Tucson seems to have an affinity for one-of-a-kind, locally-made products that you simply won't find anywhere else. One of the best places in town to shop for Tucson-made goods is the Mercado San Agustin, located in the city's historic westside. Shoppers can stroll from stall to stall, where local vendors sell everything from fresh Mexican sweet bread to Southwestern art.
Need some new reading material? Bookmans Entertainment Exchange has been a Tucson favorite for decades, offering customers the opportunity to trade in the old for the new. This dog-friendly bookstore chain has three locations around town.
If high-end fashion is more your speed, head to La Encantada, Tucson's Spanish-style, upscale shopping district where the price tags are as high as the summer temperatures. Another spot for high-end fashion is the Foothills Mall. Along with chic boutiques, it features a nice smattering of outlet stores.
Of course, any shopping expedition in Tucson would not be complete without a stop at some of the city's oldest and beloved shopping districts. Don't miss the Fourth Avenue Shopping District, conveniently sandwiched between the University of Arizona and downtown Tucson. It features dozens of eclectic shops selling local art, fashion, books, furniture and decor. It's also full of unique eateries and cafes.