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Shop Santa Fe, One Fabulous Boutique at a Time

Santa Fe’s a city of unique boutiques. Looking for that perfect pair of hand-tooled cowboy boots, silver concho belt or that drop-dead squash blossom necklace? You’ve come to the right place. Cowboys and Indians meet in Santa Fe where Pueblo people lived over 1,000 years ago and cattle ranches showed up centuries later. The downtown Plaza area, the trendy Railyard District, Guadalupe Street and artsy Canyon Road all have shops and galleries where you can literally shop ‘til you drop. Santa Fe excels in Native American art and artifacts, fine art, wearable art, home décor, tribal art and imports from around the world. The fabulous Seret and Sons, loaded with treasures from the Silk Road and beyond, attracts people so famous the shop has to sign a confidentiality agreement before they show up. On the other end is the fun Jackalope with its acres of world imports or the Traveler’s Market, part museum-quality artifacts, part foreign bazaar. Santa Fe marches on its stomach. There are great food shops waiting to be discovered. Explore the Santa Fe Farmers Market or check out the array of specialty shops for chocolate, wine, gourmet vinegars, spices, foreign comestibles and and distinctly New Mexican ones.

Collected Works Bookstore & Coffeehouse
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If you love to read and like the feel of an actual book in your hand, you'll love Collected Works Bookstore & Coffeehouse, Santa Fe's largest independent bookseller. Browsers will find a wide variety of both fiction and non-fiction titles...  Read More

North of Town
Than Povi Fine Art
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Than Povi Fine Art is the only large pueblo-owned Native American Gallery in the area. Owners Elmer and Deborah Torres, members of the San Ildefonso Pueblo, a group known for their pottery, first opened a small gallery the on the Pueblo. In...  Read More

Traveler's Market
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Travelers Market may be one of the best-kept secrets in town. Hidden away at the back the DeVargas Center, it offers over 10,000 square feet of unique finds from forty-three ethnographic and antiques dealers. These intrepid traders comb markets,...  Read More

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Keshi, subtitled "The Zuni Connection," specializes in art from the Zuni Pueblo in western New Mexico. It began as a co-op founded by Zuni school teachers and artists in 1981. Robin Dunlap was a teacher there and her daughter Bronwyn was in...  Read More

Canyon Road
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Santa Fe meets France at Nathalie/Nathalie at Home. Owner Nathalie Kent, a former French Vogue fashion editor, brings her French flair to her Canyon Road shop. Clothing here is a timeless mix of high-end western wear (much of it custom designed...  Read More

Andrea Fisher Fine Pottery
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Andrea Fisher Fine Pottery has been selling beautiful handmade Native American pottery since 1993. This gallery, with its extensive collection dating to 1850, is THE place for American Indian pottery. They represent artists from all of New...  Read More

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Walk in the door at Origins and you'll feel as if you've entered an exotic foreign marketplace. You'll be greeted by lush fabrics, unusual prints and vibrant colors combining to create an ambiance with a distinctly international flavor. But,...  Read More

Historic Guadalupe
Santa Fe School of Cooking
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You'll find more than classes at the Santa Fe School of Cooking. This Santa Fe institution has been teaching locals and visitors how to cook New Mexican cuisine and more for over 25 years. Their chic airy shop is packed full of carefully...  Read More



East meets southwest at Seret & Sons. Walk in the door and you're transported to a foreign bazaar. The Serets spent 15 years in Afghanistan first sourcing lambskin coats for Anne Klein and later working with artisans crafting Seret's...  Read More


Meet Billie Frank

Billie Frank is a freelance travel, food and feature writer based in Santa Fe New Mexico. Her blog, Santa Fe Travelers, is a treasure trove of information on the oldest capital city in the...  More About Billie