A new boutique in Ahwatukee Foothills has a focus on local vendors and unique gifts.

Allison Altzman, owner of Adelaide Boutique, said she was tired of living life in the fast lane running a car racing school in California, but when she and her husband decided to move to Ahwatukee in June she still wanted to own her own business. A small boutique with the best local items she could find seemed like a good fit.

“I have this friend in Atlanta and she always gets me the greatest gifts,” she said. “She kind of inspired me. I loved getting things from her because what she gave me, you didn’t see everywhere. I liked that concept and I like being a part of the community. We sell a lot of local things and things from people I knew in California. I liked that theme. I wanted to give people a place to sell their items and buy unique gifts.”

The store has a focus on local products, like glasses and belt buckles made by local artists. There’s also some clothing and some consignment. The store also offers gift wrapping, so any items purchased can be wrapped in store and taken straight to the party.

“We wanted to put some ease into shopping,” Altzman said.

The store had a grand opening Dec. 14 and 15 and is now open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and closed Sundays. The store is located at 4910 E. Chandler Blvd., Suite 104. For more information, visit adelaideboutique.com.

• Contact writer: (480) 898-7914 or ahurtado@ahwatukee.com.

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