Category - Shop

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Local Nomad- Phoenix, AZ
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Woznow – Designer Discount Shopping at Your Fingertips
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Octer.com Makes Multiple Platform Shopping Easier

Local Nomad- Phoenix, AZ

Local Nomad, shop local, Phoenix AZ

Local Nomad, Uptown Plaza, Phoenix AZ

Local Nomad, Uptown Plaza, Phoenix AZ

Local Nomad is tucked away amongst a small plethora of shops in Phoenix’s Uptown Plaza. It recently opened late last year, and was founded by Lauren Danuser. Lauren had dreamt of one day owning her own boutique that offered a variety of unique, handmade goods from all over the world. It wasn’t until 2015, while on a European vacation with her husband, that she really gained her true inspiration while perusing local small boutiques in Paris, Copenhagen, and Berlin.

Local Nomad Shop, Uptown Plaza, Phoenix AZ

After leaving her job in corporate retail, Lauren decided to take the plunge and make her dream into a reality. How she came up with the name- Local Nomad, was also clever…”The name Local Nomad came to me in the shower one day – I tend to come up with most of my creative ideas in the shower! The name is an oxymoron but it stuck because it aligned perfectly with my concept – locally made goods from different cities around the world. There are so many talented makers and it’s been so amazing connected with these people and supporting fellow entrepreneurs through the process, ” Danuser explained.

If you look closely at the cash wrap’s design, you can make out the outline of what I think is Camelback Mountain…but that’s just what I personally see. I also think that the mirrors also mimic a mountain shape, which is totally appropriate; seeing as we live in a mountainous state.

Local Nomad, Uptown Plaza, Phoenix AZ

Local Nomad, Uptown Plaza, Phoenix AZ

When the shop opened, I knew I had to check it out. The exterior and interior have a modern, yet raw edginess, in terms of decor. “I worked with my architects on the design and we decided to go with birch plywood for the storefront and fixtures which gives the store a warm, inviting feel. We also decided to include geometric elements in the shop – in the fixtures/shelves, ceiling design and cash wrap. The cash wrap was really fun to conjure up. I had a vision of having little cacti sitting in shelves within the cash wrap and voila!” Lauren was referring to her architects- Mihir Bavishi and Oscar Lopez .

Local Nomad Shop, Uptown Plaza, Phoenix AZ

Local Nomad Shop, Uptown Plaza, Phoenix AZ

Local Nomad Shop, Uptown Plaza, Phoenix AZ

Local Nomad Shop, Uptown Plaza, Phoenix AZ

Local Nomad Shop, Uptown Plaza, Phoenix AZ

The shop specializes in products for unique gifting, as well as apparel and accessories for men, women, and children. “Some of my favorite brands we carry are Gopi Shah Ceramics– handmade in San Francisco, Compartes Chocolate from Los Angeles, Ali Golden– an indie clothing line out of Oakland CA, and Wary Meyers candles which are handmade by a husband and wife team in Maine,” Lauren said.

Local Nomad Shop, Uptown Plaza, Phoenix AZ

Local Nomad Shop, Uptown Plaza, Phoenix AZ

Local Nomad Shop, Uptown Plaza, Phoenix AZ

Local Nomad Shop, Uptown Plaza, Phoenix AZ

Local Nomad Shop, Uptown Plaza, Phoenix AZ

Local Nomad Shop, Uptown Plaza, Phoenix AZ

Shop Location: 100 E Camelback Rd #168, Phoenix, AZ 85012

Shop Hours:

Monday – Thursday: 10-7
Friday & Saturday: 10-8
Sunday: 11-6
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Woznow – Designer Discount Shopping at Your Fingertips

Woznow, designer discount shopping, shopping

Woznow is the UK’s leading e-commerce source for discount shopping, from clothing and home goods, to technology and furniture. Shop from over 200 stores, based in the UK and US, and find products (ranging from everyday to designer) at discounted rates.

Woznow, designer discount shopping, shopping

 

 

Woznow, designer discount shopping, shopping

These are just a couple examples of 3/4 sleeve womens tops and shelving/storage that are on sale on Woznow. The best part is- you can shop from the convenience of your computer, anywhere and anytime.

Check out Woznow and let me know you what you think!

 

** I was compensated for this post, however, all opinions are my own. These screenshots were used with permission by Woznow. 

 

 

 

Octer.com Makes Multiple Platform Shopping Easier

Octer.com, fashion, shopping

 

Octer.com first launched in the UK back in December 2014, as a mobile app. It has since expanded into a website, thus, making it easier for consumers to shop from multiple stores from the comfort of their phone, tablet, and computer.

There are multiple categories, ranging from womenswear, menswear, children’s wear, plus-size, to home, electronics, and furniture. You can shop from a large variety of US and UK based retailers, such as: Farfetch, Macy’s, Topshop, TJ Maxx, Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdale’s, Nasty Gal, and Miss Selfridge.

Octer.com, fashion, shopping

The website has been very user friendly, from my observation. You must create an account in order to save items and shop. As you can see from the screenshot above, you can choose from a variety of categories and sub-categories (in this case, I chose ‘women’).

Octer.com, fashion, shopping

Then I went to the women’s dresses and skirts.  I saw that there was a plethora of options to choose from. Octer makes it super-easy to choose your outfit for any occasion or silhouette.

 

Octer.com, fashion, shopping

I was also able to go into the women’s handbags category, and select which stores I’d like to see handbags from. I chose Nasty Gal and Neiman Marcus. The handbags you see are only from those select stores.

 

Octer.com, fashion, shopping

You can also see that Octer.com also carries other products for everyday life, besides fashion. I love the fact that I can buy pretty much whatever I want (including furniture), not only from US shops, but even in the UK! It’s pretty amazing what technology can do these days.

 

Octer.com, fashion, shopping

This screenshot of shops is just a snippet of the over 200 of the “who’s who” of notable fashion and lifestyle retailers that are participating in this unique online marketplace.

Octer on Facebook

Octer on Twitter

Octer on Instagram

Octer on Pinterest 

I’d love to hear what you think of the website and/or app, let me know what you think, by commenting below!

 

 

** I was compensated by Octer.com for this post. All opinions are my own. I was also given permission by the brand to use screenshots as references.

 

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