The best places to go shopping in Phoenix include outdoor malls and outlets, weekly farmer's markets, and well-established dining and retail complexes. Bargain-hunters will want to head to the outlet stores for great deals on cool items. The city also has a shopping district that’s a fun place to go thrifting and discover vintage goods.

    Phoenix is a dream shopping destination because it caters to all shopping styles and pockets, from big spenders to shoppers seeking steal deals. Whether you're looking for trendy collections, antique treasures, or discounted items, our guide on where to shop in Phoenix and what to buy should help you plan your unforgettable shopping experience.

    Where to shop and what to buy in Phoenix?

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    Desert Ridge Marketplace

    A modern and family-friendly outdoor shopping mall

    The Desert Ridge Marketplace is a 110-acre outdoor mall in North Phoenix. It’s an upscale, family-friendly shopping, dining, and entertainment destination with tons of things to buy, see and do. Start with a stroll through the retail stores, such as H&M, Old Navy, Kohls, Target, Barnes & Noble or Pier 1 Imports.

    You can watch a movie at the 18-screen movie theater, try rock climbing, or snap pics beside the outdoor fireplace and scenic water features. The Desert Ridge Marketplace has various restaurants, including Chipotle, Jimmy John’s, Thirsty Lion, Pigtails Cocktail Bar, and Dave & Buster’s.

    Location: 21001 N Tatum Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85050, USA

    Open: Monday–Saturday from 11 am to 9 pm, Sunday from noon to 6 pm

    Phone: +1 480-513-7586

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    Tanger Outlet Center

    A place to go for discounted popular designer brands

    The Tanger Outlet Center is a discount shopping complex in West Phoenix, near Westgate Entertainment District. If you’re looking for designer clothing, jewelry, furniture and home décor, this is the place for you. You could easily spend an entire morning browsing the different outlet stores.

    You’ll find plenty of world-famous brands like H&M, Levi’s, Nike, Lululemon, Michael Kors, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger and Under Armor. When you arrive, be sure to pass by the customer service center to pick up great discount coupons and a handy map of the store locations.

    Location: 6800 N 95th Ave, Glendale, AZ 85305, USA

    Open: Friday–Saturday from 10 am to 9 pm, Sunday–Thursday from 10 am to 8 pm

    Phone: +1 623-877-9500

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    Uptown Farmers' Market

    A lively market hosting 100+ stalls

    The Uptown Farmers' Market is foodie heaven in Uptown Phoenix, just 5 miles north of the city centre. Arrive hungry, with tote bags in tow, and have fun perusing rows of vendors selling fresh fruit and vegetables, microgreens, freshly baked bread and pastries, homemade salsas, caramel corn, ice cream, and fun varieties of hummus.

    Many food trucks offer breakfast burritos, quesadillas, tamales, pizza, Thai street food, and even fresh Dutch poffertjes (small, fluffy pancakes). Yummy food aside, at Uptown Farmers' Market, you can also shop for Italian olive oils and balsamic vinegar, treats for pets, flowers, aprons, turquoise stones, and handcrafted soaps and skincare products. 

    Location: 5757 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85012, USA

    Open: Saturday from 7 am to 11 am

    Phone: +1 602-859-5648

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    Downtown Phoenix Farmers Market

    A popular local market with over 100 vendors

    The Downtown Phoenix Farmers’ Market is a vibrant, family-friendly venue with over 100 local vendors and growers. The market is great for purchasing straight-from-the-farm fruit and vegetables, eggs, grass-fed meats, and baked bread and treats.

    You can also stock up with honey, locally-roasted coffee, jars of homemade salsas and peanut butter, gluten-free and vegan options, and so much more. There are also handcrafted artisan jewelry, health and wellness products for sale. Head over to the market's many food trucks to tuck into empanadas, Tunisian cuisine, vegan muffins, breakfast burritos, and Persian-style flatbread pizza when you need a break.

    Location: 721 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    Open: May–October: Saturday from 7 am to 11 am. October–May: Saturday from 8 am to 1 pm

    Phone: +1 602-625-6736

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    Roadrunner Park Farmers Market

    A place to bargain-hunt and mingle with locals

    Founded in 1989, the Roadrunner Park Farmers Market is Phoenix's first and oldest farmers market. You'll find a host of local farm produce, including fresh fruit and vegetables, freshly baked treats, homemade jellies and jellies, and different meats. Some stalls sell handcrafted items.

    The market is in the lush Roadrunner Park, around 13 miles north of Downtown Phoenix. After exploring the market, you can head over to the children's playground, watch the ducks and geese, and even swim in the public pool. Bring along a blanket and enjoy your market goodies out on the grass.

    Location: 3502 E Cactus Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85032, USA

    Open: May–October: Saturday from 7 am to 11 am. October–May: Saturday from 8 am to 1 pm

    Phone: +1 623-848-1234

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    Ahwatukee Farmers Market

    A family-friendly shopping spot featuring local goods

    Ahwatukee Farmers Market features vendors selling a wide variety of locally grown and produced food. These include seasonal fruit, veggies and herbs, freshly baked bread, yogurt, jellies, and homemade salsas. The market is about 15 miles south of Phoenix’s city centre.

