Shops are listed in alphabetical order not ranked. Its quaint shops are full of great gift fodder: Whatever your fancy, this collective of artisanal treats offers functional pieces and just-got-to-have-it charm. Customers are surrounded by stunning collections of both vintage and contemporary jewelry made by tribes in the region in this mainstay of the Tucson jewelry scene.
Try on anything from dramatic squash blossom necklaces and turquoise silver cuffs, to beautifully detailed buckles and bolo ties. An extensive collection of kachinas, pottery, fetishes, baskets and other decorative Southwestern items line the store and all lovingly reflect the native world surrounding Tucson. Avenida del Convento , you should. In one stop, you can nibble on Mexican pastries, slurp a snow cone, and browse interesting shops and eateries.
Explore MAST first, to see the keen eye the shop owners have for stylish home and wardrobe picks and essentials. A mod sampler from this mold-breaking store might include a locally forged, iron bottle opener, a hand-painted scarf, small-scale botanicals and sublime embroidered and beaded clutches. Each piece is unique and influenced by trends in contemporary art.
These are above-the-ordinary items, many locally sourced: MAST is perfection without pretension. Artisan crafts by natives of the region are another shop hallmark and you can purchase music, pottery, textiles and beadwork as an emblem of your Tucson journey. Old Town Artisans Old Town Artisans The local and fair trade focus in the quaint shops surrounding a tranquil, Spanish-styled courtyard and restaurant will make you smile. Bright artwork adorns every single wall, including magnets, fake taxidermy animal heads and street signs.
Weave through clothing racks that are filled with vintage items, such as soft cotton skirts in delicate patterns that contrast and complement the button-down cowboy shirts, which are often embellished with leather, the next rack over. A favorite baby shower gift: Paseo del Norte experience, where three emporiums offer diverse options in an award-winning complex. The gift shop displays an exceptional collection of Southwest-inspired books, jewelry and pottery.
The lush desert landscaping of this acclaimed park provides ample shade for a charming shopping experience. They also specialize in interesting tin windups, and have a wonderful assortment of Japanese imports. Smaller surprises include objects of conversation, like vegetable candy in tins, Haikubes and tiny puzzles. The curious shopper will find quality and an irrepressible brand of kitsch in Yikes.
Because style is so individual, what matters most is to have shopping options that think outside the box for that special something. With more than arts-related groups and organizations in Tucson and dozens of galleries around Read More Shopping Looking to take something home to remember Tucson by? You're in luck because our city is full of unique shopping experiences, whether you're hoping capture Read More Tucson AZ.