Despite its rather remote location and small size, Flagstaff has an impressive array of shopping options. Do not miss the historic Downtown Railroad District, with some of the city’s best open-air walks and unique shops. A few of the treasures in this area are West of the Moon (111 East Aspen Street) for local wares and souvenirs, Buddha-Nature Maps & Books (13 North San Francisco Street, Suite #3), Peace Surplus (14 West Route 66) or Aspen Sports (15 North San Francisco Street) for brand-name outdoor apparel and equipment and the Winter Sun Trading Company, which offers a large selection of herbs, aromatherapy products and authentic Native American art and crafts.

The Flagstaff Mall on Highway 89 houses the more conventional department and brand-name stores that visitors from across the country will recognize. The anchors here are Dillard’s, Sears and JC Penney. Big names in clothing such as the Gap, Hot Topic, Victoria’s Secret and American Eagle Outfitters are represented, as are other brand-name chain stores such as Claire’s Accessories, Kay Jewelers, Foot Locker and KB Toys. There is also a full-service restaurant, food court and movie theater. The Flagstaff Mall is currently undergoing extensive redevelopment and a Village with even more shops will be completed by the end of 2006.

Are you a bargain seeker? There are numersou thrift shops and second hand stores in Flagstaff.  Savers near the Flagstaff Mall is massive with an impressive array of merchandise, but they are quite pricey. The Cedar Closet is a personal favorite for many locals. It's small, very clean and has killers deals on great stuff. Really want to get dirty? Checkout the Goodwill 'Weight & Pay' where you sort through piles of junk, then pay by the pound.