Design Destination Phoenix: Where to Shop
Part 3 of our guide to a new major design destination: Phoenix shopping
Our four-part Design Destination: Phoenix travel guide continues with the best of Phoenix shopping. Before you read, check out Part 1: Where to Stay to find out why our editor Wendy Manwarren Generes decided to take a closer, design-focused look at her hometown, and her picks for hotels and resorts in this surprising city. Part 2: Where to Eat takes you out on the town for a bite. Check out Wendy’s picks for dining and drinks around Phoenix. Up next? Shopping.
For the People
A mix of home decor, gifts, kitchenware, books, midcentury-modern-inspired furnishings, jewelry and exclusive sculptures from local artisans and global companies, For the People has something for everyone. I suggest you grab a latte from Kream Coffee, the cafe inside the store, and wander around a bit.
I had to have one of Post & Beam’s Found series of prints, created by local designer Aaron Stouffer, that capture bygone Phoenix hotels, companies and institutions in pop-art works; a black-and-white saguaro pillow from Arizona maker Auré and a trio of angular tabletop concrete planters from Laguna Concepts, another Zonie creator.
Above, art from designer Aaron Stouffer’s “Found” series at For the People.
Renowned interior and furnishings designer and author, Julia Buckingham, opened her first standalone boutique in a midcentury-modern landmark strip mall next to West Elm last January.
What that translates to is a crazy collection of eclectic furnishings, bold artwork, decorative lighting, artifacts and more, where color dominates and rules are ignored, but everything is so incredibly aesthetically pleasing.
It’s a happy place, where I discovered one of my new favorite artists, Parisian painter EttaVee. Pictured at right is some bright and bold fine art from EttaVee.