Because Arizona’s weather is warm and sunny almost year-round, the shopping scene is mostly outdoor shopping malls. Scottsdale is home to some of the best shopping in the state of Arizona and offers a wide variety of shops and malls throughout the city. The true essence of the American West comes to life in Old Town and throughout 5th Avenue and the Arts District, you can find local handmade art and jewellery.

    If you’re looking for popular name-brand retailers and restaurants, the many malls located all over the city give endless opportunities for retail therapy and delicious meals. Read on for our selection of the best malls and areas to go shopping in Scottsdale.


    The Promenade

    Outdoor mall with upscale dining and shopping

    • Shoppers

    The Promenade Scottsdale is a premier shopping mall with over 60 stores, restaurants and boutiques. Located at the corner of Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard and Scottsdale Road, this outdoor mall has a great mix of chic shops and famous chain restaurants. Familiar shopping brands include Nordstrom Rack, Michaels, Ulta, and Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH.

    If you’re looking for a bite to eat, there are many chain restaurants in all price ranges from Maggiano’s Little Italy and The Capital Grille to In-N-Out Burger and Blaze Pizza. Make sure to check out The Spire on your way out, a monument designed by Frank Lloyd Wright himself.

    Location: 16243 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85254, USA

    Open: Sunday–Friday from 10 am to 9 pm, Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm

    Phone: +1 480-385-2840


    Kierland Commons

    Open-air mall with designer shops

    • Shoppers

    Kierland Commons is an urban oasis that blends upscale shopping with delicious dining options. You can find this mall just north of downtown Scottsdale at the corner of N Scottsdale Road and E Greenway Road. Choose from over 70 high-end retail stores like Anthropologie, Michael Kors, Crate & Barrel, and Banana Republic.

    The mall is a great place to spend time outside, walking through tree-lined walkways among the boutiques and dining at one of the many restaurant patios. Dining options include a mix of national chains like The Cheesecake Factory and P.F. Chang’s and local restaurants like North Italia and Zinc Bistro. With plentiful free parking and a southwestern vibe, it’s a great place to spend a few hours.

    Location: 15205 N Kierland Blvd Suite 150, Scottsdale, AZ 85254, USA

    Open: Monday–Saturday from 11 am to 7 pm, Sunday from 12 pm to 6 pm

    Phone: +1 480-348-1577


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    5th Avenue Shops

    Local shops and galleries in Old Town Scottsdale

    • Shoppers
    • Nightlife
    • Photo

    The shops along 5th Avenue are located right in Old Town Scottsdale and are a great place to pick up souvenirs and handmade jewellery. The famous horse fountain marks the beginning of this shopping district and is an awesome spot to grab a photo. Here you’ll find a unique mix of boutique shops, local craft and art galleries, and many cafés and bars, too.

    Old Town is a great place to people-watch while enjoying the warm Arizona weather. If you’re looking for a place to have a night on the town, this street is filled with vibrant nightclubs and bars.

    Location: 5th Ave, Scottsdale, AZ 85251, USA


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    Arts District

    Art lover’s paradise in Downtown Scottsdale

    • Shoppers

    The Arts District is home to local art galleries, museums, and boutiques. Located in the heart of downtown Scottsdale, dozens of intimate art galleries line the streets along Main Street and Marshall Way. The Arts District is also home to the award-winning Scottsdale’s Museum of the West, a great place to experience the culture of the American southwest.

    Enjoy a unique local tradition every Thursday evening from 7 pm to 9 pm at the popular outdoor ArtWalk. Galleries extend their hours, food trucks line the streets and local artists sell their handmade crafts during these vibrant events.


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    The Shops at Hilton Village

    Unique neighbourhood shopping centre with a variety of specialty shops

    • Shoppers

    Head to the shops at Hilton Village if you’re looking for a 1-stop-shop to run errands. Located on the corner of Scottsdale Road and McDonald Road, this 93,000-sq-ft neighbourhood shopping centre offers a variety of stores, restaurants, and services.

    Start your day off on the right note with a coffee at Starbucks or juice at Nekter Juice Bar. Popular retail shops like Chico’s or The Linen Tree are great options if you’re looking to upgrade your wardrobe or enjoy a spa service at European Wax Center, Allure Nails, or Signature Barbershop. If you need a bite to eat, Tap House Kitchen and Slanted Rice are both delicious dining options.

