five years later in the fall of 2009, a second Starlet opened in the Baker Neighborhood off of Broadway with a slightly larger space. Each season, we’re excited and exhilerated to bring you all the most current trends in fashion while keeping our items in an affordable price range for every Starlet to enjoy. When asked how Kristi goes about choosing things for the store, she simply responds “I wouldn’t buy anything that I personally wouldn’t tuck away for myself in my own closet.”
“I am truly blessed to be able to do what I love and be able to share it with you. It is because of your support that we have been around for the last 8 years. We are excited to grow with you and find out more of what you want to see from Starlet.”