‘Local’ Drives Boutique Retail Concept

by Mike Hunter

Celebrating the essence of Scottsdale’s Old Town in the historic building that was home to Saba’s Western Store for more than 60 years, The Merchantile of Scottsdale is a new 5,400-square-foot boutique marketplace featuring a curated mix of more than 40 merchants — all of which are locally owned, Metro Phoenix-based, independent businesses — that include clothing, accessories, home décor, bath and beauty products, art, and oneof- a-kind gifts. This retail startup concept allows small companies to share space and foot traffic in a bustling brick-and-mortar setting. “The vision behind The Merchantile’s co-retail concept is to help small, local businesses grow by offering a trendsetting destination retail space with an ever-changing mix of hip products cultivated by Arizona tastemakers and artisans,” says founder Kimberly Pak.

From beautifully handmade products by local artisans to designer vintage clothing, The Merchantile is home to a number of notable permanent shops that include Porter Home Decor, Truly Blessed Jewels, The Glamorous Nomad and Redemption Market. An onsite coffee shop and a co-working space augment the shopping destination.

Offering more variety will be numerous popups that will change almost daily, with even more on weekends than on weekdays. Ever-changing crafting events and hands-on instruction will reflect the seasons. And on weekends, music and food offerings will help create a farmers market vibe.

Aligning with global retail trends creatively adapting traditional to evolving market trends, The Merchantile of Scottsdale is a beautifully curated concept store where locals and visitors alike can gather, shop an array of high-quality goods, and meet the craftspeople, designers and artisans fueling the next generation of retail small business in Arizona. The Merchantile will also function as an event space by partnering with community organizations and brands looking to host public and private functions and branded pop-up events. The marketplace will be open yearround every day except Tuesday and major holidays.

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