Quality Suites Historic Downtown
325 W. 8th Ave
Anchorage, AK 99501
Phone: (907) 274-1000
Fax: (907) 274-3016
This store caters to all of your Mac and iPod needs. Stop in to check out the latest games, software, and accessories. If you're traveling, the staff can direct you towards all the adapters you need for your electronics. Many locations also offer workshops on how to use their various products. See their website for more information and a calendar of events.
This four-story mall has everything: The Body Shop, Banana Republic, Eddie Bauer, Coach, Gymboree, Bebe and Sullivan's Steakhouse, among others. There is plenty of parking in the two adjacent garages, which are accessible to the mall through skywalks, elevators and escalators. Sullivan's Steakhouse is at the east end and the Alaska State Troopers' Museum is on the first floor.
A sportswear store for men and women, this location carries watches and belts, hats and socks. The small gadgets or flashlights easily fit into the pockets of the heavy duty, loose men's chinos, while its stylish, brightly colored pullover jackets are made of soft cotton and other natural fibers. If you are a golfer, the store has you covered. Head-to-toe golf clothing will keep you styling as you swing. Always stocking a nice selection of leather shoes, there is a balance between classic and trendy styles.
Located on the west end of the Anchorage Fifth Avenue Mall, this store is a landmark. It survived the 1964 earthquake, though the ground dropped 20 feet from beneath one corner of it. Within the store, you will find everything from casual to formal wear for the whole family, in petite, large and regular sizes. Also carrying lingerie, purses, stockings, suits, coats, a full housewares division, glassware and full service bridal registry, this store has it all covered. Many local Alaskan products are carried here.
Carrying a wealth of Native Alaskan artwork, this store combines the feel of a gallery with a multi-faceted gift shop. Filled with jewelry designed by the Tlingit and Haida tribes, the store features bracelets and rings offered in gold and sterling silver. There are earrings and pendants available also, along with whalebone and ivory carvings. Both soapstone and wood masks are available with a variety of motifs and creators along with small totems, dolls, bowls, plates and glassware. Shipping and online ordering is available.
Carrying the largest selection of natural gold nuggets in Alaska, watch as their artisans construct designs of gold including fishermen at salmon streams, eagles and more on to pendants, watches, coins and earrings. With the largest gold sales in Alaska, this store has the flavor of the gold rush within its walls. Whether you design your own or purchase pre-made, the wealth of options in jewelry is amazing here. One particularly beautiful item is its delicate snowflake earrings; a great gift.
Located near the Anchorage Hilton, find intricate patterns and colors decorating many Scandinavian wool vests, hats, socks, mittens, Icelandic coats and boots in this store. Recently adding a line of Polartec fleece to the stock, the patterns and construction emulate the Scandinavian theme and offer another medium from which to wear these classical styles. It carries children's outdoor wear, durable and attractive hats and mittens and novelty gift items that make perfect gifts. In addition, check out the beautiful selection of handmade straw Christmas ornaments.
Marked by a life-sized statue of a grizzly standing above the front entrance, this store holds a variety of gift options. Choose from a massive T-shirt selection and a variety of Alaskan theme stationery, magnets and calendars among other items. Located in the center of the store, the long glass jewelry cabinets hold Alaskan Jade, the vivid green and blue Alaskan Opals and gold nugget pieces. This shop also carries videos, CDs and cassette tapes; you can bring Alaska home with you in a variety of media. Mail orders are available online.
David Green comes from a family of furriers dating back to 1690. In Alaska since 1922, this family has provided an assortment of beautiful Alaska-made fur products. Look for mukluks, slippers, parkas, combination fur and leather items and fur pelts; or take the opportunity to design your own fur coat or fur item. Next door to this store are its Fur Outlet and a cold storage location providing expert fur cleaning, as well as the safest storage environment for your fur during warm seasons.
Directly across from the Log Cabin Visitor's Center, Alaska's largest photograph shop offers 60 years of collected Alaska color slides, movies, photographs and postcards for purchase. A resident reindeer provides you with a photo opportunity you are not likely to forget! Part of the historic registry, this 1921 building has its original pressed-tin ceiling. This shop is one of the largest resale outlets for Alaskan jade and it is available by the pound or by the ton.
Located downtown in a small brown house with a full outside wall mural of musk oxen, this store holds the handiwork of more than 250 Native Alaskan knitters. In 1969, this cooperative began knitting the remarkable, downy soft underhair of musk oxen called qiviut. The result is an unshrinkable, soft but durable, ten times warmer than wool, material that makes beautiful scarves, mittens, shawls and hats woven in village specific patterns. A unique wearable gift, it is an exclusively produced product. Online ordering is available at the Web site.
On the corner of Fourth Avenue, sits a large gift store with interior log walls and filled with unique items. Check out the birch wood bowls, spectacular and original birdhouses, chimes, handmade Alaskan soaps, baskets, blown glass candles, moose print blankets, pajamas, glass jewelry and pins. One will also find Alaskan wildflower decorated and scented candles, a selection of Alaskan books, caps, T-shirts, beautiful pottery and locally made ceramics. If you cannot find the perfect gift here, you are simply not looking. Shipping is available.