Upscale Shopping in Arizona (vacation style)

If you live in Arizona, you already live in a destination where many people travel to vacation. Why not act like a visitor and take a vacation here and do some high-end shopping and dining?

We’ve got you covered from Sedona to Tucson. For the full vacation vibe, go all out and book a suite at The Phoenician in Phoenix or the Miraval Resort and Spa in Tucson.

Tlaquepaque Arts & Shopping Village, Sedona

Originally conceived as an artist community, Tlaquepaque is a perfect setting to watch artists create. With more than 40 specialty shops and exclusive art galleries, you’re bound to find a treasure or two. 336 AZ-179, Sedona.

Kierland Commons, North Scottsdale

Across Scottsdale Road from Scottsdale Quarter, Kierland Commons is an active Main Street-style center with luxury brands like Johnny Was, Michael Kors, Vuori and White House/Black Market. Configure your new Tesla and grab a bite at one of more than a dozen restaurants like The Mission, Mastro’s Ocean Club or Zinc Bistro. 15205 N. Kierland Blvd., Suite 150, Scottsdale.

Scottsdale Fashion Square, Scottsdale

Looking for Prada, Gucci, Louis Vuitton or Christian Louboutin? This is the place — with about 200 stores spread across 2 million square feet including top-notch dining like Ocean 44, Francine and Nobu. Need another incentive? An 11,000-square-foot Hermés store opens this summer. 7014 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale

For the attention you deserve, book a customized shopping experience including a champagne, red-carpet arrival, early access to high-end shops like Gucci, Jimmy Choo, Versace and more. You’ll also have a personal escort and assistance with your dining needs.

Book one week in advance, $125/person, 9 to 11:30 a.m., Thursdays and Fridays.

Biltmore Fashion Park, Phoenix

This unique outdoor shopping center features lush gardens and striking fountains. It also offers high-end and contemporary retailers including Escada, Madison Reed, Williams-Sonoma, Ralph Lauren and the state’s only Saks Fifth Avenue. Enjoy fine dining at The Capital Grille, Seasons 52 and True Food Kitchen. 2502 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix.

Red Modern Furniture, Phoenix

This gem is a furniture and artwork store with hard-to-find mid-century modern and contemporary furniture and artwork. Don’t miss it if you have a penchant for high-end, original furniture with designers like Charles and Ray Eames, Eliel Saarinen, Herman Miller, Frank Lloyd Wright, as well as local artists Monica Martinez and Theresa Villegas. 201 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix.

La Encantada, Tucson

For luxury shopping in the Sonoran desert, this two-level, outdoor center celebrates the magnificence of old-world Spanish traditions alongside modern elegance. Upscale brands include Coach, Anthropologie, Apple, Williams-Sonoma and Tiffany & Co. Restaurants include Ra Sushi Bar, Firebirds Wood Fired Grill and North Italia. 2905 E. Skyline Drive, Tucson.

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