Shopping near Downtown Phoenix

Phoenix ShoppingThe shopping scene in Phoenix is characterized by typical all-American malls and plazas rather than independent retailers in historic Downtown streets found in other large U.S. cities. Located along East Cactus Road, the Paradise Valley Mall is one of the premier shopping venues in Arizona's capital city. The single story shopping mall is home to more than 150 total shops and other businesses that occupy more than 1.1 million square feet of floor space. Paradise Valley Mall is anchored by major department stores such as Sears, JCPenney, Macy's and Dillard's. Shoppers can also get amazing bargains at the neighboring Costco Wholesale store, one of the largest warehouse club retailers in the world.

Located right near exit 208 of Interstate 17, Metrocenter Mall is another major shopping destination in Phoenix. This mall hosts more than 100 total stores that are spread out on more than 1.3 million square feet on two levels. Just like the Paradise Valley Mall, Metrocenter Mall offers a directory of more than 20 different categories that appeal to shoppers of all ages. Of course, parents can also find plenty of stores in these malls that specialize in toys, apparel and other children's or baby items. Additionally, the Metrocenter Mall is also anchored by Sears, Macy's and Dillard's. The Metro Marketplace and Metro Square are shopping plazas that neighbor the Metrocenter Mall.

Home to over 100 shops and anchored by several department stores, the Desert Sky Mall is another major shopping venue in Phoenix. The Christown Spectrum Mall is one of the oldest operating malls in Phoenix and it is home to more than 50 stores including a Super Walmart.

The Desert Ridge Marketplace is another popular shopping center in Arizona's largest city. The Desert Ridge is not a typical mall but is a large complex that features more than a dozen separate buildings spread out on several acres. Shoppers can find great deals in chain stores such as Target, Kohl's, Dressbarn and Old Navy. This is a family friendly complex that also has a dedicated section featuring several restaurants and an AMC Loews cinema complex. The Desert Marketplace is home to dozens of businesses that offer affordable items for the entire family, so this is not the place to shop for designer apparel and other expensive items.

Located in the northern outskirts of Phoenix, the Outlets at Anthem offer exclusive deals on brand name items. Although this shopping complex is situated in a desolate desert setting, it is home to dozens of popular outlet stores from top sports and designer brands such as Nike, Guess, Levi's and Under Armour. The Outlets at Anthem boast hot apparel and accessories for men, women, girls and boys of all ages.