Albuquerque's Unique Boutiques



 Albuquerque has its share of large shopping areas, plus plenty of small local businesses selling art and accessories you can only find here. From exquisite Native American pottery to Breaking Bad t-shirts, Albuquerque has you covered for unique gifts and treats for yourself. Shopping malls such as Cottonwood and Coronado will look familiar to most American shoppers, and Old Town, downtown and other pockets of local businesses will send you home with treasures you can only fine in Albuquerque. 


Camera & Darkroom
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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. Camera & Darkroom stocks stock...  Read More


Lilly Barrack
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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 her talent to the creation of...  Read More




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 included art from Tom Waldron,...  Read More




Renowned promoter of contemporary New Mexican fine art since 1974. Unique work includes fiber arts, jewelry, clay works, and sculptural glass.




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 included art from Tom Waldron,...  Read More


Palms Trading Company
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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 Native American Indian art....  Read More


Skip Maisel's Indian Jewerly
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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 prices are among the best in...  Read More




Local boutique shops and restaurants line this stretch of Historic Route 66, east of downtown. Fun and hip clothing stores, jewelry and art galleries, retro toy stores, vintage clothing, upscale specialty stores and edgier shops (tattoo, body...  Read More


ABQ Uptown
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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 Cosmetics, Albuquerque,...  Read More


Old Town Shopping District
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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 alleyways just off the main square....  Read More


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Meet Steve Larese

10Best.com Travel Expert Steve Larese tackles adventure worldwide, from being one of the first people to careen down the world's tallest waterslide to exploring haunted castles-turned posh...  More About Steve

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