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!
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.
A world-class shopping experience in Arizona can be found at this mall near the Biltmore Resort. Setting this facility aside from the mundane, is the exquisite garden, which is useful as well as beautiful. The cobbled streets speckled with the green expanse makes this place a visual delight. Renowned names such as Neiman Marcus and Sak's Fifth Avenue are cornerstones of this center. Fine eating establishments include Christopher's Fermier Brasserie and the Cheesecake Factory. Do check website for detailed directory.
Desert Ridge Marketplace is a complete entertainment destination. You can head here to watch the latest movies, pick up the latest best-seller, or maybe just for a meal. Whatever it is you choose to do, you will have more than enough choices to keep you occupied for a long time. In addition, this district plays host to special events of all kinds, ranging from concerts to book-signings.
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.
CityScape, located in Downtown Phoenix, is an urban project that provides plenty of entertainment. From great restaurants like Blue Hound Kitchen and Fuego to a bowling alley and retail shops, CityScape encompasses everything an urban center should have, this includes a mixture of dining, shopping, business and nightlife. The Arrogant Butcher and The Breakfast Club are two other restaurants which merit attention and it is a good place to catch a show in the open space, from movies to live bands, this place has it all.
Located in downtown Phoenix, this park-like shopping center is close to many of the city's major sporting venues. A marketplace with class accurately describes the Center as more than 50 unique shops and restaurants fit every shopper's urge to splurge. At sundown, the place takes on the feel of a street party, Southwestern style. Catch a movie at the AMC theaters, shop at exclusive stores or grab a bite to eat at the number of restaurants serving different cuisines. They often have tables outside for dining al fresco in a comfortable, chic ambiance.
Jayne's Marketplace, this fun store is replete with fantastic representations of Southwestern paraphernalia. You will find unusual gift items, apparel, home accessories and even knick-knacks of every type imaginable. Wall decor, pottery, yard candleholders and picture frames are offered, all in fabulous color, style and flavor. If you are looking for a birthday gift or souvenir for someone special, you will no doubt find the perfect choice. Brightly lit and casual, you will find yourself at home in no time and in no hurry to leave. If you're looking for lunch, try Sam's Cafe.
This open air marketplace is truly a Phoenix gem. A program from the non-profit organization, Community Food Connections, the market strives to create a community gathering place where the denizens of Phoenix can find locally made products, produce and artisan food. Open rain or shine, patrons will find a bounty of seasonal produce, baked goods, vegan alternatives, gourmet jams and jellies, artisanal cheeses, homemade dog treats, fresh tortillas made from scratch and so much more! Visit on a Friday, when the local food trucks come out in droves.
The French Cock Boutique & Oddities is a unique feature on the downtown Phoenix shopping front, with a quirky inventory to match. On entering one wouldn't know where to start with myriad collectibles and curios on display. Peruse their collection of handicrafts, knick-knacks, ceramics, garden art, antiques and one-of-a-kind finds. Take home something as decor for your living room or a gift or souvenir.
This butcher shop located in downtown Phoenix serves all grass-fed beef and farm range pork at reasonable prices. Here, guests can find everything, from knuckles and oxtail to trotters (pig's feet) and jowls, almost no part of the animals is wasted. In addition to cuts of meat, the shop also has sausage, ham and bacon, all made with local ingredients that never use any sugars, sweeteners, or unnecessary preservatives.