Shopping and Champagne
Scottsdale and the surrounding area certainly don’t disappoint when it comes to the boutique shopping experience. With one-off boutiques located in neighborhoods as fashionable as the stores themselves, that fabulous new addition to your wardrobe is right around the corner. And because finding just the right piece is cause for celebration, I’ve paired some of my favorite shops with nearby restaurants where you can reward yourself with a glass of bubbly!
Shop Alix is so popular that they have two locations in Old Town Scottsdale – Alixandra Collections on 5th Avenue (offering a more sophisticated vibe and styles) and Alixandra Blue on Marshall Way (lots of denims and whites, with clothing reminiscent of a casual Saturday afternoon). Shop either location for the perfect Pinterest-inspired #OOTD (Outfit of the Day for those of you not up-to-speed on your hashtags).
Key Brands: Show Me Your Mumu, Jeffrey Campbell, Free People and Michael Stars
There is nothing “thrift” about this swank vintage shop. And that’s okay. Vintage by Misty curates select pieces from London, Paris, Italy and Israel (think Gucci bangles from the 1980s, a Valentino pintuck gown from the 1970s, and a Valentina beaded vest from the 1960s). Every item is a statement piece, and selections rotate regularly so you’re always sure to score a new find. Shop here if you are looking for a truly unique piece of fashion!
Key Brands: Chanel, Gucci, Givenchy and Yves Saint Laurent
Bringing the beach to the desert, Vida Moulin is the perfect place for year-round festival fashion. Located in Uptown Phoenix, this trendy boutique is a shopping destination for those in search of modern and bohemian vibes. It’s both a boutique for the babes and the place you’ll find home and gift décor items, such as Southwestern-inspired pillows and desk calendars, as well as California-inspired activewear, swimwear, accessories and clothing.
Key Brands: Faithfull the Brand, Lovers and Friends, Rue Stiic and Amuse Society
Shopping at Amy’s Inc is truly a luxurious experience because they offer high-end, contemporary designs and a personal stylist to help you put together the hottest, of-the-moment look. Before stopping by the store, visit their website where you can browse fully curated looks with themes from Frill Seeker to Print and Color. They make it easy to pull together complete outfits, ensuring you always look your best.
Key Brands: Loeffler Randall, ALC, Camilla and Derek Lam 10 Crosby
If you're looking to elevate your shopping experience, make your way down to Fashion Square. The mall's north entrance, off Goldwater Boulevard, leads you into a two-story entryway with a Swarovski-inspired chandelier greeted with a luxury valet, and valet lounge. With resort-style restrooms, Italian marble and hand-painted tile, the luxury wing of Fashion Square will definitely make you feel high-class.
Key Brands: Saint Laurent, Louis Vuitton, Jimmy Choo, Gucci, Neiman Marcus