Christmas Shopping in Phoenix: Where to Find Holiday Bargains and High-End Treasures

Phoenix shopping destinations offer something for shoppers of all stripes.

For upscale window browsing and shopping, head over to the Biltmore Fashion Park. It's one of the best places to find traditional, high-end department stores, outside of neighboring Scottsdale. 

Whether you've got your eye on the latest high-end merchandise or bargain hunting for deals and steals, you will probably enjoy a day out at Tanger Outlets. This west valley outlet mall has already become a favorite with holiday shoppers. Not only are the stores decked out in holiday lights, the selection of name-brand retailers like Calvin Klein, H&M, Michael Kors and Brook Brothers makes this a great place to find high quality apparel and accessories without breaking the bank.

Speaking of not breaking the bank, another place to find a good bargain this Christmas are the Phoenix Premium Outlets, located just south of the city. It's home to Armani, Coach, Michael Kors, DKNY, Adidas, Banana Republic, Tommy Bahama, and Elie Tahari outlet stores.

If you're looking for a unique gift or vintage goods, central Phoenix's Melrose District makes for a fun shopping destination. The vintage shopping district, which is centered around 7th Avenue and Indian School Road in central Phoenix, features a motley assortment of vintage shops selling clothes, jewelry, art, furniture and more. 

 Up in North Phoenix, the Desert Ridge Marketplace is hosting nightly snow nights during the holiday shopping season. So, you can shop 'til you drop, and enjoy some family-friendly shopping, too. 

This independent boutique is a paradise for gift-seekers and all lovers of unique gift items. Located in central Phoenix in a row of independent shops and boutiques, Frances features an eclectic array of men's, women's and baby apparel, jewelry...  Read More

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Desert Ridge Marketplace

It would be hard to imagine not finding what you need at this 110-acre outdoor mall, which occupies more than a million square feet of retail space. Naturally, the complex offers places like American Eagle Outfitters and Old Navy, but there's...  Read More

Arrowhead Towne Center

Catering to residents in the west metro area, this refurbished shopping center creates a welcoming atmosphere with sleek wood accents, tiled floors, and plenty of seating. It's also ideal for a quick errand or wandering about for a while,...  Read More

Tired of run of the mill mall merchandise? Head to Bunky Boutique, one of Phoenix's most unique stores specializing in apparel, accessories, and artisan made jewelry and paper products. If you're looking for a one-of-a-kind gift item, Bunky...  Read More

Phoenix Premium Outlets is the newest shopping destination in the Phoenix metro area. This upscale outlet center is home to over 90 stores including Coach, Armani, Michael Kors, DKNY, Elie Tahari, Adidas, Banana Republic, Tommy Bahama, BCBG Max...  Read More

Phoenix is home to many of the southwest's swankiest malls and shopping centers, but it's also home to some excellent antique and vintage shopping destinations. The Melrose Shopping District (which is loosely based around Central Avenue and...  Read More

The Tanger Outlet Center in west Phoenix offers shoppers a vast selection of brand name factory outlet stores, including Aeropostale, American Eagle Outfitters, Brooks Brothers Factory Store, Calvin Klein, GUESS Factory Store, H&M, Levi's...  Read More

The Newton is not your typical shopping center. The recently redeveloped midcentury building in mid-town Phoenix is home to one of the city's newest shopping and dining hot spots. The Newton is home to Changing Hands Bookstore, the city's top...  Read More

A desirable shopping destination for decades, Biltmore Fashion Park hosts an upscale contingent of shops in a gracious setting. Down pathways, amid landscaped beds and fountains, shoppers browse the offerings, which include Macy's, Saks Fifth...  Read More


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Patricia Escarcega has lived in the Arizona desert since she was a teenager. She works as a writer and editor in Phoenix with her four dogs and two cats.

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