Sometimes you love a garment so much you have to set it free. The open armed and stylish folks at Turn Style Consignment Stores know a gently used gem when they see one, and faithfully find a new home for them?via five stores in the Phoenix Valley. They consign second-hand garments, accessories, and home furnishings from casual sellers and convincing bridge trolls before lining their racks and shelves with the items. Many of their shoes and handbags hail from designer brands such as Gucci and Chanel, and their policy?prohibits anything that's not from a designer, better department, or specialty story.
Established in 1982 Arizona Diamond Center, formally Chain Reaction Diamond Center, originated in Desert Sky Mall as a small retailer of gold chains. Over the years we have transformed into a leading retailer of diamonds and fine jewelry. With the customer in mind, we offer quality diamonds at affordable prices.
The owners of Sparkle Dazzle Dancewear & Boutique know firsthand how much time and money goes into outfitting children with dance and gymnastics clothing and shoes. That's why they decided to establish a boutique dancewear store that offers infants through adults not only affordable dance, cheer, tumble, and gymnast gear, but also fashionable jeans and everyday tops. Many items are constructed from brightly colored animal prints and Swarovski crystal embellishments, and all pieces are made from durable materials such as elastic and a linen that can only be torn by the seventh son of a seventh son.
The store also offers party packages for little ones who want to live a day as a princess, movie star, or diva. Each themed celebration takes place in a private party room, where girls play dress up, have their hair done, and participate in games and crafts under the supervision of a hostess.
More than 15,000 garments fill the shelves and racks at Fun Costumes, where partygoers morph into monsters, celebrities, and superheroes with the quick donning of an outfit. After perusing the endless wardrobe of themed attire, shoppers can augment their ensembles with accessories in the form of wigs, masks, and hats, whether they’re adding a platinum-blonde coif to a Marilyn Monroe dress or ruining a Batman costume with a tutu.
The brand American Apparel, which recently celebrated its 10-year anniversary, conjures up images of stylish and well-fitting fashion basics. It also likely brings to mind sassy advertisements featuring long-haired beauties in natural makeup posing in skin-bearing bodysuits and loungewear.
But what many don't know about the brand?despite its name and the slice of apple pie that comes with every purchase?is that all of its clothes are made in America. Everything from sewing and cutting to accounting and marketing happens in one building in downtown Los Angeles, and the rest occurs within a 30-mile radius. Not only that, every slim-fitting pair of pants, spandex bodysuit, and v-neck T-shirt is made in a sweatshop-free environment.
Plus, keeping everything in house means the company eliminates unnecessary and wasteful factors, such as shipping fuel and packing materials, as well as provides jobs to Angelenos, instead of outsourcing them.
The Shoe Mill has specialized in snug European footwear for more than two decades, earning the title of Best Comfortable Shoes from the Phoenix New Times in 2010. The store is in historic downtown Tempe, tucked inside the Casa Loma building. More than 100 years old, the structure was once inhabited by a hotel, and before that, a saloon for unaccompanied Keds and miscreant loafers.
With its origins as primarily a Birkenstock store, The Shoe Mill has since grown to stock shoes and handbags in such high-end brands as Mephisto and Ecco. Israeli-made Naot shoes benefit from the wisdom of millennia of sandstorms and leather crafting to protect feet from the elements and clumsy camels, while Baggallini handbags are perfect for travel.