Your Guide to Shopping Local in the West Valley

    The holidays are a great time to support local businesses and the West Valley has some of the best. From clothing to homegoods, we have your inside scoop on where to find awesome gifts your friends and family will love.

    Here is your guide to shopping local in the West Valley this holiday season:


    Practical Art

    • Located at 5070 N. Central Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85012
    • Hours: 10:00am-7:00pm Monday-Friday; 10:00am-5:00pm Saturday-Sunday

    If you’re looking for a gift with personality, Practical Art is the place for you. They feature over 100 local artisans who hand-create quirky, unique, and yet functional pieces of kitchenware, jewelry, and much more, from a wide variety of different materials. For an unforgettable present, this shop cannot be beat.

    Bunky Boutique

    • Located at 1437 N. 1st St. Phoenix, AZ 85004
    • Hours: 10:00am-6:00pm Monday-Saturday; 10:00am-5:00pm Sunday

    Voted the 2017 Best Boutique Clothing Store in Phoenix Magazine, Bunky Boutique mixes well-known “it” brands with local creativity to bring you the perfect pieces for everyone on your list. You can even send a little Phoenix to family and friends near or far with their exclusive “AZ Love” brand; it’s the best way to show your pride and give them something to always remember you by.


    • Located at 4206 N. 7th Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85013
    • Hours: 12:00pm-6:00pm Tuesday-Friday; 11:00am-6:00pm Saturday; 11:00am-4:00pm Sunday; closed Monday

    With a focus on sustainable, yet fashionable items that women want to wear, Frockify is the brainchild of local designer, Dakota Jeane Hilton. This shop’s pieces come from all over the United States and hearken back to the 1940s-70s, making them ideal gifts for any lover of unique or truly vintage fashion.


    Purple Lizard Boutique

    • Located at 2827 N. 15th Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85007
    • Hours: 10:00am-6:00pm Wednesday-Saturday; closed Sunday-Tuesday

    For lovers of all things eclectic, the Purple Lizard Boutique is an absolute must. With a wide variety of locally-made clothing, jewelry, hats, and more, plus collections created by Mexican artists, there is no question you will find a one-of-a-kind item just right for even the pickiest person on your list (and while you’re there, be sure to say hi to the owner, Marguerite!).

    Samurai Comics

      • Located at 1602 E. Indian School Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85016
      • Hours: 10:00am-8:00pm Sunday-Tuesday & Thursday-Saturday; 9:00am-9:00pm Wednesday

    If you have a comic book lover on your list, he or she will love a gift from Samurai Comics. This local spot has a wide selection of comics, as well as games, cards, and other collectible items fit for feeding everyone’s inner geek.


    The Shoppe on Monroe

    • Located at 420 E. Monroe Ave. Buckeye, AZ 85326
    • Hours: 11:00am-5:00pm Wednesday-Friday; 10:00am-2:00pm Saturday; closed Sunday-Tuesday

    For all of your holiday gift-giving needs, stop by the Shoppe on Monroe. Specializing in items made in Arizona, they have a variety of unique jewelry, gift baskets, and souvenirs, including their new Historic Downtown Buckeye ornament. Send a little piece of home this holiday season with help from this great little shop.


    The Pottery Place

    • Located at 17587 W. Grand Ave. Surprise, AZ 85387
    • Hours: 8:30am-5:00pm daily

    Whether you want to spruce up your own home for the holidays or need a gift for a friend, the Pottery Place is worth a visit. Their warehouse features indoor & outdoor decor, sculptures, fountains, and so much more, all handcrafted by artisans at unbeatable prices. For attention-grabbing pieces that everyone will love, the Pottery Place is your one-stop shop.


    The Cottage Garden

    • Located at 7142 N. 58th Ave. Ste. A Glendale, AZ 85301-2478
    • Hours: 10:00am-4:00pm Monday-Saturday; closed Sunday

    For great, one-of-a-kind clothes and gifts for the ladies on your list, check out the Cottage Garden. This local shop has everything for a perfect, flattering head-to-toe outfit your friend or family member will love (and who knows, you may walk out with an outfit for yourself!).

    la Lady Designs

    • Located at 9405 W. Hanna Dr. Glendale, AZ 85305
    • Hours: 4:00pm-9:00pm Monday-Friday; 11:00am-9:00pm Saturday; 11:00am-6:00pm Sunday

    Originally started in LA in 2007, la Lady Designs, now in Glendale, offers a full line of handmade accessories for women and girls. From purses and hats to necklaces and bracelets, each piece is undoubtedly feminine and has the option for customization, so everyone can have a gift that is just for them.


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