Annie Boomer Vintage's Ivory Minidress

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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 vintage ivory mini-dress with a lacey floral overlay will be a go-to for summery style. Cut out for garden parties and outdoor weddings, the simply shaped shift can be styled to play up current 1920s trends or a more Mad Men-esque Mid-century look.

Where: Annie Boomer Vintage

Cost: $60

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Miles to Go's Moby Dick Shirt

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Miles to Go
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 this year's Big Brains nominees on our minds (and Artopia just around the corner), we got to thinking about 2012's nominees. With his literary shirt company, Miles to Go, Greg Kerr continues transforming bookish tendencies into stylish statements. Our favorite of his offerings is the Moby Dick top, with it's straightforward and instantly recognizable design.

Where: Miles to Go

Cost: $25

See also:
- Big Brain 2012 Finalist: Greg Kerr
- Announcing the 2013 Big Brain Finalists
- Artopia/Big Brain Awards 2013: Call for Craft Vendors


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Infinity Scarf from Regenerous Designs

Categories: Fashion, Gem

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Regenerous Designs
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: The time has come, Arizonans, for shuffling between the warm outdoors and ice-cold buildings. Scarves are the solution: light enough to wear outside (or cram into a purse) and warm enough to keep indoor goosebumps away.

With braided snakeskin-printed jersey and a swath of knit velvet, this infinity scarf from Regenerous Designs reflects the contrasting temps with contrasting materials.

Where: Regenerous Designs

Cost: $90

See also:
- Three Best Looks from Phoenix Fashion Week's MIM Rocks Fashion 2013
- Announcing the 2013 Big Brain Finalists

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February Son's Neptune T-Shirt

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www.februaryson.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: Graphic designer Brandon Charles brings his flair for imagery to T-shirts with his clothing company February Son. Our favorite among his wearable offerings is a Captain Neptune shirt, comfy enough for bumming around and plenty stylish to wear out, too.

Where: February Son

Cost: $26.98

See also:
- Three Best Looks from Phoenix Fashion Week's MIM Rocks Fashion 2013
- Gem: Xappaland's Ice Queen Necklace
- She Doesn't Even Go Here! The Five Funniest Mad Men/Mean Girls Mash-Ups


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Xappaland's Ice Queen Necklace

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Courtesy of Xappaland
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: Christina "Xappa" Franco's handmade multi-strand Ice Queen necklace mixes girly vintage pearls with gunmetal and brass spikes for a tough and lovely look.

Where: Xappaland

Cost: $42

See also:
- Phoenix Fashion Week Hosts Fourth Annual MIM Rocks Fashion Show
- Zara Coming to Scottsdale Fashion Square
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Sun Sown's Capezio Ankle Boots

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Courtesy of Sun Sown
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: A pair of broken-in leather cowboy kickers is a must-have for every wardrobe. With an Old West feel, copper embellishments, and a cow skull adorning each ankle, these shoes have character and Southwestern charm, to boot.

Where: Sun Sown

Cost: $52

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Handmade Riot's Laker Hater Tank

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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: We dig all the offerings from Phoenix-based home goods company Handmade Riot, run by James Waldron and former New Times contributor Nicole Whittington. But with the Lakers making their way to the Valley on March 18 to face off against our Phoenix Suns, we're particularly pumped about their screenprinted-by-hand Laker Hater tank top.

Where: Handmade Riot

Cost: $11 today; on sale until Monday, March 18

See also:
- Handmade Riot: Home Accessories and Toys by Phoenix Artists
- Zara Coming to Scottsdale Fashion Square
- Event: Phoenix Suns vs. LA Lakers @ US Airways


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Espirit Floral Skirt at Superstition Vintage

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www.etsy.com/shop/SuperstitionVintage
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: April showers bring May flowers, and with spring come floods of florals. Embrace the flowery fun with a vintage A-line miniskirt sporting a busy arrangement of small, colorful buds.

Where: Superstition Vintage

Cost: $16

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Champ Pullover from Hello Apparel

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http://hellomerch.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: Yes, emerald is Pantone's choice color for 2013. But spring runways featured a more muted green -- sea foam, specifically -- with such designers as Carolina Herrera, Diane Von Furstenberg, and Alberta Ferretti embracing the color. Wear the trend comfortably with this cozy, friendly pullover.

Where: Hello Apparel

Cost: $50

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Leather and Quartz Bracelet from Melis

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www.melis.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: This rustic, rocker-chic statement bracelet pairs gray leather with an oversize blue druzy quartz stone surrounded by studs. From

Where: Melis is an accessories purveyor that was showcased among emerging designers during Phoenix Fashion Week 2012.

Cost: $120

See also:
- Phoenix Fashion Week 2012: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
- Fashion Trends to Avoid in Spring 2013
- The Five Worst Wedding Trends on Pinterest


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