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This new complex of “mix-and-mingle-style” shops and restaurants along the Arizona Canal brought an ambitious concept to Scottsdale: a chain-free, walkable “urban village.” SouthBridge’s retail shops, collectively known as The Mix (5th Ave. and Stetson Dr., downtown, www.themixshops.com), blend into a dozen interconnected boutiques that neatly fall into four concepts: Nest (home furnishings), Live (fashion), Cherish and Treasure (beauty and treats), and Play (sporting goods and memorabilia). You’ll find unique fashions and quintessential Scottsdale looks, like Ed Hardy hoodies, Affliction t-shirts, studded handbags, and Betsy Johnson creations.
The Mix’s Elan (480/941-5575, 10 a.m.–8 p.m. Mon.–Sat., noon–5 p.m. Sun.) specializes in new designers from around the world, offering summer dresses, trendy jeans, and an in-house jewelry line.
For the fashionable little one, Garage: A Body Shop & Filling Station (480/556-6900, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Mon.–Wed., 10 a.m.–8 p.m. Thurs.–Sat., noon–5 p.m. Sun.) mixes rock-and-roll style with high-end designers like Little Marc by Marc Jacobs and Sonia Rykiel. Kids will want to pull up a seat to the Candy and Cupcake Bar.
Nestldown (480/941-5599, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Mon.–Wed., 10 a.m.–8 p.m. Thurs.–Sat., noon–5 p.m. Sun.) stocks luxury European linens, which can be monogrammed, as well as bath accessories, baby items, and garden products.
See where the little dogs that ride in designer handbags go to get pampered at Oh My Dog! Boutique + Spa (480/874-1200, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Mon.–Sat.). Pick up an organic treat or a couple of sweaters from lines such as Ruff Ruff Couture and Little Lilly (yes, that’s Paris Hilton’s “dog couture” line). OMD’s spa has a glass window that allows pet owners to watch their furry babies get deep conditioning massages and custom hairstyles.
© Jeff Ficker from Moon Phoenix, Scottsdale & Sedona, 1st edition