10 Best Shopping Malls and Centers in Scottsdale



Scottsdale's best malls and shopping centers offer a pleasing selection of locally-owned boutiques and national name brand retailers. There are plenty of lovely, well-manicured open air shopping centers in town, where the ambiance rivals the merchandise in terms of beauty and style.

For upscale shopping in a fun, urban open-air setting, don't miss the Scottsdale Quarter in north central Scottsdale. 

Another popular open-air shopping center is El Pedegral, is a one-of-a-kind high-end shopping destination tucked away in The Boulders Resort in scenic north Scottsdale.

Kierland Commons in north Scottsdale is a large shopping village featuring palm-lit streets, splashing fountains, and high energy bars and restaurants. This dynamic shopping destination is home to a Crate and Barrel, J. Crew, Sur La Table, Barnes and Noble, and other popular retailers. 

For a taste of classic Scottsdale, head downtown to Scottsdale Fashion Square, one of the largest shopping malls in the southwest. The mall is home to such high-end retailers as Burberry, Juicy Couture, Gucci, Max Mara and Louis Vuitton.

Also in downtown Scottsdale is the Marshall Way Arts District, a strip of mostly locally owned intimate galleries and boutiques. It's the perfect place to find a unique souvenir of your Scottsdale sojourn. 




This replication of a Moroccan market sits beneath a stunning natural rock formation against a gorgeous desert backdrop. Two levels house 35 stores and restaurants that encircle a courtyard and amphitheater. Gifts, art, and clothing with the...  Read More




The Scottsdale Pavilions is a 1.1 million square foot retail center with open-air shopping, dining and entertainment. A sprawling collection of 100-plus restaurants and shops, the Pavilions offers a family-friendly environment and a plethora of...  Read More


Marshall Way Arts District


Scottsdale may be associated with cowboy art and an Old West aesthetic, but this district nestled in the heart of downtown possesses a thriving contemporary arts scene. Intimate galleries showcase a broad spectrum of art media, including...  Read More




The Hilton Village is located on Scottsdale Road, just a stone's throw away from the Hilton Resort. This busy, upscale casual shopping destination features a fun mix of specialty boutiques and popular big-name retailers. Some of the highlights...  Read More


This charming section of Old Town features plenty of unique shopping, dining, and entertainment in a pedestrian-friendly quarter. Eclectic specialty stores line the street, and shoppers stroll between them on the tree-lined avenue or take...  Read More


The Promenade


A Scottsdale landmark, this shopping center combines big-name retailers, specialty shops, office space, and tempting restaurants all under one roof. Towering above the complex is a 125-foot spire conceived by Frank Lloyd Wright but never built...  Read More


The Shops Gainey Village


A one-time ranch, this site is now home to a rambling complex of shops and restaurants, all beautifully landscaped. The Old West lives on in the center's general decor, and its aesthetic adorns the impressive collection of upscale, exclusive...  Read More




Incorporated into a planned community, this impressive shopping center was designed to have a Main Street feel, complete with sidewalks, a plaza, and buildings of varied appearance, all linked by a unity of design. Along with shops are...  Read More




The Scottsdale Quarter is a mixed-use shopping center in north central Scottsdale that's urban, chic and decidedly hip. Towering palm trees, water features and more than 370,000 square feet of retail space. Upscale boutiques make this a...  Read More


Scottsdale Fashion Square


One of the largest malls in the Southwest, this upscale shopping center contains more than 225 stores and restaurants, including 40 that are the sole representatives of their brand in Arizona. Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Dillard's, and Macy's ably...  Read More


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Meet Patricia Escarcega

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.

She received her MFA in Creative...  More About Patricia

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