Frances Announces Crafeteria 2014 Lineup

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Melissa Fossum
Nicole Michieli of Gilbert's Floating Specks will return to Crafeteria this year.

Make your list. Check it twice. And then head to Frances' ninth annual Crafeteria.

Each holiday season, the Central Phoenix boutique hosts a shopping fair featuring wares from local crafters and makers at Medlock Plaza. This year's perfect opportunity to don a scarf and pick up presents falls on Friday, December 5, and the lineup is nothing to sneeze at -- unless you have a cold, in which case gesundheit.

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10 Best Jewelers in Metro Phoenix

Katie Johnson
Schmitt Jewelers
Diamonds may be a girl's best friend, but far be it from us to turn down the rest of the precious stone posse. From engagement rings to gauges and watches to one-of-a-kind pendants, the Valley of the Sun has its fair share of razzle dazzle. Whether you're shopping for someone special or looking for a reason to treat yo self, here are 10 metro Phoenix jewelers worth visiting.

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5 Best Resale Shops in Metro Phoenix

Katie Johnson
Buffalo Exchange in Tempe is the hot spot to buy, sell, trade your fashion.
Earlier this year, Phoenix New Times celebrated the cream of the crop with our 36th annual Best of Phoenix edition. Here are our top picks for resale shops in metro Phoenix.

Best Adult Clothing Resale: Buffalo Exchange

Whether it's "vintage," "used," or "resale," there are three qualities common to great secondhand clothing stores, all on display here. First is interesting stuff on the racks, thanks to buyers who aren't just going for labels and trends. You'll find a range of options, from club festive to period pieces to classics you could wear to court if you had to. Second: deals, like $35 for a pair of new J Brand jeans that retail for $150 and up. And third: conviviality (not to be confused with fake friendliness). Sure, the buyers will reject most of what you bring in to sell, but they won't be rude about it, and their pickiness is what keeps the selection strong. Bonus: good music to shop to.

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Buffalo Exchange to Move Its Central Phoenix Location

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Katie Johnson
Attention Valley shoppers, one of your favorite spots for recycled retail is relocating to be closer to the downtown scene.

The Phoenix Buffalo Exchange is packing up its vintage suitcases and moving down Seventh Street from Missouri Road to Osborn Road, where it will open in a newly renovated space at 3540 North Seventh Street next to Taco Guild and Urban Beans.

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Camelback Flowershop Has Moved to New Arcadia Location

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Vanessa Wiley
Camelback Flowershop is Moving

Camelback Flowershop has moved.

Owned by Teresa Wilson, the high-end flower shop in the Arcadia district had been at Camelback and 44th Street for around 30 years. But that changed after Friday, October 10. Shop manager Laura Reed says that the building the shop left will be torn down, though she isn't sure when that will happen. LGO Hospitality plans to build a new restaurant at the location.

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Nordstrom Rack's Grand Opening at Tempe Marketplace Is October 3

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PRNewsFoto/Nordstrom, Inc.
The Rack's coming to Tempe.
Bargain hunters, this is a big deal. Nordstrom Rack's grand opening at Tempe Marketplace is set for Friday, October 3.

The 35,000-square-foot store is the sixth Rack location in Arizona and the fifth in the Valley of the Sun, offering discounts between 30 and 70 percent on Nordstrom items, as well as items purchased from Nordstrom brands to sell at Nordstrom Rack.

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Southwest Gardener Now Open at The Newton in Phoenix

Southwest Gardener 300 W. Camelback Road Suite 3

The wait is over. Southwest Gardener is now open at The Newton at Third Avenue and Camelback Road.

The gardening store had outgrown its original location of 15 years at 2809 North 15th Avenue and moved a few miles down the road to a more spacious spot at The Newton. Owned by Amy Carlisle and Lynn Town, the store continues to serve as a go-to space where folks can meet, plant, and learn about how to create their own Southwest oasis.

"You can live outside nine months out of the year; why not have it be beautiful?" Carlisle asks, while she and Town cheerfully discuss inventory. The new space radiates sunshine and feels more like a greenhouse than a store. And it is so much more than a store.

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10 Things We Learned at Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market

Evie Carpenter
Is it just us, or is Junk in the Trunk getting a little intense?

The bi-annual Vintage Market made its return on Saturday, September 20, at WestWorld of Scottsdale and was well-received by junk fiends and hoarders of handmade home furnishings.

It was almost too well-received. There were long line, lots of crowding. And parking? Parking was bananas. For those haven't ventured out to Junk in the Trunk just yet and those who have but now find themselves sitting on the floor with a have-empty bottle of vodka and $2,000 worth newly-purchased antiques, here are 10 valuable lessons you can take with you to the next Junk in the Trunk market happening Saturday, May 2, 2015.

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Ultimate Consignment in Phoenix Has Closed; Mesa Location to Shutter

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Vanessa Wiley
Ultimate Consignment has closed its 475 E. Lincoln Street location.

Ultimate Consignment, a well-loved mecca for vintage and second-hand home goods, will close its doors. The store's Phoenix location has already closed and soon the 68,000-sqare-foot Mesa location will follow suit. The latter's official closing day has not been announced yet.

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Jonathan Adler Store Opens Today at Phoenix's Biltmore Fashion Park

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Courtesy of Jonathan Adler

Jonathan Adler is known to visit Arizona every once in a while, but as of Friday, August 22, he's here to stay.

Well, his aesthetic is anyway. Today the New York-based modern home furnishings designer opens a boutique that's his fourth largest and 27th overall at Phoenix's Biltmore Fashion Park.

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