Albuquerque offers a unique blend of upscale retailers and small specialty shops, with a little Southwestern kick to keep things interesting. Here are some of the city's must-shop spots.
Historic Old Town
Albuquerque's eclectic Old Town is the spot to find all things artsy. The area features more than 150 shops full of items from all over the world, with an emphasis on the city's Southwestern heritage. Check out Hispaniae for a wide selection of Mexican folk art or stop by La Pinata to dress yourself up in some Native American jewelry. Browse through the fun and funky clothes of Abi K Boutique and finish off the look at The Old Town Hat Shop & Accessory Boutique.
For upscale fashion finds, head to ABQ Uptown, Albuquerque's newest shopping destination. Newly developed urban loft apartments overlook the area, and there are plenty of shops and boutiques, as well as entertainment and dining options. High-end retailers such as BCBG Max Azria are interspersed with trendy spots like Anthropologie, with a few smaller boutiques like Francesca's Collections to round out the impressive lineup.
Nob Hill brings the big-city atmosphere. Its collection of unique shops, vibrant nightlife and a scattering of used and vintage clothing stores give it a cosmopolitan feel while providing an impressive range of places to go. In that range are indie boutiques and specialty stores, books and beauty stores, and hobby shops. From the all-things-green Peacecraft and psychedelia of Gratefully Dedicated to the trendy Tres Boutique and Urban Outfitters, Nob Hill offers a taste of all kinds of fashion treats.
Coronado Mall's anchor stores include Macy's, Sears and JCPenney, but the more than 150 speciality stores make this mall one of Albuquerque's premier spots to shop. Popular stores include Sephora, Banana Republic and Forever 21.
Hispaniae, 410 Romero St. N.W.
La Pinata, 2 Patio Market St. N.W.
Abi K Boutique, 328 San Felipe St. N.W.
The Old Town Hat Shop & Accessory Boutique, 205-C San Felipe St. N.W.
BCBG Max Azria, 2260 Q St. N.E., Ste. 3-F
Anthropologie, 2260 Q St. N.E., Ste. 3-A
Francesca's Collections, 2261 Q St. N.E.
Peacecraft, 3215 Central Ave. N.E.
Gratefully Dedicated, 3213 Central Ave. N.E.
Tres Boutique, 3021 Central Ave. N.E.
Urban Outfitters 3225 Central Ave. N.E.
Coronado Mall, 6600 Menaul N.E., Ste. 1