The Safest Spots for Scottsdale Shopping During COVID
The shopping scene in Scottsdale offers Arizona visitors hundreds of high-end retail stores, upscale restaurants, trendy boutiques, and local eateries to explore. Whether you are looking for fashion malls featuring designer brands, Native American art or jewelry, or a unique Scottsdale souvenir, you are sure to find what you are looking for in one of Scottsdale’s esteemed shopping malls.
If you are planning to visit Scottsdale soon, you’re likely wondering which shopping malls are the safest to shop at during COVID-19.
These shopping malls are not only the best in the area but have impeccable safety and cleanliness standards in place to protect you during your shopping trip to Scottsdale.
Don’t miss out on visiting one (or all!) of these popular shopping destinations in Scottsdale during your trip to Arizona.
Scottsdale Fashion Square
Scottsdale Fashion Square is the crown jewel of the Scottsdale shopping scene and is one of the most robust shopping destinations in the American Southwest.
This upscale, indoor shopping mall offers luxury shopping, dining, and entertainment with over 200 shops and restaurants—including 40 of the world’s most elegant and prestigious brands.
With fantastic shopping options, and excellent dining and entertainment options like Kona Grill, Mia Pasta, Johnny Rockets, Yardhouse, Desert Stages Theatre, and Harkins Theatres, visitors will find plenty to do, whether traveling alone, with friends, or with family.
Scottsdale Fashion Square is the only indoor mall on our list of the safest spots to shop during COVID because of the mall’s impeccable cleanliness and the high priority placed on following CDC guidelines.
Why We Recommend for Best Shopping: Scottsdale Fashion Square is the largest luxury shopping center in the Southwest. With shops like Louis Vuitton, Burberry, Coach, Gucci, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Versace, and more, this shopping hub offers Scottsdale visitors an unmatched high-end shopping experience.
Hours: Open Monday – Saturday from 11 AM – 7 PM and Sunday from 12 PM – 6 PM.
Masks: Local government ordinances require that masks be worn by all visitors, except those with underlying health conditions or under the age of 6.
Curbside Pickup: Over 25 retailers, including Nordstrom, Crate & Barrel, and Louis Vuitton, are offering curbside pickup.
There are multiple curbside pickup locations. The mall requests that you coordinate the purchase details, pickup time, and pickup location with your merchant.
To view the list of retailers and restaurants that are open, and those participating in Curbside Pickup, click here.
Scottsdale Quarter is an outdoor shopping center with over 80 retailers—from small, trendy boutiques to some of the world’s largest retail chains, like Apple and H&M. Scottsdale also offers unique shopping experiences at specialty shops like Restoration Hardware and American Girl.
Whether you are looking for a classy breakfast joint or a lunch spot like Breakfast Kitchen Bar or True Food Kitchen, or an upscale dining experience like Dominick’s Steakhouse or Eddie V’s Prime Seafood, Scottsdale Quarter has a restaurant for every occasion.
The Quarter is a large, open-air center, making it an excellent spot for shopping during COVID. There is ample space for social distancing and plenty of room to spread out between the stores and eateries.
Why We Recommend for Best Shopping: Scottsdale Quarter regularly hosts fun events in The Quad, a recreation area with greenery and water features in the center of the shopping center. They are currently hosting safe, socially distanced events for children and adults alike.
Hours: Scottsdale Quarter is currently open Monday – Saturday from 11 AM – 7 PM and Sunday from 12 PM – 6 PM.
Masks: Visitors should cover their mouth and nose with a mask or cloth face-covering per state and local guidelines.
Curbside Pickup: Scottsdale Quarter recently launched a new Retail-To-Go Curbside Pickup Program.
Shoppers can purchase from participating retailers via phone or online. The retailer will tell the guest which of the seven pickup zones to arrive at. Once the shopper comes and notifies the retailer of their parking spot number, the retailer will bring out their purchase.
