Shopping (Retail Therapy)

Well, if you think shopping in the States is different, wait until you see what Scottsdale has to offer.

Fashion Square.

The Southwest's Largest and Most Distinctive Shopping Destination.

One of the nation's premier shopping centers, Scottsdale Fashion Square is home to over 220 renowned retailers including Dillard's, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Robinsons-May and 50 stores located nowhere else in Arizona. In addition, we offer a variety of unparalleled customer services to enhance your shopping experience.

Arizona Center.

This shopping and entertainment complex is located in the center of downtown Phoenix and offers open-air shopping and entertainment, as well as plenty of spots for outdoor dining.

Arizona Farmers Market.

Featuring organic produce, eggs, honey, and handcrafts, this market is open Wednesdays, October through June, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Located at Patriots Square Park, Central Avenue at Washington Street.

Borgata.

This shopping area is known for high fashion, art galleries, jewelry and its outdoor bistros. Borgata is set in cobbled paths, its design following that of the Italian town of San Gimignano. Scottsdale Road south of Lincoln Drive.

Old Scottsdale.

A popular place for leisurely strolling and shopping. Old Scottsdale features Native American crafts, Western wear, art galleries and boutiques. This area also has a mission church and old red schoolhouse. On Thursday evenings, enjoy the Art Walk from 7-9 p.m. Scottsdale Road, mostly south of Indian School Road.

Desert Ridge

Desert Ridge Marketplace in Scottsdale has become one of the hot new destinations for Valley residents, but not just for shopping.

Its village like ambience and its unusual features are attracting people from throughout the Valley.

People go to the marketplace, at Tatum Boulevard and Loop 101, to enjoy the outdoors, to take in free entertainment and the atmosphere and to play - without feeling the need to drop a bundle of money.

Marketplace visitors can.

Take a journey along the meandering concrete walk under misters that turn the late evening into a surreal experience.

Sit among trees and tropical plants growing in brightly colored pots the size of baby elephants.

Run through an interactive water fountain during the summer and sit beside a crackling fire during the winter.

Eat at one of 30 restaurants, renew friendships over coffee, listen to live music and scale a 25-foot-high rock wall.

Every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. is Family Day, with cookie decorating, face painting, a petting zoo and music for children ages 3 to 7.

Events that cater to all ages are scheduled throughout each month. Every Thursday through Saturday evening The District Main Stage and the AMC fountain host live entertainment. While children dance to the music on stage, a couple of hundred bystanders often stop to listen and applaud.

Paradise Valley

Anchored by Macy's, Dillard's, Robinsons - May, Sears, and JCPenney, Paradise Valley Mall has over 160 specialty stores and restaurants.

Shop at stores like Banana Republic, Ann Taylor, Brookstone, Talbot's, Abercrombie & Fitch, American Eagle Outfitters, and the entire Gap collection, featuring Gap Kids, Baby Gap, Gap and Gap Body.....or just relax by the indoor stream in the newly remodeled food court or at the "Recipe for a Healthy Me" children's playground.

Paradise Valley Mall's recent remodel updated not only the food court but added a beautifully landscaped outdoor patio.

Another new amenity added is known as the "Arizona Rooms," which are comfortably furnished, carpeted seating areas generously scattered throughout the mall to give customers frequent and convenient opportunities to rest, relax, then continue shopping!