Sunday, June 19, 2016

New Shopping Experience


Last week I discovered a new shopping area in north Scottsdale that I had never visited before.  It's been there for about four years but, I don't get up in that area very often and when I do, I always end up at Kierland Commons, a place I've featured here a few times.  This place is called Scottsdale Quarter and it has a different look to it.  It sort of reminds me of shopping in the heart of a city's downtown.  All the shops face a street and a sidewalk.


The architecture is modern and attractive and there is a bit of street parking but there are three big parking garages for patrons to use.  That's a blessing in Arizona where any place to park the car out of the sun is a very welcome attraction.


























I enjoyed walking around and exploring the place.  I found a few shops to browse and several restaurants to try.


There was even an American Girl store which brought back a few memories for me.  When I worked in Chicago in the late 90's the "American Girl" store was a new phenomenon to me.  I quickly learned that mothers from all over Illinois and the surrounding area would bring their daughters all the way to Chicago just to visit this store and purchase a special doll for their child.  I wonder if it's as big of a deal to young girls today as it was back then.

I have a new post on Sharon's Sojourns today.  There is a lot to see in the mountains of Italy.

7 comments:

Lowell said...

This looks like a delightful area and I appreciate the design which emulates a downtown shopping district...The American Girl is unfamiliar to me and I had two daughters. Somehow my wallet was lucky enough to have missed that!

Julie said...

I love shopping there but during the cooler months.

RedPat said...

That type of design seems to be the new thing. It is okay here most of the year but in the winter it is much nicer to be in a mall!

Bob Crowe said...

We have a couple of friends here who made pilgrimages to the American Girl in Chicago. What I particularly remember is the outrage of the fathers or grandfathers over the prices. Seems appropriate given the day.

Kate said...

It looks like a very pleasant place to shop. I, too, wonder about children and dolls today when there are so many electronic distractions. Although I am happy about our technology, I seriously wonder how it affects curiosity and imagination. A dilemma for parents, I think.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

More important they have a Sephora I see there Sharon.. Aimee's favourite store when she goes to Sydney, we don't have one here yet!

William Kendall said...

I've seen Sephora stores up here too.