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 Gatherings3601 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 Center455 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 Park24th 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 Mall12419 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 Colonnade18th 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 Center668 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 Mall75th 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.
MetrocenterInterstate 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 AnthemI-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 CenterCamelback 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 Mall5000 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 CenterU.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 MallSuperstition 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 TempeTempe, 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 CenterChandler 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 VillageWilliams 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 BorgataLincoln 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 Commons1520 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 ScottsdaleScottsdale, 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 PavilionsPima 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 Pedregal34505 North Scottsdale Rd Scottsdale, Arizona 85266
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 Promenade16427 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 CenterBell 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.