Where to Shop in Scottsdale
Collected by Tommy Alexander , AFAR Staff
7106 E Main St, Scottsdale, AZ 85251, USA
Every Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m., downtown Scottsdale’s galleries host Scottsdale ArtWalk. It’s the country’s longest running event of its kind and is more like a casual open house with live artist demonstrations and free drinks and snacks....
Old Town Scottsdale, Scottsdale, AZ, USA
Who says nothing grows in the desert? Local flavor is fresh and on display Saturday mornings during cooler weather at the Old Town Scottsdale Farmers Market, where Arizona-grown oranges and peppers are sold alongside homemade tamales and...
6433 E Doubletree Ranch Rd, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253, USA
Italian-born architect, artist, philosopher, and ceramicist Paolo Soleri originally came to Arizona to study with Frank Lloyd Wright at Taliesin West. His legacy is seen all over Scottsdale, notably at the Soleri Bridge and Plaza in downtown,...
Civic Center Mall, Scottsdale, AZ 85251, USA
At first glance, the Scottsdale Culinary Festival seems like it’s more about the glitz than the food, but don’t let the swank fool you. Sure, there’s the Eat, Drink and Be Pretty party where it may be more about stilettos than spices, but this is...
3701 N Marshall Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85251, USA
As its name suggests, the Bespoke Inn is one of the more eccentric accommodations in downtown Scottsdale. This compact bed-and-breakfast, opened in 2013, has just 10 rooms. Each is decorated with homey, eclectic details that reflect the creativity...
15205 N Kierland Blvd Suite 150, Scottsdale, AZ 85254, USA
The Queen Creek Olive Mill is a local, sustainable farm that produces some of Arizona’s best olive oil. Oils & Olives by Queen Creek, situated in Kierland Commons, allows you to shop local when you visit the region. Sample...
15301 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85254, USA
6820 E Cave Creek Rd, Cave Creek, AZ 85331, USA
Outside Scottsdale, the little Western town of Cave Creek is full of kitsch. One shop in particular stands out. The Town Dump is a sprawling indoor/outdoor store devoted to eclectic curios of every kind. From antlers and Mexican glass to beads and...
7083 E 5th Ave, Scottsdale, AZ 85251, USA
Old Town Scottsdale, Scottsdale, AZ, USA
Downtown Scottsdale’s historic district has plenty to peruse. Shop for cowboy wares, authentic Native American artifacts, and handcrafted leather goods. People who are into Southwestern décor love Shades of the West, which was once Scottsdale’s...
4000 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251, USA
This little country store is perfect for kids – or adults who don’t want to grow up – with 80+ bins full of chocolates, gummies, and sour treats. There’s granola, trail mix and nuts, too. The old-fashioned favorites just keep coming with classic...
Kierland Commons, Phoenix, AZ 85254, USA
Across the street from Scottsdale Quarter is another outdoor mall called Kierland Commons, a Main Street-like promenade known for its high-end stores like 42 Saint, Harari, and Juicy Couture. If you’re not into the fancy-name brands, cruise...
3965 N Brown Ave, Scottsdale, AZ 85251, USA
There are a few trendy Western shops that have cropped up in recent years but if you want the real deal, there’s no better place than Saba’s Western Wear. The family-owned store has been around for more than 85 years and still has the best...
7014 E Camelback Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251, USA
7374 E 2nd St, Scottsdale, AZ 85251, USA
The museum's collection and calendar of exhibits is a little more daring than you might imagine, but the permanent installation of James Turrell's Knight Rise presents visitors with the biggest art jolt of all. The work, open to the public for...
Cattle Track Arts Compound, 6105 N Cattletrack Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85250, USA
Cattle Track is one of Scottsdale’s best-kept secrets. This clutch of 1930s adobe structures may be located in a typical residential neighborhood, but Cattle Track’s story as an artist colony is extraordinary. Fritz...
15257 N Scottsdale Rd #160, Scottsdale, AZ 85254, USA
Finding ways to keep kids and adults entertained at the same time can be a challenge on vacation. Make Meaning in the Scottsdale Quarter provides a bright and colorful space where young and old alike can get their hands dirty together, crafting up...
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