Best Vintage Jewelry: Vintage By Misty
Misty Guerriero travels the world in search of to-die-for vintage fashion and furniture to fill up Vintage By Misty. London, Paris, Israel, and Spain all make her list of shopping destinations. Where Guerriero's eye for the eye-catching serves her best (in our humble opinion) is in her selection of fabulous baubles, as evidenced by the shop's impressive variety of accessories. Read the full Best of Phoenix 2012 story.
Best Splurge-Worthy Vintage Clothing: Fashion by Robert Black
With the frequency that designers use the word "couture" to describe their work, you'd think the stuff magically grew on mannequins. The term actually is short for haute couture, a French descriptor for handmade, custom high fashion that is really, really expensive. And if you're in the market for it, there's one Valley standby that always has it stocked: Fashion by Robert Black. Read the full Best of Phoenix 2012 story.
Best Designer Consignment Store: Poor Little Rich Girl
Label lovers who get giddy over good deals on quality products, we're about to let you in on a little shopping secret of ours. Instead of getting bogged down by aimless shoppers and too much filler at places like T.J. Maxx, head to discount department store alternative Poor Little Rich Girl. Read the full Best of Phoenix 2012 story.
Best Used Clothing for Kids: Love Child
The only thing more adorable than a little girl's party dress is a little girl's party dress at a screaming bargain. And that's what you'll find -- rack after rack of 'em, in fact -- at Love Child. Read the full Best of Phoenix 2012 story. Best Antiques Mall: Brass Armadillo
We're clumsy. And so, when we recently knocked over and smashed a vintage Dr Pepper bottle while visiting a friend's very vintage home, we were mortified but not surprised. We also weren't worried about replacing this rare article -- we just grabbed our phone and dialed Brass Armadillo, because if anyone had one, we knew they would. Read the full Best of Phoenix 2012 story.