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.
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.
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.
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.
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 the North Scottsdale/Airpark area, Kierland Commons is a posh, outdoor shopping district with many brand names as well as local stores. Some of the anchor stores include Apple, H&M, West Elm, Pottery Barn and Urban Outfitters while stores like Oils & Olives and Press Coffee Roasters offer local flavor. Overall a nice place to visit, where shoppers can spend the entire day due to the amount of shops and dining options.
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.
Along 7th Street in Central Phoenix, this little red and white wooden shack sells some of the best homemade sausages in this part of town. Inside, the shop sells everything from Bratwurst and Bangers to Portuguese style Linguiça and French Andouille. In fact, the shop has more than 60 different varieties of sausage. For the health conscious, Schreiner's uses only the best ingredients and it sells low-fat turkey and chicken options as well.
In the Melrose District of Phoenix, you can find the largest conglomeration of antique stores in the entire city. At Rust & Roses, the owners find inspiration in salvaged and refurbished items, so you are sure to find furniture, bath accessories, home furnishings and many more things with a vintage, kitschy flavor. Rust & Roses also has one-of-a-kind items, stationery, paper goods, garden and outdoor products as well. Overall, it's one of the stores you should visit while shopping in the Melrose District.
Since 1976, Bizarre Guitar & Drum has been the go-to spot for musical instruments and equipment for an innumerable amount of Phoenicians. The proprietors provide all of the main brands like Yamaha, Gibson, Gretsch, Zildjian and many others, something which makes the store a veritable one-stop-shop for drummers and guitarists. Another reason to visit is that the prices are eminently reasonable and the staff is always friendly and knowledgeable.
Whether you are looking for that esoteric Game of Thrones Dunny or the cuddly, plush Tusken Raider and Bantha from Star Wars, the good men and women working at Arizona Collectors Marketplace will help you find it. On the shelves, you'll find old-school lunch boxes, retro board games, throwback figurines and many other toys from yesteryear, however the store always carries the latest action figures and comics. The marketplace is quite large, where aisle-upon-aisle and every nook and cranny is filled with some kind of imaginary wonder.