    Be sure to try the authentic southwest and Polish cuisine, brick-fired pizza, fresh coffee and smoothies, or some tempting selections prepared for vegans. If you’re looking for a gift for someone special, check out the jewelry, lotions, soap, makeup, and candles on sale.

    Location: 4700 Warner Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85044, USA

    Open: June-September: Saturday from 8 am to 11 am. October-May: Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm

    Phone: +1 623-848-1234

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    Phoenix Premium Outlets

    Upscale shopping meets bargain-hunting in a pedestrian-friendly setting

    Phoenix Premium Outlets is an open-air shopping destination in Chandler, about 19 miles southeast of Downtown Phoenix. Wear comfy shoes, because you’ve gotten a lot of ground to cover. You’ll find over 90 high-end stores, including DKNY, Armani, Michael Kors, Elie Tahari, Columbia Sportswear, Converse, Gap, and Saks OFF 5th.

    Besides being a shopping paradise, Phoenix Premium Outlets is quite pretty and landscaped with palm trees, desert flora, and water features. There’s also a food court for when you need to take a rest.

    Location: 4976 Premium Outlet Way, Chandler, AZ 85226, USA

    Open: Monday–Thursday from 11 am to 8 pm, Friday–Saturday from 10 am to 9 pm, Sunday from 10 am to 7 pm

    Phone: +1 480-639-1766

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    Uptown Plaza

    A walkable and eclectic uptown shopping spot

    Uptown Plaza is a restored mid-20th-century shopping mall in Phoenix. The walkable mall is home to a charming mix of locally-owned boutiques, national stores, and a bevvy of restaurants. Grab a coffee from one of many cafes and enjoy a relaxed stroll through the mall.

    Visit Muse Apparel for trendy clothing, Local Nomad for unique gifts, West Elm for modern décor and the luxury grocery store AJ's Fine Foods. You can treat yourself to a relaxing massage or beauty treatment at CLOVR Life Spa. Plan your visit to coincide with Uptown Plaza's Second Saturdays event, which often features live music, yoga, and kids activities.

    Location: 100 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85012, USA

    Open: Daily from 8 am to 11 pm

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    Melrose District

    A best-kept vintage secret in Phoenix

    In Melrose District, you’re bound to find among the best antique and vintage items in the city. The 1-mile stretch of boutiques and specialty shops runs along 7th Avenue, roughly sandwiched between south Camelback Avenue and Indian School Road. 

    Whether you’re looking for retro or modern clothing, books, gifts, music, and furniture, you’re bound to find one-of-a-kind treasures in the Melrose District. Check out Retro Ranch for vintage clothes and accessories and Modern Manor for mid-century furniture. Plan your day to include lunch at the Fry Bread House, Thai Long-An, or Short Leash Hotdogs & Rollover Doughnuts.

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    Biltmore Fashion Park

    Arizona’s original luxury shopping destination

    The Biltmore Fashion Park is a dream shopping destination for trendsetters and fashion lovers. As a luxury retail spot, you can expect to find high-end boutiques and famous brands, such as Macy’s, Saks Fifth Avenue, Ralph Lauren, Hyde Park Jewelers, and Lululemon.

    The iconic outdoor lifestyle center has lush green lawns, water fountains, and pretty pathways. There are also plenty of eateries to grab a bite if all the shopping brings forth hunger pangs. These include The Capital Grille, Blanco Tacos + Tequilla, Seasons 52, and True Food Kitchen. Be sure to stop at the Concierge Desk for a complimentary visitor guide and a free Visitor Savings card.

    Location: 2502 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85016, USA

    Open: Monday–Saturday from 10 am to 8 pm, Sunday from 11 am to 7 pm

    Phone: +1 602-955-8400

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    Phoenix Public Market

    Enjoy amazing local eats at this popular open-air market

    The Phoenix Public Market is a great place to support many small businesses, including local farmers, bakeries, coffee shops, and more. It's around 3 blocks south of the Roosevelt/Central light rail station in Downtown Phoenix.

    The market offers in-season produce, freshly baked bread and pastries, and a popular local honey company. Stop by early to enjoy delicious breakfast sandwiches or come later for lunch in an awesome spot. If you’re driving, keep an eye out for the chalkboard at the entrance that directs you to free parking lots. 

    Location: 721 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    Open: May–September: Saturday from 8 am to noon. October–April: Saturday from 8 am to 1 pm

    Phone: +1 602-625-6736

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    Phoenix Park & Swap

    Find the best bargains at this huge open-air flea market

    The Phoenix Park & Swap is a massive flea market where locals swear you can find anything you’re looking for. This bargain hunter’s paradise is at the corner of 40th Street and Washington Street. It’s an easy drive from downtown and parking is always free.

    With almost 50 acres of land and hundreds of vendors, it’s hard to leave empty-handed. This means you can find virtually everything, from clothes and household décor to carnival rides and concession stands. The festival atmosphere and live music make it a fun place to spend an afternoon with family and friends. There's an admission fee for adults but if you’re looking for an even bigger bargain, come on Fridays when entry is free for all.

    Location: 3801 E Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85034, USA

    Open: Wednesday from 4 pm to 10 pm, Friday from 6 am to noon, Saturday and Sunday from 6 am to 4 pm

    Phone: +1 602-273-1250

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    Jacqui de Klerk | Contributing Writer

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