Monday, June 18th, 2012

Got the Shopping Bug? Consider Scottsdale Your Cure

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Scottsdale-Fashion-Square-Mall-in-ArizonaUNION at Biltmore Fashion Park makes vintage trends modern and shopping personal with 18 small boutiques under one roof. After picking up a posh cruiser at British Bicycle Company, easily navigate your way through the 200- to 500- square-foot shops on a quest to personalize your style. Find signature pieces for your home and wardrobe at Frances or shop for relaxed apparel and accessories at R&R Surplus. After creating the look you love, kick back at Trattoria del Piero serving simple American pleasures with indoor and outdoor picnic-style seating options.

Scottsdale Fashion Square, the Southwest’s largest shopping mall, elevates the traditional shopping experience with more than 250 high-end stores that range from J. Crew and Coach to Ted Baker London and Barneys New York. Upon arrival valet your car, and enter through the sleek glass doors to behold a fashionista’s paradise. Shop for going out looks at Marciano and stylish work attire at Armani Exchange, plus don’t miss out on the latest fashions from St. John. And if you’re looking to save, visit Scottsdale Fashion Square’s website before you go for every day deals that will make you feel good about getting a mani- and pedi- to match your new look.

Dust off your cowboy hat and lasso up some Southwestern treasures in Old Town Scottsdale. From apparel and custom jewelry to home décor and native art, the rustic charm of Old Town provides shoppers a glimpse into the Wild Wild West. And if the atmosphere knocks your socks off, replace them with some stylish boots at Saba’s Western Wear. Then barter your old kicks at the Atkinson’s Trading Post and make like a bandit with pottery and decorative wall pieces crafted in the Southwestern spirit. Finally, get a real taste for Scottsdale while chowing down on scrumptious local produce and baked goods at the Scottsdale Old Town Farmers’ Market.

Combine retail therapy and sunshine at one of Scottsdale’s numerous outdoor malls. Desert Ridge Marketplace’s 101 acres of stores galore allows you to get a tan while you shop, making you look skinnier and more statuesque in your new clothes. Shop at ULTA Beauty or XI Clothing during a pit stop at the marketplace. And soak in the rays at Scottsdale Quarter, home to 56 stores such as Elan Styles and Republic of Culture. The green tranquil gardens of Biltmore Fashion Park reinforce the concept of retail therapy with must-have looks from Macy’s and Vera Bradley. And the best part: while you snatch up styles from boutiques and national brands, you’ll achieve the sun-drenched highlights you have long sought out without a trip to the salon.

Shop like the Kardashians with champagne and a private driver during a three-hour shopping tour tailored to fit your gang’s celebrity demands when you book a tour with Spree! The Art of Shopping. Spree! offers customized group shopping trips for any occasion including bachelorette parties, birthday bashes, or celebrations that commemorate your undying love of shoes. Toast to VIP treatment at a reception held in your honor and enjoy in-store services that will pique the interest of the paparazzi. During your tour, you’ll also be showered with exclusive deals known as “sample sales” and sneak peeks of up- and-coming fashions.