• Margrit's Musings

    August 2015

    Our Precious Earth

     

    Yes, we recycle…..yes, we repurpose…yes, we order only recycled bags and tissue paper for the store…. …, we even take shorter showers to save water….and yes, we could always do more, but it is a start.

     

    So with all that in mind, whenever possible, I try to continue that line of thinking for the items we purchase for inventory.  Whenever a designer pledges to share in the pursuit to keep help preserve our planet, we are right there trying to see if their work would fit into our store.  So it was with much interest I first heard of the Alter-Tex network.  I first read about it on the label from one of our favorite new lines from France, Létol,  the shawls and scarves made from organic cotton.  This company belongs to this network of small and medium sized French and European companies which is committed to promoting new fabrics which are ecofriendly and respectful of sustainable development.  These are woven, dyed and printed in European workshops.  The Oekotex dyes used are harmless and environment-friendly.  And besides all that…..the shawls are beautiful.

  • About ML Studio Designs

    Whether you are resident of Tucson, a new-comer, a visitor to the Sonoran Desert, or an Internet customer, the ML Studio Design Shops will inspire and satisfy even the most creative of souls and spirited of shoppers.

     

    With more than 30 years of retail experience and many additional years as a weaving design studio, we have been most fortunate to develop a long and positive relationship with our artists, designers, and customers. Through our personal contacts with our customers and individual designers, we have been able to create an atmosphere that is more than just another boutique/gallery. Our collections include items that are one of a kind, from US designers as well as creative designs by artists from all over the world.

     

    We carry timeless classics crafted by artisans and designers, all meticulously selected for today's woman. As you peruse photos, please recognize that we are more like a gallery that represents certain artists whose work is always changing, but by seeing samples of it, it gives the viewer a sense for what we are about. Specific items may no longer be available.

     

    Come in and let our capable staff dress you for any event, special occasion, or simply for your day-to-day adventures… From hand painted silks to casual denim, you will look and feel classic and timeless.

     

  • Limited Additions... a place to treat yourself

    4300 N. Campbell Avenue, Suite 20   (Map)

    Tucson, AZ 85718

    (520) 577-1356

    Monday – Saturday 10 am – 5:30 pm

    Sunday   10 am – 3 pm

     

    Limited Additions, our flagship store, opened in one of the Joesler Buildings at the "sleepy" corner of River and Campbell in the early 80s. Quickly outgrowing our space, St. Philips Plaza became our permanent home in 1986, and that is where you will still find us, although we have moved from our original location in the plaza.

     

    We have expanded from our original "Art to Wear"…to now include many collections from European as well as American designers. Margrit still travels all over the US to search for new artists among the talented exhibitors of the fine craft shows, and now includes travels to Paris and Berlin to fill that special niche of clothing that is current and yet transcends the trendy.....to become a way our customers can express their own personality rather than having their tastes dictated.

  • Finale... a place to treat your budget

    4300 N. Campbell Avenue, Suite 43

    Tucson, AZ 85718

    (520) 529-1960

    Monday – Saturday 10 am -5 pm

    Sunday     9 am-2 pm

     

    Finalé……….our boutique on a budget…………..the home for those special items that are a small assortment that remains after most of the collection sells out……..We can never predict what will be there from day to day, so frequent stops are a must to take advantage of the 40% or more discount that is offered on all items that find their way to this location.