Best Albuquerque, NM Shopping

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    10. Camera & Darkroom

    If you're visiting New Mexico, chances are photography is going to play a big part in that vacation. Locally owned Camera & Darkroom in Nob Hill is the place to go for film and digital photography supplies....

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    9. Lilly Barrack

    Lilly Barrack, the daughter of an engineer and artist, has always been surrounded by art. She studied at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas for a degree in Studio Art. After years of painting, she has turned...

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    8. Weems Art Gallery

    This gallery specializes in contemporary works on paper, including photography, paintings, and mixed media. Both established and emerging artists are represented, and exhibits change frequently. Past exhibits have...

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    5. Palms Trading Company

    Quality Native American art store that buys direct from artists. Palms Trading Company originated as a grocery store around 1933. It's evolved into a local meeting place, and finally a trading company specializing in...

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    4. Skip Maisel's Indian Jewerly

    This historic shop in downtown buys pottery, jewelry, sculpture and paintings directly from Native American artists, so you know the work is authentic and the artists are receiving a fair price for their work. Retail...

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    2. ABQ Uptown

    ABQ Uptown is a contemporary outdoor shopping mall that makes for a day of shopping for designer clothing, jewelry, accessories, and even boutique pet supplies. Storefronts include Jos. A. Bank Clothiers, BCBG - MAC...

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    1. Old Town Shopping District

    This historic heart of Albuquerque is now the place to go to find local shops and restaurants. The area was founded in 1706, and today, scores of shops surround a grassy Plaza and Gazebo, or line the twisting...

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About Albuquerque, NM Shopping

New Mexico is known worldwide as a mecca for fine art, jewelry, Native American art and southwest-flavored clothes, boots, hats and accessories. In Albuquerque, all of this can be found, often for less than in its neighbors to the north. From off-the-path trading posts to new outdoor shopping areas with all the latest and greatest, Albuquerque has a fun, eclectic, sophisticated and cultural shopping scene. For stylish kitsch, explore the local shops in Nob Hill on Route 66. Old Town and nearby areas are where you want to look for pottery and jewelry. ABQ Uptown shopping area is a new outdoor center with upscale boutiques, restaurants and spas. Cottonwood and Coronado malls have the larger chains. Check out this list for just a feel for the unique retail adventures that await you.

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