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Kendra Scott Color Bar

Kendra Scott Jewelry Boutique Opens At Scottsdale Quarter

Kendra Scott, founder of Kendra ScottNew to the Scottsdale Quarter is jewelry boutique Kendra Scott, known for its handcrafted and custom jewelry in bold color combinations. With a fan base that includes Eva Longoria, Cameron Diaz, Hilary Duff and Sofia Vergara, Kendra Scott is a global brand sold at retailers, including Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom and Bloomingdale’s, and has locations in both Texas and California. This is the first Arizona storefront for Kendra Scott.

“On our website, we were seeing a lot of customers coming out of the Phoenix/Scottsdale area,” says Owner Kendra Scott. “When we came down and visited Scottsdale Quarter, we were just blown away by the very synergistic brands, and when you look at the Scottsdale woman, she is a Kendra Scott girl; she’s fashionable, she’s put together, she’s fun, she’s outgoing, she has a great fashion sense, and she’s not afraid to express herself with her jewelry or her fashion. So we really felt this was the place for us.”

The boutique will introduce the Scottsdale-area shoppers to the Kendra Scott Color Bar™, with boasts multiple 55″ touch-screen display monitors, iPads and a kaleidoscope of 26 gemstones and 23 jewelry silhouettes in both gold and rhodium silver settings. Although online shoppers can find this on Kendra Scott’s website, the in-store feature provides customers a hands-on, interactive experience to customize one-of-a-kind jewelry.

“People have never seen anything like this,” Scott says, “and they can’t believe they can walk out within minutes with a custom piece of jewelry. We want people to be part of the design process, and our customers just love it.”

Scott adds that the Color Bar™ is a great way to create personalized, statement jewelry as gifts for friends and loved ones this holiday season.

“We help by finding out what her favorite colors are, her skin tone, her hair color,” Scott says. “We’re able to help people find the perfect gift for someone, and we want them to be wowed when they open it. And we usually do a pretty good job at that.”

Kendra Scott also offers space available to reserve for special events, including bridal parties.

“We have a lot of customers who will bring in their outfits that they’re trying to match or a dress that they’re wearing to an event to a party,” Scott says. “We do a lot of bridal parties, so the bride will pick her colors, and her bridesmaids pick the style that they want. We make it a fun event with champagne and cupcakes.”

Not only does Kendra Scott accommodate bridal parties, but customers and charities can also take part in Kendra Gives Back parties, where local charities and those who support them are able to come in to the store and have a shopping party, with 20 percent given back to that charity.

“In our company, we have three core values, which are family, fashion and philanthropy,” Scott says. “And giving back to the community where we have stores has been very, very important to us.

“We work with a lot of women’s and children’s charities, so if there’s an organization in this area that would like to do a Kendra Gives Back event, we’re always so thrilled to do that.”

For more information about Kendra Scott, including store hours, visit kendrascott.com.

Gift Picks:
Emerald green jewelry for your fashion-forward friends:

KENDRA SCOTT Emerald Green Jewelry
1. Valerie Necklace in Green Agate, $250; 2. Marcella Statement Necklace in Green, $175; 3. Tatum Earrings in Green, $95 (celeb favorite); 4. Abena Cuff Bracelet in Green, $150

Kendra Scott

Scottsdale Quarter
15147 N. Scottsdale Rd., #H-155
(480) 525-9265

Tantrum Handbags, Photo: Bryan Kinkade

Tantrum Handbags: "Fashionably Functional" For The Modern Woman

The world of women’s handbags is changing as we know it.Tantrum Handbags, Photo: Bryan Kinkade

Tantrum Handbags, a start-up company based in Arizona, has taken the typical handbag and have created “fashionably functional” bags, featuring mini-compartments within the bag for everything that a woman could possibly carry in her purse. The bags have dedicated sections for writing utensils, receipts, an iPad, business cards, money-related items, cosmetics and much more. Tantrum Handbags even have a magnetic key fob so you never have to dig for your keys again. The bags are designed so everything you need to access is right at your fingertips.

“We believe this is the biggest advancement in the history of handbags,” Tantrum Handbags's compartments, Photo: Arselia Galessays Jessica Marriott, CEO and designer of Tantrum Handbags. She says these are not only multipurpose bags, but they are also fashion-forward.

At the end of November, the Tantrum Handbags collection will be displayed at four Bloomingdale’s stores on the east coast. The show starts on Nov. 30 in Jessica Marriott holding one of her Tantrum Handbags, Photo: Arselia GalesNew York City at Bloomingdale’s flagship store and then moves to Short Hills, N.J. on Dec. 1 and Chestnut Hill, Mass. on Dec. 7. The final stop will take place in Chevy Chase, D.C. on Dec. 8.

And, on Thursday, Nov. 8, Marriott announced a Tantrum Handbags contest with quite the prize. The six chosen winners will receive the innovative and stylish Tantrum bags for one decade. In order to be eligible for the prize, you must “like” Tantrum Handbags on Facebook, be a U.S. Citizen who is at least 20 years old, and register on its website. Four of the women selected must be present at one of the four Bloomingdale’s shows. However, one woman selected will be an Arizona resident, and the final woman selected will not live in any of the Bloomingdale’s show cities. The selection process is completely random.

To learn more about Tantrum Handbags, visit tantrumbags.com or visit its Facebook page.