It was Benjamin Franklin who famously quipped, "Opposable thumbs, shoes, and cookies for breakfast are the only things separating us from the animals." Tie some dignity to your feet with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 toward customizable footwear from Sadie Jane, redeemable online or at its Scottsdale location.
Sadie Jane's easy-to-use design platform enables fashion-conscious customers to create stylish sandals from a suite of mix-and-match options. Start by choosing either a flat ($30) or wedge ($36) sole and pairing it with a patterned scarf (first scarf, included; extra scarves, $8 each) to tie feet to soles or muffle the singing of closet-bound skeletons. Scarves can be tied in a variety of ways, keeping looks fresh with scarf-wrapping styles such as the gladiator, the ballerina, and the bowtie. Pick up accessories ($8 each), including rings and slides, to add personalized pizzazz to sandals and help feet stand out from the footwear crowd far more efficiently than bedazzled work boots. As an endorphin-inducing bonus, each online order includes the cost of shipping and can be sent to any personal mailbox, place of business, or beckoning set of toes.
Sadie Jane Boutique
The dancing outfits at Sadie Jane are wearable jewels. Apparel comes in dazzling hues and textures, including bright leotards and rhinestone-adorned gladiator sandals that don't simply allow kids to dance and move freely but make their tiny forms shine as brightly as their smiles from head to toe. Whimsical touches such as lace, floral, and leopard print give the store's leotards an edge, and the shop also offers two-piece dance sets from brands such as Lexi Luu Designs, Sweet Sodypop, and Second Skin. Tiny dancers can feel free to express their personal style by mixing and matching different tops and bottoms, giving their wardrobes an opportunity to teach their pint-size owners about exponents. Inside the boutique, boys and girls can enjoy parties with themes such as fairytale ballet and hip-hop, complete with a hostess, refreshments, and dance sessions in the nearby Dance Connection studio.