While traveling through New Mexico on a holiday you will no doubt want to stop and check out a few shops along the way. There are so many great treasures to be found in New Mexico, from the rich culture and heritage to the unique art and clothing. If you are looking to bring a piece of that back with you from your vacation, then you will no doubt want to explore one or more of these shops to find a little something to take back with you.
Mur Indian Market Centre
When you want to shop with a wide range of varieties, with good pricing practice the Bien Mur Indian market center in Sandia Pueblo is the best place to shop. In Bien Mur Indian market center, you have multiple collections of handmade Native American rugs, sand paintings, Pendleton blanket, and turquoise jewelry made by the Santo Domingo, Hopi and Zuni and Nava tribe.
Paul’s Western Wear
Proprietor Paul Martinez runs this renowned western fashion shop for over 37 years. Cowboys and locals love their collection of boots, hats, bolo ties hats and three-piece suits.
Garcia Street Books
The Garcia street books are a small independent store just a few blocks off Canyon Road. The collection of the book here is great. There is numerous literature, history, cookbooks, biography, bestsellers as a well as books on about the nature, native artists, and cuisine of the south-west and New Mexico. Next, to the Garcia Street Books, the downtown subscription pours espresso and coffee that makes your moment as you shop for your new book. Always try checking the outdoor bargain bin or even try to plan your visit to coincide with the visiting authors.
Since 1974, Starr Interiors has showcased a striking collection of Zapotec Indian (Indians of the Oaxaca Valley in Mexico) weavings carefully selected by the owner. Look forward to a great selection of gifts from placemats, coasters, Oaxaca Masks, wood carvings, hammocks and handcrafted sterling silver.
Dress Man’s Gifts
The Dress man’s Gifts is a located within a souvenir shop. This cute little spot has been family owned since 1952 and they are still going strong! They have unique and authentic jewelry, New Mexican art and so much more. Such as gifts, handbags, poetry and cute souvenirs. If you want a truly New Mexican piece to take home with you then this is the spot to check out, you will find something unique for sure!
Photo-Eye Bookstore and Project Space
In 1979, this impressive gallery and storefront used to be a small order book business. The gallery presents fine photography. Spend plenty time in this chic stellar photography bookstore with exceptional and extraordinary finds devoted to contemporary photography. If a coffee table book is the ideal gift for you or a friend, or you love to collect books and photographs from a trip then this is a great place to stop and check out. You are sure to find a piece you will love.