The Best Places to Shop in Phoenix

In our opinion, local is always better when it comes to shopping your way through a new city. When you stick to smaller, locally-owned shops,...
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In our opinion, local is always better when it comes to shopping your way through a new city. When you stick to smaller, locally-owned shops, you’ll be more likely to find more one-of-a-kind items and you can immerse yourself into the true culture of the area and the people who reside there.

Often times, smaller boutiques are also more aesthetically interesting because more thought has gone into both the design of the shop and the goods being sold there. This is especially true in comparison to traditional large-scale retailers.

Planning a trip to Arizona soon or live in the valley and want to explore new, unique places to shop? Here is our list of some of the best shopping in Phoenix, AZ.

For Arizona-Themed Gifts

Falling in love with the desert? Here are a few of our favorite shops to discover Arizona-themed goods for you and others back home.


Everything desert inspired you could possibly dream of, but not in a cheesy, traditional gift shop type of way. This charming spot is right across the street from us in Uptown Phoenix.

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Desert Crafted

Shop beautiful, handcrafted goods inspired by the surrounding desert landscapes. This boutique is the perfect place to find small batch incense, soaps, jewelry and more.

Want to take a little piece of the desert home from Local Nomad? Take a peek at our ‘Local AZ’ collection and shop Arizona-made and inspired goods online or IRl at our store.

For Home Decor + Art

Settling into a new place or want to give your home a mini makeover? Here are some of the best places to shop in Phoenix for unique home decor and locally-made art.

For The People

This hot spot for modern home decor and contemporary furniture doubles as one of our favorite coffee shops in town, Kream. Explore sleek, mid-century modern statement pieces and independently designed accessories from iconic global brands.

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Practical Art

Practical Art is a retail and gallery space in Phoenix that exclusively sources art and goods from local artisans. They host monthly exhibitions and carry home essentials, handmade jewelry and art prints as well.

Our selection of home goods is also always ready for you to discover. Our curated home collection includes unique ceramics, decor, and kitchen essentials sourced from small batch brands. Take a look online or come in and visit us!

For Clothing + Accessories

From the latest designer fashion to handcrafted jewelry, there’s plenty of unique clothing stores in the valley. Take a step off the beaten path and try one of these best boutiques in Phoenix for clothing during your next shopping spree.

Now or Never

A new cool store in Arizona, Now or Never is an independent multi-brand retail shop featuring fashion, accessories, and luxury fragrances from iconic designer brands such as Maison Margiela and COMME des GARÇONS.

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Phoenix General

Another great spot to do some local shopping and find the latest brands in the fashion industry, such as Paloma Wool and Levi’s. Phoenix General is a boutique that curates a selection of both women's and men's clothing, accessories and gifts inspired by the local desert of course.

We also carry clothing at Local Nomad! Shop the latest arrivals from our women’s clothing collection and find dresses by independent designers as well as sustainable, small batch basics from brands like Girlfriend Collective and Mirth.

Looking for the full list of where to shop in Phoenix? Check out our local’s guide to Phoenix for our favorite local stores, as well as up and coming restaurants and bars in the valley.