Last month the Uptown Plaza shopping center saw the addition of three clothing boutiques. The landmark shopping center located at the northeast corner of Central Avenue and Camelback road. Each boutique provides a little something different for consumers.
Local Nomad, a locally owned boutique that offers clothing jewelry and accessories, opened on October 15. The store carries stylish offerings from around the world as well as items made I Arizona. You can find it at 100 E. Camelback Road, Ste. 168.
Lauren Danuser, an avid traveler and former buyer for Gap Inc., relocated with her husband from San Francisco to realize her dream of owning and operating her own store for men, women, and children. The store offers a varied sampling of accessories, including fair trade leather bags imported from Kenya. The store also carries organic hand-knitted baby rattle from Peru and Kanken children’s backpacks from Sweden. They also have a collection of items including incense, aromatic room sprays, white sage smudge sticks, and hand-cut brass ornaments – all items that are all-American and Arizona-made products.
Local Nomad is open Sundays through Thursday from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
A new Flagship clothing store which opened on October 21 is run by local entrepreneurs Steve and Andi Rosenstein. It is located inside Uptown Plaza at 252 E. Camelback road.
R&R is an offshoot of the Rosensteins’ original clothing boutique, Fitigues, which was opened in Chicago in 1988. The Rosenteins relocated to Phoenix in 2001 and started looking to recreate the historic urban feel they had in the Windy City and found what they wanted with The Duce and R&R Surplus. Their company, a bar/restaurant/event space/boxing gym/clothing boutique was in a 1928 building in downtown Phoenix and they have recently expanded and opened a second location in Uptown Plaza. R&R currently has their product sold in more than 500 specialty boutiques, high-end fitness clubs and luxury spas and resorts.
The third boutique to have opened its doors is Scott and Molly’s Fashion Boutique. They opened their doors to the public on October 22 at 100 E. Camelback road in Suite 120. Scott and Molly’s is a women’s apparel store offering upscale designer women’s clothing and many original designs. The opening is one of many across the country over the next few months.
Scott and Molly’s was founded in Raleigh, N.C. in 2002 and has one simple motto: “No style fits all.” Scott and Molly’s shoppers will maintain individuality while still dressing in all of the latest trends. They offer a free styling program for their customers.