Many people know Phoenix as the melting hot city of sunshine where you can enjoy delicious food, excellent botanical gardens, and high quality resorts. But, what people often don’t know until they get to Phoenix is it is the number one best place to bargain shop in the country. When you plan your trip to Phoenix, make sure to save some extra room in your suitcase, and map out a course for shopping. Here are some of the best places to shop in Phoenix that you won’t want to miss.
Last Chance Clearance Store – Nordstrom
For all you people who love Nordstrom, but don’t necessarily love the prices, Last Chance is for you. Last Chance is, as the name so aptly describes, the last chance for consumers to snatch up goods sold in Nordstrom stores. Items at Last Chance start out at Nordstrom, and then go to Nordstrom Rack, and anything that is not sold at Nordstrom Rack is brought to the one and only Last Chance Clearance Store in the nation, which is located in Phoenix.
You can get any item of clothing at Last Chance, but they are famous for the plethora of shoes that are available for sale. It’s true, you have to be willing to dumpster dive a bit through big bins, but you will be guaranteed to find a treasure. Not only are there a lot of shoes available, but the prices are ridiculously cheap. For example, you can often find designer shoes (as in Prada, Tory Burch, and Jimmy Choo) for around $50. For high-class shoes with less of a name attached, you can find deals for typically around $20. Not to mention, Last Chance is a great place to buy children’s shoes. There is nothing quite as annoying as buying shoes for children that they will grow out of in 2 seconds, but if you buy them at last chance, you hardly feel bad about it, because they are so cheap.
When you are in Phoenix, make sure to put Last Chance on your list of places to visit.
Phoenix is also the home of over 10 popular outlet shopping locations. This means you could potentially spend your entire vacation just visiting shopping malls, finding good deals, and building up your wardrobe with beautiful new (and inexpensive) clothes. While there are multiple outlet stores to choose from, one of the most popular, probably because it’s one of the most recent outlet stores, is Tanger Outlets.
Tanger Outlests is located in the west district of Phoenix (Glendale area) and features popular stores like Banana Republic Factory Store, Nike Factory Store, Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store, Brooks Brothers, Calvin Klein, Levi’s, J. Crew, Michael Kors, and many more.
Not only do they have popular apparel stores, but you can also shop for accessories, homeware, shoes, specialty products, and can even quickly grab a bite to eat in one of the fast food restaurants located within the premises.
Keep in mind, Tanger Outlets is only one of many outlets. Other notable outlet shopping malls include:
- Chandler Fashion Center
- Outlets at Anthem
- Arizona Mills Mall
- The Shops at Norterra
- Phoenix Premium Outlets
- E&J’s Designer Shoe Outlets
- Factory Stores of America
Many of these outlet stores feature the same stores, so to pick the best one for you, you may want to find out which stores are exclusive to each of these areas, and decide which one to visit based on your shopping needs. If you are just interested in browsing, simply pick the outlet mall that is closest to where you are staying.
Downtown Phoenix Shopping Experience
Now you know the best places to discount shop for shoes and clothes, but what about interesting stores that are unique to Phoenix? Here are 3 unique stores that you will not want to miss when visiting Phoenix.
1. Revolver Records – Revolver Records is one of the nations coolest record stores. If you are into Vinyl, take the time to stop by this store. You can buy, sell, and browse over 25,000 records. It may be old school, but it’s awesome.
2. Bunky Boutique – Bunky Boutique is the place to visit when you are tired of seeing the same ole’ stores over and over in Phoenix (which will happen if you shop long enough). Bunky Boutique is 100% unique and offers apparel from local designers. This is a great place to buy an artisan gift for someone.
3. MADE Art Boutique – The third place you don’t want to miss, because it’s just so cool, is the MADE Art Boutique in downtown Phoenix. It’s classy, one-of-a-kind, and local artists also make most of the inventory.
Get Shopping Today!
Phoenix truly is one of the best places to shop in the country. When planning your trip, make sure you schedule in time to visit the shopping centers listed above. You won’t regret it.