Phoenix is serious about shopping
Greater Phoenix can claim some of the best shopping in the Southwest. Sprawling fashion centers. Charming vintage shops. Designer stores. Hipster boutiques. Bargain outlets. Museum gift shops. Maybe you can't buy happiness, but Greater Phoenix sure makes it fun to try.
Shop all your favorite designers
The biggest and most dazzling shopping center is Scottsdale Fashion Square which has the favorite stores you recognize combined with top designer shops including Jimmy Choo, Ted Baker and Carolina Herrara, while Nordstrom’s, Barney’s New York and Nieman Marcus fulfill the luxury experience. Fashion Square is also adjacent to Scottsdale Waterfront, which hosts more shops and popular restaurants in an outdoor space.
Phoenix's outdoor shopping venues let you stroll through beautiful park-like settings while visiting the shops. Kierland Commons on the Phoenix/Scottsdale border is home to popular shops, but many people go to enjoy ice cream and watch the dancing fountains. Eating at The Green House is highly recommended, or at Zinc Bistro (with cuisine by local chef extraordinaire, Matt Carter), both at Kierland. Biltmore Fashion Park and Desert Ridge Marketplace are also outdoor spaces that both have shops and notable restaurants amid courtyards and lawns.
Shop like a local
If you want that one-of-a-kind piece from one-of-a-kind store, then our local Phoenix boutiques won’t disappoint. Find local designers, vintage treats and hand-picked items from notable lines at some of the clothing boutiques like Bunky Boutique, lollyPOP Vintage and frances. If you’re looking for a special piece for your home, Willows Home & Garden, The French Bee and Paris Envy will offer you lots of retail therapy.
We asked local fashion designer Angela Johnson for her favorite shops and things to do around Phoenix, and her advice is worth taking:
The new Phoenix Premium Outlets is filled with designer retailers, each offering savings of 25 to 65 percent every day. Among the more than 40 brands you’ll find here are Armani, Banana Republic, BCBG, DNKY, Hugo Boss, Ralph Lauren and Saks Fifth Avenue.