Madewell Scottsdale's Arizona Tote Bag

Each week Gem features one standout piece from a local shop. Whether it's a jacket, necklace, or handbag, it's on our have-to-have list.

What: Arizona's first Madewell opened at Scottsdale Fashion Square yesterday, and we were lucky to pick up one of the shop's limited edition Arizona-themed canvas tote bags inked in navy.

On the carryall are factoids about the state, with mention of copper, Tombstone, bolo ties ("Fit to be tied? Not exactly."), Four Corners, and hummingbirds.

A salesperson let us know that the new shop could run out of the totes by the end of the day -- and that was yesterday afternoon. So there's a chance that they've all been snapped up, making the super cute bag all the more enviable.

Where: Madewell in Scottsdale

Cost: Free with purchase

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Becky Bartkowski is an award-winning journalist and the arts and music editor at New Times, where she writes about art, fashion, and pop culture.
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