Ch-ch-ch-changes. Summertime in Phoenix might be little slow, but that's not stopping certain small businesses from doing a dosey doe in downtown Phoenix. Independent retailer Nostra Style House has closed its Roosevelt Row storefront and is moving to 702 North Seventh Street.
If that address sounds familiar that's because it also happens to be the former location of Palabra Collective. The downtown hair salon has switched storefronts, while remaining in the same building, and now operates at 630 East Pierce Street.
Nostra's new location will continue to carry the avant-garde fashions they've become known for and will feature a large commissioned piece by Mikey Jackson (whose work is currently on view at the Palabra pop-up gallery at UNION at the Biltmore).
"We have been looking for ways to satisfy our desire for things less ordinary," says Nostra co-owner Angelica Gonzalez in a recent e-mail regarding the move. "A new component at Nostra is to highlight and host a new designer that will create and sell their line exclusively at Nostra."
In the long run, Nostra plans to hold quarterly fashion events to showcase the work of new designers. For now, however, their main focus is getting the new store ready to open its doors on Thursday, July 10. For updates on future fashion collaborations and events, check out Nostra Style House on Facebook.