Long before it became a statewide chain of eight Western wear stores, Saba's was a Scottsdale institution. Nothing says "Southwest style" like the boots and duds found in this slick family operation, which still calls Scottsdale home with three shops there.
Founded in 1927 by milliner David Saba, Saba's started out selling rustlin' gear to real live cowboys. Today, Saba's is more about fashion than outfitting ranch hands, and its wide selection of 10-gallon hats, boots, and clothing for men, women and children is a national treasure, right here in our own backyard. The chain's newest location, Saba's Famous Texas Boots, displays the Southwest's largest selection of hand-made, custom cowboy boots. Locals can't kick their pride in this urban cowboy Mecca — and why should we?
Old Town: 3965 N. Brown Ave., 480-947-7664; and 7254 Main St., 480-949-7404. North Scottsdale: 7231 E. Shea Blvd., 480-948-9201, www.sabas.com
ATKINSON'S INDIAN TRADING POST
Family-owned and operated since 1954, Atkinson's is like a museum of Southwestern and desert-centric wall art, hand-painted pottery, figurative art and home-accent pieces. A great selection of gifty souvenirs can be had here, as well.
3957 N. Brown Ave., 480-949-9750
This unique downtown Scottsdale gift shop is a souvenir-lover's dream. Golf attire, candles, tote bags, ASU Sun Devils shirts, skincare products, and desert-inspired home décor by local artisans are always in stock.
Both Scottsdale visitors and locals alike flock here for the unique experience of sampling more than 35 extra-virgin olive oils and traditional balsamic vinegars from around the world. Find something you like and don't want to tote it home? Outrageous will ship your purchase home to you.
7240 E. Main St., Ste. A2, 480-946-1888, www.oliveoil arizona.com
The best place in Old Town Scottsdale — or perhaps the world — to find the finest woolen and natural fiber attire, Pendleton also features the company's iconic Native American-inspired jacquard blankets.
This iconic jewelry purveyor offers wearable art — everything from a gold-plated money clip to a one-of-a-kind engagement ring. A gift from Tiffany says a lot about a lot of things: love, good taste, an eye for design.