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The Best Boutiques In Arizona

Updated on March 10, 2015


Boutiques Are Not Just A Trend In Paris, or London. Unique and nostalgic boutiques can now be found throughout the U.S.

Listed are the top boutiques in Arizona. Ranging from fashion for men and women, as well as oils candles and tea boutique inspired shops, all located in Prescott Arizona.

Stylish Painting At Rendez-Vous On The Square

Stylish Woman
Stylish Woman | Source

Located In Prescott Is Bashford Courts Around Since 1896

The Bashford-Burmister Company stands foremost in general merchandising in Prescott Arizona. This large and flourishing establishment was started in 1864 by L. Bashford, but on a very small scale and became a firm in 1867. In 1870 it became L. Bashford and Company and thus continued until 1886 when L. Bashford withdrew and the firm title was changed to The Bashford-Burmister Company which was incorporated April 1, 1892 with R.H. Burmister as president, F.M. Murphy, vice-president and W.C. Bashford secretary and treasurer. These gentlemen are also the directors.

In 1876 a one story brick building was erected, 125 x 50 added on the present building, making a fine three story brick with a basement. This is the largest store in the Territory. It has arches and partitions on the first floor and the firm carries a large and select stock of goods. This company buys principally from the Eastern market and fifteen courteous and obliging clerks are employed. In connection with the store this firm has five warehouses and a lumber yard. A large stock of lumber is carried and they furnish a great deal of building material for the northern part of the Territory.

Bashford court is still up and running! Store owners opened up unique shops ranging form clothing to fresh oils.

One of the notable shops is called Rendez-Vous On The Square an featuring a range of unusual gift items, and an array of womens hats

Women Love Elegant Hats

Image of Audrey Hepburn.
Image of Audrey Hepburn. | Source

S.Q. Sporting The Timeless Floppy Hat

Sandra Q. Sporting The Timeless Floppy Hat
Sandra Q. Sporting The Timeless Floppy Hat | Source
Purple Hat
Purple Hat | Source
Cowgirl hat.
Cowgirl hat. | Source
Classic straw hat.
Classic straw hat. | Source

Boutiques Provide A Quaint Enviroment

According to the web the definition which describes a boutique is as follows:

  1. a small store selling fashionable clothes or accessories.
  2. a business that serves a sophisticated or specialized clientele.

Best described by Wikipedia: A boutique is a small shopping outlet, especially one that specializes in elite and fashionable items such as clothing and jewelry. The word is French for "shop" "storehouse".

The term entered into everyday English use in the late 1960s when, for a brief period, London was the centre of the fashion trade.Carnaby Street and the Kings Road were the focus of much media attention as home to the most fashionable boutiques of the era. Also referred to as lejolie boutique meaning beautiful sounding relaxed. Boutique is a beautiful version of a shop, and also a relaxed version of shop.

However boutiques have changed with time. While most boutiques are still small and quaint, They now specialize in other items which go beyond clothing.

Surprisingly, there are also mobile boutiques! Clothing on wheels, is what I call it. However one business owner of a mobile boutique who seemed to be driving ahead with the business, had to come to complete stop.

I found the following article which reveals what some boutique owners may have to go through in order to keep their business running smoothly.

The owner of a popular local clothing boutique just learned she may be forced to button up some of her business in order to stay legal. She's part of the new and growing trend of turning box trucks into traveling retail stores. But confusion over permits is unraveling part of her business plan, and she's not alone.

Before Malika Siddiq invested her life savings in a mobile fashion boutique 7 months ago, she says she saved her money and did her homework to make sure everything was by the book. She says she contacted the city to make sure she had the proper documents.

"I just got the licenses they told me I needed," said Siddiq. "My resellers license, my Washington state business license, my City of Seattle license. I'm a legit business owner. I want to follow all the rules. I want to do everything the right way."

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The Reason Why Arizona Has The Best Boutiques Is Because They Are Located All Throughout The State For The Most Part

Prescott, Arizona is a location that also has mobile boutiques that are parked outside musical gatherings.

One unique mobile boutique that stood out was the Jesus Loves Me skin care boutique, which carried lip balms and subtle body lotions, the smell is heavenly.

Make sure to mark Arizona on your map, if your in the mood to go boutique shopping.

The Fahsionable Saleswomen At Foot Fetish In Bashford Courts in Prescott Arizona

Foot Fetish In Prescott Arizona
Foot Fetish In Prescott Arizona | Source

A Boutique Where Monroe Still Dominates The Essence Of Fashion

Monroe The Inspiring Look Behind Fashion
Monroe The Inspiring Look Behind Fashion | Source

Boutiques Are Not Just For Women

Men at Leisure
Men at Leisure | Source
Owner of Man at Leisure
Owner of Man at Leisure | Source
Lounge shirst from the store Men at Leisure.
Lounge shirst from the store Men at Leisure. | Source

There Are Candle Boutiques, Armadilla Wax Work, Is Boutique Located Down The Street From Bashford Court

A Candle wax store called Amadilla Wax Work.
A Candle wax store called Amadilla Wax Work. | Source
Mother helping daughter make her own candle.
Mother helping daughter make her own candle. | Source
Image of dipping the candles.
Image of dipping the candles. | Source

There Are Tea Boutiques, My Personal Favorite (Spice Traveler)

Passionate About Tea!
Passionate About Tea! | Source
And Spices!
And Spices! | Source

Directions To Bahsford Courts In Prescott Az

A marker130 W Gurley St, Prescott, AZ 86301 -
130 West Gurley Street, Prescott, AZ 86301, USA
get directions

Bashford Court Located On Gurley St.

Boutiques Are Popping Up All Around The Country

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      Emunah La Paz 3 years ago from Arizona

      Thanks DDE! This outing was a lot of fun! Thanks for your feedback and thanks stopping by!

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Lovely idea for a hub and so interesting about the different boutiques.

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      Emunah La Paz 3 years ago from Arizona

      I'm glad you enjoyed the article! You know I thought you actually had to push the button in order to view the video? At least from the phone standpoint. However, I notice that there is a mute button at the very bottom. And if that does not work, I can send you some earmuffs. I tease I joke. But yes take a look at the bottom of your screen, that could be frighting. :-( Thanks for stopping by!

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      William Leverne Smith 3 years ago from Hollister, MO

      Arizona is a very special place. Thanks for sharing some very special places there.

      P.S. Wish the music didn't come on without asking... just one view. ;-)

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      Emunah La Paz 3 years ago from Arizona

      Oh Eric, you're such a Silly Dilly! Thanks for stopping by!:-)

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      Eric Dierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Shoot I thought boutique was just a fancy name for ....... well you know!