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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 and champagne bars where you can reward yourself with a glass of bubbly!


Shop Alix

Shop Alix is so popular it has two Scottsdale locations – Alixandra Blue on Marshall Way in Old Town and at 15029 N Thompson Peak Pkwy in North Scottsdale. 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

Where to Sip Champagne (Old Town): Kelly’s At SouthBridge, Scapegoat Beer & Wine, EVO


Vintage By Misty

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

Where to Sip Champagne: Citizen Public House, Kazimierz Wine & Whiskey Bar, The Herb Box


Vida Moulin

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

Where to Sip Champagne: The Vig Uptown, Luci’s Healthy Marketplace


Amy’s Inc

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, 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

Where to Sip Champagne: Olive + Ivy, Second Story Liquor Bar, Sushi Roku


Fashion Square

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

Where to Sip Champagne: Ocean 44, Francine

Biannca is a blogger, freelance writer and photographer who also dabbles in marketing, public relations and events. Yoga, running, dancing and her rescue pup Sadie are her sanity. She is a member of the Women’s Metropolitan Arts Council and the Scottsdale League for the Arts, and serves on the board of ProRed. When she’s not busy with work, networking or volunteering, you can find her checking out local restaurants, live music and on the dance floor with friends!