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Scottsdale Shopper's Oasis

Even with so many other diversions to choose from, shopping still ranks at the top of activities visitors to Scottsdale look forward to indulging in, and who can blame them. Scottsdale is a shopper's paradise with a special flair for objects that echo the city's unique Southwestern heritage, with everything from one-of-a-kind tribal objects to the latest trends from noted designers. Here, no one need go away empty-handed.

Scottsdale downtown and its adjoining Main Street Arts and Antiques District wow everyone from bauble browser to serious collector with a vast array of galleries and collectible shops.
Extreme shoppers should head directly to the miles of styles available at the region's largest shopping destination, Scottsdale Fashion Square.

Heading north, the city also provides for a more intimate, themed shopping experience at The Borgata, an Old World-inspired collection of premium shops, and el Pedregal Festival Marketplace, with its unique finds such as the Heard Museum North gift shop and Native American collectibles. Following is a sampling of the rich array of opportunities that make Scottsdale a shopper's nirvana.

In Scottsdale, shopping has been refined to an art. This is evidenced not only by the exquisite, eclectic array of items to be had, but by the exciting ambiance of the shopping destinations themselves. Recreating the refined, rustic flavor of a medieval Italian village,

The Borgata is one such destination unto itself, featuring 50 boutiques, outdoor cafes and restaurants. Visitors are charmed by the "Old World" courtyard atmosphere.
Centrally-located Hilton Village offers a casual shopping experience with several “must see” stores including Mackie’s Parlour, featuring a whimsical collection of pet necessities and Essentials and More, offering one of a kind body products and gifts for men, women and children.

Fusing a Moroccan and Southwest aesthetic, el Pedregal Festival Marketplace is the perfect complement to Scottsdale's sun-drenched lifestyle. Here, unique shops, special events and The Heard Museum North, an expansion site of the world-renowned Heard Museum, draw visitors and locals alike.

A beautiful outdoor setting, not to mention a splendid array of specialty shops and restaurants, make the Shops at Gainey Village a coveted shopping experience. Boasting one-of-a-kind boutiques like Red Velvet, featuring new to the market designers of women’s apparel, and Bella Dimora, featuring home accents for bed, bath and kitchen, it is one of Scottsdale's premiere shopping addresses.

El Pedegral Marketplace
El Pedegral Marketplace



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