Good style starts with shoes. For an assortment of funky sneakers that range from snazzy, colorful Nikes and Supras to retro classics like Vans and PF Flyers, and even a few hard-to-get brands unavailable elsewhere in town. And it's not just shoes. High Point also carries T-shirts, hats, watches, and other accessories.
7135 E. Camelback Rd., Suite 175
Trendy fashions at reasonable prices are the cornerstone of this independent Hilton Village boutique. Bohemian dresses and funky accessories are some of the store staples.
6137 N. Scottsdale Rd.
A mecca for hipster boys and girls, "Urban" deals in inexpensive on-trend items, styled for the fashionably adventurous. Men and women's clothing, shoes, accessories, novelty books, and gifts; there's something here for just about everyone.
7135 E. Camelback Rd., Suite 150
Liking the local designers you've seen during Phoenix and Scottsdale fashion weeks? Visit Local Talent (7050 E. 5th Ave., 480-874-1000, localtalentaz.com) for many of their looks, including couture gowns, cocktail, casual looks, and accessories.
For those who have a designer bent, but no sewing skills, take your sketches to Sew Source (7042 E. 5th Ave.) and have a pattern, and ultimately a garment made. The service isn't cheap � $300-plus for an item �� but it's less expensive than design school. Buy Low
Shoppers generally equate Scottsdale with a high-end shopping experience, but Scottsdale has some of the Valley's best designer-consignment shops: High Society (10805 N. 71st Way), My Sister's Closet (6204 N. Scottsdale Rd. ), Hidden Closet (6990 E. Shea Blvd., Ste. 118) and Secret's Consignment Boutique (4436 N. Miller Rd.).
This Hilton Village hotspot carries contemporary fashions in all the hottest names you know (Elizabeth and James and Joie) and some you might not (Pencey and Tucker).
6107 N. Scottsdale Rd.
Joy Li is full of architectural pieces in muted colors — some by the store's namesake, some from European designers with a similar aesthetic. Such details as uneven hems and exposed seams give classic pieces a modern twist.
7144 E. Stetson Dr. Ste 100
Ascend to the platform for a small, but well-edited collection of high-end vintage clothing and accessories from Chanel, Nicole Miller, and Pierre Cardin. The rest of the store is dedicated to modern clothes and accessories from designers like Rachel Pally, Twenty8Twelve, and Boyfriend/Girlfriend.
7135 E. Camelback Rd., Ste. 185
The owners of Hub are set to open the new store in early November, which will sell exclusively G-Star's brand of slim-fitting denim, separates, and outerwear. The look: modern and industrial with European flavor.
7014 E. Camelback Rd., Ste. 2079
If you like your jeans fancy (think: artful rips, glitter thread, and embroidered pockets), Moody Blues is your spot. Current/Elliott, William Rast, and, Genetic are just a few of the brand names available in snazzy styles for men and women.
7144 E. Camelback Rd., Ste. 185
Hub specializes in the trendy denim brands men and women want right now: Nudie, Diesel, Evisu, A.P.C., J. Brand, and Genetic (to name a few) in current washes and cuts. Pair them with their collection of casual/cool separates, Tom's shoes, and eclectic jewelry.
7014 E. Camelback Rd., Suite 2080
2 B Mod
This small space is jam-packed with modern treasures like rubberized chairs, molded plywood chairs, and occasionally, a modern, sculpted stool.
4158 N. Goldwater Blvd.
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Design within Reach
If you prefer your furniture with a designer name attached, head over to Design Within Reach (DWR) where those in the know buy modern furniture with famous names — with price tags to match.
4821 N. Scottsdale Rd.
The place to outfit your child in obnoxiously stylish clothes and accessories. Whether your little fashion plate wants an Italian suit or a rocker T, it's likely there's a cool, possibly bedazzled, mini-me version in the store. Also a draw: a cavity-inducing bar full of retro candies and other fun gift-y stuff.
7154 E. Stetson Dr.
The gift side of the store specializes in floral tutus, artist coloring books, and plush toys for the modern, urban, artsy child who has everything. The back of the store is a design center with fabric swatches, books and professionals equipped to make your nursery (or any other room) stylish.
7040 E. Indian School Rd.
Oh My Dog
A store full of items you never knew existed for your dog. Frankenstein costume. Check. Frozen yogurt made expressly for pups. Check. Doggy spa treatments (paw-dicure anyone?). Check. Birthday party planning for your favorite canine. Yes, really.
7137 E. Stetson Dr., Stes. 8 & 9