5 Favorite Vintage Shops on Roosevelt Row in Phoenix
Jessica Dollin A sign pointing to GROWop, Cellar Door Vintage, and Annie Boomer.
Downtown Phoenix's Roosevelt Row is home to some of the most eclectic shops in the Arizona that are within only a few blocks (sometimes steps) of each other. The shops near Roosevelt are a reflection of the diverse people in the area that seamlessly cohabit in close proximity. Everyone brings something to the table whether it be glamorous frocks, rock 'n' roll T-shirts, earthy blouses, western wear, or hipster Hawaiian print shorts. The shops come to life on First Fridays, but they really shine during the day, when things are a little quieter.
Jessica Dollin Summer display at GROWop.
Something about this little bungalow on Sixth Street feels eco-friendly and guilt free. Maybe it's the fact that they partner with the nearby Bioscience High School to plant a sunflower garden to create biofuels. GROWop gets to the heart of vintage shopping, which is really just reusing old clothing as if it was new again. The green walls and handmade displays certainly add to the sustainable feel. Repurposed jewelry like Gilded She's pin people necklaces ($24) show that GROWop is walking the walk. The shop is stocked with stuff that looks straight out of Moonrise Kingdom. The overall aesthetic is reflected in the merchandise, quirky patterns, soft fabrics, and uncommon finds. The back room is stuffed with home goods like floral canisters, kitty cat cookie jars, and thermoses from the 1960s.