Friday, June 20, 2008

"Best Spot To Shop Local Designers 2008"

Best Spot to Shop Local Designers 2008!

Thank you to The Arizona Republic and for selecting Conspire as the 2008 winner for "Best Spot To Shop Local Designers" in this year's AZ Centrals' Best Awards. Everyone should check out all the wonderful local businesses that have received awards! Go to to view all the categories and awards selected by readers and critics.

Here is what they had to say about us!

"Best Spot To Shop Local Designers"

If you're tired of buying products that you are not sure how or where they were made, visit Conspire.

This small shop on the northeast corner of Fifth and Garfield streets stocks handmade artwork, clothing, jewelry, handbags and other distinctive items made by more than 15 Valley artists.

Find chic earrings by Zurina Ketola of Tempe, unusual ceramic creations by Tom Budzak and vivid stained-glass pieces by Vicki Leigh of Scottsdale.

Browse through the merchandise while sipping gourmet coffee, tea or other tasty drink from Coffee Conspiracy, inside the shop.

In the back sits a small library of books available to read, check out or buy. Also available are free introductory courses in knitting, felting, papermaking, jewelry design, bookbinding and other crafts taught by some of the artists and designers.

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