Cowgirl Chic

By local contributor
JoAnne Zeterberg

If you’ve ever wanted to be a cowgirl – or at least dress the part – mosey on over to downtown Scottsdale. You can shop for the latest in cowgirl couture and then head out for a taste of the Wild West while showing off your new duds.

 


Head ‘Em Up


Shades of the West

This Old Town staple stocks contemporary Western fashions for men and women from brands like Double D Ranchwear, Barn Fly and True Grit (think embroidered tops, Southwestern prints and stylish leather coats) . Add a dressy pair of leather cowboy boots (fringe optional) and you'll be decked out in Western couture from top to bottom!

Scottsdale Fashion Square

Find all your favorite premium denim at Scottsdale Fashion Square, the Southwest’s largest retail destination offering more than 250 shops, designer boutiques and department stores. Don't miss AG Jeans, 7 for All Mankind, Johnny Was and Lucky Brand for inspired, fashionable jeans that will look great on the dance floor. 

AZTex Hat Company

Every cowgirl needs a great hat, and AZTex Hat Company is sure to have one that matches your unique style. Choose from Western fashion straw hats that are easy on the eyes and the budget, traditional felt cowgirl hats and special-edition custom gems.

River Trading Post

Finish off your look with authentic Native American jewelry from River Trading Post, offering vintage and contemporary bracelets, earrings and squash blossom necklaces. 

 


Move ‘Em Out


Rusty Spur Saloon

Housed in a former 1920s bank, Rusty Spur Saloon is a true Western gem where cowgirls can join local cowboys and celebrities (Clint Eastwood, Vince Vaugh and Jennifer Aniston are said to be fans) to knock back some suds and dance to live music seven days and nights a week.

Handlebar J Restaurant & Saloon

If your cowgirls’ night includes live country music and line dancing, scoot your boots on over to Handlebar J Restaurant & Saloon. The legendary Herndon Brothers Band and other local talents take the stage six nights a week to play all your favorite country tunes. You also can tune-up your two-step with free dance lessons (check the website for current days and times). 

Porter's Western Saloon

Located in a historic Old Town building that housed Scottsdale's first post office from 1929 to 1949, Porter's greets you with rustic brick walls, crystal chandeliers and craft cocktails like the El Diablo, Sonoran Sunset and Postmaster. Have trouble finding Porter's? Just look for General, the giant horse on the second story balcony above the bar's Brown Avenue entrance.

LON's Last Drop Bar at the Hermosa Inn

LON's Last Drop Bar at the Hermosa Inn combines a classic Western ambiance with a contemporary take on a girls’ night out. Pair cocktails like the signature Last Drop or Painted Desert with tasty small plates that include Sweet Potato & Pepper Jack Empanadas, Blistered Shishito Peppers and Parmesan Truffle Fries.

 

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