About Me


Hi, my name is Marci Marg!

My Story

After graduating in 1980 from the University of Maryland with a degree in Fashion Merchandising, I accepted a job with the now defunct Bullock’s Wilshire in Los Angeles. For those of you old enough to remember, Bullocks was an outstanding woman’s wear retailer. I trained directly under a woman who now runs Saks Fifth Avenue.

Having met my husband and moving back to my home town of Cleveland, Ohio in the early 80’s I spent the next two decades raising a family and quietly nursing my passion for fashion. In 2011 our family relocated to Scottsdale and I seized upon my opportunity to open the boutique I had always dreamed about. That Boutique is The Essential Boutique.

If you come to visit, you will find that we are a very unconventional store. We do not “push” clothes. I consider myself more of a stylist. I help people find and understand which types of clothes will best compliment them. Then I help them go about building a wardrobe.

The problem is that most people just buy clothes. They don’t think in terms of investing in pieces that will be the cornerstones of their wardrobe, pieces that are versatile and flexible. When approached properly our clients no longer find themselves in the position of lamenting, “I have a closetful of clothes, but nothing to wear.”

I found the Sympli line while I was living in Cleveland, and I fell in love. It is a line designed to compliment a woman’s figure and looks amazing no matter what your body type. As a matter of fact, I point to the fact that my mother who is 80, my sister who is 4’10″‘, my sister in law who is 5’8″ an I all wear the same Sympli styles. The fabric is lightweight, easy to care for, great to travel with and always looks great. I look forward to you stopping by so I share share with you what I have learned over four decades of paying attention to what helps women look their best!

Marci Marg, Owner

Located inside The Salon Boutique at Hayden & Mountain View

9689 N Hayden Rd
Scottsdale AZ 85258 US
9689 N Hayden Rd, Suite 39, Scottsdale, AZ
Welcome To The Essential Boutique