Cosanti features handcrafted wind-bells and sculptures by artist Paolo Soleri. Ceramic, blended from Arizona clay, stoneware and water, form pieces that are cast-molded from a slip, hand carved with designs and finally kiln fired. Bronze bells have also been produced since 1959, using a sand-casting method. Purchase of any of these unusual and beautiful pieces helps support the resident artist. The building, an architectural wonder in itself, is a designated Arizona Historic Site making it a must visit attraction in Scottsdale.
Power shop at this exclusive destination mall. If you are looking for something specific, you will most certainly find it amongst the 225 retailers and food vendors here. The concierge desk offers personalized friendly service. Mall anchors Neiman Marcus, Dillard's and Nordstrom ensure an unparalleled shopping experience. Dine at the fabulous Kona Grill or, if you prefer, try Z Tejas Grill which offers a casual, Southwestern menu.
Dress like a millionaire but spend a tiny fraction of what they do at this high-quality recycled fashion center. One hundred percent cashmere sweaters, knee-high leather boots, and gleaming gold jewelry are just a taste of the treasures within. Indulge your senses with silk lingerie or sleek, velvet cocktail dresses. All items sold at High Society Resale Boutique are priced at rates lower than retail. The shop features a section on fine home decor as well with dishes, tableware, silver and crystal from some of the finest homes in the valley.
Gilbert Ortega's fine silver jewelry glitters in the hot Arizona sun. Turquoise and silver jewelry, kachinas and sand paintings are among the items included in this sprawling facility in Scottsdale. Being such a huge place, it attracts a lot of tourists visiting the city. If you have any particular item of jewelry on your mind, chances are you will find it here. Although the prices are a bit steep, all the native American pieces are original and also make nice souvenirs.
Since 1974, Changing Hands has been providing the Phoenix Metro area with as many books as they could cram into their space. Having grown from the original store's 500 square feet, today's store is over 15,000 square feet of books, greeting cards and even a cafe/bar. The store also hosts events like book signings, readings and all kinds of other community events.
Frances has been one of Phoenix's favorite boutiques for years, having won the "best of" award several times since 2006. This fabulous little store carries all kinds of precious things, from jewelry and home decor to great fashion pieces. The boutique uses alot of its shelf space to stock goods from local artists and designers, so you can always know what you've selected is truly unique and not just off the rack of some big box store. A shopping trip to Frances is truly a unique experience, and thanks to the helpful and passionate staff, a personalized one as well!
From its humble beginnings as an accordion store in Post-war America, Milano Music has since then provided countless local musicians with quality instruments and equipment. No matter what instrument you play, the professionals here will help you, whether you are a beginner or professional. There are so many different instruments in the store, the percussion, keys, woodwinds and guitar departments all have something interesting. A veritable one-stop shop for everything music related, hopefully the store remains for another seven decades.
This little toy and collectible shop on Main Street brings some of the coolest, not to mention nostalgic, toys and comics to the denizens of Mesa. The shop not only sells comics and toys, but you can also find all kinds of books, posters, and games. All of your favorite superhero characters are here, from Marvel and DC legends to more underground icons, and the friendly staff will happily help you discover new favorite characters. Moreover, Gotham City Comics hosts events from time to time, so be sure to check the calendar for book signings, toy releases, and other happenings.
Book Gallery is a local book- store situated in the city of Mesa. They have a great collection of books from various genres. These include science, technology, fiction, travel, hobbies, geography and local country reads. The prices are fair enough and the stock of books keeps refreshing at proper time intervals. Thus, you can find a great variety of old as well as new books.
One of the last vestiges of the record collector in the Phoenix metro area, this store still sells and stocks a large amount of vinyl. All genres are available, from punk and reggae to hip-hop and classical, whatever your tastes, Asylum will have something in the style you like. In addition to records, you can still find CD's, posters, books and music paraphernalia. Asylum also has in-store events, where some of the biggest names in music have stopped by to chat on the blue couch, famous bands like GWAR, The Misfits, Saint Vitus and many more.
With more than 100 vendors, the Antique Plaza is a veritable one-stop-shop when looking for all things vintage, refurbished or antique in downtown Mesa. The plaza features selling from consignment, which works to the buyer's advantage because oftentimes you can haggle with individual sellers. From knick-knacks, retro art and clothing to records, glassware and furniture, a stop inside the Antique Plaza is well worth it.
Lulubell's is a place where visitors can get all kinds of cool designer toys that are made for both adults and children. Located in downtown Mesa, this shop has some of the wildest toys available in town, from imported rare Japanese vinyl manga dolls to designer plush ones, each item has its own style. In addition to toys, Lulubell also stocks books, gifts, posters, gallery art and you can even design your own custom-made toys.