Everything you need to know about moving to Phoenix Arizona.

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Phoenix Shopping

Bursting with color and alive with life, Arizona’s shopping scene is known for variety and vibrancy. Phoenix is a  splendid combination of old and new, traditional and cutting edge. Whether it’s an afternoon of leisurely shopping or venturing out for a weekend of finding the best bargains, take advantage of the wide array of delights to be found in Phoenix.

Antique Gatherings

3601 East Indian School Road
Phoenix, AZ 85018
602-956-8203

Several antique dealers have gathered under one roof to display their antiques and collectibles at this tasteful showplace of times gone by.

 

Arizona Center

455 N. 3rd St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004
602-340-9772
www.arizonacenter.com

The Arizona Center is an open-air market of beautiful gardens and retail stores set in the heart of downtown Phoenix. Located within easy walking distance of all major downtown attractions, the Arizona Center’s four acres feature shopping, dining and entertainment options. Enjoy shopping at more than 30 stores, stroll along beautifully landscaped gardens and waterways, dine al fresco at a café or catch a quick bite to eat at a fast food establishment, or even catch a movie at the 24 screen, stadium seating AMC Movie Complex.

 

Biltmore Fashion Park

24th Street and Camelback Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85016
602-955-8400
www.shopbiltmore.com

Lush and luxurious, Biltmore Fashion Park features one-of-a-kind shops amid the Old World elegance of striking storefronts, fountains and outdoor cafes. The Biltmore’s enchanting gardens make for a perfect place to meet and catch up with friends before beginning a relaxing afternoon of shopping. Major anchor stores are Macy’s, Gucci, and Saks Fifth Avenue, in addition to more than sixty stores and boutiques.

 

Brass Armadillo Antique Mall

12419 North 28th Dr.
Phoenix, AZ 85029
602-942-0030
www.brassarmadillo.com

This antique mall features 39,000 square feet devoted solely to the collections of more than 600 antique dealers. Whether shopping or simply browsing, visitors to the Brass Armadillo will be amazed by the wide variety of goods featured here, ranging from furniture to toys, glassware to fine china, vintage jewelry and clothing to sports cards and memorabilia.

 

Camelback Colonnade

18th Street and Camelback Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85016
602-274-7642

The Colonnade is one of Phoenix’s oldest open-air shopping centers and has a loyal following of shoppers who remember coming here as children. Old Navy, Best Buy and Famous Footwear are featured stores here in addition to other stores featuring music, appliances, computers and more.

 

Cofco Chinese Cultural Center

668 North 44th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85008
602-273-7268
www.phxchinatown.com

The Cofco Chinese Cultural Center offers a feast for the eyes with Chinese gardens, replicas of pagodas and beautiful landscaping, not to mention shopping delights such as traditional and difficult-to-find-anywhere-else Asian foods, gifts and a variety of western and traditional Chinese style clothing.

 

Desert Sky Mall

75th Ave. and Thomas Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85033
623-245-1400
www.desertskymall.com

Two courts featuring huge skylights give a light, airy atmosphere to this community mall located near the popular Cricket Pavilion. Department stores include Dillard’s and Sears as well as smaller stores, as well as a movie theater.

 

Metrocenter

Interstate 17 between Dunlap and Peoria Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85021
602-997-2641
www.metrocentermall.com

Built in 1971, the Metrocenter has gone through several makeovers through the years to keep pace with current shopping trends. Today, with more than two million square feet of shopping space housing more than 200 shops, a food court and three departments stores, the Metrocenter is one of the largest shopping centers in the Valley of the Sun.

 

Outlets at Anthem

I-17 at Anthem Way
Phoenix, AZ 85086
623-465-9500
www.outletsatanthem.com

Enjoy bargain hunting at this outlet mall featuring more than 90 stores and only 30 minutes from downtown Phoenix. Designer stores include Ann Taylor, Polo Ralph Lauren, Bose Factory Store, and more. A food court and playground allows everyone to take a well-deserved break before picking up the pace once more.

 

Town and Country Shopping Center

Camelback Corridor at 20th
and Camelback
Phoenix, AZ 85016
602-955-6850
www.townandcountryshops.com

A charming, open air Southwestern styled market invites exploration at the Town and Country Shopping Center, located in the hart of the Camelback Corridor. More than 50 shops ranging from small and eclectic shops and mom and pop cafes to larger retailers and restaurants are set amidst courtyards and fountains.

 

East Valley / Arizona Mills Mall

5000 Arizona Mills Circle
Tempe, AZ 85282
480-491-7300
www.arizonamills.com

Arizona Mills is the state’s largest value and entertainment megamall, with more than 175 retail store and restaurants plotted out in a circular pattern and accessible with easy to walk on wooden floors. With outlet stores, theaters and events, the mall is designed around a two-thirds mile long racetrack. Anchor stores include Neiman Marcus and Off 5th-Saks Fifth Avenue.

