Anchorage, AK Shopping Overview

Downtown Anchorage includes boutique shopping and local restaurants, and there are major malls also available.

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Anchorage AK

Alaskan and Native American roots blend perfectly with malls and no sales tax to make an inviting shopping scene in Anchorage.


At the Diamond Center, treat yourself at Best Buy, Forever 21, Famous Footwear or the Alaska Gift Store. After you’re through shopping, catch a movie or grab a bite at the mall’s cinema or well-equipped food court.

Beyond shopping at stores, like Burlington Coat Factory and Carrs Safeway, you can join the Northway Mall’s Mall Walkers Club or support the local farms at the Wednesday Market.

Anchorage 5th Avenue Mall, located downtown, has five levels of diverse shopping experiences. Some of the stores to peruse are Apple, JCPenny, Nordstroma and Gap, to name a few.


Besides the major 5th Avenue Mall, downtown Anchorage is a culturally themed center. Coated in a hard-to-miss yellow paint, locally loved Rusty Harpoon carries genuine Native American jewelry and affordable crafts. Nearby, the 4th Avenue Market Place has Native American geared retail businesses, which include art, restaurants and coffee shops, and live dance performances and concerts are regularly scheduled.

Head down the street for authentic Alaskan treats at Alaskan Wild Berry Products, complete with gift baskets, apparel and foods like the Wild Berry Syrup. They even have Alaska Canine Candies for your pup.

Cozy up in a masterfully crafted fur outer piece concocted by David Green Master Furrier, also on 4th Avenue.

After you wrap up in fur, keep warm at the Kobuk Coffe Co. on 5th and enjoy a cup of joe as you filter through their stationery, fine china, body care, jewelry and other Alaskan articles.

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