Best Women's Clothing
Dillard'sREADERS' PICK: We know a woman who made a rather quick decision to get married on New Year's Eve--and it wasn't even for the reason you think. She'd simply found the right guy at the last minute and decided to make the new year the best it could be. But where to find something in your size that you actually want to wear as the clock begins counting down? She went to Dillard's. For a variety of good clothes, with and without designer labels, head to the big Tucson Mall store with its cool, wide marble floors. And if you haven't figured it out yet, be sure to visit the incredible sale racks, especially during the off-season when Dillard's clerks want to see those leftover gems walk out the door. Their 50 to 75 percent-off shoe sales are legendary. The bride? Oh, she was lovely in a deep-blue silk with Chinese collar and cap sleeves. And yes, she's worn it several times since. How many can say the same of that long white number you bought with the matching veil?
STAFF PICK: Zona Boutique, 2932 E. Broadway, continues to carry the work clothes, play clothes and dress-up clothes we love, clothes that have personality and help us to maintain our own. The buyers are always on the look-out for cutting-edge fabric design and styles. The natural fibers--heavy on silk, cotton and rayon--are as beautiful to look at as they are to feel on your body. You'll find skirts in all lengths--mini to maxi--and circumference--tube-tight to billowing in the wind. Besides great clothes, Zona also keeps a rich supply of jewelry--lots of glass-beads and interesting stones.
CAT'S MEOW: Many women are perpetually on the lookout for beautiful, reasonably priced clothes. On the east side of Broadway Village, between Table Talk and Coyote's Voice, is Passion Play, a new and wonderful clothing store for women, where the fabrics and styles are to-die-for while the prices won't kill your budget.