Unique Opportunities for Shopping in AlbuquerqueWith both deeply rooted Hispanic and Native American cultures and a bustling modern arts scene, boutique shops and art galleries in Albuquerque provide a wealth of shopping opportunities for unusual Southwestern treasures, gifts and collectibles.
For traditional crafts, head to Old Town, with its multitude of quirky shops and tasteful New Mexico art galleries. Gift shops at places like the Albuquerque Museum also hold a treasure trove of traditional and contemporary art and artifacts. As a guest of Nativo Lodge you'll receive a 15% discount on many shops, restaurants and attractions in Old Town and around Albuquerque and the state with our Local Treasures program.
The boutique Nob Hill area, east of Old Town and the University of New Mexico, is a trendy shopping district with lots of hip clothing, unique home furnishings, and Southwestern gourmet foods. Other art areas are clustered near the downtown business district and just northeast of Old Town.
On the first Friday of each month, Albuquerque is home to a citywide ARTScrawl gallery tour, where art galleries offer exhibit openings, receptions, demonstrations and special events to entice visitors.
If you’re looking for shopping on a mall scale, Albuquerque has three major shopping locations, including Coronado Center, New Mexico’s largest mall; ABQ Uptown, Albuquerque’s newest outdoor mall with high-end retailers; and Cottonwood Mall, which serves patrons on the west side of the Rio Grande River.