When you’re shopping on vacation, the last places you want to visit are the typical stores you’d find in any mall. Instead, why not experience all the unique shopping options available to you right in Santa Fe! From grand markets to charming boutiques, you’ll find a wide variety of shops and products that you’ll only find in New Mexico’s capital. So without further adieu, here are the best places for unique Santa Fe shopping that you won’t want to overlook!
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6 Great Places for Unique Santa Fe Shopping
A shopping excursion in Santa Fe is unlike any other. You’ll fall in love with the historic buildings, intricate architecture, and friendly locals as you wind through one-of-a-kind shops and markets. Whether you’re searching for the next addition to your wardrobe, gifts for your friends and family back home, or local art, you’re sure to find exactly what you’re looking for in these fantastic shopping destinations.
Casa Nova Gallery
This lively and colorful shop is the very definition of “art and living with art.” The owner of the shop loves the unusual and whimsical pieces. Therefore, prepare to find treasures you don’t see every day. Casa Nova sells beautiful home furnishings, international jewelry, accessories, handbags, folk art, and much more. As a bonus, the shop is committed to making a difference by supporting fair trade cooperative and women’s groups. That way, you know your purchases are benefiting sustainable wages and good working conditions.
Santa Fe Honey Salon and Farm Workshop
This shop is every honey lover’s paradise! The Santa Fe Honey Salon and Farm Workshop works closely with bees to create a spectrum of tastes, aromas, and benefits for raw, extra-virgin, and unfiltered honey. Of course, you don’t have to be a lover of honey to find something worthwhile in this shop. You’ll also come across a wide selection of items such as herbal and handcrafted soaps, skin care products, candles, honey drinks, and Southwestern decor.
Origins of Santa Fe
From the moment you walk through the door of Origins, you’re bound for a fascinating shopping experience. The boutique shop boasts an entire collection of lush fabrics, unique prints, and bright colors with an eclectic and chic design. You’ll also browse through ethnic and tribal couture, wearable art, tribal artifacts, and affordable jewelry. The best part? You’ll be shopping in one of the Top 10 Boutiques in the world!
Collected Works Bookstore and Coffeehouse
Collected Works in an independently owned business that caters to the bookworm in all of us. The shop houses hundreds of books, particularly selections on local travel, Southwestern and Native American history, art and architecture, and poetry! As you find a cozy spot inside the bookstore or on the outside patio to read, be sure to stop by their in-house coffee shop for some organic and locally-roasted drinks and pastries.
Traditional Spanish Market (Summer Only)
Found in the Santa Fe Downtown Plaza, the Traditional Spanish Market is one of the summer’s top shopping events. The Spanish Colonial Arts Society hosts this enchanting event that showcases the artwork of over 250 colonial artists. Breathtaking pieces of woodcarvings, tinwork, colcah, hide paintings, and more are sure to catch your eye as you wander through the market. Each masterpiece also represents a living tradition that has existed for over 400 years. We’re sure you won’t find any of that in your neighborhood mall!
*Dates for the 2017 are Traditional Spanish Market are July 29th-30th.*
International Folk Art Market (Summer Only)
The International Folk Art Market is another summer attraction rated as the Best Art Festival by USA Today! This unique and popular market celebrates the humanity of the handmade and empowers many local communities. In addition to unique art from around the world, visitors will also enjoy international food and music, art demonstrations, and more. Don’t miss the festivities and endless fun of this summertime event!
*Dates for the 2017 International Folk Art Market are July 14th-16th.*
Plan the Ultimate New Mexico Getaway to Casa Escondida Bed & Breakfast
After your Santa Fe shopping excursion, return to Chimayo for some well-deserved relaxation at Casa Escondida. Our charming and secluded bed & breakfast in the New Mexican countryside is the perfect haven for couples and travelers who seek a peaceful retreat. You’ll be centrally located in the historic village of Chimayo while enjoying convenience to nearby cities like Santa Fe and Taos. Each of our cozy guest rooms boasts traditional New Mexican decor and antiques with all the modern amenities you desire in a comfortable stay. Guests will also be treated to a delicious gourmet breakfast each morning in our bright and welcoming breakfast room. Ready for a getaway you’ll never forget? Book your next vacation to Casa Escondida today!
If you haven’t already, don’t forget to download your free copy of our Chimayo Vacation Guide! It’s a handy reference to all the best things to do during your getaway.