Style Central

By local contributor
JoAnne Zeterberg

Get ready, style seekers! From national favorites and chic, one-off boutiques to Arizona exclusives with a celebrity fan base, Scottsdale’s upscale retail centers offer treasures beyond your wildest dreams. Here are a few local luminaries to add to your next Scottsdale spree.

Scottsdale Fashion Square

The Southwest’s largest shopping destination, Scottsdale Fashion Square offers unlimited opportunities for retail bliss in 250+ boutiques, shops and department stores, including tried-and-true faves like Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus, as well as exclusive-to-market retailers like Jimmy Choo, Johnny Was, Louis Vuitton and Bottega Veneta.

Kierland Commons

This open-air, north Scottsdale anchor boasts a Main Street feel and some of the area’s most exclusive retailers, like Michael Kors, Ann Taylor and Lucky Brand. Don’t miss LATHER, which offers luscious face and skincare products made with the finest organic ingredients (Oprah and Jennifer Lopez are fans).

Scottsdale Quarter

This sun-drenched center offers more than 70 high-end specialty shops and a host of dining and entertainment options. Standout stores include Elan Style, Kendra Scott, West Elm and lululemon athletica. When you’re done shopping, catch the latest blockbuster at iPic Theaters luxury cinema.

Biltmore Fashion Park

For the man in your life, you’ll find a den of international sophistication in The Clotherie, LTD, which provides the finest fashion offerings from Europe and the United States. After fitting him for some new threads, treat your guy to a modern haircut and old-fashioned hot-towel, straight-razor shave at the Groom Room Barbershop.

The Shops at Gainey Village

Stay stylish and cool in the Sonoran Desert with handcrafted designer clothing, handbags and jewelry from A Cool Breeze. Right next door, Planet Lifestyle Clothing presents a creative collection of women’s apparel designed by Lauren Grossman using the finest natural fabrics. Soft hues, flowing silhouettes and loose styling combine to create fashions that are size-less, season-less and age-less.