Shopping in El Paso, TX

El Paso, TX is called the Boot Capitol of the World

Karen Schwartzman
On Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - 19:08
El Paso, TX

El Paso, called the Boot Capitol of the World, excels in far more than shoes. While boot lovers will find no better place to shop for their shoe of choice, the cities shopping options also include major malls and shopping centers, as well as a little of its signature Southwestern style.


The Boot Capitol of the World knows a thing or two about its signature shoe. If you're splurging on that pair of genuine alligator you've always dreamed of, try Arditti Custom Boots, which sells alligator exclusively and operates by appointment only. For classic cowboy boots, check out Justin Boots Factory Outlet. Prefer the vintage look? Rocket Buster has just what you're looking for.

Southwestern Stores

For full Southwestern flair, don't miss a stop at some of the city's most unique stores. El Paso Connection offers a wide variety of Mexican imports like pottery, zarapes and blankets. For more Mexican fare, check out El Paso Saddle Blanket, the largest importer, manufacturer and wholesaler of Mexican rugs, blankets and textiles. For more of the region's finest, look for Tradiciones, The Brass Shop and Southwestern Furnishings.

Malls and Shopping Centers

El Paso doesn't skimp on the full-scale shopping experience; it offers multiple malls to choose from. Bassett Place is the city's original shopping mall and home to anchor stores like Costco Wholesale, Kohl's and Target. It's newest addition is Premier Cinema 18 movie theater. Also situated in the city is Cielo Vista, anchored by two Dillard's, JCPenny, Sears and Macy's, and complete with 140 smaller specialty stores.

A shopping staple in the El Paso scene is Las Palmas Marketplace, offering 750,000 square feet of shops and vendors. Major stores include Kohl's, Lowe's Home Improvement and a 20-screen Cinemark movie theater. Additionally, the marketplace operates 49 restaurants and shops.

The Outlet Shoppes at El Paso are the city's newest shopping attraction, offering an impressive list of big name brands at an enviable price. Stores include Nike, Coach, Brooks Brothers, BCBG and Banana Republic.


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A writer, sky diver, book lover and bungy jumper, Karen Schwartzman is a content coordinator by day and trivia fanatic by night.