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Flagstaff has various malls and galleries offering local craft objects

Aspen Avenue is one of the main shopping streets in Flagstaff
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Shopping has a long tradition in Flagstaff. One of the most notable historic buildings is the Babbitt Brothers Store on E. Cedar Avenue. The four Babbitt brothers opened their first store not long after they arrived in Flagstaff from Ohio in 1886, and soon had other stores in Williams, Winslow, Page, Holbrook, and at the Grand Canyon. Although the last shop closed in 2002, the building remains as a reminder of Flagstaff's past.

 

In the historic downtown district, Aspen Avenue is one of the main shopping streets lined by buildings from the 1890s. Here you'll find many charming little boutiques and galleries where you can buy both contemporary clothes and craft items, and traditional Native American jewelry, ceramics, and other beautiful creations. A fun store is Rainbow's End, a boutique which sells lots of hippy-ish clothing, bags, accessories, and other unique objects, all made by local artists.

 

The Carriage House Antique and Gift Mall is where you might find a genuine antique in among the fine art, furniture, jewelry, Mexican folk art and other collectibles that they specialise in. Downtown is also where you'll find the Flagstaff Visitor Center where you should call in to get further information on the best local shops.

 

One notable place in this downtown district is The Artists' Gallery, a cooperative which displays the work of several dozen artists from Flagstaff and the surrounding area. They work in a wide range of mediums including photography, jewelry, woodwork, ceramics, glass, and even gourd art. On the first Friday of each month there is an art walk when galleries stay open later and The Artists' gallery holds a reception for the Artists of the Month.

 

Another good place to find arts and crafts is at the Gift Shop in the Museum of Northern Arizona. It is particularly good if you are interested in top quality work by Native American artists. The jewelry and ceramics you'll find here are outstanding.

 

If you want more modern American stores then there are several shopping malls around Flagstaff. In them you'll find large stores like Sears, Dillard's, Old Navy, and Pier One. These shopping centers include the Varsity Shopping Center, The Hilltop Shops at Woodland Village, and The Flagstaff Mall.

 

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