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Full of items like glass-dome scorpions, Mexican blankets, replica Native American artifacts, cacti and Dia de los Muertos statuettes, Southwestern Reflections is a fun and kitschy shop on 5th Avenue in Scottsdale. Family owned and operated, the souvenir shop is worth grabbing a few items at, especially for people who think they already have it all.
More than 30 years ago, Paul and Marnee Solon moved to Scottsdale from Chicago and decided to open a shop on downtown’s Fifth Avenue.
“We had a desire to move West and it was just the right time,” Marnee Solon said. “We chucked everything, loaded our kids in the car and here we were.”
The couple gradually made their way from Fifth Avenue to Old Town, where they now have two Southwestern shops, Scottsdale Southwest on Brown Avenue and Southwestern Reflections on First Avenue, and a warehouse that serves the two stores.