If you’re planning or going to a simcha in the near future, you’re probably thinking about what to wear. To make sure you get a head start on selecting the perfect outfit, Jewish News has rounded up a few places to go pre-event shopping.
Marmi Shoes in Scottsdale Fashion Square, 7014 E. Camelback Road, has a large selection of dressy shoes and handbags to choose from. Whether you’re looking for high heels or flats, Marmi offers widths in wide, medium, narrow, slim and super-slim in many designer styles, including Vaneli, Sesto Meucci and Eric Javits. They also carry a small selection of handbags.
For weddings and other special occasions, stop by Suk-Hui, 7038 E. McDonald Drive, Paradise Valley. Owner Suk-Hui specializes in dresses with “exquisite fabric, trim, silk and lace.” She also offers custom tailoring for men and women’s clothing.
Carole’s Couture at the Scottsdale Quarter, 15037 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, is another small boutique where you can check out some upscale duds. Owner Carole Petersen chooses all the designers and lines and hand selects every piece in the store. You’ll find everything for your special occasion from dressy sweaters to cocktail dresses and evening gowns to the perfect lingerie to go underneath. Petersen and her staff are devoted to helping you find the right outfit for any occasion.
To pick up some great accessories for a finished look, visit Gotta Have It! at one of its two Valley locations, 3631 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix; or at Hilton Village, 6137 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. This fun boutique stocks a variety of handbags and clutches, earrings, bracelets and necklaces as well as hair accessories. They also feature Shapeez shapewear that “slims in all the right places.”
At The Clotherie in Biltmore Fashion Park, 2502 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix, you’ll find luxury men’s clothing from “underwear to outerwear.” But for simchas, they have a full line of formal wear, shoes and accessories, including Eton, Alberto, Ceramica, Canali, Ermenegildo Zegna and more, and offer personalized service and tailoring.
Right down the road at Carter’s Men’s Clothing, 5045 N. 44th St., Phoenix, they stock Samuelsohn formal wear, Corbin suits and tailored suit separates, Robert Talbott suits and sport coats as well as other designers in different styles and cuts. Carter’s Men’s Clothing also boasts a large array of neckties and bow ties, dress shirts, dress socks, belts and shoes.
For a good selection of men’s dress shoes, Brother’s Tailors & Clothing Co., 13843 N. Tatum Blvd., Phoenix, carries Mezlan, Bacco Bucci and Johnston & Murphy in lace-up and slip-on styles. The store sources its footwear from shoemakers in Spain and Italy that are designed for comfort as well as being fashionable. Brother’s also carries a line of formal wear, including tuxedos; made-to-measure dress shirts with more than 350 fabrics to choose from, as well as custom suits in hundreds of patterns and high-quality fabrics.