Only in Tempe – Local Shops

Changing Hands Bookstore

Looking for a new pair of jeans or a special gift? Tempe has the hottest spots for all of your shopping needs, including Arizona Mills, Downtown Tempe, Tempe Marketplace and the only IKEA in Arizona. But, if you’re looking for items that you can only find in Tempe, there are many locally-owned shops to choose from.

In Downtown Tempe, visit The Shoe Mill for high quality comfort/wellness oriented footwear – your feel will thank you. Or head to Lotions & Potions for gifts, greeting cards, essential oils and more.

The ASU Art Museum Store carries creative gifts for children and adults, including jewelry, pottery and other handcrafted items made by local artists, including professors at ASU. The ASU Art Museum Ceramics Research Center on Mill Avenue and Seventh Street also has a shop where art lovers can buy unique gifts.

Changing Hands Bookstore is a Tempe treasure. They stock new and used books, toys and gift items. They host a variety of events weekly, from story times for kids to readings from best-selling authors. Just a few doors down from Changing Hands, shop for unique women’s clothing and accessories at Lorelei Boutique.

You’ll find vintage clothing and current trends at Buffalo Exchange and Rocket a Go-Go. Discover beautiful jewelry, pottery and other artwork made by local artists at the 6th Street Market, held every Sunday in Downtown Tempe from October through April. And, for new and classic music, video games and movies, check out Zia Record Exchange at Mill and Southern Avenues.