Best Mod Barware 2016 | RegencyMod of Scottsdale Marketplace | Goods & Services | Phoenix

Kim Wessinger can do without the kitschy cult following of Midcentury Modern. That's because the longtime owner of pristine barware boutique RegencyMod offers a different caliber of one-of-a-kind glassware better classified as Hollywood Regency style. "If it doesn't scream Frank [Sinatra], it's not for me," she says. Wessinger's cocktail sets predominantly feature art deco graphics completed in actual 24-karat gold and immaculate, artist-signed tumblers — the limited-edition sort that only would have been available once at, say, Neiman Marcus in 1961. Because of this, her barware has been featured on the sets of movies, television shows, and the window displays of posh flagship stores. Of course, you could display these antique works of art in your own home; you'll just have to pay Hollywood prices to get them.

Established in 2011 as Rocket Resale, this Tempe punk shop at Southern and Mill avenues has plenty to offer in the way of women's and men's clothing. Within heavily decorated walls, you'll find retro-cut dresses, alternative and upcycled accessories, chunky shoes, band shirts, and geek-themed purses. Owned by mother-and-daughter-in-law duo RoseAna Dodge and Stormy Love, Rocket a Go~Go carries favorite brands for rockabilly- and punk-leaning girls and boys like Hell Bunny, Sourpuss, Kreepsville 666, Dr. Martens, Iron Fist, and their own house brand. Plus, resale is still a major part of Rocket a Go~Go. The "Rocket Girls" also draw in a number of famous shoppers from the neighboring Yucca Tap Room, including Sugar Thieves, Nekromantix, and Agent Orange.

We'd be hard-pressed to think of a better method of whiling away an afternoon than sifting through vintage furniture and goods. And that goes double when there's a deal on the table. Which is precisely the case with Third Thursdays at Zinnias, when the multi-level Melrose Curve shop knocks 20 percent off of nearly everything in stock, save for the fancier furniture in its front room. No matter, though. The rest of the antique shop is stacked with goods, ranging from Pyrex dishware and midcentury couches to vintage magazines and framed artwork that might just be the finishing touch you've been looking for.

You've definitely seen this place when driving on Interstate 17: the sprawling white building with the cute and incredibly large cartoon armadillo meeting eyes with you from the back of Brass Armadillo Antique Mall. The expansive operation is open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and features more than 600 antique dealers selling everything from military memorabilia to books, home decor, and historic crystal, china, and pottery collections. Shoppers can take home anything from comic books to bikes to those vintage, Flintstones-adorned Welch's jelly jars. Brass Armadillo also offers a snack bar and free lessons to dealers and the public on how to post antique items through iAntique, Craigslist, and eBay. There are other Brass Armadillo locations in the West Valley and Des Moines, Iowa, Omaha, Nebraska, Kansas City, Missouri, and Denver, Colorado, in case you need your antique fix outside of central Phoenix – but this one is our favorite.

We have this thing with display windows — and particularly, the Valley's lack of them. There's something special about a stylishly posed swing dress catching your eye, and the ladies at Antique Sugar know this all too well. Not that we need convincing to step inside the shop. Sugar has been a favorite spot for both men's and women's vintage clothing for years now. The boutique's in a league of its own downtown, with candy-colored party dresses, hefty turquoise-and-silver belt buckles, and the tacky-meets-sparkly overkill of costume jewelry. But still, we really like those windows.

Follow uptown boutique Poor Little Rich Girl on Instagram at your own risk. Well, your own risk of needing to make trips to the shop on the regular — not that we could possibly discourage that, given the resale inventory the store stocks. Think floral Toms with tags still attached, tiered Diane von Furstenburg summer dresses, and Joie blouses, all at just a fraction of what you'd pay buying them brand new. Not spotting the to-die-for Tory Burch wedges that have been haunting your dreams? You can create a profile that's on file at the shop to share everything on your fashionable wish list — including brands, sizes, and particular items.

We've got a confession to make. We're not all that green. We forget our reusable bags every single time we walk into Trader Joe's, and we may not be so great about separating recyclables at home. But there's one place where it's easy being green, as far as we're concerned: Love Child, a used kids' clothing store in Tempe. We love to reduce our carbon footprint by buying cute, previously worn shoes for our kids at this small shop where the selection is wide and ever-changing. The staff is super friendly and accommodating to our diva children, who take over the dressing room whenever we visit. And bonus: We love to trade our gently used kids' clothes in exchange for credit so we can buy more. It may not be easy being green, but at Love Child, you can outfit your kid without guilt — and save some of that other green, too.

If you haven't seen toddlers sporting Morrissey and Joy Division onesies, and little T-shirts reading "Cure Hair Don't Care," then you probably haven't seen the work of Tiffe Fermaint. She's a mom and owner of Baby Teith, a "line of cosmic, New Wave fashion for babies and kids ages newborn to 14 years old." One look at this clothing line, and you'll swear somebody's kid out there is dressed cooler than you are, donning New Wave and alternative band shirts, shimmering metallic leggings, and spacey prints like galaxy, moon, and rainbow dragons in the form of little dresses, skirts, shorts, and tops. Accessories include psychedelic headbands. Gift cards are available. In addition to boutiques in Texas, New York, California, and other states, Baby Teith can be found around town at spots like Frances, Cheeky Chic Baby Boutique, and Whole Foods Market locations around the Valley. 

Designer denim takes some getting used to — there ain't as much give as your standard jeans — but once you've properly broken in a pair, the look and feel's unbeatable. The folks at HUB have the best selection in town of raw and organic cotton jeans for both men and women, from hip brands like Naked and Famous, Won Hundred, Diesel, Acne Studios, and Nudie. The staff there knows what's what, too, and they'll clue you in on all the tricks (mostly, don't wash 'em) to keep your dungarees in fine shape, along with accessories and outerwear to pair them with. 

Perhaps you're familiar with the notion of skirting the issue. The stylish team at Bunky Boutique has more of a yen for, um, shirting it. Owned by Rachel and Jim Malloy, the small central Phoenix shop is our favorite place to pick up casual cotton tops. You know, T-shirts. With super-soft shirts from local labels including Overthrow Clothing and an in-house line that's equal parts Bunky love and Arizona pride, dressing locally and looking great has never been this easy (or, for that matter, comfortable). 

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