Coral Shirtdress at Fashion by Robert Black

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Becky Bartkowski
Gem presents one standout piece. Whether it's a jacket, necklace, or handbag, it's on our have-to-have list.

What: Saks Fifth Avenue is synonymous with style, and this 1960s summery coral shirtdress from the store's in-house label follows suit. In a light silk with a floral pattern around the skirt's hem, it's a belted ladylike throwback fit for warmer months.

Where: Fashion by Robert Black

Cost: $145

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Soul Carrier's Kelly Beth Weekender Bag

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www.soulcarrier.com
Gem presents one standout piece. Whether it's a jacket, necklace, or handbag, it's on our have-to-have list.

What: Phoenix-based fashion designer Jennifer Paige Boonlorn makes bags for women who carry their lives around with them -- hence her brand's name, Soul Carrier.

Made from re-purposed and up-cycled materials, our favorite Soul Carrier style is the Kelly Beth Weekender, a large tote with vegan leather trim that's spacious enough to fit everything we'd need for a quick getaway. Who says road tripping can't be stylish?

Where: Soul Carrier's online storefront

Cost: $250

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Coral and Mint Wooden Necklace from Gilded She

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www.etsy.com/shop/GildedShe
Gem features one standout piece from a local shop. Whether it's a jacket, necklace, or handbag, it's on our have-to-have list.

What: With a mod look in a current color scheme, this geometric wood-bead necklace combines summery tones of mint and coral with tetrahedronic angles, making a wearable, chic adornment for warm days.

Where: Gilded She

Cost: $22

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Cold Blooded Shirt from Medium Apparel

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www.mediumapparel.com
Gem features one standout piece from a local shop. Whether it's a jacket, necklace, or handbag, it's on our have-to-have list.

What: Streetwear company Medium Apparel was named one of Phoenix Fashion Week's emerging designers for 2013.

But the brand (with former New Times assistant art director Zac McDonald at the creative helm) has already garnered national attention. It won Rocawear's Next contest in 2011, and with its cheeky clothing and accessories Medium seems primed for more success.

Where: Medium Apparel

Cost: $22

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Vintage New York City T-Shirt at Black N Blue in Downtown Phoenix

Categories: Gem, Shopping

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Becky Bartkowski
Gem features one standout piece from a local shop. Whether it's a jacket, necklace, or handbag, it's on our have-to-have list.

What:This classic vintage T-shirt is instantly recognizable to fans of the late John Lennon. But its simple two-tone ringer design and straightforward message make it wearable no matter the decade.

Where: Black N Blue Rockstar Clothing and Accessories

Cost: $18

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Safwat Saleem's Emergency Unicorn Tote Bag

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Courtesy of Safwat Saleem
Gem features one standout piece from a local shop. Whether it's a jacket, necklace, or handbag, it's on our have-to-have list.

What: Because some days all you really need is the mystical handiness of a one-horned horse at your disposal, Safwat Saleem presents his emergency unicorn tote bag. The artist has a knack for making us smile, and what better way to share our happiness at the thought of a unicorn kept in a glass-covered compartment so that it might be broken free when needed than by wearing an image of just that? Uh, pretty sure there isn't one.

Where: Safwat Saleem's Society6 Store

Cost: $18

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Bella Argentina's Anita Necklace

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www.bellaargentina.com/Necklaces/Anita
Gem features one standout piece from a local shop. Whether it's a jacket, necklace, or handbag, it's on our have-to-have list.

What: Inspired by 19th century Argentina, this tear-drop quartz stone dangles from a fine sterling silver chain.

Where: Bella Argentina

Cost: $166

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Ashley Cooper's Modern Brush Strokes iPhone Case

Categories: Fashion, Gem

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http://society6.com/AshleyCooperDesign
Gem features one standout piece from a local shop. Whether it's a jacket, necklace, or handbag, it's on our have-to-have list.

What: If you're of the opinion that your phone should be just as stylish as the rest of your outfit, Ashley Cooper has some celly cases you need to see. They're covered in Cooper's original patterns, and Modern Brush Strokes is one of our favorites.

Where: Ashley Cooper's Society6 Shop

Cost: $35

See also:
Ashley Cooper: 2013 Big Brain Awards Finalist, Craft
Joseph "Sentrock" Perez and Joshua Rhodes Named Bucketfeet Artist Contest Finalists
Le Slip Français Presents Indomitable, a New Line of Scented Men's Underwear


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Little Black Dress from Litter & Vintage

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Courtesy of Litter & Vintage
Gem features one standout piece from a local shop. Whether it's a jacket, necklace, or handbag, it's on our have-to-have list.

What: An LBD for all seasons, this flowy 1970s frock by Leslie Fay is a cocktail hour requirement.

Where: Litter & Vintage

Cost: $49

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Floral Button-Down from Vintage by Misty at Nové

Categories: Fashion, Gem

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Photo by Becky Bartkowski
Gem features one standout piece from a local shop. Whether it's a jacket, necklace, or handbag, it's on our have-to-have list.

What: This 1980s Dorothy Perkins silk blouse has a bold botanical print that unites summer brights with the inescapable (and über-comfortable) pajama trend.

Where: Vintage by Misty at Nové

Cost: $60

See also:
- Phoenix Boutique Vintage By Misty Opens Scottsdale Location Inside Nové
Annie Boomer Vintage Opens in Downtown Phoenix
- Bilbo Baggs Sportswear Replaces the Closed Revera on Roosevelt Row


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