You’re leaving Phoenix with a suntan and camera roll full of saguaros – now here’s where to get the souvenirs to match. These boutiques and stores offer locally-made shirts, gifts and other Phoenix-style goods you can’t find anywhere else.
You can shop plenty of stylish wardrobe pieces at Frances, but the store's staple is local goodies. Scoop up Jar of Buttons pin-back designs, quirky air planters from Two Trees Botanicals, cool tees from Arizona-based Hello Apparel, State Forty Eight shirts and anything imaginable shaped or printed with a cactus.
10 W Camelback Road, Phoenix 85013
State Forty Eight apparel at Frances Vintage. Photo via Facebook
Art with intention is the driving principle of Practical Art’s lineup of crafts. Artists turn local beer labels into journal bindings, desert flora into sustainable soap bars, and reclaimed metal into saguaro statues. It’s a great place to pick up the rugged wearables of designer Alex Ozers, artist Gennaro Garcia’s Hecho a Mano plates and this pair of awesome die-cut wood earrings (we challenge you to find a cooler official city logo than ours).
5070 N Central Ave, Phoenix 85012
Gifts from Practical Art. Photo via Facebook
Score some Phoenix fashion finds at Bunky Boutique, a little shop tucked inside neighboring Giant Coffee. It’s the exclusive source for AZ Love-branded shirts, sweaters and hats. In addition to in-house apparel, you’ll also find other cute gifts and homegoods inspired by the desert, from wood saguaro keychains to coaster sets.
1437 N. 1st St., Phoenix 85004
AZ Love tee from Bunky Boutique. Photo via Facebook
The downtown Roosevelt Row Arts District houses a community of artisans, and at MADE Art Boutique, an actual converted corner home showcases an inventory of art, jewelry, cards and locally-crafted gifts. Snag wooden art, handmade jewelry, and a selection of Phoenix tees and more gear from Twenty6 Designs.
922 N. 5th Street, Phoenix 85004
Twenty6 Designs Phoenix shirts from MADE Art Boutique. Photo via Facebook
The eclectic home of late Italian architect and artist Paolo Soleri is now open for tours and is still home to foundries making Soleri's famous bells, which are available for purchase. In addition to the hand-crafted bells, Cosanti sells planters, ceramic tiles, a line of jewelry inspired by Soleri's sculptures and more.
6433 E Doubletree Ranch Rd, Paradise Valley 85253
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The shelves of Sibley’s West are inspired by what the owners found absent from some other traditional Phoenix gift stores: Good-looking gifts from local craftsmen. They skip the overseas souvenirs in favor of arts and crafts, food items such as salsas, hot sauce, prickly pear sweets, and apparel produced in the state. Shop a selection of State Forty Eight tees, or decorate the tree with hand-painted beauties from Southwest Ornaments.
72 S. San Marcos Place, Chandler 85225
Southwest Ornaments from Sibley's West
While not a brick-and-mortar store, this weekly Saturday farmer’s market in the heart of downtown is your best bet to fill up a basket of locally-made food products. The open-air setup touts everything from beef to bouquets to tamales and more on-the-spot eats, but you can also grab local aromatherapy products, jewelry and pottery, succulents and other crafts to take home.
721 N Central Avenue (Central and McKinley), Phoenix 85004
Shopping at the Phoenix Public Market. Photo via Facebook