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Fashion Forward
Vintage Fashion is nothing new — no pun intended. But the good news for fans of vintage couture is that, after 10 years of appointment-only shopping, Vintage Fashion Inc. owner David Sheflin has moved his fabulous fashions into a storefront where anyone can drop in and behold better dresses.

"We used to have an exclusive clientele and only high-end, collectible merchandise," muses Sheflin, long known as a local fashionista and culture maven. "But now, in addition to our high-end items, we've got regular hours and a place where collectors can shop right off the rack."

Those racks aren't hung with just any rags, though. Vintage Fashion's fabulous finds include one-of-a-kind gowns, bags, and jewelry by the likes of Rudi Gernreich, Thierry Mugler, Gianni Versace, Halston, and Todd Montana. "We're carrying styles from the '50s through the '90s," says Sheflin, who occasionally steps out to curate a museum fashion show or style a magazine shoot. "Everything from Betsy Johnson to Chanel."

Sheflin's storefront-shop price points may be lower, but his fashion is still high. Robrt L. Pela
4700 N. Central Ave., 480-280-6838, vintagefashioninc.avl.firstdibs.com


Phoenix Public Market
Downtown's newest tradition provides both a spirit of community revitalization and a showcase for local agriculture, artists, and crafters. Smack-dab in the heart of the city, this open-air market takes place every Wednesday from 4 'til 8 p.m., and on Saturdays from 8 a.m. 'til 1 p.m. The rest of the week, the Market's Urban Grocery and Wine Bar picks up the slack with still more farm-fresh produce, flowers, baked goods, free-range eggs, and unique local arts and crafts.
Northeast corner of Central Ave. and Pierce St., foodconnect.org/phoenixmarket


Prosper Antiques
Wide aisles that open up onto dozens of different booths, each carefully displaying vintage wonders from the turn of the last century through the '60s — that's what we like in an antique mall, and it's what we've found at Prosper. This new shop offers everything from rattan lawn furniture to Deco flatware; teddy bears to military uniforms — and at prices so low, we can't resist them. Long live Prosper!
4955 N. 7th Ave., 602-489-7357

ANTIQUES/VINTAGE

Antique Marketplace
3343 N. 7th Ave., #3
602-255-0212

Cheap Thrills
2540 E. Indian School Rd.
602-944-2542

Go-Kat-Go
4314 N. 7th Ave.
602-234-2528

Hollywood Regency
724 W. Indian School Rd.
602-277-5765

Red Modern Furniture
201 E. Camelback Rd.
602-256-9620
redmodernfurniture.com

Retro Ranch
4303 N. 7th Ave.
602-297-1971
www.retroranch.net

White Dove
5035 N. 7th Ave.
602-776-1540
www.hov.org

Willo Historic District Antiques
133 W. McDowell Rd.
602-266-0939
www.willoantiques.net

Travel Thru Time
1343 W. Thomas Rd.
602-274-0666

Zinnias at Melrose Mall
724 W. Indian School Rd.
602-264-4166

Boutiques

Bunky Boutique
812 N. 3rd St.
602-252-1323
bunkyboutique.com

Butter Toast Boutique
1028 Grand Ave., Unit 4
602-258-3458
buttertoastboutique.com

Devious Wigs and Things
1229 Grand Ave.
602-330-5794
deviouswigs.com

Frances
10 W. Camelback Rd.
602-279-5463
francesvintage.com

MADE art boutique
922 N. 5th St.
602-256-6233
madephx.com

Purple East
2827 N. 15th Ave.
602-728-0980

Rowdy Boutique
4717 N. 7th St.
602-277-0510
therowdyboutique.com

SPOKEN
610 E. Roosevelt St., #148
602-689-5918
spokenboutique.com


SPECIALTY

Bards Books
3508 N. 7th St., Ste. 145
602-274-7530
bardsbooks.com

Beads and Findings
International
114 W. Camelback Rd.
602-595-2030

Kooky Kraft Shop
1500 Grand Ave.
602-252-3774

Red Hot Robot
14 W. Camelback Rd.
602-264-8560
redhotrobot.net

Revolver Records
918 N. 2nd St.
602-795-4980
revolveraz.com

Samurai Comics
5024 N. 7th St.
602-265-8886
samuraicomics.com

Southwest Gardener
2809 N. 15th Ave.
602-279-9510
southwestgardener.com

Stinkweeds
(CDs/vinyl)
12 W. Camelback Rd.
602-248-9461
stinkweeds.com

 
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Hollis Jay
Hollis Jay

I experienced horrible customer service at Zinnias. I was lied to and laughed at when I asked why I had been lied to....DO NOT GO TO ZINNIAS!!!!!! They are horrible and I cannot believe that they even have a business...I will NEVER go there again!!!!!!!

Diggin Art
Diggin Art

Vintage clothing, jewels and accessories at

Diggin Art918 N. 6th Street, Phoenix

Come to First Friday tomorrow evening and find your treasure.

 
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