Tribal Vibes


Around the desert, you can expect to pay a pretty penny for authentic turquoise jewelry, but a cool shop on Etsy offers up stunning cuffs, rings and necklaces for affordable prices. This $48 turquoise cuff is from ZamarutJewel on the crafting site and has the same vibe as the pricier findings around town.

The shop owner, favorited by more than 12,000 Etsy customers, sells vintage tribal and bohemian pieces from around the world, featuring stones from Afghanistan, Nepal, India and Pakistan. “Each piece of jewelry has a story, every stone tells a tale,” her site says. “The pieces come from various regions around the world.”


Bebe Finds New Life on

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Though Bebe, which once had a store in La Encantada, has closed (seems to be a Tucson trend of late…). The brand has found a new online hub on, and it’s really worth checking out!

Personally, I was always a bit leery to walk into the store when it was here because it seemed just a bit much, a little too in-your-face sexy. Plus, the Tucson store mostly carried smaller sizes. But, now that it’s online, Bebe has a better vibe.–which in itself, is an amazing site for unique clothing at a low price–carries some really pretty dresses by the brand, and most are less than $40. I have recently purchased a pink jumpsuit and a red, flowy dress — both of which fit well and didn’t make me feel like I was trying to be a teenager, grasping at my youth, trying to be something I’m not… get the gist.

Though the site still carries Bebe’s blingy, crystal studded clothing too, it’s definitely worth browsing through the dresses. There are some good finds!