Sherre’s is a true family affair with a 40 year history.
Proprietors and husband-and-wife-team Tom and Sherre Lucas worked in the fashion industry in Illinois before moving to Arizona and opening their first Sherre’s location at Lincoln Plaza in 1974. In 1976, the couple relocated the boutique to Scottsdale Fashion Square, which, at that time, was an outdoor mall. In the 1980s, the couple opened locations in Biltmore Fashion Park and The Borgata.
As their company expanded, so did their family. Tom and Sherre’s three now-grown children have all had an important impact on the growth and development of the Sherre’s fashion empire.
In the early 2000s, the company expanded to Tucson with a Sherre’s location along with a younger concept store, Parachute. Tom and Sherre’s eldest child Marc joined the family business in 1999 after working for Ralph Lauren in San Diego. He managed the Tucson stores as well as personnel at all five stores.
The couple’s middle child, Mandy, began working in the stores in the mid-1990s while she was in high school. She started out in the back room, receiving transfers and transporting clothes from store to store. She studied fashion merchandising at NAU, and then the family opened Mandy’s in Biltmore Fashion Park in February 2001. The store has since relocated to its current location at Hilton Village. Youngest child Molly worked at Mandy’s and Parachute while studying in school. In 2003, the Lucas family recognized the growth happening in the north Scottsdale/Carefree area, and they opened Sherre’s at The Summit with great response.
Through their growth and success, Sherre’s has remained a family business with an intimate, personal feel. They consider their sales associates, many of whom have been with the company for a number of years, and their clients to be part of their family as well. They form relationships with repeat customers, who receive notice of new arrivals and personal assistance with all their wardrobe needs. Sherre’s/Mandy’s clients are shown appreciation for their patronage with gift certificates on their birthdays as well as at the end of the year.
Sherre’s carries unique and fine fashions from local designers as well as in-demand national designers such as Michael Stars, Wildfox and Splendid. They proudly support American-made products and most of the merchandise they carry is made in the US.
The family travels to the New York, Los Angeles and Las Vegas markets to seek out new lines as well as novelty and unique styles. They choose merchandise based on quality, unique elements and the latest fashion trends. The Lucas family also considers their clients’ needs while selecting merchandise — they buy accordingly for their clients’ specific styles. The merchandise at Sherre’s/ Mandy’s is constantly rotating based on up-to-the-minute fashion trends as well as clients’ needs.
The Lucas family invites you to discover the personal atmosphere and one-of-a-kind shopping experience at Sherre’s.