The Albuquerque Health Pantry features alternative medicines, herbs in bulk, vitamins, and advice from knowledgeable guest doctors and holisitic practitioners. Locals know that this is the place to turn to for help if you get hit by the seasonal allergies that plague New Mexico residents. There are also small sections of bath and body products, cooking ingredients, protein powders, energy bars, and not exactly healthy but definitely delicious locally made truffles. The bulk herb section is particularly fun: occupying one corner of the store, the old-fashioned scales and the glass jars lining the walls give it the feel of an old-time dispensary. - Pip Lustgarten
901 Rio Grande Boulevard Northwest Albuquerque, NM 87104
If you're feeling flush, stop into this locally-owned home accents store to pamper yourself. Stocking a mix of collectible items and modern lines, Bella Home offers top-of-the-range furniture, candles, diffusers, bath and body, bedding, lighting, jewelry, table ware and much more. The bath, body and make up products are from the Deep Steep, Thymes and Lady Primrose lines, and gentlemen get a section too. You can theoretically order from the website and have items shipped back home, but attempting to do so can be a frustrating experience, as many products that are on the shop floor are for some reason unavailable online. - Pip Lustgarten
621 Rio Grande Boulevard Northwest Albuquerque, NM 87104
Casa Talavera is a locally-owned store that specializes in imported Talavera tile from Mexico a colorful, handmade traditional form. 200+ patterns are available and their website even contains a helpful page on how to install your purchase. Pots, door pulls, lamps, chandeliers and wall sconces are among the other items in stock. If you can possibly carry one home, a patterned tile washbasin will give your bathroom a colorful, Southwestern character, as will matching towel bars, soap dishes and toothbrush holders. If you're looking for a smaller yet still distinctive addition to your home, go for the outdoor house number tiles. Casa Talavera will ship certain items.
If you are in Old Town, Coronado Center or Cottonwood Mall and find yourself with a yearning for rich sweets, stop in at this confectioner. You will find yourself surrounded by some of the richest, most delicious treats imaginable. Homemade fudge in an array of browns will melt in your mouth. Candies made of white, dark or milk chocolate will make you forget that you ever thought of dieting. If you are shopping for someone who has a sweet tooth, you can have a gift basket filled with any of the treats on display.
Do not let the misspelling of the name fool you (chile, the plant and its products, is spelled with an "e"), there is authentic Chile merchandise inside Chili Patch USA. Salsas run the gamut from mild to hot, hot, hot. You can purchase ristras, and Chile ristra lights, as well as, aprons, T-shirts caps, neckties and bibs. Special New Mexican gifts like Pinon coffee, Chile pistachios and popcorn can be purchased then shipped anywhere in the world.
This most unusual Old Town shop, which is fittingly located next to Our Lady of Guadalupe Chapel, offers an impressive collection of what appear to be museum-quality antique religious paintings, statues, crucifixes and rosaries. While many of these have made their way here from Europe and Mexico, a good many are of Southwestern style and origin. These include traditional santos and retablos. There are also books, periodicals and newly-manufactured items.
206 1/2 San Felipe Street Northwest Albuquerque, NM 87104
Housed in the first public school building in Albuquerque (1881) this co-op gallery in Old Town is an outlet for some exceptional local talent. Joy Easton creates watercolors of almost touchable terrain. Mary Madsen uses oil and watercolor to take Southwestern scenery a step beyond the usual. It is well worth a visit to Yucca Art Gallery, just to view the colorful stoneware of Pat Stolgren or the oil miniatures of New Mexico's ancient churches by George Hight.
At least half of this Old Town gift and jewelry shop is devoted to Judaica but with a decided Southwestern twist. Ceramic rabbis and yeshiva students are clustered in the style of the Native storytellers. Menorahs are fashioned out of high desert driftwood. The Star of David and the zia symbol share space in a decorative tile. Owners Flora Pfeffer and Dale and Cynthia Zimmerman also carry the standards, such as post cards, incense and images of Kokopelli.
This is unquestionably the store with the widest selection of gifts and souvenirs to be found under one Old Town roof. Several interconnected rooms are jammed with an enormous array of goods. These range from inexpensive items, such as key chains and refrigerator magnets to high-priced, high-quality merchandise, such turquoise and silver jewelry and fine Navajo rugs. The crowded, noisy atmosphere is part of the charm in this cavernous souvenir emporium.
The star of this Old Town gallery is serigraph master Doug West and rightly so. An entire wall of this shop is devoted to examples of his meticulously rendered Southwestern landscapes, whose muted colors evoke the vastness of a pinon-dotted mesa or fleeting desert twilight. Also available are Native fetishes of carved stone, such as the dragons and hummingbirds of Esteban Najera of Zuni Pueblo. Visitors will be drawn to the geometry of the brilliantly etched pottery of Rebecca Lucario of Acoma Pueblo, and to the decorative lidded jars of Thomas Natseway. There is also a wide selection of Kachinas and Native jewelry.
Located in the outer parameter of the Nob Hill Shopping
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Since 1946 this store has been the leader in men's
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The quaint Scottsdale Village in northeast Albuquerque has been home
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