Phoenix Finds: 5 Local Goodies Every Arizonan Needs

Savanah YaghsezianJuly 19, 2019
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Ask anyone who knows me, and they’ll verify that I’m obsessed with shopping. I love the entire process of thinking you know what you want, seeing what you like, finding something unexpected and feeling the sweet, sweet release of serotonin as you swipe your card. (If you’re wondering, checking my bank account afterwards is not part of the process.)

Lately, I’ve tried to steer away from the big fast-fashion chains and shop local. Here are a few of my favorite finds:

“It’s a Dry Heat” keychain from Frances ($10)

Frances has an entire section dedicated to adorable keychains like this one. I like the Arizona-themed designs, but there’s also a selection of motivational/female-empowerment keychains to choose from.

“Made In The West” tee from Bunky Boutique ($34)

This graphic tee is another way to celebrate your love for Phoenix. Personally, I’m into the revival of vintage-looking t-shirts and need to add this to my collection ASAP.

Dahlia Earrings from Local Nomad ($35)

Full disclosure: I don’t have my ears pierced, but I’m obsessed with earrings. I would consider risking another infected piercing to wear this locally made pair.

Field Notes Memo Notebooks (3-pack) from Phx General ($13)

I’m a firm believer that you can never have too many notebooks! I have one of these sitting in my desk right now and they’re great for jotting down quick notes or finding fun facts about Arizona.

Prickly Pear Cactus Lip Balm from Gather Phx ($16)

I will try anything that’s made with a prickly pear cactus – including lip balm! It’s a product that you can only get in Phoenix, so don’t miss your chance to brag to out-of-state beauty gurus.

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