 

Superstition Springs Center

U.S. 69 and Power Road
Mesa, AZ 85206
480-832-0212
www.superstitionspringscenter.com

One of the largest regional shopping centers in the East Valley, Superstition Springs Center features more than 150 stores and assorted restaurants in its 1.3 million square feet of space. Anchor stores include Dillard’s, J.C. Penney, Macy’s and Sears. The mall also features an eight screen Super Saver Cinema. A beautiful carousel with thirty hand-carved horses, a botanical garden and an amphitheater seating 1,500 for concerts and programs are also available. Children visiting the center love to wander through the Play Canyon and the Mining Camp

 

Fiesta Mall

Superstition Freeway and Alma School Rd
Mesa, AZ 85202
480-833-4121

With plenty of variety to suit any shopper’s needs, Fiesta Mall features more than 135 specialty stores arranged on two floors and with a food court and children’s play area. Anchor stores include Macy’s, Dillard’s and Sears.

 

Mill Avenue / Downtown Tempe

Tempe, AZ 85281
480-967-4877
www.downtowntempe.com

Galleries, craft shops, boutiques, and jewelry stores flourish along Mill Avenue in downtown Tempe, with its historic buildings and restaurants. College students from Arizona State University make Mill Avenue come alive on the weekends.

 

Southeast Valley / Chandler Fashion Center

Chandler Boulevard and Loop 101
Chandler, AZ 85226
480-812-8488
www.chandlermall.com

One of the newest kids on the block, Chandler Fashion Center is spread over 320 acres, and features more than 180 shops and restaurants. Anchor stores include Nordstrom, Dillard’s and Macy’s, as well as small, eclectic boutiques. More than 50 restaurants and cafes give ample dining choices, while the 20 screen theater makes for great “dinner and a movie” entertainment.

 

SanTan Village

Williams Field Rd and Loop 202
Gilbert, AZ 85295
480-282-9500
www.shopsantanvillage.com..

Fresh and alive, SanTan Village is one of the newest shopping centers in the area, with 130 shops that include Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Macy’s, The Apple Store and Old Navy. Children should enjoy an outdoor stage with a flower mosaic pop-up water fountain and an interactive play area.

 

Northeast Valley / The Borgata

Lincoln Dr. and Scottsdale Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85253
602-953-6311
www.borgata.com

The 30 stores of this posh shopping paradise are all nestled within a replica of a 14th century Italian village. Choose from upscale children’s clothiers, jewelry store and high-end boutiques featuring the latest fashions, visit art galleries or dine at one of the Borgata’s exquisite restaurants.

 

Kierland Commons

1520 South Kierland Blvd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
480-348-1577
www.kierlandcommons.com

With a broad plaza and natural colored stone, Kierland Commons has been designed to look like the typical Main Street found in a traditional small town, but actually is quite forward thinking. This mixed-use development is the first urban village center built in the greater Phoenix area, featuring retail and restaurant spaces, as well as office developments.

 

Fifth Avenue / Downtown Scottsdale

Scottsdale, AZ 85251
www.downtownscottsdale.com

Also known as Old Town Scottsdale, Fifth Avenue is celebrated by both tourists and locals for its unique galleries selling artwork by Southwestern artists as well as its many boutiques and shops featuring goods and crafts that cannot be found anywhere else. Fifth Avenue actually includes much more than its namesake street – it also extends along Marshall Way, Stetson Drive, Third Avenue, Sixth Avenue and Craftmans Court. An open-air shopping area featuring a Southwestern-style garden is enchanting, with shaded walkways and lush landscaping. Plan to spend some time viewing outdoor sculptures, browsing through art galleries, checking out the menus of the different fine restaurants and leisurely exploring Fifth Avenue shops.

 

Scottsdale Pavilions

Pima and Indian Bend Roads
Scottsdale, AZ 85250
www.scottsdalepavilions.com

Operated on land owned by the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, a portion of store revenues goes to the tribe. The open air mall features a Target, as well as smaller retail stores and several restaurants. Entertainment options include catching a movie or a visit to Fiddlesticks Family Fun Park, located next to the mall.

 

El Pedregal

34505 North Scottsdale Rd
Scottsdale, Arizona 85266
480-488-1072
www.elpedregal.com

El Pedregal is a shopping center nestled in among the rugged foothills of the Sonoran Desert. This colorful, two level retail center resembling an adobe village features upscale galleries, boutiques, restaurants and shops filled with artisan treasures, apparel, jewelry and more. The natural beauty of the area is enhanced with the addition of a courtyard, waterfalls, fountains and pools. A 300-seat amphitheater and the Heard Museum are also located here.

 

The Promenade

16427 N. Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
480-385-2820

Dubbed “The Gateway to Scottsdale,” The Promenade has become one of the Valley’s busiest shopping centers. The center’s one million square feet of space features specialty retailers, restaurants, and nationally recognized brands including the state’s first Great Indoors, Fox Sports Grill, Maggiano’s Little Italy, Benihana and Nordstrom Rack. Visitors to The Promenade will also find a 125-foot spire designed by world famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright at the intersection of Scottsdale Road and Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd.

 

West Valley / Arrowhead Towne Center

Bell Rd and 75th Ave.
Glendale, AZ 85308
623-979-7720
www.arrowheadtowncenter.com

This comfortable and upscale shopping center serves the Northwest Valley with 170 top retailers and eateries, and features major anchor stores such as Macy’s, JC Penney, Sears, and more. Restaurants and a food court, the AMC 14 movie theatre and the close location to the Peoria Sports Complex provide dining and entertainment options.

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