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Ten Must-Shop Indie Boutiques To Check Out in Phoenix

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Where else is the weather just as hot and unbearable in the summer as Las Vegas? Why, Phoenix, of course. But heading to the Valley of the Sun means finding fashions that will work well with the climate here in Vegas. Plus, the city of 1.5 million has a lot more indie boutiques than Vegas. So take that one-hour flight or make that five-hour drive for a store that caters to fashion-forward mothers, denim boutiques galore, cute shops bringing local finds and more in our look at ten indie boutiques to shop in Phoenix.


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Bonafide Goods

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This tiny haberdashery (yes, they call themselves that) gives new meaning to an fine collection of men’s clothing. Head here for a mini wardrobe makeover with shirts, jackets, and ties from Billy Reid, Tsovet Watches and Tellason Jeans.

Boutique Solie

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Find vegan and cruelty-free products at this little boutique that only carries products made in the United States.

Bunky Boutique

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Find a great mix of high and low fashion all courting the Phoenix climate at this great little boutique showcasing a lot of local finds. Find brands such as LA Made, Splendid, Level 99, Bobi and Hobo mixed in with local indie artisans such as Against the Grain, Kenneth Pierre, Amazed, Charlie Jean, Enchantments and Melissa Zaki. Owner Rachel Malloy named this boutique for her grandmother.

Cleo & Clementine

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While indie bridal lines are the mainstay here, you can also find party dresses, retro gear and more here.

Frances

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Make this one of your first stops when shopping for local, handmade and even brand-name fashions. Look for vintage-inspired fashions and home accessories. You can even take a workshop to learn how to make some of the items at home.

Here On The Corner

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One thing cool about having a major university is the tiny boutiques surrounding it that cater to the college crowds. Enter Here on the Corner near the Arizona State University campus, where sundresses, tops and jewelry in the $20 to $40 range rule the roost. Find brands such as Free People, Deux Lux

Hub Clothing

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This is THE must-stop shop for denim in Phoenix for him and her. Find Diesel, Rag & Bone, Naked & Famous, A.P.C., Acne, Nudie Denim Co., G-Star and more.

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Pair Western charm with feminine piece for this summery boutique. Look for an assortment of well-edited pieces from Yaya Aflalo, Alice + Olivia, Ella Moss, Rachel Pally and Elizabeth & James.

Moody Blues

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Men and women can find fashions galore at this rock and roll-styled boutique. Denim from William Rast, Rich & Skinny, J Brand and more marks the heart of the fashions here, but also find Alexander Wang, Elizabeth & James and James Perse to go along with the cool statement jewel.

MomBomb

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Think of MomBomb as the one-stop shop for busy moms on the go who want to look cool. This boutique carries fashions, accessories, lingerie and organizational tools for busy moms and even sports a kids’ corner replete with snacks, juice boxes and games while you shop.

Bonafide Goods

This tiny haberdashery (yes, they call themselves that) gives new meaning to an fine collection of men’s clothing. Head here for a mini wardrobe makeover with shirts, jackets, and ties from Billy Reid, Tsovet Watches and Tellason Jeans.

Boutique Solie

Find vegan and cruelty-free products at this little boutique that only carries products made in the United States.

Bunky Boutique

Find a great mix of high and low fashion all courting the Phoenix climate at this great little boutique showcasing a lot of local finds. Find brands such as LA Made, Splendid, Level 99, Bobi and Hobo mixed in with local indie artisans such as Against the Grain, Kenneth Pierre, Amazed, Charlie Jean, Enchantments and Melissa Zaki. Owner Rachel Malloy named this boutique for her grandmother.

Cleo & Clementine

While indie bridal lines are the mainstay here, you can also find party dresses, retro gear and more here.

Frances

Make this one of your first stops when shopping for local, handmade and even brand-name fashions. Look for vintage-inspired fashions and home accessories. You can even take a workshop to learn how to make some of the items at home.

Here On The Corner

One thing cool about having a major university is the tiny boutiques surrounding it that cater to the college crowds. Enter Here on the Corner near the Arizona State University campus, where sundresses, tops and jewelry in the $20 to $40 range rule the roost. Find brands such as Free People, Deux Lux

Hub Clothing

This is THE must-stop shop for denim in Phoenix for him and her. Find Diesel, Rag & Bone, Naked & Famous, A.P.C., Acne, Nudie Denim Co., G-Star and more.

Lindsay Lou

Pair Western charm with feminine piece for this summery boutique. Look for an assortment of well-edited pieces from Yaya Aflalo, Alice + Olivia, Ella Moss, Rachel Pally and Elizabeth & James.

Moody Blues

Men and women can find fashions galore at this rock and roll-styled boutique. Denim from William Rast, Rich & Skinny, J Brand and more marks the heart of the fashions here, but also find Alexander Wang, Elizabeth & James and James Perse to go along with the cool statement jewel.

MomBomb

Think of MomBomb as the one-stop shop for busy moms on the go who want to look cool. This boutique carries fashions, accessories, lingerie and organizational tools for busy moms and even sports a kids’ corner replete with snacks, juice boxes and games while you shop.