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What is the Phoenix Style Collective?


Started by a small but potent community of bloggers and local fashionistas, the Phoenix Style Collective is shining a spotlight on the Phoenix style scene.  Back in February our own Graham McBain went to the PSC launch event to see what these high fashion pioneers have in store for the valley.  Here is what Graham had to say about the event:

I was invited to the PSC launch event in February and immediately after hearing what it was all about I knew I had to attend. Upon arrival I was greeted by one of my favorite sites, the Luncha Libre Food truck, which is known as one of the best food trucks in the valley.

After meeting the organizers immediately it became apparent that these people have something Phoenix is in desperate need of; style. The people behind the Phoenix Style collective are an eclectic mix of artist, entrepreneur’s and journalists all with the singular goal of putting Phoenix culture on the map.

The conference was held at GrowOp downtown which describes itself as, “Specializing in handcrafted, hand-selected vintage, found, and artisan made goods.” Their mission too, is a sentiment often lacking among new businesses, “GROWop is a creative community of artists and entrepreneurs in Downtown Phoenix. The boutique is designed as an incubator for these individuals to develop and grow their small businesses.”

Spending the evening with a group of such young and talented Phoenicians re-ignited my passion for all things Phoenix. I joined Cambridge Properties because much like the Phoenix Style Collective, Cambridge Properties is committed to re-defining what it means to live in Phoenix.


Web based Phoenix clothing business takes the high price out of high fashion.

Web based Phoenix clothing business take the high price out of high fashion.

Not everybody can afford to re-stock their closet every couple of months, even in Arizona where we only have two seasons. That’s why Phoenix based entrepreneur Mandy Russell started an online fashion exchange.

Russell has carved a unique niche for herself through her online store, she also offers an interesting service she calls a “closet sweep”. What is a closet sweep? We’ll let Mandy tell you, “In the Phoenix area we have also launched a Closet Sweep service for fashionistas with 10+ designer items. We come to their home and help weed through their closet for things to resell for them or donate to local charities.”

At Cambridge we love to see young Arizonan’s getting out there and starting businesses, it’s people like Mandy Russell who are helping to turn Phoenix into the Modern Urban metropolis we all envision.

Interested in having your closet swept? Head over to and check them out!