Old Town Scottsdale, Arizona is known for many things: Expensive resorts and golf courses, art galleries, cowboys- and shopping. Lots of shopping; whether it’s window, retail or boutique! This historic downtown promises a little of this and that ranging from clothing and jewelry to home goods and souvenirs- all with a southwestern flair.
In this post, you will find some of the best spots to check out. So, grab a shopping tote (or two) and prepare to shop till you drop.
Malls and Markets
Find all of the brand names and restaurant chains you already know and love, plus some exclusively Arizona-based retailers here at Scottsdale’s mall.
This charming outdoor shopping section is a must-see for visitors for several reasons: It’s a fantastic place for a walk, and there’s a variety of places to shop and eat.
Selfie Spot: 5th Avenue is home to the city’s most photographed Arabian horse fountain created by sculptor Bob Parks. So, find the spot, get out your camera and pose for a selfie.
This family-friendly market is closed during Summer, but open for business any other time of the year. Get the freshest produce, bread, jams, meats, and cheeses from local farmer’s.
Ask for a Seasonal Favorite: Like the Apple Cider!
Are you searching for Arizona themed souvenirs? Look no further than this eclectic shop. You can expect a range of things from moccasins and cowboy boots to Native American jewelry and pottery, to a unique selection of art, clothing, children’s books, postcards, knick-knacks, and much, much more.
Boutiques and Handcrafted
Here, you will find beautiful, authentic Native American jewelry, crafts, and pottery. They also make repairs as well.
Old Town Gypsy is a newer addition to Old Town Scottsdale. The owner felt her hometown could use a little bit of funky/hip fashion, and set out to spruce it up. What better way than bohemian? It’s light, comfortable, chic and flirty.
Need more? For an assortment of more women’s clothing, jewelry, accessories, and home goods, look for these shops: Leela’s Market, Gold House Golden Bear Scottsdale, and Alis Living Lifestyle Boutique.
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Enjoy some casual Italian and a glass of wine at EVO.
For the best slice of New York style pizza in the area, look up Grimaldis.
Have your friends meet you at the Sip Coffee & Beer House for a social drink.
Stop in The Mission Old Town, for chips, dip, fresh Latin food and a lively atmosphere.
Share a bowl of Bandera‘s banana cream pie with someone ( or keep it all for yourself. No judgment here!)
For a fancier evening out, make reservations at the Citizen Public House for beautifully plated food, grilled to perfection and excellent customer service.
Sweets and more:
This local favorite is a family owned and operated toy/candy shop where adults and children are sure to get lost in the aisles. Exactly like the name says, their bins and baskets are filled to the brim with candy and toys, from retro sweets and glass soda bottles to more modern items. No one will leave this place empty-handed.
Need a gourmet gift basket for someone? Or maybe just yourself? Here you can find an assortment of dried fruits, nuts, craft beer and wine.
Must-try: Ask to sample their Arizona-grown Medjool dates, and then order a date milkshake for the road.
This sweet shop and bakery offer traditional American treats with southwestern inspired ingredients. Choose from mesquite chocolate chip cookies, caramel corn, house made fruit-rolls up and more.
Happy shopping, travelers! So many good places to choose from. Maybe start with the desserts and work your way up. If you visit one of the places we mentioned, let us know in the comments. We’d love to hear about it.