Mildred and Dildred is the perfect place to find the perfect toy. Locally owned since its opening in 2007, this shop emphasizes the importance of imaginative play, and the goods they sell are not only fun to play with but will keep any child's imagination very busy. Kids will just love spending time here looking for their new favorite toy, while you'll appreciate the high quality products and excellent customer service. Events like storytime are constantly occurring here as well.
MAST is a beautiful boutique that has sold unique accessories and home goods since they opened in 2009. The three founders of the shop, artists Mellow Dawn Lund, Sofie Albertsen Gelb and Tasha Bundy, have created most of the goods in the shop, and what they haven't created they have carefully chosen to put of their shelves. Leather goods like purses and stunning handmade jewelry are just some of the items that are sold here and make fantastic gifts.
Situated in the funky but hip environment of Fourth Avenue, this bookstore specializes in books by and for women, inspired by the tradition of the ancient Greek heroine who lent her name to the establishment. Feminist essays, women's studies and lesbian material are represented along with the works of the famous women writers of all ages and nationalities. Recently, the store has expanded to include cards, calendars, jewelry and gifts; but books are still at the core of the business.
Visit Pop-Cycle to find goods that are truly unique. That is because this shop sells goods made by local designers and artists that have been created by recycled and repurposed materials. Part secondhand shop and part gift shop, the staff here handpicks all of the items on the shelves, meaning that there is no junk that you have to sort through to get to the good stuff. The inventory constantly changes, meaning you never know what you might find when you visit.
Mercado San Agustin is located in the burgeoning Menlo Park neighborhood in downtown Tucson. This recently built structure houses about a dozen different shops and restaurants, all of them very unique and cool. For a unique handmade gift visit MAST, for some wine and cheese visit Blu, and for quality skin care products visit Estudio Piel. If you are hungry, head to La Estrella Bakery for some tasty baked goods.
Arguably Tucson's most beautiful shopping environment, St. Philip's Plaza is home to fashion stores and innovative restaurants as well as art galleries in an upscale setting inspired by Mexican-style tiles and fountains, surrounded by lush landscaping. Other offerings include a salon and day spa and an all-suites hotel. The plaza is also noted for the Sunday morning farmers' market and Saturday night jazz concerts at the courtyard.
If you go shopping in the recently designed Joesler Village at the corner of Campbell and River Roads, you can be sure that all the products offered in any store are high-end both in terms of quality and price. This little boutique is no exception. Clique's women's sportswear features all the good names in international fashion design. Although somewhat pricey, you'll get what you pay for, which is high quality and design.
Do you need your company's logo printed on a batch of t-shirts to be distributed at a corporate event? Would you like your favorite movie star's photo to decorate your denim jacket? This shop, located in the colorful and artsy university neighborhood, can do it for you. Make your own design, or have the staff help you with some ideas for an effective image. Custom screen-printing is available for businesses, clubs, churches, schools and for you.
Owner Tom Philabaum is renowned as one of America's best glass artists, with exhibits throughout the US, Mexico and Europe, and his gallery, Philabaum Glass, reflects his position in the art world, exhibiting more than 100 nationally and internationally celebrated artists. Apart from wandering around and appreciating the exhibits, you can view glassblowing at his studio and learn about the history of the studio glass movement. This place is open from Tuesday to Saturday at 10am.
As all art lovers know, a beautiful painting becomes even more beautiful when enhanced with a proper frame. You can be sure to get expert advice on framing at Mo's Gallery & Fine Framing, whether you purchased your painting from here or brought your own. Tucson artist Mo spends considerable time scouting for promising artists both in the U.S. and Europe making sure his gallery features a good mix of Southwest, traditional and contemporary art.
If you are looking for authentic Native American crafts or other Southwest souvenirs, Morning Star Traders is the place to go. Since they started their business in 1972, Morning Star Traders have established a reputation for selling only high quality Southeastern Indian Art. They are especially proud of their collection of old Native jewelry and Navajo rugs and a wide variety of indigenous pottery. Contemporary Native American jewelry is also available.