Participating shops include Kendra Scott, Pottery Barn, and Sephora, and restaurants include Zinburger, Grimaldi’s, and Press Coffee. Click here to view a full list of participating retailers.
Kierland Commons is an upscale, outdoor lifestyle center with 70 specialty shops and local restaurants. Guests will enjoy a stroll through this popular Scottsdale outdoor mall to enjoy the elegant ambiance offered by the billowing palm trees and gorgeous greenery, accompanied by excellent lighting to enjoy the shopping center at night.
Kierland Commons offers visitors a sophisticated shopping experience with upscale shops like Anthropologie, Crate & Barrel, Sur La Table, and Tommy Bahama. View a full list of retailers here.
Kierland Commons offers a wonderful selection of the Valley’s most popular local restaurants. Kierland Commons is ideal for dining during COVID since many restaurants offer ample outdoor seating. From gourmet bruschetta and wine at Postino WineCafe, contemporary Italian cuisine at North Italia, or an authentic French dining experience at Zinc Bistro, guests will find something unique to suit their taste.
Why We Recommend for Best Shopping: Out of state visitors—present your ID to the Concierge (located between Tommy Bahama and Etch Salon) for a complimentary Visitor Savings Card with savings up to $350 and a complimentary visitor guide.
Hours: Kierland Commons is currently open Monday – Saturday from 11 AM – 7 PM and Sunday from 12 PM – 6 PM. Restaurant hours vary.
Masks: Local government ordinances require that face coverings be worn by all visitors, except children under the age of 6 and those with underlying health conditions.
Curbside Pickup: Curbside Pickup is available for select retailers and restaurants. Shoppers should coordinate pickup time, pickup location, merchandise availability, and order placement with each store or restaurant.
View this list to learn more about participating retailers and restaurants.
Old Town Scottsdale
Old Town Scottsdale offers a unique cultural shopping experience like no other in Arizona. Peruse the shops in the area for Native American art and jewelry, southwestern furniture and home décor, designer boots and purses, and unique souvenirs.
This area is divided into eight districts, including everything from the Arts District to the Entertainment District, from Historic Old Town to the Scottsdale Waterfront. The best districts for shopping are:
Fifth Avenue Shopping District
Fifth Avenue Shopping District is filled with specialty boutiques, shops, and art galleries, making it an excellent place to locate unique Arizona-themed gifts.
Visit Kactus Jock for Southwestern gifts and souvenirs, and snap a photo by the Bob Parks 5th Avenue Horse Fountain, one of the most iconic photo spots in the downtown Scottsdale area!
Historic Old Town
Many of the buildings and shops in this historic district are over 100 years old, offering visitors a fun Old West atmosphere. This area is perfect for locating western wear and Native American art and jewelry.
Scottsdale Fashion Square
As mentioned earlier, Scottsdale Fashion Square is one of the largest shopping malls in the American Southwest. It offers an excellent selection of luxury brands and popular retail stores. This mall is a great place to cool off since it is the only indoor mall in the downtown Scottsdale area.
Scottsdale Waterfront is located in downtown Scottsdale and connects to the Fifth Avenue Shopping District via a pedestrian bridge. Find retailers like Urban Outfitters, High Point, and David’s Bridal and excellent restaurants like Culinary Dropout, Olive & Ivy, and Sauce.
Why We Recommend for Best Shopping: Old Town Scottsdale spans a large area that offers something for everyone—whether you are looking for local boutiques, luxury shops, or are hunting for a souvenir!
Hours: Hours vary. Contact each retailer before visiting to confirm the hours that you plan to visit.
Masks: Face coverings are mandatory in all public places in Scottsdale, including restaurants and bars, retail stores, special events, and public transit.
Curbside Pickup: Many restaurants and stores in Old Town Scottsdale are offering curbside pickup. Contact the retail shops or restaurants that you plan to visit to confirm pickup procedures.
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