Best Bets for Southwestern Souvenirs
Collected by Kate Donnelly, AFAR Local Expert
Santa Fe's art ranges widely from contemporary work to traditional Native American crafts, handwoven rugs, and Spanish folk art. Pick up a silver belt buckle, one-of-a-kind cowboy boots, turquoise jewelry, and other fun Americana.
2820 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87507, USA
Certainly one could get lost in Jackalope, a big ole' sprawling complex of international folk art, pottery, furniture, rugs, fountains, and thousands upon thousands of souvenirs and tchotchkes from Asia and Latin America. Despite the tourists and...
202 E Palace Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501, USA
This newly opened store, a pared-down collection of Scott Corey's large Santa Fe Vintage (on the outskirts of town), is "the" place to shop for amazing vintage pieces like flannels, jean jackets, gold-rimmed aviators and African indigo Mali cloth...
53 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87501, USA
Located on the historic Plaza, this venerable well-curated mainstay gallery-shop (est. 1984) run by Navajo trader Jed Foutz showcases historic and contemporary Native American wares, including an impressive selection of colorful,...
120 Don Gaspar Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501, USA
Just off the Plaza on Don Gaspar Avenue, there's a treasure trove of rotating gifts from kitschy trinkets to toys, bumper stickers, and tees made by local artists. There's also folk art, lovely nightlights made from recycled tin, and most...
662 Canyon Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87501, USA
Just outside the historic La Fonda Hotel, John Rippel U.S.A. has been open for 45 years, and it gets no more Southwestern than his handcrafted sterling silver belt buckles, jewelry (in the textbook variety of rings, earrings, bracelets) dressed in...
15 Flea Market Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87506, USA
For over 20 years, this large open-air market only 7 miles north of Santa Fe showcases a variety of local artisans, importers and designers hawking their wares. As all flea markets go, it's a hit or miss operation sifting from a selection of...
320 Aztec St, Santa Fe, NM 87501, USA
A massive Western emporium and vintage store which houses an array of cowboy boots and skirts, pottery, and vintage Indian and Mexican jewelry and secondhand consignments of books, clothes and costume pieces. Certainly nothing is cheap here but...
58 E San Francisco St, Santa Fe, NM 87501, USA
This is one of those general store spots to quickly nab a cheap T-shirt (in the vein of cute coyote print) or a variety of postcards, shot glasses, and dream catchers. Located in the city's Plaza, the place is old, creaky, and certainly has novel....
704 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM 87505, USA
Part of Museum Hill, the Wheelwright, founded in 1937 by Mary Cabot Wheelwright, is a small private museum with a stellar collection of pottery, sculpture, baskets, weavings, and historic and contemporary works by Native American artists. The...
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