Merchandise at Barbwire

Merchandise at Barbwire. Credit: Susan Lanier-Graham

Barbwire artfully mixes Scottsdale’s old-time western heritage with New West hip.

Rock ‘n’ Roll meets cowboy soul. Cowgirl meets glamour girl. Urban cowboy meets urban chic. Scottsdale, Arizona has a unique Southwestern heritage and quirky shopping culture. From one-of-a-kind Native American objects to kitschy western wear to the latest trends by big-name designers, this once sleepy town with horses, cowboys and dirt roads through the desert now appeals to affluent vacationers with its posh resort, world-renowned golf courses and showcase homes. Shopping here is both art and commerce.

Click here to open the PDF and read the complete article that appeared in the Fall 2006 issue of Western Retailer Lifestyle magazine.

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