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One of the best things about exploring Downtown Phoenix is discovering its locally-owned businesses. Often tucked in cozy bungalows and sometimes hidden in plain sight, the boutiques and businesses capture the essence of the community — genuine, creative and vibrant.
From the latest fashions and accessories to one-of-a-kind gifts and more, Downtown Phoenix is home to dozens of unique shopping experiences.
While this isn’t intended to be an exhaustive list, my hope is to showcase the diversity of small businesses in greater downtown that aren’t centered on food and drinks. Please check individual businesses for hours of operation.
Vintage men’s and women’s clothing store specializing in high-quality threads and accessories from the 1890s to the 1980s.
801 N. First Street
Black, woman-owned boutique inside The Pemberton featuring crystals, sage, handmade jewelry and accessories.
1121 N. Second Street
Locally owned bike shop.
More than a tobacco shop, Bud’s specializes in locally-blown glass and features a hookah lounge, and free First Friday events. Locations on Roosevelt Row and Grand Avenue.
907 N. Fifth Street
Woman-owned boutique for men’s and women’s fashion, accessories, gifts and more. Home of the exclusive AZ Love brand, and a quintessential Phoenix shopping experience.
1001 N. Central Avenue, Suite 125
Colorful, handmade artisan gifts from the heart of Mexico. Stop in for beautifully beaded jewelry, handmade leather bags, hand-blown glassware and more. Located inside The Churchill.
901 N. First Street, Unit 100
Tiny woman-owned retail shop inside a shipping container carrying all locally made wellness products and herbal remedies. Shop local art, jewelry, fragrances and plants. Located inside The Churchill.
901 N. First Street
Chill record shop with a curated selection of vinyls in a wide range of musical genres like punk, pop, Brazilian jazz, house and hip-hop to name a few. Shop cool music merch for artists including Prince.
1504 NW Grand Avenue
Woman-owned commercial letterpress studio featuring a retail line of cards, stationery, coasters and art prints. Book a letterpress workshop or contact Hazel & Violet for custom wedding invitations, business cards and more.
1301 NW Grand Avenue, Suite 2B
Bright and airy hotel boutique with carefully curated goods ranging from gourmet condiments and cocktail essentials to clothing, unique kitchen items, locally-sourced gifts and plants.
1100 N. Central Avenue (inside Found:Re Hotel)
Located in the heart of the Roosevelt Row Artists’ District, MADE features one-of-a-kind, locally made art, gifts, jewelry, pottery, books and clothing.
922 N. Fifth Street
A tiny shop jam packed with unique goods from more than two dozen countries including Nepal, Italy, Morocco and Peru to name a few. Shop handbags, textiles, tribal masks, spiritual statues, jewelry and more.
455 N. Third Street, Suite 1150 (inside the Arizona Center)
Opened in 1950, this shop features jewelry with diamonds, authentic turquoise and semi-precious gemstones. You can also buy refurbished jewelry, watches and art. Stop by to meet the owner, Michael Strong. At 101 years old, Michael is a Downtown Phoenix treasure.
138 N. Central Avenue
Evoking a “Desert Modern” aesthetic, this men and women’s boutique, and adjoining plant shop, features clothing and locally made gifts that are ethically created, sustainably sourced. Located inside The Monorchid.
214 E. Roosevelt Street
Luxury boutique in the heart of Downtown Phoenix featuring cult brands and emerging indie designers from the U.S., Europe and beyond. Expect home decor, gifts, luxury skincare and brands like Comme des Garçons, MM6 and Ganni.
1001 N. Central Avenue, Suite 100
Plant shop featuring an array of healthy and lush tropicals, cacti and succulents. Also boasting a carefully curated selection of homewares, plant accessories and gifts. Friendly and knowledgeable staff that will support you in cultivating the perfect environment for any plant.
1025 N.W. Grand Avenue
A full-service jeweler specializes in jewelry and watch repair, but Renaissance also carries charm bracelets, pearls, lockets, silver earrings and pendant sets.
Black, woman-owned boutique featuring crystals, Florida water, smudge sticks and candles. Offering on-site healing services by Black practitioners in areas like reiki, sound baths and aesthetics.
610 E. Roosevelt Street, Unit 136
Homegrown Arizona brand cultivating a sense of community and local pride. Featuring stylish and comfortable apparel with an iconic and eye catching state of Arizona emblem. Located inside The Churchill.
901 N. First Street
Keeping Downtown Phoenix dapper since 2020, this black-owned boutique features a curated selection of the best hats from around the world. A range of prices and styles makes stylish hats accessible. Don’t be fooled by the tiny storefront, there’s an additional hat-filled room in the back.
610 E. Roosevelt Street, Unit 144
Clothes, funky home goods and furniture; plus jewelry, candles and more — located at CityScape Phoenix.