If you are in New Mexico, Albuquerque is the city with the most options for shopping. This city, which also stands out for its good food and its cultural scene, has many shops and nice shopping centers. We will tell you which are the best malls in Albuquerque, the fashion brands that you can find in the city and where to get good deals.
Best Malls in Albuquerque
What better way to start talking about the best malls in Albuquerque than with the largest in the city. Coronado Center has been in business since 1965 and is also the only mall in New Mexico that has three department stores. We are talking about Macy’s, JCPenney and Kohl’s. The three are pretty good options for buying clothes, makeup, accessories or home decor. There are also quite a few well-known fashion brands including H&M, Urban Outfiters, Forever 21, G by Guess or Express.
You can also buy the best body care and makeup products at Sephora. Other major stores in Coronado Center include Barnes & Noble, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Box Lunch as well as Boot Barn. This mall draws big crowds also for its restaurants. There are options from fast food to casual or fine dining. This in restaurants like The Cheesecake Factory, Blaze Pizza, Longhorn Steakhouse or the Brazilian restaurant, Fogo de Chao. And if after shopping you want to have a fun time, there is no better plan than going to Round 1 or Escape the Room.
- Other Stores: Aldo, American Eagle, Build-a-Bear, Champs Sports, The Container Store, Hot Topic
Opened in 2006, ABQ Uptown quickly became one of the best malls in Albuquerque. Although it doesn’t have a department store, it doesn’t need one as there are several major stores you won’t find anywhere else in town (or even in all of New Mexico). It also has a very nice outdoor design so you will surely have a wonderful shopping day. There are great fashion brands in the mall like Anthropologie, Eddie Bauer, The North Face, Untuckit and Michael Kors.
You can also go shopping for the latest fashions at Banana Republic, Chico’s or Altar’d State and if you are looking for high quality sportswear you should go to Lululemon or Fabletics. There are shops of all kinds in this nice mall that also includes the Apple Store, as well as jewelry stores and the famous furniture and home decor store: Pottery Barn. In addition to its good design and shops, this mall stands out for the different festivals that take place throughout the year, which makes this one of the most popular malls in Albuquerque.
- Other Stores: Free People, GAP, J.Jill, Lucky Brand, Soma, Talbots, Versona, Warby Parker
If you want to go shopping in Albuquerque, another option that you cannot forget is the Cottonwood Mall. Although stores such as Macy’s and Sears have closed in recent years, it remains as one of the malls in Albuquerque with the largest number of stores. Operating for more than 25 years, this shopping center has just over 100 shops, second only to the Coronado Center. The largest are its department stores (Dillard’s and JCPenney) as well as Hobby Lobby, Ulta Beauty and some furniture stores.
This mall features many fashion brands such as Old Navy, Victoria’s Secret, Forever 21, Hollister, Eddie Bauer and Express (with its outlet store). You can also shop for greeting cards and gifts at Hallmark, get clothing and collectibles from movies and TV shows at Hot Topic, or customize your own teddy bear at Build-a-Bear. As for places to eat, there is a large food court as well as restaurants like BJ’s, Red Robin or Buffalo Wild Wings in the parking area.
- Other Stores: Aeropostale, Buckle, Champs Sports, Dallas Cowboys Pro Shop, Famous Footwear, Vans
Winrock Town Center
Right across from ABQ Uptown, and also very close to the Coronado Center, is this worthwhile shopping mall. Since there are no outlets in the city, Winrock Town Center is the best option among all the malls in Albuquerque to buy cheap clothes. The best places to do this are Nordstrom Rack and T.J.Maxx discount stores. In both stores you can buy clothes and accessories for the whole family at a good price. The best thing is that they have clothes from famous fashion brands as well as bags and sunglasses from name designer brands.
Shoe stores are here too and you can also get good deals at either DSW, Skechers or Famous Footwear. And to complete your visit, don’t forget to visit the Dillard’s department store (which is divided into two buildings). There is also no lack of entertainment options in this mall since you can go see a movie or eat and spend a fun afternoon at Dave & Buster’s. There are other restaurants in Winrock Town Center including Burger 21 and Romano’s Macaroni Grill.
Plaza Paseo del Norte
Plaza Paseo del Norte is a small strip mall on the north side of Albuquerque. It’s not very big but it has some interesting shops, especially for bargains. For this you must go to the Ross discount store or the Skechers outlet store. Both offer very good discounts on their products and are highly recommended, especially the second if you are looking for sports shoes at good prices. In this mall you can also visit Target, Big 5 Sporting Goods, the Gamestop video game store and more clothing stores: for women at Rue21 and for babies and toddlers at Carter’s.
Other Places to Go Shopping in Albuquerque
Cottonwood Commons: Just a few steps from the Cottonwood Mall, is this place with good shopping options. It differs from other malls in Albuquerque as there is no a common area for the mall as there are several large stores around a large parking lot. Some of the stores located here are Dick’s Sporting Goods, Lowe’s, Bed Bath & Beyond and Walmart. You can also go to Best Buy, Michaels, or various furniture stores like World Market and La-Z Boy
Sierra Vista Shopping Center: It is a small strip mall but with two stores that will catch your eye if you are looking for deals. First up is Marshalls, this discount store has good quality clothing at low prices as well as shoes and accessories. You can also go to Big Lots for deals on furniture, home products, kitchen appliances and more. On the same street you can go to Los Altos Shopping Center where Target, Party City or Michaels are located.