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!
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.
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.
If you're looking for a shop unlike any other you've ever seen, than you need Curious Nature. At this intriguing little store, you'll find all kinds of natural history specimens and items. Whether you're looking for mounted insects like colorful beetles and butterflies, animal skulls, turtle shells or crystals, you can find it at Curious Nature. For the extra curious, there are even wet specimens for sale like preserved centipedes and rattlesnakes in jars.
At Bunky Boutique you will find a fine selection of top designers and brands like So Charlotte, Splendid, Flying Tomato and Yogitoes. They also sell exquisitely created jewelry and gifts. Check them out and pick up a few goodies for loved ones.
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.
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.
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.