10 Best Shopping Destinations in Midtown Tucson

Midtown Tucson delivers the goods when it comes to shopping. On the eastern fringes of midtown, you'll find large regional shopping centers like Park Place Mall. The mall has more than 100 stores and shops, including large anchor stores like Dillards, Macy's and Sears. The mall also has a multiplex movie theatre and one of the nicest food courts in the city. 

If you're looking for unique shops and boutiques, head toward Broadway Boulevard, where you'll find shops like Zocalo. Zocalo is one of the largest purveyors of fine Mexican imports and furniture in town. Come here to find mesquite and alder furnishings, unique decorative pieces, and a wide selection of handmade textiles from Mexico & Guatemala. 

Nearby, Tucson Games & Gadgets offers one of the city's best selections of board games, card games and novelty gift items. The friendly staff will even special order any board games that are not currently in stock. 

One of the best toy stores in midtown is Yikes, where you'll find hard-to-find toys, books and gifts. Even adults will enjoy browsing the aisles at this lively toy store. 

For an upscale shopping experience in one of the most picturesque open-air shopping centers in midtown, check out St. Philip's Plaza. The plaza is home to unique boutiques, eateries and hosts a popular weekly farmer's market where you can find art and garden gifts made by local artists. 

Morning Star Traders is one of the oldest and well-respected dealers of antique American Indian art and Spanish Colonial furniture in Tucson. Centrally located on Speedway Boulevard, Morning Star Traders carries a huge selection of antique,...  Read More

Tucson Games & Gadgets is one of the best places to geek out in Tucson. The independently owned shop is filled with a huge selection of board games, comic books, graphic novels, role playing games and popular collectible card games like...  Read More

One of the most unique stores in midtown Tucson, The Seasoned Woman is a one-of-a-kind gift store where you'll find the perfect item to help celebrate the feminine spirit. The inventory is always changing, but you can expect to find jewelry,...  Read More

If you're in the market for Mexican furnishing, Zocalo is one of the best shopping destinations in Tucson. They have pieces from the finest furniture makers and artisans in Mexico, from iron chandeliers and tin sconces to hand carved armoires...  Read More

Yikes Toys

This independent Tucson toy store is not just for kids. Adults will delight in the novelty gifts and specialty items to be found at Yikes Toys and Gift-o-Rama. Spend the afternoon browsing the racks and see what unique treasure you dig up....  Read More


This popular regional chain poses the question: "Why buy new?" Why, indeed. Alt Bookmans Entertainment Exchange, you'll find an assortment of gift items, antiques, musical instruments, cds, vinyl records, dvds, and of course, scores and scores...  Read More

Lost Barrio

The Lost Barrio--as the name implies--is a small, colorful shopping district tucked away in a nondescript neighborhood south of the University of Arizona. This small but vibrant shopping district features 14 locally owned stores carrying fine...  Read More

Park Place Mall is a two-story mall located in midtown Tucson. The mall features over 100 stores and services to choose from, including a Macy's, Dillard's, Sear's, Abercrombie & Fitch, Charlotte Russe, Charlotte Russe, Chico's, Toy Planet,...  Read More

Located in a convenient midtown Tucson location, El Con Mall has gone through its share of ups and downs over the years. The good news that the shopping center has recently gone under extensive renovation, and the facelift has been good for...  Read More

The Spanish-style courtyard at St. Philip's Plaza is as inviting as it is beautiful. Gorgeous tile art, rose gardens, bubbling fountains, sculptures and towering Eucalyptus trees make this one of the loveliest places to enjoy a retail therapy...  Read More


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.

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