Why Scottsdale is a Shopper's Paradise

By local contributor
JoAnne Zeterberg

Looking for the latest fashion trends, a memento of your Scottsdale trip or some fun gifts for friends back home? Check out these hotspots on Scottsdale’s shopping scene.

Start your treasure hunt in Old Town Scottsdale where stylish boutiques, one-off gift shops and jewelry stores line the streets. Historic Old Town is your go-to spot for authentic Native American jewelry and Western couture. The Arts District is home to dozens of outstanding galleries offering art in all genres and mediums. For vintage boutiques and one-off gift shops, head to the Fifth Avenue Shopping District. And for trendsetting boutiques and eclectic gifts, don’t miss the SouthBridge and Waterfront districts. 

Old Town also is home to the Southwest’s largest shopping destination, Scottsdale Fashion Square. We’re talking retail therapy on a grand scale with hundreds of upscale retailers including favorites like Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Tiffany & Co., H&M and Jimmy Choo. If all that shopping works up an appetite, Fashion Square offers a bustling food court and an impressive roster of stand-alone restaurants that combine to offer more than 40 choices for satisfying your hunger. 

A few miles north of Old Town, you’ll find two shopping destinations that are perfectly suited for Scottsdale’s sun-drenched lifestyle. Kierland Commons is home to dozens of specialty retailers, including Alex and Ani, Sundance and White House|Black Market. You can even check out the latest models at Tesla. Don’t forget to refuel at one of more than a dozen restaurants featuring everything from contemporary Latin and French cuisine to casual comfort food.

Across Scottsdale Road, you’ll find Scottsdale Quarter, a 28-acre shopping experience. Standout stores here include Elan Style, Forever 21, Kendra Scott, Lululemon, Athletica and West Elm. And when you’re ready to take a break from shopping, the Quarter boasts a wide range of dining and entertainment options, including local favorite Sol Cocina.

This is just the beginning of Scottsdale’s style scene. Check out a variety of other shopping hot spots for a diverse collection of retail stores, restaurants and entertainment.