Like many people these days, I find myself spending more time on Instagram rather than Facebook. I like that you actually have to put some thought into a photo, and possibly even a caption when posting on Instagram. I remember when my IG feed had maybe 5 friends who posted regularly, and that was just a short time ago. Now, I follow around 400 people. You know, the important ones like: Justin Timberlake, almost anyone from a Real Housewives cast, and Birchbox. Celebrities aside, my new true love of IG is the access to local vendors and boutiques.
Through local brick and mortar shops and hashtags, I quickly discovered a large number of Phoenix/Scottsdale vendors and shop owners on IG. When I wasn’t able to find an item I was looking for in a store, realizing that I had the option to reach out to the vendor directly was a wonderful discovery! I wanted to share some of my local favorites with all of you. Please note that websites are linked below. In no particular order (because they are all wonderful)…
Royal Bowtique: @royalbowtique Where do I start with this shop? I own one of their “Haute Mess” tanks, because it sums me up a little too well. I always keep an eye on what they have coming up from the shop, because it is always guaranteed to be adorable and stylish.
Between the Lines Apparel: @btlapparel I discovered their tops when exercising at barre3 North Scottsdale. It all started with a shirt that said “All About That Grace,” and I was hooked. This company is constantly creating new and clever shirts you will want to wear.
Bellapia Designs: (@bellapiadesigns) Tanks, pencil skirts, and kimonos, oh my! This shop always catches my eye because of the variety. Some days, the owner will be making some pencil skirts and turn around and sell them straight off IG, because she can. Her latest undertaking? Super cute and flattering reversible swimwear. Absolutely worth the follow on IG.
Junk in the Trunk Vintage: (@junkinthetrunkvintagemarket) Another fantastic shop with lots of fun clothing items for kids and adults. My personal favorite is the “Valley of the Sun” tank, but they have so many fun options to choose from! Well worth clicking the follow button the next time you are on IG.
2Berry Creative: @2berrycreative Have you been searching high and low for those quintessential party decorations? Maybe you haven’t been able to find that perfect washi tape design just yet. Look no further! Right here in the great state of Arizona, you have the resources to plan the ultimate soirée. Let 2Berry help you, and you won’t regret it.
Who are some of your local IG favorites? Share the love in the comments below!
*Any use of photos in this post was approved by corresponding vendors.
*I did not receive any monetary, discount, or merchandise compensation for mentioning these vendors in this post. It is just me, using a small corner of the Internet to encourage readers to shop local.