Whatever you’re looking for in Southwest style, you can probably find it while shopping in Old Town Albuquerque. A block from the Bottger Mansion of Old Town, the Plaza is surrounded by wonderful boutiques, specialty shops, galleries, and restaurants. Look for locally made and Native American jewelry, pottery, rugs and art, from traditional to contemporary. You can also find ceramics, kaleidoscopes, specialty olive oils, fudge, candy and coffee, onyx light fixtures and vases, books on New Mexico literature, fiction, poetry, guide books and children’s stories, as well as music CDs by New Mexico artists.
Here are some other wonderful shopping areas in Albuquerque, from local to upscale:
Nob Hill has stores that range from antiques and collectibles to vintage clothing and thrift shops. Nob Hill dates from the Art Deco period of the mid-1930’s, with a nice mx of historic buildings and modern. For more upscale shops with national name recognition, try ABQ Uptown, with the Apple Store, Williams-Sonoma, Ann Taylor, Chico’s, Banana Republic, and many more. For an extremely large selection of Native American art, pottery, jewelry, music CD’s and crafts, visit Shuma Kolowa at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.
Downtown Albuquerque is the business office hub but has some great stores and galleries as well. Don’t miss Sumner and Dene Gallery. Coronado Center Mall and Cottonwood Mall are more traditional shopping centers where you’ll find stores like Macy’s, Dillards, Kohl’s and Gordman’s. Winrock Center is being completely rebuilt. Currently, it has several large stores and a theater complex, and more stores will be added while the renovation is being completed.