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Business Development Food, Restaurants & Dining Spotlight Travel, Shopping & Leisure Fara Illich October 26, 2010

November is a big, whopping, super-sized month in Downtown Phoenix. Whether you’re a CityScape watcher or just someone who eats and wears clothes (hopefully at the same time), here’s a juicy update. Three new clothing retailers and a groundbreaking restaurant are opening their doors at CityScape this month.
Check out the line-up, with projected opening dates:
urban_outfittersUrban Outfitters – Scheduled to open on Thursday, November 4th, Urban Outfitters started its retail life as “The Free People’s Store” in 1970 Philadelphia. It’s now part of a company that trades on NASDAQ, which would probably shock the store’s original shoppers. Chances are, you already know that Urban Outfitters is a great spot to find hip, vintage apparel and merchandise, along with luxury brands.
Charming Charlie – Keep your fingers crossed, Downtowners. Charming Charlie, a slice of nirvana for any woman who loves fashion accessories, is planning to open on November 4th, too. As someone who can’t resist earrings, bracelets, bags and belts, I’ve been waiting for this boutique to get up and running. Their items are incredibly affordable, ranging from about $5 to about $50, which simply means: we can all buy more.
Aaron-MayRepublic of Couture – Want to be sure no one else will be wearing your favorite threads?  Then this is your spot. Only 6 to 10 pieces per style are available in-store, so you’ll feel like you’re wearing one-of-a-kind clothes. Plus, the constant turnover means you’ll find something new every time you shop at R.O.C. This fashion-forward boutique offers women’s, children’s, and yes, men’s clothing.  Their eclectic mix of upscale brands includes Joe’s Jeans, True Religion, Ed Hardy, Hugo Boss and Sky. The scheduled opening date is November 4th.
Vitamin T – Foodies, start your engines. Chef-restaurateur Aaron May is opening an ode to Mexican street food, known as comidas corridas. Slated to open on November 12th, this small, authentic restaurant will offer street food basics like tacos, tamales and tortas with one big difference: May uses free-range chicken and grass-fed beef. Yum. Geared toward take-out, Vitamin T will feature an open kitchen, salsa bar and drink station. The joyous color palette is meant to echo the work of Luis Barragan, one of Mexico’s most notable architects.