Whether it is a secret thrill or you are right out there in the open with your love of shopping, a visit to Scottsdale will take your shopping adventures to new heights of wonderful! Everyone loves to shop for souvenirs during vacations, but the quality of the shops and the sheer number of establishments waiting to awe you with the treasures they sell inside may be slightly overwhelming, so we at I Love Scottsdale have created this guide that will make you love Scottsdale shopping.
Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall, 7014 E Camelback Road
We live in a world in which malls are slowly fading from the horizon—we even lost one of our East Valley favorites recently, Fiesta Mall in Mesa, torn down to leave the land open for newer businesses—but for everyone who says malls are dated and old fashioned, all we at I Love Scottsdale can say in retort is to visit Scottsdale Fashion Square and see how wrong you are! Offering the high-end stores that the superstars love to shop at, including Tiffany’s, Louboutin, and Armani, this two-million-square-foot superstructure will require more than a day to explore thoroughly, so be sure to wear your comfortable shoes and hold back on wearing your new Louboutin shoes out of the store.
The Shops on 5th Avenue
The downtown Scottsdale shopping area is alive with restaurants, nightclubs, and charming shops and boutiques that represent the spirit of our Western town, and some of our Scottsdale havens may even offer the opportunity for guests to walk to the stores that are their favorite. Also known as Old Town, you will know you have reached the epicenter of shopper’s heaven when you arrive at the Bronze Horse Fountain created by sculptor Bob Parks. There are a lot of businesses crammed into this small area, so we will just mention some of our favorites below; don’t worry about missing something, as you will walk by almost all of them easily!
White Hawk Gallery, 7114 E 5th Avenue
As with most vacation destinations, art is big, and the local artists that create for the White Hawk Gallery will tempt you, even as the size of the larger sculpted pieces will make you regret that you live so far away. There’s no way they will fit in your luggage, but the jewelry pieces will fit just fine!
The Estate, 7121 E 5th Avenue
Speaking of jewelry, this fine shop, the Estate, sells and buys glittery pieces from all over the world and has created a space that literally shines brighter than all the others! If you’re looking for a souvenir that is one of a kind, the Estate should be your first stop on your parade to Scottsdale shops.
Carmen on 5th, 7126 E 5th Avenue, Suite A
The next few shops we mention will be cozy little boutiques, selling chic clothing and accessories, home goods, and a variety of other items you won’t be able to pass by when you see them sitting on shelves. Carmen stands out, selling baby clothes and local art as well as everything else we mentioned here, and is surprisingly affordable as well!
Vintage by Misty, 7046 E 5th Avenue
Vintage by Misty sells much of what we have already talked about, but because the items are previously loved, you can expect to get some great deals on vintage luxury clothing, shoes, and even jewelry. Their online presence offers a peek at some of their merch and the brand names they offer include the best of the best, including Dior, Chanel, and Balenciaga.
Roxanne’s Couture, 7079 E 5th Avenue
The last boutique we are going to tantalize you with, Roxanne’s Couture, provides a glimpse into how the other half lives, offering designer clothing you will NEED to have in your closet! Planning a wedding? This shop is a bridal store first, offering elegance for every female member of your bridal party.
Scottsdale Trading Post, 7078 E 5th Avenue
Looking for a souvenir or a gift for your plant waterer back home? Scottsdale Trading Post features the gifts that represent the spirit of our Western town.
So Many More!
Offering pet salons, restaurants, even our renowned Sugar Bowl, an ice cream parlor that has been an integral part of the Scottsdale landscape for many decades, the Old Town part of Scottsdale is going to offer the best shopping in Scottsdale experiences that can be had in the Valley of the Sun! And because our I Love Scottsdale vacation sanctuaries are located near the best stores, you will never have far to go when the shops close and your feet start to tell you there was too much walking being done. Store your treasures in the large closets our properties provide until it is time to pack them up for your return to reality. Reserve your favorite escape from I Love Scottsdale today!