The Best in Shopping: 2016


With Arizona’s luxury retailers, chic boutiques and superb shopping centers, of course no one does fashion like a Phoenician. Check out readers stylish selections for shopping in the Valley.

These are the winners of Best of Our Valley 2016. Winners will be featured in the April 2016 issue of Arizona Foothills Magazine, a tell-all guide to the best people and places in the Valley of the Sun, as chosen by its residents. The winners with the most total votes will be featured on the cover, but you will have to wait until April to find out who they are!

As a special thanks to the winners and those who helped them attain their “Best Of” status, a celebratory bash will be held in May 2016. Stay tuned for details on the fabulous fete!

All those who won this year can download their 2016 Winners logos here


Best Antique, Vintage or Secondhand Store – Everything Goes

Best Athletic Gear – Sports Chalet

Best Boutique – Alixandra Collections

AFM FAV: Best Boutique – Crush

Best Cosmetics and Skincare – Sephora

AFM FAV: Best Cosmetics and Skincare – Citrine Natural Beauty Bar

Best Denim – Nordstrom

Best Department Store – Nordstrom

Best Discount Store – Nordstrom Rack

Best Emerging Fashion Designer- State Forty Eight

Best Eyewear- Paris Optique

Best Fragrance Selection (TIE)Neiman Marcus / Ulta

Best Gift Shop – Do Me a Favor

Best Handbags and Accessories – Louis Vuitton

Best Local Fashion Designer – Angela Johnson, Angela Johnson Designs

Best Local Jewelry Designer Female –Lisa Garber, Galicia Jewelers

Best Local Jewelry Designer Male – Randy Coffin, Coffin and Trout Fine Jewelry

Best Local Jeweler – London Gold

Best Local Watch Selection – Hamra Jewelers

Best National Jeweler –Tiffany & Co.

Best Outlets or Discount Shopping Center – The Outlets at Anthem

Best Personal Shopper – Santos Nogales, Barneys

AFM FAV: Best Personal ShopperRisa Kostis, Ristyle Consulting

Best Pet Shop – Petique

AFM FAV: Best Pet ShopOh My Dog! Boutique

Best Shoe Shopping (TIE)Nordstrom / Saks Fifth Avenue

Best Shopping Center- Indoors – Scottsdale Fashion Square

Best Shopping Center- Outdoors – Desert Ridge Marketplace

Best Swimwear Shopping – Beach Bunny Swimwear

Best Technology & Gadgets – Best Buy

Best Year-Round Resortwear – The Pink Saguaro, Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa

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