The downtown Phoenix shopping scene is getting a little cooler in 2011 with the official opening of Mercantile this Saturday.
Shauna Thibault's storefront on Central Avenue between Roosevelt and McKinley streets started years ago as a small, sign-free salon and studio space.
Recently, the spot had a bit of a face-lift and added a vintage line, Hailey's Handmedowns, and some cool furniture from Christoph Kaiser of Workbench. Now it has new name, even more merchandise, and a sign.
Read more about Mercantile after the jump.
With its transformation nearly complete, the former "speak easy" salon is kicking off its official opening this Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m. with refreshments from Green and a host of new merchandise: Calendars and stationery from Seesaw, adorable country-ish soy candles from Thelittlecup, cute illustrated pins from Delicious Doodles and jewelry from Lux Revival.
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And the selection will continue to expand. "We are getting some new furniture [soon]" explains Thibault about their growing catalog of wares.
The first 50 customers to the event Saturday will receive gift bags.
Mercantile is located at 828 N. Central Avenue in Phoenix between Roosevelt and McKinley streets. Visit the store Monday through Saturday from noon to 7 p.m. and every First Friday from noon to 10 p.m. The grand opening party is at the store from 6 to 9 p.m.