Chic is back! Oh, we adored the cozy retro and funky looks of those stylin' pre-loved threads that swept this category last year. Long-time followers of the BOT—that's Best of Tucson®, newbies—style, though, remember when the swanky likes of Cele Peterson's dominated the category. Now the will to look enviable appears to have returned, in structures and patterns that seem intentionally smart as all get out. Pin-up styles feature wrinke-free fabrics. Handbags have quit slouching all over. Even T-shirts are styled with imaginative layers, images, even bows! And Day of the Dead motifs are everywhere. The dynamic and user-friendly website makes for entertaining "window" shopping, We especially love the "My Little Pony" lunchbox, the skeleton leggings and the kitty-from-hell spiked mini. For men we like the leather wallet tooled with "Bad Mother Fucker."
2. Maya Palace
2930 N. Swan Road, Suite 120
7057 N. Oracle Road
197 E. Toole Ave., No. 3
— Really?: One vote for "Rosemont Copper Mine"