For over the past 20 years, we’ve celebrated the Valley’s best. From the top businesses and professionals to the people who make it all happen, Arizona Foothills Magazine’s annual Best of Our Valley contest recognizes Arizona’s crème de la crème across more than 400 categories. From the best doctors and best resort down to the best cup of coffee you can find around town, each Best of titleholder is chosen by those who know the city best – our readers.
Each week, we’ll be highlighting individual winners from Best of Our Valley 2018, who share their advice, insights and thoughts on what it means to be a part of this exclusive list.
The Best of spotlight is on Alixandra Collections, which claimed Best Handbags and Accessories. Congrats, Alixandra Collections!
AFM: In a brief 2-3 sentences, please tell us a little bit about Alixandra Collections —
Alixandra Collections (AC): We’re a clothing and accessory boutique which started in Hinsdale, IL. The owner, Alix, and her family decided to head back West and expand the business from the Chicagoland area to Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Newport Beach, CA. The company now has 13 locations, including two websites shopalix.com & alixandra blue.com. Each store caters to its customers base, some product being similar in each location, other product being completely different to best serve that customer! Really the best part of our stores!
Shopping with your daughter, sister, or friend? There’s something for everyone, not to mention the best gifting ideas, EVER! Candles, $20 jewelry pieces, our stores have it all.
AFM: What does it mean to you to be a Best of Our Valley winner?
AC: We’re so honored to be a Best of Our Valley Winner! We strive to be a destination for jewelry and accessories, and even have an entire wall dedicated to jewelry in our stores! Thank you to all that voted, and the continued customer loyalty.
AFM: In your opinion, what is the best part about being the Best of Our Valley’s Best for Handbags & Accessories?
AC: It really highlights a huge part of our brand. Alix strives to have accessories across all ranges. What’s on trend, gift items, great price point, mixed too with designer brands like French Kande, MZ Wallace, Jenny Bird, Hammitt, and so much more!
AFM: Have you seen any benefits as a result of being a BOOV winner?
AC: The mention and editorials are always great!! Advertising is key, and to be voted in, and selected by our community means so much.
AFM: How does the team at Alixandra Collections put its “best” foot forward every day?
AC: We’re lucky that our staff in each store understands the core focus of the company, customer service, and brand. Each showcasing their own style with our clothing, and accessories which then shows our customers a variety of ways to style and wear our product. We really pride ourselves on our customer service, on all levels- online too, it’s of such high importance and really believe that focus has brought us such loyal, and longtime customers.
Interested in participating or want to recommend a business, professional or individual for Best of Our Valley? Best of Our Valley 2019 is now accepting nominations. Click here to find out more!