Recently, Travel + Leisure reported Phoenix/Scottsdale to be one of the least fashionable cities in America. Ouch! The magazine’s perception of Phoenix is that we are unfashionable and unstylish, because we have a bolo tie museum. We do? I didn’t know that, did you?
And the bolo tie??? What?? I haven’t seen a bolo tie until 5 minutes ago when a man walking outside my window in Old Town was wearing one. Literally, I just saw an 85 year old man walking outside wearing a bolo tie as I’m writing this!! No joke. Does that prove their point?
Maybe it’s because it’s often too hot to be haute, like today. Do you find yourself motivated to dress fashionably when it’s 112 degrees? Is there a time of year when you care more about looking good versus keeping cool? Or are you always, no matter the mercury, interested in fashion? No matter the weather, here’s one thing Travel + Leisure forgot to mention: it’s never too hot to shop.
We have great shopping here, from Scottsdale Fashion Square to Chandler Fashion Center to Arrowhead Towne Center. Celebrities and shop-a-holics alike come from all over the world, drop their cash while shopping. To prove my point, did you know that our Neiman Marcus Scottsdale is a top producing store for sales of furs and leather companywide?! Well who’s buying all that buckskin? Not this native or the Arizonans I know.
So tie this one on Travel + Leisure… if it’s too hot to be haute, it’s never to hot to shop in Arizona.