1043 Paseo del Pueblo Sur
Taos, NM 87571
Phone: (575) 758-2200
Fax: (575) 758-9009
The De Vargas Center is Santa Fe's oldest indoor shopping mall. If you need to get away from the crowds around the Plaza and do some shopping, this is the place to go. Catch a movie at the UA DeVargas Mall 6. Stores in the mall include Ross, Western Warehouse, Stag Tobacconist, Hastings and Gamco. If you've found yourself on a shopping spree and realize your purchases won't fit in your suitcase, head to the postal center here and ship them home!
If you are scouting for antique and vintage jewelry, visit Things Finer, located in the La Fonda Hotel. It's a galore of fine jewels, desk accessories, purse mirrors, rare rugs, jewelry boxes and pens. The ageless jewelry will enhance the elegance of your outfit, and you may find the perfect matching stone fitted in rings or bracelets. Want to dine like royalty? Select the engraved silver plates. Add sophistication to your living room with the paintings or fine tapestries also sold here.
Try not to actually drool over the highly tempting and original selection at this distinctively New Mexican candy store. Senor Murphy Candy Maker is an absolute must for those who love chiles: Chile Creams and Chile Pistachio Bark are bestsellers. Pine nut variations like Pinon Fudge and Pinon Tortugas are also quite popular. Check the website for a full list of candies; Senor Murphy will ship anywhere. Other useful services include factory specialty orders, gift baskets and party favors. In addition to the downtown store located inside the beautiful and historic La Fonda Hotel, there is another branch at the Santa Fe Place on Cerrillos Road.
Travel Bug is the perfect shop in Santa Fe to satisfy all of your travel needs. Equal parts cafe and shop, Travel Bug serves up delicious lattes and offers travel guides, language classes, books and more to help you research and prepare for your next big adventure.
Shopping in downtown Santa Fe can be a literally taxing experience, when you don't have thousands of dollars to spend or are simply after a carton of milk. If you are searching for practical, affordable, everyday items among the howling coyotes and squash blossom necklaces that dominate Plaza shopping, Five & Dime General Store is your answer. Here, they understand that there are times when a turquoise belt is no substitute for a toothbrush.
Used clothing stores in upscale cities or areas of town can often be treasure troves. Act 2, a consignment store dealing in vintage to modern women's clothing, is such a haven. Those interested can sell on consignment: Act 2 offers you a choice between taking 40% of the sale price in a check or 50% in store credit. Buying hours are 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. and no appointment is necessary for five items or less. Act 2 has ample free parking, a luxury in downtown Santa Fe.
Moon Rabbit Toys carries a wide variety of unique toys and games to inspire creativity and imagination in play. There is a table set up in the store where you can try out a few of the shop's most popular board games and you may even find members of the staff carrying out their own game.
The Cicada Art and Fashion Gallery's product has its roots in Far Eastern fashion. Owner Monique Zheng uses machine-printed and woven fabrics to help customers create coordinated drapes, wraps and other wearables from the colorful textiles. The shop was started in San Francisco, and its subsequent success prompted the opening of this Santa Fe location. Create an ensemble that is just right for you with the help of eager, artistic clerks.
Santa Fe Weaving Gallery is a place to marvel at the incredible handmade works of weaving artists. This shop offers scarves and shawls in addition to blouses and jackets. Not everything in the gallery is woven, but every piece of clothing in this space is created by artists with love for their craft.
Doodlet's stocks all those fun, novelty objects that you never know what to make of. Electronic singing gherkin, anyone? Virgin of Guadalupe shot glass? Plastic flick knife hair comb? Those items, plus post cards, old-fashioned and novelty candies, charms, folk art, toys and much, much more are all here. Doodlet's is a Santa Fe institution, has been in business since 1955 and it is still a mandatory stop for anyone in need of a novelty gift or souvenir.
In New Mexico, the chile is a revered spice. Locals pile them on their hamburgers and pizza, and load them in their sauces. The Chile Shop is a tribute to the red and green pod. You will discover sauces and salsas in varying degrees of heat, as well as powdered mixes to make your own salsa. Blue corn is another taste treat indigenous to the area, and plenty of these products are available here. If you are looking for a gift item, the store carries a nice selection of gift boxes and baskets.
Collected Works is the oldest independently-owned bookstore in town and has been voted the best one in the state by New Mexico Booksellers. They specialize in the literature, history, travel and architecture of Santa Fe and New Mexico. The place has a community feel: despite having over 15,000 titles in stock, it is a smallish space, and they host book signings with notable authors, both at the store and during community events. Gift cards are available, as are free gift wrapping, online ordering, and free shipping with purchases of 50 USD or more.