Ladies, you now have options for women’s quality custom garments in Phoenix.

How frustrated were you the last time you shopped for clothing?  Have you often thought, “If only I could have a portion of my wardrobe made just for me, designed specifically for my body and lifestyle.  Not everyone is a perfect size four or six.”

Q. Contrary, a modern woman’s atelier providing custom clothing made to fit your way of life and body type is the solution.  We design the most flattering clothing for women of all ages, shapes and sizes including petite, plus, curvy or athletic, and we never compromise quality over style.  We promise to improve your image, help you look your best and feel comfortable in your clothes.

Schedule a personal fitting at our Phoenix boutique, and Mary will work with you to design uniquely customized clothing including suits, jackets, skirts, shirts, and dresses.  She partners with some of the best domestic and European fabric mills and will work within your budget, always striving to provide outstanding value at a fair price. Give us a try.  Our devotion to style, fit, quality and service will make your life easier.



Our seamless process makes it simple for the most discriminating modern woman to experience the world of custom tailoring.

The Q. Contrary experience begins with your first consultation at our store.  Mary, an experienced designer, will take the time to get to know you and your personal style, as well as your preferred color palette.  The service she provides is much more than just making a custom garment. She will educate and guide you through every step of the fitting and fabrication selection process.  

As a concierge for your wardrobe, Mary wants to know how you like your clothes to fit, what fit issues you may have and the purpose of the clothing she is designing for you.  Whatever the occasion, a new suit that helps to communicate your executive presence at the office, a casual stylish jacket to pair with jeans or just a few shirts, Mary’s goal is to help you improve your image, look your best and be comfortable.  She will take 15-20 measurements, have you try on some “fit” garments and take a few photos. Future appointments can be at her boutique, or she will come to your home or office to accommodate your schedule.

All the design elements that go into making a custom garment can be overwhelming, but with Q. Contrary, you will have Mary’s keen eye, design expertise and warm personal touch from start to finish.  From selection of the buttons on a shirt, to the design of the collar on a jacket, to the decision to have simple patch pockets versus pockets with flaps, Mary will be able to guide you in making the right decisions.  She’s not only a seasoned designer, she’s an image consultant and stylist that can help you look your best.  

The last step in the process occurs when your garment is ready.  We schedule a final fitting to ensure that you are fully satisfied with the end product.


Call or email to schedule your personal fitting and design a garment that is unique to you.

Women’s Pricing Guide

Women’s Custom Suits $1000 – $6000

Women’s Custom Jackets $850 – $5000

Women’s Custom Skirts $350 – $2000

Women’s Custom Slacks $350 – $2000

Women’s Custom Shirts $175 – $500

Time Frame: 5-7 Weeks


Meghan Alfonso


“I am so happy to have met Mary via Instagram. She came over to my house to create a custom shirt for my husband and as soon as I saw the process and how many options and colors I could choose from I immediately wanted my own shirt. Mary is so knowledgeable and has all the latest swatches and colors that I can’t wait to make another shirt soon!”

Here Is What More 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