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Baby, it’s cold outside! For Phoenix, that is. Parkas and puffers are overkill, but a long, cozy cardigan is perfect for winter insulation in the Valley of the Sun. Bunky Boutique (multiple locations, bunkyboutique.com) has a slew of cute cardis, but these are our favorites. Plaid Stripe Pocket Cardigan Cost: $68 Wear it: to chill at home; on a morning walk on the Scottsdale Greenbelt; to the Gilbert Farmers Market Polka Dot Knit Cardigan Cost:...

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Phoenix Fashion Week, Arizona’s premier style event, returns to the Valley October 3-5 for its 11th year. More than 5,000 attendees are anticipated for the showcase of Holiday 2019 and Spring 2020 collections by established and emerging designers. Don’t miss: Fashionably Pink Celebrity Fashion Show Celebrity breast cancer survivors strut their stuff for charities including Don’t Be a Chump, Check for a Lump on October 3. Style Villa Marketplace Buy locally designed and crafted clothing...

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There's just something about vintage clothing. Fabric feels more luxurious; skirts seem fuller; waist lines appear impossibly small. It's all so elegant in comparison to today's cheaply made casual Friday wear. For Claudine Villardito, owner of the Phoenix-based online vintage clothing retailer Black Cat Vintage, vintage fashion is a "security blanket of nostalgia" with a "quality of materials and construction [that] surpasses all but the most exclusive modern clothing." Her covetable collection has been featured in museums, galleries and on period shows including "Mad Men." Meanwhile, her web shop boasts such vintage scores as Chanel suits, Yves Saint Laurent blouses and a deeply gorgeous 1960s, red Rudi Gernreich tube dress you'd have to pay me to get out of if I ever got my hands on it.

Which, much to my delight, could conceivably happen since Villardito has opened her first pop-up shop in Downtown Phoenix for the holidays. Located inside the lobby of the historic 111 Monroe building (which used to house a bank), the pop-up is sharing square footage with Villardito's husband's high-end audio store Esoteric Audio, as well as Hidden Track Bottle Shop.

Black Cat Vintage pop-up boutique is open Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. through December 23.

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