    Location: 6015-6155 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85250, USA

    Open: Monday–Saturday from 10 am to 7 pm, Sunday from 12 pm to 5 pm

    Phone: +1 480-624-5537


    Old Town Farmer’s Market

    Seasonal farmer’s market in Downtown Scottsdale

    • Shoppers
    • Food
    • Families
    • Budget

    Scottsdale's Old Town Farmer’s Market is open on Saturdays from October through May. Located just down the street from the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art downtown, this farmer’s market features more than 100 local growers and speciality food producers.

    For a great way to support local vendors, pick from an abundance of fresh fruits, veggies and baked goods. This open-air market is family-friendly, and you’ll often see locals bringing their pets for a stroll outside. There are several stalls offering organic local produce and seasonal specialities like cider and apples, along with vendors selling fresh flowers, freshly baked bread, and homemade jams. Make sure to get there early as the market is always busy closer to midday.

    Location: 3806 N Brown Ave, Scottsdale, AZ 85251, USA

    Open: October–May: Saturday from 8 am to 1 pm

    Phone: +1 623-848-1234


    Scottsdale Waterfront

    Upscale shopping by the Arizona Canal

    • Shoppers

    Scottsdale Waterfront has over 1.1 million sq ft of shopping, restaurants, and offices, and there are dozens of options for retail therapy. Enjoy window shopping at Urban Outfitters and David’s Bridal or grab a bite to eat at the posh eatery Maple & Ash and delicious local favourite Hand Cut Burgers x Chophouse.

    Located along the Arizona Canal, the tree-lined pathway along the waterfront is a beautiful place to soak in the sunshine with a view of Downtown Scottsdale. Walk down to the South Bridge for an easy pedestrian walkway taking you across to the 5th Avenue Shops in Old Town.

    Location: 7135 E Camelback Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251, USA

    Phone: +1 602-263-1166


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    The Pavilions at Talking Stick

    Large shopping mall with weekly car shows

    • Shoppers

    The Pavilions at Talking Stick is a large shopping mall on the east side of town on the Salt River Indian Reservation that boasts over 50 retailers and restaurants and has a movie theatre. The Pavilions are divided into 4 sections with the corner of Talking Stick Way and Pavilions Boulevard directly in the centre and are home to major retailers like Target and Burlington as well as popular chain restaurants like Red Robin, Buffalo Wild Wings and Chilli’s.

    If you’re a car enthusiast or just looking for a fun way to spend an afternoon, you’ll find a popular free car show every Saturday from 4 pm to 8 pm. Every week, there are over 250 cars ranging from antique and import to muscle and classic cars.

    Location: 9120 East, Talking Stick Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85250, USA

    Open: Monday–Friday from 10 am to 9 pm, Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm, Sunday from 12 pm to 6 pm

    Phone: +1 480-834-8500


    Scottsdale Quarter

    Popular outdoor mall with water features

    • Shoppers

    Scottsdale Quarter is a massive shopping centre just half a mile west of the Scottsdale Airport in north Scottsdale offering dozens of upscale boutiques and dining options. For the fashionista, there are over 80 retailers with everything from high-end retailers like Calvin Klein, Free People, and Kendra Scott to unique finds at smaller boutiques.

    Treat yourself to a delicious meal at Eddie V’s or Stingray Sushi or indulge in relaxing spa treatments at Dolce Salon & Spa. Make sure to check out The Quad, the unique park-like space that’s perfect for gathering and features a pop-jet fountain.

    Location: 15059 N Scottsdale Rd Ste 205, Scottsdale, AZ 85254, USA

    Open: Monday–Saturday from 11 am to 7 pm, Sunday from 12 pm to 6 pm

    Phone: +1 480-270-8123


    Scottsdale Fiesta Shopping Center

    Shopping centre right off Highway 101

    • Shoppers

    Scottsdale Fiesta Shopping Center, north of downtown Scottsdale along Highway 101, is easy to get to by car and has plenty of parking. Whether you’re looking to buy something for your home or want to grab a bite to eat, they’ve got you covered with almost 30 different retail and dining options.

    Dining-wise, you can choose from popular chains like Whataburger, Einstein Bros Bagels, and Portillos. In addition to retail and dining, this shopping centre offers a few different salons so you can pamper yourself with a fresh haircut or manicure.

    Location: 9890 N 90th St, Scottsdale, AZ 85258, USA

    Victoria Zelefsky | Contributing Writer

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