FASHION BY ROBERT BLACK
When sparkles and sequins are a must for a night out, there's one place to head: Fashion by Robert Black. Located in the historic White Logan building, the high-end vintage boutique vends red-carpet-ready pieces from such designers as Yves Saint Laurent, Bob Mackie, and Versace. 7144 E. 1st Ave., 480-664-7770, www.fashionbyrobertblack.com
The latest high-end addition to Scottsdale Fashion Square has the stylish set all atwitter. Arizona's first and only Prada boutique brings together the brand's luxe leather goods, colorful and patterned palette, and innovative clothing in a posh setting that feels more Rodeo Drive than suburbia. 7014 E. Camelback Road, Ste. 1065, 480-481-4140, www.prada.com
STUDIO JOY LI
Arizona-based designer Joy Li strives to give her customers a feeling of strength, balance, and confidence through her comfort-conscious collections. Asymmetrical lines and flowing fabrics form strong, delicate pieces embodying Li's aesthetic. 7144 E. Stetson Dr., 480-970-1043, www.joyli.net
JEWELRY BY GAUTHIER
Jeweler Scott Gauthier prides himself on many things. There's his jaw-dropping collection of rare gems and painstakingly handmade wares. Gauthier consistently innovates, too, rarely making duplicates of his weighty, beautiful baubles. The result is a showroom full of wearable art. 4211 N. Marshall Way, 480-941-1707, www.jewelrybygauthier.com
At Amy Yount's boutique you'll find edgy, contemporary designs from Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen's Elizabeth and James label, Mara Hoffman's bold women's wear, and covetable accessories from Nicole Richie's House of Harlow. 7154 E. Stetson Dr., Ste. D100, 480-425-1424, www.amyinc.com
Serious sneaker collectors get a contact high walking into this shop. Specializing in limited-edition kicks, the shop has slick shoes from Nike, Gourmet, and Reebok, plus Black Scale and HUF duds. 7154 E. Stetson Dr., Ste. 200, 480-299-4271, www.highpointshoes.tumblr.com
BARNEYS NEW YORK
Luxury department store Barneys carries fabulous designers from Dries Van Noten to Manolo Blahnik. It also anchors an end of Scottsdale Fashion Square next to the well-kept secret that is the P3 parking lot. 4500 N. Scottsdale Road, 602-337-6000, www.barneys.com
Rock 'n' roll meets prepster in this curated crop of luxury casual wear from Nudie Denim, Levi's Made and Crafted, and Diesel, with statement jewelry by Chan Luu and Alexis Bittar. 7014 E. Camelback Road, Ste. 1116, 480-970-0707, www.hubclothing.com
Somewhere between American Apparel and Urban Outfitters is this J. Crew subsidiary known for trend-conscious denim. The women's shop stocks a selection of brands including Penfield, [blanknyc], and Bass. 7014 E. Camelback Road, Ste. 1008, 480-941-2140, www.madewell.com
The iconic retailer offers men's and women's clothing as well as home goods like blankets at its Scottsdale outpost. 7237 E. 1st Ave., 480-874-2655, www.pendleton-usa.com
SCOTTSDALE PEN CO.
Those aspiring to pen-snob status will find a passion for writing utensils (sans snootiness) at this inky establishment. Fountain, roller, and ballpoint pens are available, along with refills, leather goods, and stationery. 7137 E. Stetson Drive, 480-947-2136, www.scottsdalepen.com
THE RECORD ROOM
A hepcat combo of surf rock, scuzzy punk, doo-wop, and country funk sits in this new music shop's bins. Record Room carries rare singles, weird compilations, and proper albums on LP, CD, and cassette. 4211 N. Scottsdale Road, 602-460-0040, www.facebook.com/therecordroom
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THE POISONED PEN For reads chilling and thrilling, we turn to this small book shop that specializes in crime fiction. From noir to modern mystery, Poisoned Pen points readers in the right direction. 4014 N. Goldwater Blvd., 480-947-2974, www.poisonedpen.com
This full-service bike shop rolls with brands like Pinarello and Castelli. 7027 E. 5th Ave., 480-994-4287, www.bicyclehaus.com
Throwback fun includes jukeboxes, as well as pinball and slot machines. 7215 E. 1st St., 480-946-1654, www.nostalgiaelectronics.com