Denver is the capital and most populous municipality of the U.S. state of Colorado. Denver is located in the South Platte River Valley on the western edge of the High Plains. Denver is ranked as a beta world city by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network. The most prominent feature of Denver shopping is Denver’s 16th Street Mall, an outdoor pedestrian shopping promenade over a mile long and connecting downtown Denver with LoDo, Denver’s trendy Lower Downtown district. An up and coming shopping district in Denver, Colfax Avenue, once lined with manicured mansions in Denver’s mining heydays, now boasts hip local boutiques and a flock of new Denver restaurants. For those looking for rugged Western fashion, Denver boasts many outlets.