Mary Zarob is a New York-trained designer and stylist, who helps men and women find clothes that fit properly and make them look their best. Mary knows that style is a personal expression, and she works to cultivate this for every client.  She helps men and women develop a personal style that is unique and distinctive. While it is easy to go to a store and buy exactly what is on the mannequin, that look doesn’t work for everyone.

Mary helps educate her clients on what compliments their body type, what colors accentuate their features, and how to build a wardrobe that allows you to conveniently pull a look put together.

Mary’s career in fashion began 15 years ago studying men’s design at the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC.  While living in New York, fashion consumed and inspired her constantly. Whether she was designing at Calvin Klein Jeans or Macy’s, the color, fabrics, textures, patterns, designs and prints all played crucial roles in the creation of that specific garment. Every aspect of great, distinctive style came together harmoniously.


Q. Contrary is dedicated to helping men and women find their style.  Mary gets to know her clients, their lifestyles, careers, hobbies, etc and helps them build a wardrobe that they enjoy wearing every day.  Whether it’s a business wardrobe for an important meeting for presenting deals to investors or a laid-back wardrobe to wear out with friends, Mary takes the time to get to know your needs.  Q. Contrary offers bespoke as well as custom-made suits, jackets, shirts, and slacks. Appointments are made at your home or office and you select the fabric, fit, pockets, collars, buttons, etc.  All the details of the garment. Mary will guide you through the process of picking all the elements and designing a garment that is one of a kind.

Besides designing one of a kind outfits, Q. Contrary offers image consulting, personal shopping and alterations.  Many times what you have in your closet just needs a facelift and fresh pair of eyes on explaining how to put outfits together, where to wear certain garments or altering your clothing.  Shopping your closet is the best place to start and build on what you have. Let Q. Contrary be your resource for your wardrobe and help you make the right first impression.


This passion for personalized style is now available to clients throughout Arizona.  As a personal shopper, Mary has traveled the world to study international fashion and bring a well-rounded approach to her clientele.  Time spent in amazing cities like London, Paris, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Chicago fed her desire to find unique, modern, and classic pieces.  Living in Phoenix today, she is focused on bringing knowledge from all these experiences to the men and women she works with, expressly to develop and enhance their unique and personal style.  Whether this means upgrading their entire wardrobe, finding a few signature pieces, or incorporating seasonal trends, Mary’s clients leave feeling confident.

Q. Contrary offers the latest trends and fabrics as well as timeless pieces every man and woman should have in their wardrobe.  Q. Contrary is committed to the design and production of the highest quality well fitted tailored suits and shirts. Mary offers the premium fabrics from Scabal and Gladson Ltd and her garments are carefully crafted from 2 of the best factories in America.  To truly present your best self, you must look and feel your best.

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Here Is What Q. Contrary Clients Are Saying!

“Mary exuded professionalism, creativity, and the extra mile. Coordinating suits for all the groomsmen in the party is never easy, particularly when there are different shapes, personalities, and, of course, budgets! Her kind demeanor and passion for style came through immediately, making our experience wonderful. I look forward to working with Mary again for my day to day needs.”

David Martens, Principal at Marwest Enterprise

“She is the best. Have Mary help with your business or casual wardrobe. You will be glad you did. (It’s not really like shopping!)”

Jay Thorne, Assistant Vice President Media Relations at ASU

“I have been buying clothes from Mary for about 5 years now and wish I would have met her years ago. She does a great job picking out patterns, styles and clothes for me. Every time I wear something made by Mary, people always ask if I have lost weight.”

Bo Calbert , Retired President of McCarthy Southwest

“I enjoy working with Mary. She has a great eye for fashion and always helps me pick great fabrics and patterns for my custom shirts. I’m super busy and appreciate that she meets me at my office and I don’t have to go to the mall. The quality of the shirts is top of the line and I enjoy wearing them.”

Michael Lieb, President Michael Lieb, Ltd.

“Feeling good and looking good are tied intrinsically. Q. Contrary and Mary Zarob have helped me to do both, with her wardrobe advice, custom made shirts and her superpowers to tell you exactly the look for any event.”

Ben Smith, CEO BioXSkinCare

“I enjoyed my entire custom suit experience with Mary. She’s very knowledgeable regarding the latest fabrics and styles. Highly recommend!”

Ryan Sarbinoff, Vice President | Regional Manager - Marcus & Millichap

“I love my gym time but it doesn’t make it easy to find a great fitting suit. Buying off the rack was frustrating and time consuming and didn’t allow me the freedom to design the perfect look for myself. Mary solved this problem for me by helping craft a wardrobe of incredible style and workmanship that gathers compliments everywhere I go. Her patience, flair for design and wide variety of options made for a great experience!”

Rich Fox, Vice President of Growth and Development for Kepro


Monday | 10:00am – 6:00pm

Tuesday | 10:00am – 6:00pm

Wednesday | 10:00am – 6:00pm

Thursday | 10:00am – 6:00pm

Friday | 10:00am – 5:00pm


Saturday | 10:00am – 3:00pm

Sunday | Closed

After-hours available upon request