Welcome to Bella Frida!Clothing and Folk Art de Mexico
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Most of our items are one of a kind!
Imagine your favorite Free People tunic, but hand-embroidered with surprising color combinations (anything goes) in Guatemala or Mexico. The fashion factor and price point is comparable, but the quality is much higher. And of course, there’s the story. Clothing that tells a story intrinsically has more value to me.
From the article “Louisville’s Bella Frida helps you feel warm and fuzzy” – Boulder Daily Camera, January 31, 2016 Aimee Heckel
Louisville’s charm goes beyond edible delights. Its walkable Main Street is filled with distinctive stores like Bella Frida, a shop dedicated to Mexican folk art and Guatemalan textiles, two independent bookshops, and the Singing Cook, which has Colorado products such as St. Vrain Jams. A few years ago, the alley near Steinbaugh Pavilion filled in with more shops and restaurants, giving downtown a bohemian hidden grid reminiscent of romantic European cities.
As part of Louisville’s First Friday Art Walks, one of the best in Colorado, Bella Frida Clothing and Folk Art (924 Main St., 303-926-9000) hosted an open house with Texas artist Kimm Lanus in their tight, multi-roomed cottage. Kimm was impersonating Frida Kahlo, and I kept returning to look at one of her multi-media paintings of Frida. Finally she said, “If you go home and can’t get her out of your mind, you need to come back and buy the painting.” That’s exactly what I did.