Popular Canadian Fashion Brand Garage Makes Market Debut at Scottsdale Fashion Square
Clothing store Garage opened its first Arizona store in Scottsdale Fashion Square to much fanfare. The new 4,066-square-foot Garage store is located on the upper level of Scottsdale Fashion Square, adjacent to the Nordstrom wing.

Garage offers clothing for young women. The brand shines a spotlight on denim, everyday essentials, and ’gram-worthy trends made to inspire confidence. Created in Montreal, Garage’s mission is to empower young women to be confident, authentic, and unapologetic in their own style, using fashion as a fun way to celebrate life. garageclothing.com.

Arizona Boardwalk Welcomes New Bath and Body Boutique
The Soap Bubble, a bath and body store offering an array of colorful and fragrant soap creations made from high quality, natural ingredients is now open.

The Soap Bubble also features everything one desires to create relaxing moments in the bath including handcrafted candles and drizzle melts, headbands and hair accessories, children’s bath toys, bathroom décor, and a men’s line of soap products. The DIY Salt Bar allows customers to create their own signature scent. Located on the lower level of the Arizona Boardwalk entertainment destination, steps away from anchor attractions OdySea Aquarium and Butterfly Wonderland. azboardwalk.com.

Register for the United Diversity Business Summit
Attendees will discover innovative tools to unite and ignite businesses growth opportunities through diversification and inclusion initiatives. This second annual event takes place 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Wed., Sept. 14, at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. 2nd St. It features keynote speakers, breakout sessions, networking opportunities and resources for the business community. Thinkzilla Consulting Group and the city are presenting the event.

Scottsdale Philharmonic Hires Full-Time, World Class Conductor
The Scottsdale Philharmonic hired a full-time, world-class conductor, Maestro Dmitry Polyakov, to open its 11th season on Sun., Oct. 9.

“We are so lucky and privileged that Dmitry has decided to accept the position and become our Principal Conductor as we begin our newest vision of seeing the Scottsdale Philharmonic become a major symphony in Arizona,” says Joy Partridge, president and co-founder of the Scottsdale Philharmonic.

“Every great symphony must first start with a great conductor,” Partridge says. “Dmitry amazed both our musicians and audience as a visiting guest conductor with his brilliant talent and masterful skills as he conducted our spring concerts. He received numerous standing ovations and tremendous enthusiastic applause from our audience. It was an exciting moment for all of us who were there.
Maestro Polyakov lives with his wife and two small children in Scottsdale. “We expect that he will become a prominent and valuable figure in our community,” Partridge adds.

All concerts in the 2022-23 season will be held at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Musical selections to be played at the Oct. 9 concert are listed on the website, scottsdalephilharmonic.com.

Sephora Opens in Airpark Kohl’s
Sephora debuted a new store inside the Kohl’s at 8680 E. Raintree Dr. The new Sephora location replaces Kohl’s previous beauty selection and is located just inside the front center of the store. Featuring around 8,500 products from 125 prestige beauty brands including skincare, haircare, and fragrance, the location offers what shoppers have come to expect from Sephora.

Sephora at Kohl’s is also adding six new prestige beauty brands to its assortment, Murad, Clarins, Jack Black, Living Proof, Versace, and Voluspa will be joining some of the most recognizable and coveted beauty brands available at Sephora at Kohl’s, such as Rare Beauty, NARS, Charlotte Tillsbury, Giorgio Armani, Kiehl’s, and Clinique.

“You’re seeing the exact same experience that you would enjoy in any other Sephora environment,” says Jean-Andre Rougeot, Sephora CEO of Americas in an interview with CNBC.

“Beauty is a big industry, so there’s room for lots of players” Michelle Gass, CEO of Kohl’s told CNBC in an interview. “That being said, Sephora is the best. I mean, look at the shop: 2,500 square feet, no detail has been spared … this is bringing premium beauty to the millions of Americans who haven’t had the access, the convenience.”