The Southern Arizona Shopping Guide

“If you’re looking for the latest styles and unique looks, there’s no need to shop at the chain stores- Tucson is thriving with wonderful shopping centers that are home to some of our favorite local retailers, and galleries.  Where to shop goes hand in hand with galleries- not to be missed.  The variety of both options are plentiful in Tucson and throughout Southern Arizona! These local gems are worth a visit in person or safely online- all of them ship or have CDC protocols in place.  Don’t forget to mention that The Scout Guide sent you!” — MaryAnn Wittmann, Editor

Galleries and Shopping Centers


La Encantada 

Shopping, Dining, Events. Home to Dine Like a Local award winners Frost Gelato, and Scouted Volume 1 Member Barre3 Tucson

St. Philip’s Plaza

St. Philip’s Plaza is a landmark in Tucson, well known for the beauty of its fountains, tile art, rose gardens, and towering sycamore trees. The Plaza offers boutique shopping, galleries, restaurants, and professional offices. Locally owned and operated since the early nineties, St. Philip’s Plaza has been a cherished Tucson destination for decades. St. Philip’s Plaza not only offers a unique and elegant shopping and dining experience but is also a venue for celebrations from Jazz concerts and Tango in the Plaza to weddings and Farmer’s Markets. Come celebrate authentic Tucson culture and experience St. Philip’s Plaza.  Home to Union Public House, and Reforma and Vol.1 + Vol.2 Scouted Member W Boutique .


Casas Adobes Plaza

Casas Adobes Plaza is a shopping and dining destination nestled in the heart of Tucson in the shadow of the Catalina Foothills. We invite you to come create memories with family and friends amidst the charming old world Tuscan setting. From award winning restaurants to the latest in fashion, and beauty, Casas Adobes is where your enjoyment really matters.  Home to Scouted Dine Like a Local award winners Teaspoon and Frost Gelato and Scouted Vol.1 + Vol.2 Scouted Member ZL MedAesthetics and Larson Plastic Surgery 


Mercado District + ANNEX  Vol. 1 + Vol. 2 Scouted Member 

This dynamic district combines housing, shopping, restaurants, markets and beautifully diverse architecture to create Tucson’s premier transit-oriented development. Located on the West-End of Tucson’s Modern Streetcar line the district is anchored by two shopping centers Mercado San Agustín and the MSA Annex, both situated along the beautiful tree lined Avenida Del Convento. Home to multiple Volume 1 members La Cabana, Why I Love Where I Live, and Volume 1 TSG Tucson Photographers Fletcher and Co and Dine Like a Local Award Winners Seis Kitchen and Agustin Kitchen

Historic Fourth Avenue

The Historic Fourth Avenue Business District is directly northeast of and adjacent to downtown, Tucson, Arizona and part of our thriving City Center. The Avenue is surrounded by many significant historical sites that have contributed to its development—first as a residential area—and later as a commercial district.  Today this vibrant commercial corridor is populated by over 140 locally owned boutiques, bars, and cafes; all residing in historic buildings. Home to several scouted Dine Like a Local businesses and Vol. 1 + vol. 2 Scouted Member Eastland Alley Design Co.  You can also find Scouted Member House of Hatters handy work there too!

Main Gate Square

Discover flavor, style and attitude when you visit Main Gate Square, a pet and pedestrian-friendly dining and shopping destination featuring over 20 retailers and 30 restaurants near the University of Arizona and Tucson’s historic neighborhoods. Home to scouted Vo.1 feature nonprofit Ben’s Bells Project and the perfect central spot of our Volume 1 launch celebration.

Downtown Tucson 

Downtown Tucson is a downtown for everyone – an eclectic, beautiful, fun, accessible, pedestrian- and bike-friendly district that embraces diversity. It is the Southwest’s premier urban hub for living, dining, retail, business, art, entertainment, and both historic and contemporary architecture. Home to Dine Like a Local award winners HUB Ice Cream Factory, and Mexican Favorite Penca.


La Plaza Shoppes

A unique blend of galleries, entertainment, and food in the heart of Tucson on East Tanque Verde Rd. La Plaza Shoppes is home to Vol.1 + Vol. 2 Scouted Member The Bra Spa.

Stop into Vol. 2 Scouted Member Whimsy Boutique. Whimsy Tucson has clothing & accessories for women of all ages and sizes! They have the latest fashion trends at affordable prices!

And don’t miss Vol.2 Scouted Member Karen Lukacs studio- Karen carries limited edition collections of Sustainable Artisanal Fashion. Handcrafted with reclaimed denim: One at a time. One of a kind.