Shop ’til you drop in Tempe! There is a wide array of shopping destinations in and around Tempe, from unique specialty shops to nationally known favorites, and everything in between.
Start by strolling along the tree-lined streets in Downtown Tempe for unique shops and local restaurants. Next, find some of the best shopping in Phoenix at Tempe Marketplace and Arizona Mills. Tempe Marketplace offers outdoor shopping and entertainment including live music on weekends, a splash pad and Dave & Buster’s, all nestled around a variety of shops. Arizona Mills is a bargain hunter’s paradise, featuring a full mile of outlets, shops and entertainment venues such as SEA LIFE Arizona Aquarium and LEGOLAND Discovery Center Arizona. Just a few minutes away, discover the incredible lineup of outlet shops available at Phoenix Premium Outlets including Calvin Klein, Elie Tahari and Michael Kors.
IKEA Tempe, the Swedish home furnishings warehouse in the Phoenix area, is a destination of its own, and can be combined with a stop to the café for some Swedish meatballs. Here you will find everything you need for your home from bath towels to area rugs to kitchen cabinets.
If you are traveling to Tempe to visit a loved one at Arizona State University, or if you would simply like to explore the local scene, check out the festivals and events happening in Tempe this spring.
Just 10 miles southeast of downtown Phoenix and 8 miles from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Arizona Mills® is the largest outlet and value retail shopping destination in Arizona. The center features name-brand outlets and value retailers at knockout prices plus great dining and entertainment options. Shop more than 175 stores at savings of up to 70% off every day.
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We invite you to visit our award-winning Museum Store, which has a wide variety of educational products and gifts, including work from local, independent, and student artists, as well as global and multicultural items. All purchases support the ASU Art Museum’s exhibitions and programming. The store is open during regular museum hours (Tues 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Wed-Sat 11 a.m.-5 p.m. with shortened summer hours from May 1-August 14 of Tues-Sat 11 a.m.-5 p.m.) Free parking is available at the lot across 10th Street. Stop by today!
This legendary independent bookstore has served the Tempe community since 1974, with thousands of new and used books in a store that is a work of art — soft curves, beautiful murals, interesting nooks filled with books and unique gifts including ceramics, chimes, chocolates and much more. This community gathering place hosts author events and workshops regularly. They share space with Wildflower Bread Company.
Downtown Tempe is an urban oasis packed with the most culturally exciting artistic community in the Valley. Whether you’re shopping for the perfect pair of shoes to keep your stride right, ASU gear for your next game day or alumni function, or a piece of handmade jewelry from a local artist, you’re sure to be inspired by Downtown Tempe’s eclectic selection of retailers. With over 50 retail shops that offer both everyday and specialty items, Downtown Tempe offers a truly unique and urban shopping experience that you will find nowhere else.
Tempe’s historic first bakery specializes in one-of-a-kind gifts, afternoon teas, cooking classes, Chocolate Happy Hour and Mardi Gras. It is also a rental venue for events. All proceeds benefit Tempe Sister Cities programs.
IKEA Tempe sells everything for the home all under one roof including living rooms, bedrooms, kitchens, bathrooms, garage storage and organization, lighting, rugs, mattresses, and media storage. And to better help customers with inspiration, our unique shopping experience includes individual room settings and complete home displays as well as specialty shops full of home accessories. Does all that shopping make you hungry? IKEA has a casual Swedish restaurant serving breakfast for 99 cents, lunch and dinner. In addition to the famous Swedish meatballs, organic and vegetarian entrees are also available. IKEA Business Services offers free design consultations for small business owners. The IKEA Business team will visit your office to plan your space, take phone orders, and arrange for delivery and assembly services if needed.
Phoenix Premium Outlets® is an impressive outdoor village-style center conveniently located 15 minutes south of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Shop more than 90 designer and brand name outlet stores: Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, A/X Armani Exchange, DKNY, Elie Tahari, Kate Spade New York, and POLO Ralph Lauren Factory Store. Enjoy exceptional brands at extraordinary savings of 25-65%. Visit phoenixpremiumoutlets.com for more information.
Second to none, Tempe Marketplace is the ultimate interactive shopping, dining and entertainment experience in greater Phoenix. Situated in a vibrant, high-energy outdoor environment, it’s a shopper’s paradise, a diner’s dream and a resident’s cultural hub. True to its marketplace name, there’s something for everyone as more than 100 retailers and restaurants call the 1.3 million-square-foot retail destination home.
Plan your next vacation with the Tempe Visitor's Guide.