When you think of Arizona, you may think of mountains, desert, cowboys and horses, and the ever-present sun shining cheerfully down from the sky. But do you ever think of shopping expeditions? Of spending your days sifting through treasures of silver, cartloads of classy clothing, or being awed by antiques and artwork? If not, we urge you to think again and start planning your shopping extravaganza in the great city of Scottsdale. Our Scottsdale Shopping guide has list of the best shopping spots in town, check them out!
Kactus Jock, 7229 East Main Street
No vacation would be complete without a stop for souvenirs, and while you can always find a good selection of such at the airport gift shops, a stop in Kactus Jock’s will show you what you have been missing! Offering everything from metal sculptures to Arizona-themed Christmas ornaments to extra spicy hot sauce, this shop is the only stop you will need to make when purchasing souvenirs for your family back home.
Antique Trove, 2020 North Scottsdale Road
Spending a few quiet hours exploring treasures from the past is one of our favorite treats, and Antique Trove is one of our favorite spots in which to do so. Offering a sophisticated mix of southwestern antiques, eastern surprises, and the occasional Mantique booth (antiques geared to the men in your life), you’ll be surprised at how quickly time passes as you load up your arms with trinkets, treasures, and treats that will serve as mementoes of the good times you had in Scottsdale!
Gilbert Ortega Native American Galleries, 7155 East 5th Avenue
Old town Scottsdale offers a large selection of shops and boutiques guaranteed to keep your credit cards hot, and Gilbert Ortega’s Native American Galleries has been a local tradition for decades. Featuring the finest of Native American Art, paintings, pottery, jewelry, and clothing, this is the place to visit when you want a true example of the best of Scottsdale’s shopping.
The Poisoned Pen, 4014 North Goldwater Boulevard
While no one appreciates the internet more than a vacation property rental company, there are times when we miss the old days, especially when it comes to reading. The Poisoned Pen, however, allows us to step back in time and relive the glory days of the book; this independent bookseller is homes to shelves filled with books old and new. Offering book signings and book clubs, it’s step into the new millennium keeps it fresh with podcasts and a web store for when you return home to your life of eBooks and internet.
After Your Scottsdale Shopping Day Imagine This…
Returning home to the cool air-conditioned comfort of your Parsons Villas vacation escape with your bags of treasures, you slip into your most comfy jammies, pour yourself a glass of wine, and sink onto the colorful and plush sofa with a REAL book by your favorite author. The hours fly by as you escape into the fiction that excites you and the comfort of our charming condo. You can read all night if you wish; there’s no alarm clock to tell you to get out of bed and get to work. Our homes are designed to make you wish you could stay forever. Choose Parsons Villas and discover the wonders of a Scottsdale vacation!