10 Best Shopping Malls and Centers in Tucson

Tucson is home to many fine shopping malls and centers, and one of the biggest and best is the Tucson Mall. This sprawling, two-story shopping mecca features more than 200 stores and restaurants. It's the largest shopping mall in Southern Arizona. While you're there, be sure to stop for a quick bite or meal in the large food court - it offers great views of the Santa Catalina Mountains.

For the best in upscale shopping, head into the swanky foothills section of the city. That's where you'll find La Encantada, a gorgeous plaza featuring Spanish-style architecture, picturesque courtyards, and dozens of high-end retailers. Brooks Brothers, Anthropologie, Cole Haan, J. Crew, Bluemercury, St. John, and Louis Vuitton are just some of the big names you'll find here.

For an offbeat shopping excursion, head to the Fourth Avenue shopping district. It's fun, funky and full of specialty shops that you simply won't find anywhere else.

To get a taste of Tucson's laidback college town charm, make a stop at Main Gate Square. Located just west of the University of Arizona, this small but lively pedestrian friendly area is ideal for strolling and window shopping. Aside from shopping, the area offers plenty of nightlife and dining options, as well.



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



The Main Gate shopping district is located just west of the University of Arizona Main Gate Square is located on University Boulevard between Park & Euclid. This pedestrian friendly area offers a fun, relaxed place to poke around and mingle...  Read More

Old Town Artisans


You're sure to find some great gift ideas among the shopping areas in this 1850s adobe building. Each room offers unique items from specialty vendors, and regions around the world are represented, especially the southwestern US, Latin America...  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



La Encantada is one of Tucson's most upscale shopping and dining districts. Spanish-style architecture, manicured courtyards, and sweeping staircases make for a gracious shopping expedition at this foothills-area destination. Anthropologie, Cole...  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



Mercado San Agustin is a charming marketplace and outdoor shopping center located in Tucson's historic west side. The shopping center is patterned after a traditional outdoor Mexican marketplace, but this local shopping destination is 100...  Read More



Located on Tucson's scenic far northwest side, the Foothills Mall offers a diverse selection of shops and department stores in an attractive setting. There are more than 90 stores for window shopping, browsing or bargain hunting, including a...  Read More



Over 100 shops line the streets of Fourth Avenue in Tucson, including boutiques, art galleries, bookstores, sundry shops, and more. This is your one-stop destination for funky fashion, unique decor and gift items, and that perfect souvenir from...  Read More

North Tucson


Tucson Mall is the city's leading retail destination and the largest shopping center in Southern Arizona. Major department stores include Macy's, Dillard's, JC Penney's and Sear's. There is also a Forever 21, American Eagle Outfitters, Banana...  Read More


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