Do Phoenix art lovers have limits? The visual arts certainly garner our attention, and the culinary arts might be the most widely popular, but the subset of those who approach their dinner as an art form is still relatively small.

Fashion is often overlooked here, but for some it is the most stimulating art form. Designers – artists – create the most otherworldly items at times, and for that we give thanks and prepare to shop.

DPJ readers know Downtown’s Vintage By Misty is a must for any art lover/buyer. This shop on Central Ave. is filled with the out-of-the-ordinary, and, really, who needs another ordinary? From there it’s just a hop/skip/jump to this weekend’s main event at Union Biltmore. (Do we dare venture out of downtown?? When properly motivated, yes.)

David Sheflin and Misty Guerriero. Photo courtesy of Misty Guerriero.

Union’s For The People is debuting a Christian Lacroix runway fashion and haute couture jewelry trunk show curated by David Sheflin with Phoenix-based Vintage Fashion Inc.

The launch event is today, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Weekend shoppers can stop in and browse Saturday or Sunday from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Take a peek at a few choice pieces below or contact For The People for more information at 602-954-4009.

Or just stop by Vintage By Misty and check out their fantastic inventory.

Either way, we dub this Friday “Fashion Appreciation Day.”

If you go

Where: Vintage By Misty
Address: 818 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004*
Weekend Hours: Today 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Contact: 602-707-6235 or Facebook

*Handy parking directions from Vintage By Misty’s Facebook page:

We know parking in downtown can be confusing but don’t let that stop you from getting your vintage on at Vintage By Misty and Amir’s La Voûte!

From Central and Roosevelt (Roosevelt is 1 mile south of McDowell), Phoenix, AZ
1. Head south (on Central which turns into 1st Avenue)
2. Continue onto S 1st Ave 0.2 mi
3. Turn left onto E McKinley St 390 ft
4. Make your 1st left into our back alley off McKinley (you will see Athenian Express signs…Follow)
Destination will be on the Right Side (east side) we have a huge parking lot that you can park in behind the shop. Look for Vintage by Misty Signs and Back Door 818 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004.