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    The 142nd Kentucky Derby is less than a month away, and we're all scouring the city for the perfect outfit. Here's our guide to where you should find your Derby/Oaks/Thurby outfit this year! 

    Already found the perfect outfit and looking for the perfect hat? Check out our list of places to get a last-minute Derby hat or fascinator!

    1. Clodhoppers

    3725 Lexington Road

    You’re guaranteed to get into the Derby spirit as soon as you walk in the door of Clodhoppers. After you pick out an outfit, HeadCandi Millinery (located conveniently right inside the store) will make you a custom hat or fascinator!



    2. Blush Boutique

    3745 Lexington Road

    If you’re not sure how you’re going to dress this year, let the friendly staff of Blush Boutique give you a hand. They have so many choices of outfits, shoes and hats at great prices, too! Employee secret: They only order six of each item once, so you won’t have to worry about matching with someone else.



    3. Bermuda Highway

    811 East Market Street

    Not feeling a traditional Derby outfit? Try Bermuda Highway. They have great options for a more boho-chic outfit.



    4. Pitaya

    ​955 Baxter Avenue

    With a perfect combination of non-traditional and traditional outfits, Pitaya has something for everyone. They also have super adorable purses, so you might as well get one of those, too.



    5. The Peppermint Palm

    3741 Lexington Road

    Step into Lilly Pultizer paradise at The Peppermint Palm. Pick a dress or skirt featuring the signature Lilly print!


    6. The Nitty Gritty

    996 Barret Avenue

    Get ready for the Run for the Roses in a vintage outfit from Nitty Gritty. With clothes and accessories from all different decades, you’re guaranteed to have an outfit that’s one-of-a-kind.


    7. Boutique Serendipity

    3706 Lexington Road

    Get dressed head-to-head at Boutique Serendipity. There, you’ll find clothes, shoes and tons of accessories. It’s a total one-stop-shop.



    8. Rodes

    ​4938 Brownsboro Road #200

    If you’re going to a formal Derby party, you’ll want to check out Rodes for Her. They have a great selection of long, elegant dresses.


    9. Liv Boutique

    3704 Lexington Road

    Located right next to Boutique Serendipity, Liv Boutique has endless choices for Derby attire. They have fabulous hats from local companies like Dee’s and Social Hattitude, and you might even find an outfit for your dog.

    Already found the perfect outfit and looking for the perfect hat? Check out our list of places to get a last-minute Derby hat or fascinator!

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