The long-awaited, newly constructed Cottonwood Mall on Albuquerque’s
west side opened in the fall of 1996. Major anchors in the 1.2 million-square-foot
facility include Dillard’s, Sears and JC Penney. A major entertainment
complex, several franchised restaurants and more than a hundred specialty
stores are also a part of the huge retail enterprise.
Since 1706, Old Town has been the historic focal point and heart of
our community. Today, dozens of shops, galleries and several excellent
eateries surround the original town plaza. Many of the shops offer Southwestern
items, such as jewelry and pottery, but there are a number of unique clothing
stores and several gift shops. Hidden garden patios allow shoppers time
to pause between purchases.
Old Route 66 takes a decidedly different turn as it stretches through
Nob Hill near UNM. Enjoy a sophisticated and eclectic variety of stores
selling everything from antiques to organic produce, designer to vintage
clothes, new and used books, avantgarde housewares and unique accessories.
The Indoor Mercado at I-40 and 12th Street NW is an all-season alternative.
Vendors sell everything from fresh-baked bread and pastries to Native American
Jewelry and African baskets.
Located in the Uptown area just north of I-40, these two large enclosed
malls sit almost across from each other on Louisiana Blvd. Both offer several
major department stores on two shopping levels, a wide selection of local
and national familiar favorites and food courts catering to every type
Macy’s, Foley’s, JC Penney, Sears, Dillard’s, Montgomery Ward, Mervyn’s
Casual Corner, Border’s Books, Eddie Bauer, Bombay Company, Victoria’s
Secret, Godiva Chocolates, The Gap, Zale’s Jewelers, Oshman’s Sporting
Bargain hunters flock to the State Fairgrounds Flea Market on Saturdays
and Sundays year-round. The outdoor marketplace brings hundreds of vendors
and shoppers together in one place for a weekend of shopping fun. Admission
is free, but there is a small fee for parking.