Best Vintage Couture - 2011
Fashion by Robert Black
When Phoenicians think of fashion, the name that comes to mind is Robert Black, who began his career as a model and talent agent in the '80s and went on to found the Ford Robert Black Agency. Today, instead of models, Black is offering the clothes off their backs. His Fashion by Robert Black, located in the landmark White Hogan building in downtown Scottsdale's arts district, looks like an especially well-organized dressing room from days gone by. Black and his shopping partner, Doreen Picerne, have scoured the globe in search of a whole new experience in vintage, red-carpet couture for men and women. Unlike any other local vintage clothing store, Fashion by Robert Black was an instant hit when it opened late last year. Black's stock is all one-of-a-kind vintage couture; you won't find any off-the-rack or homemade stuff here. There's nowhere better to play retro fashionista than Robert Black Fashion.