From the moment I step into Frances, I feel transported to another world. A happy, retro-inspired, shopping haven that smells like a dream (seriously, I wish I could show you guys how it smells through the blog!). This little local gem is one I adore, and the girls who work there are so wonderful. This time when I went in to take some updated shots of all their offerings we had ourselves a spontaneous fashion show which then turned into a photo shoot! I try to visit every few months to take updated shots of their store, during each new season. They have a little bit of everything, from home goods to baby items, gifts, clothing and stationary, and they are truly all about the shopping experience.
The boutique was started in 2006, and named after the owner’s grandmother. They have been voted the Best Boutique by the Phoenix New Times, and have a very loyal following. I love supporting small businesses and here’s why: it not only supports our local economy, but it helps build community and relationships. I alwasy feel so welcome by anyone who works here, and that makes it even more fun to shop! They also are owned and operated by people who care about the products they carry, including pieces by local artisans alongside brand names like Free People. They have an online boutique available this year, but until then, please support their business and shop local!