Clothing & Accessories Shopping Guide

Editorial StaffSeptember 29, 2021
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From luxury furniture shops and art galleries to indie boutiques and local liquor stores, the Valley is a shopper’s paradise.

Photo by Danny Upshaw/Courtesy Bunky Boutique

Bunky Boutique
1001 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, 602-252-1323, bunkyboutique.com
Rachel Malloy’s beloved Downtown boutique – which introduced a novel bicycle delivery service during the pandemic – consistently wins Best of the Valley nods from editors and readers. Malloy’s mix of apparel, accessories, home goods and gifts is intoxicating. Most iconic is her AZ Love line, with an outline of The Grand Canyon State with a heart marking Phoenix’s location.

Carine
Multiple locations, shopcarine.com
Certified master tailor Carine Wang prides herself on her colorful and comfortable designs for women. They travel particularly well, since they’re made of a lightweight cotton/rayon blend that is breathable and doesn’t require ironing.

The Clotherie
2502 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, 602-956-8600, theclotherie.com
This Valley classic has been dressing dapper fellas since 1969 – including a slew of celebrities. Buy off the rack or order a bespoke suit.

Frances
10 W. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, 602-279-5467, francesvintage.com
Consistently voted one of Phoenix’s best boutiques in the Valley by PHOENIX magazine readers (it takes turns winning with Bunky Boutique, right), Jade Noble’s Frances stocks the cutest accessories, clothing and home décor, with a heavy slant toward local artists and craftspeople. Frances’ award-winning annual craft fair Crafeteria has showcased hundreds of Arizona makers.

Manor
100 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, 602-795-7378, manorphx.com
Saguaro-icon baseball hats, copious sneakers and masculine luggage make this Uptown haberdashery our pick for men’s threads.

Phoenix General
Two Phoenix locations, phxgeneral.com
Phoenix General aims to be “the new general store” for chic Phoenicians who want to stock their homes with locally produced “Desert Modern” housewares, clothing, jewelry, gifts and more. Our favorites: creosote bundles, scorpion rings and Baggu bags.

Pink House Boutique
7009 N. 58th Ave., Glendale, 623-298-4766, pinkhouseboutique.com
This explosively colorful shop in downtown Glendale evolved from a stand-alone store into a collaboration of pop-up shops featuring various designers and vendors. The boutique seamlessly marries rockabilly style with Hello Kitty accessories and ethereal bohemian maxidresses. Entering the shop feels like stepping into the closet of a woman who can make any trend her own.

Purple Lizard Boutique
2827 N. 15th Ave., Phoenix, 602-728-0980, purplelizardboutique.com
Purple Lizard Boutique specializes in traditional Mexican art, specifically pieces celebrating Día de los Muertos. But it’s owner Marguerite Tram’s singular personal style that draws devotees. She models her own merch like a Southwestern Diane Keaton: linen overalls, sack dresses, kimonos and smocks paired with floppy hats and ballet flats.

State Forty Eight
Two locations, statefortyeight.com
This industry trailblazer – founded by three Chandler friends – made the “Arizona pride” thing cool before it was cool. Its logo featuring an Arizona silhouette now rivals Barry Goldwater for raw iconic impact. State Forty Eight’s vast product line includes a plush bathrobe, so you can strut around the house like an Arizonan Hugh Hefner.

Vida Moulin
1215 E. Missouri Ave., Phoenix, 602-633-4586, vidamoulin.com
Vida Moulin specializes in a “modern Bohemian, beach lifestyle.” Sounds good to us. Who wouldn’t want to slip on a breezy romper and feel like they’re a little closer to the beach? The boutique carries only independent brands – and offers not only apparel, but accessories, home decorations and gifts as well.

Watson’s Hat Shop
7100 E. Cave Creek Rd., Cave Creek, 480-595-9777, watsonshatshop.com
Milliner Eric Watson offers a slew of ready-to-wear hats, but he can also handcraft a custom cowboy, fedora, dress or Panama hat with his circa-1860 equipment, based on the dimensions of your noggin.

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