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Nearby Shopping in Tucson

With hundreds of local shops and plenty of Southwestern flair, Tucson has one of the most unique shopping scenes in the nation.  

From imported bed frames and night stands imported from Mexico and India at the Barrio District, to desert-themed clothing and home goods at Why I Love Where I Live, you’ll find it all only within a couple blocks from town. 

Explore the colorful and authentic shopping scene in Tucson, with these three best shops and stores below now. 


Why I Love Where I Live

Why I Love Where I Live is a funky downtown boutique full of Tucson pride. Dedicated to their mission of cultivating a widespread love and appreciation for the city, this shop carries everything you need to create the perfect souvenir of your time in Tucson.

From locally-made candles to coloring books of the Arizona landscape and cactus-themed tic-tac-toe, Why I Love Where I Live is the ultimate gift shop for visitors and locals alike. When you’re there, you’ll also get to see a little bit of Tucson’s eclectic charm – the MSA Annex, where the shop is located, is full of local businesses set in converted shipping containers

Insider Tip

Their dreamy Instagram feed is definitely worth a follow.

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Lost Barrio Shops

Look no further for your one-stop row of shops. The Lost Barrio shops in Tucson are a row of locally-owned stores and boutiques featuring quirky furniture, folk art and authentic Mexican imports. Immerse yourself in the region’s culture and spend an afternoon popping in and out of the rare storefronts.

For over 32 years, the three blocks that house The Lost Barrio have been Arizona’s most unique destination for art/interior lovers, explorers and adventurers looking to get a real taste of the town.  

Insider Tip

Refuel between shops at Tooley’s, a casual café with breakfast and lunch options.

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Creative Kind Shop

Enroll in a new kind of class at the Creative Kind Shop. This unique store encourages its guests to connect over creativity through workshops that teach attendees how to DIY. Workshops range from water color to crafting and are well-suited for everyone from hobbyists to artistic pros. 

For the less craft-inclined, Creative Kind also carries unique goods from small businesses and local makers. Shop soap and stickers, accessories and stationary, and even health, beauty and home goods.

Insider Tip

Our go-to spot for picking up locally-crafted stationary, greeting cards, soaps, candles and more!

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