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Rubymint General – Phoenix, AZ
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Local Nomad- Phoenix, AZ
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Woznow – Designer Discount Shopping at Your Fingertips

Rubymint General – Phoenix, AZ

Rubymint General, Phoenix AZ, shop local, local boutique

 

Rubymint General, Phoenix AZ, shop local, local boutique

Nestled on the outskirts of Phoenix’s historic Coronado neighborhood is Rubymint¬†General– a small boutique that is full of clothing, jewelry, accessories, gifts, and the cutest pet goodies. The shop is still somewhat new to the scene, as co-owners Kat and Kui recently had the grand opening celebration on December 18th, 2016. Kui is more of a fashionista, crafty type of gal- who had also had a passion for opening her own boutique. Kat- on the other hand, is more small business savvy, and is passionate about creating opportunity, and improving and investing in their neighborhood. When Kat learned about Kui’s amazing goal, she thought it was a great opportunity for them to join forces and see what they could come up with.

Rubymint General, Phoenix AZ, shop local, local boutique

 

Rubymint General, Phoenix AZ, shop local, local boutique

Kat also co-owns Smooth Brew, which recently turned two this past May 19th. She wanted to build a fun, customer-focused coffee shop to add to their neighborhood and occupy a building that had been vacant for years. Since it’s right next door, be sure to stop by for a latte or food item before or after shopping at Rubymint General.

Rubymint General, Phoenix AZ, shop local, local boutique

The girls enlist the help of several local artisans, whose products fill the shelves. Here is just a handful of the artists: The Tiny Farmer, 11th Monk3y, April Howland, Bunny Blanky, Redheart Jewelry, Harold’s, John’s Premium Tonic, Knife & Garment, Lafayette Avenue Ceramics, Love and Solder, Bohemia Creations, Crystal Ammunition, Nelson Woodshop, Black Tie Market, Prickly Pear Shop, Regrain¬†Studio, Rye Jewelry, Shiela and Me, SKINS Organics, Silver Lining Goods, A Tattered Heart Studio, plus goods under the Rubymint General label.

Rubymint General, Phoenix AZ, shop local, local boutique

 

Rubymint General, Phoenix AZ, shop local, local boutique

 

Rubymint General, Phoenix AZ, shop local, local boutique

 

Rubymint General, Phoenix AZ, shop local, local boutique

 

Rubymint General, Phoenix AZ, shop local, local boutique

 

Rubymint General, Phoenix AZ, shop local, local boutique

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Rubymint General, Phoenix AZ, shop local, local boutique

 

Rubymint General, Phoenix AZ, shop local, local boutique

 

Rubymint General, Phoenix AZ, shop local, local boutique

 

Rubymint General, Phoenix AZ, shop local, local boutique

 

Rubymint General, Phoenix AZ, shop local, local boutique

 

Rubymint General, Phoenix AZ, shop local, local boutique

 

Rubymint General, Phoenix AZ, shop local, local boutique

 

Rubymint General, Phoenix AZ, shop local, local boutique

Rubymint General is located at:

1441 E. McDowell Rd. Unit 2

Phoenix, AZ 85006

PH: (602)595- 8505

Email: info@rubymintgeneral.com

Local Nomad- Phoenix, AZ

Local Nomad, shop local, Phoenix AZ

Local Nomad, Uptown Plaza, Phoenix AZ

Local Nomad, Uptown Plaza, Phoenix AZ

Local Nomad is tucked away amongst a small plethora of shops in Phoenix’s Uptown Plaza. It recently opened late last year, and was founded by Lauren Danuser. Lauren had dreamt of one day owning her own boutique that offered a variety of unique, handmade goods from all over the world. It wasn’t until 2015, while on a European vacation with her husband, that she really gained her true inspiration while perusing local small boutiques in Paris, Copenhagen, and Berlin.

Local Nomad Shop, Uptown Plaza, Phoenix AZ

After leaving her job in corporate retail, Lauren decided to take the plunge and make her dream into a reality. How she came up with the name-¬†Local Nomad, was also clever…”The name Local Nomad came to me in the shower one day – I tend to come up with most of my creative ideas in the shower! The name is an oxymoron but it stuck because it aligned perfectly with my concept – locally made goods from different cities around the world. There are so many talented makers and it’s been so amazing connected with these people and supporting fellow entrepreneurs through the process, ” Danuser explained.

If you look closely at the cash wrap’s design, you can make out the outline of what I think is Camelback Mountain…but that’s just what I personally see. I also think that the mirrors also mimic a mountain shape, which is totally appropriate; seeing as we live in a mountainous state.

Local Nomad, Uptown Plaza, Phoenix AZ

Local Nomad, Uptown Plaza, Phoenix AZ

When the shop opened, I knew I had to check it out. The exterior and interior have a modern, yet raw edginess, in terms of decor. “I worked with my architects on the design and we decided to go with birch plywood for the storefront and fixtures which gives the store a warm, inviting feel. We also decided to include geometric elements in the shop – in the fixtures/shelves, ceiling design and cash wrap. The cash wrap was really fun to conjure up. I had a vision of having little cacti sitting in shelves within the cash wrap and voila!” Lauren was referring to her architects-¬†Mihir Bavishi and¬†Oscar Lopez¬†.

Local Nomad Shop, Uptown Plaza, Phoenix AZ

Local Nomad Shop, Uptown Plaza, Phoenix AZ

Local Nomad Shop, Uptown Plaza, Phoenix AZ

Local Nomad Shop, Uptown Plaza, Phoenix AZ

Local Nomad Shop, Uptown Plaza, Phoenix AZ

The shop specializes in products for unique gifting, as well as apparel and accessories for men, women, and children. “Some of my favorite brands we carry are Gopi Shah Ceramics– handmade in San Francisco, Compartes Chocolate from Los Angeles, Ali Golden– an indie clothing line out of Oakland CA, and Wary Meyers candles which are handmade by a husband and wife team in Maine,” Lauren said.

Local Nomad Shop, Uptown Plaza, Phoenix AZ

Local Nomad Shop, Uptown Plaza, Phoenix AZ

Local Nomad Shop, Uptown Plaza, Phoenix AZ

Local Nomad Shop, Uptown Plaza, Phoenix AZ

Local Nomad Shop, Uptown Plaza, Phoenix AZ

Local Nomad Shop, Uptown Plaza, Phoenix AZ

Shop Location: 100 E Camelback Rd #168, Phoenix, AZ 85012

Shop Hours:

Monday – Thursday: 10-7
Friday & Saturday: 10-8
Sunday: 11-6
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Woznow – Designer Discount Shopping at Your Fingertips

Woznow, designer discount shopping, shopping

Woznow is the UK’s leading e-commerce source for discount shopping, from clothing¬†and home goods, to technology and furniture. Shop from over 200 stores, based in the UK and US, and find products (ranging from everyday to designer) at discounted rates.

Woznow, designer discount shopping, shopping

 

 

Woznow, designer discount shopping, shopping

These are just a couple examples of 3/4 sleeve womens tops and shelving/storage that are on sale on Woznow. The best part is- you can shop from the convenience of your computer, anywhere and anytime.

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** I was compensated for this post, however, all opinions are my own. These screenshots were used with permission by Woznow. 

 

 

 

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