Nestled in the cozy downtown area of Encinitas and Carlsbad is a fab little store called The Den. A fashion forward boutique, The Den caters to both men and women. Owner, Mary Steely is a local resident who opened her Carlsbad store in 2005. The Den finds inspiration from all elements of life to appeal to a variety of tastes. I happen to like all styles of clothing so this is a perfect little gem to pop into. Without fail I always manage to find a MUST have item. We all need another fun something to grab from our closets right ladies and gents?!
THE DEN | ENCINITAS, CA USA
Mary carries the basic essentials to custom designed threads influenced by music and art. Married to Josh Steely, lead guitarist of Daughtry, they are both locals and are one of the most adorable couples ever. Now and then when Josh isn’t on tour, he is known to hang out with the kids at the store, grab Mary and whisk her away to lunch. Honestly, if you ever see them together, the love is radiant! The staff that work at both locations are oh so friendly and welcoming, they make you feel at home, as if you were in the comfort of your own “Den”
Some of her designers are Tart, Hudson and Sky for women. She has an array of selections for men as well, 7 Diamonds and Howe to name a few creative lines of clothing. She carries a sexy and playful line of lingerie too. A fun accent for any outfit you might choose.
LEATHER MOTO JACKET | 7 DIAMONDS
STRIPED MAXI | TART COLLECTIONS
THE LOOK | MICHAEL STARS
There is something for everyones style in this store. It has chic and sophisticated styles, along with a bohemian beach girl feel. Maxi dresses that are for a casual day on the beach or a tad dressier for a night out on the town. If you want a rocker kind of street smart feel you can find that as well in this creative little boutique. The Den continues to bring fashion forward merchandise and is always looking for the new designs that will define future clothing needs.
STYLE ON WHEELS | MICHAEL STARS
A couple of weeks ago on June 28th, was a celebration for the 5 year anniversary of the Encinitas location. It is on highway 101 and Encinitas Blvd in the loft property. They served up some amazing refreshments, give aways and raffle prizes along with an exclusive appearance from the Michael Stars curbside boutique. Talk about FUN! Can’t wait to see what Mary comes up with next year for another celebration party. So for all of you who local peeps and vacationing visitors who haven’t stepped into The Den before, it is a MUST for a fantastic shopping experience. Another little gem in our own backyard.
Get on your beach cruisers and stop on by!