READERS' PICK: Let's just say up-front: Zoe isn't for everyone. But hipsters hurting for city life will find their fashion prayers answered at the small but cosmopolitan boutique just a couple doors from the corner of Fourth Avenue and University Boulevard. From ultra-urban to fluffy pink frou-frou, Zoe is in all ways cool. Sizes in women's clothing run on the petite side, but the designs are both practical and beautiful, with labels ranging from Greed Girl to Juicy and even the occasional one-of-a-kind creation by new designers. Zoe also sports the best collection of (Barcelona-based) Custo designs in Tucson, and these unique shirts and dresses alone make it worth a trip to the avenue. Their collection of distinctive accessories includes barrettes, rings, necklaces -- funky pieces you won't find at the chain stores. New this year is a collection of menswear -- so now fashion-conscious men (or their vigilant gal pal proxies) can also take part in the Zoe experience. In small-town Tucson, Zoe is a shining beacon of big-city couture. The dust and cactus may cramp your style, but Zoe will keep you on the cutting edge.
READERS' POLL RUNNER-UP: Rochelle K., 5350 East Broadway Blvd., Suite 170. Where do the Junior League ladies shop when they want to look HOT? Rochelle K. has been a bastion of Tucson fashion for years, but the looks are always new. Fine women's fashion and accessories are their trademark, and do these ladies ever deliver!
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