I can’t help but be bummed when I hear all the bad economy news lately. More layoffs, more stores closing. More layoffs, more stores closing. Not to mention people losing their houses left and right, it’s enough to make all of us just want to close our eyes until it’s all over.
Needless to say, it is refreshing to see good news out there, especially when it’s about businesses thriving, optimistic and ready for things to take a turn. And even if it’s just a tad I figure, we should all do our bit to help out our country and shop a bit! After all, I’m sure there’s a dress in that closet that needs to retire, a blouse whose buttons are far past the replacement point or maybe you’re just aching for something brand spanking new. Because even when times are tough, it’s O.K. to give yourself a treat every once in a while.
So once you’re good and ready to do your bit of contribution/self-indulgence, check out Carole’s Couture, a boutique I recently discovered at the Scottsdale Promenade. Located in North Scottsdale off of Frank Lloyd Wright and Scottsdale Road, the women’s boutique is chock-full of cute clothes and accessories.
First, lower those eyebrows and don’t be dismayed by its strip mall location; Carole’s Couture carries tons of high-end designer lines you’ll totally love. I promise. Think Elizabeth and James, Badgley Mischka, Diane von Furstenberg, Catherine Malandrino, Robert Rodriguez, Mike & Chris and Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent, to name a few.
Owner Carol Peterson hand-picks the items in her store with her savvy taste as a former fashion consultant. You’ll find everything from vintage jewelry, cashmere sweaters and cocktail dresses to evening gowns and the latest pair of designer jeans.
And if that’s not enough to sway your interest, you’ll be happy to know that Carole’s Couture prides itself on having amazing customer service. And we all know how hard that can be to find these days! Carole’s Couture fashion specialists are waiting to help you with a complete head-to-toe look.
Here are some of the lines you can find at Carole’s Couture:
ADAM by Adam Lippes
Marc Bouwer GLAMIT
Diane Von Furstenberg
Elizabeth & James
Mike and Chris
Rich & Skinny
Sophia and Chloe Jewelry
12th by Cynthia Vincent
Vera Wang Lavender Label
For more information, www.carolescouture.com, 480.275.7387.