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Santa Fe has been a trading post for eons. Nearly a thousand years ago the great pueblos of the Chacoan civilizations were strategically located between the buffalo-hunting tribes of the Great Plains and the Indians of Mexico. Native Americans in New Mexico traded turquoise and other valuables with Indians from Mexico for metals, shells, parrots, and other exotic items. After the arrival of the

Spanish and the West's subsequent development, Santa Fe became the place to exchange silver from Mexico and natural resources from New Mexico for manufactured goods, whiskey, and greenbacks from the United States. The construction of the railroad in 1880 brought Santa Fe access to all kinds of manufactured goods.

The trading legacy remains, but now Downtown Santa Fe caters increasingly to those looking for handcrafted furniture and crafts, and bespoke apparel and accessories. Sure, a few chains have moved in and a handful of fairly tatty souvenir shops still proliferate, but shopping in Santa Fe consists mostly of high-quality, one-of-a-kind independent stores. Canyon Road, packed with internationally acclaimed galleries, is the perfect place to browse for art and collectibles. The Downtown district around the Plaza has unusual gift and curio shops, as well as clothiers and shoe stores that range from theatrical to conventional. You’ll find quite a few art galleries here, too. The hip, revitalized Railyard District (sometimes referred to as the Guadalupe District), less touristy than the Plaza, is on Downtown's southwest perimeter and includes an eclectic mix of trendy boutiques, gift shops, and avant-garde contemporary art galleries—it’s the most cosmopolitan of Santa Fe’s shopping areas.

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Santa Fe Spirits

  • Wine/Spirits

Since its 2010 opening, this artisan distillery has been earning admiration for superb Silver Coyote Pure Malt Whiskey, Expedition Vodka,...

Shidoni Foundry and Galleries

  • Art Galleries

This picturesque compound is home to a foundry that casts work for established and up-and-coming artists from all over North America.

Shiprock Santa Fe

  • Crafts

Eclectic Modern Vintage" is Shiprock Santa Fe's tagline, and it accurately sums up their incredible collection of pottery, textiles,...

The Spanish Table

  • Food/Candy

Here you can satisfy all your Spanish culinary needs, and then some, including Spanish meats and cheeses, cookware and beautiful Majolica...

Todos Santos

  • Food/Candy

This tiny candy shop in the 18th-century courtyard of Sena Plaza sells must-be-seen-to-be-believed works of edible art, including chocolate...

Travel Bug

  • Books/Stationery

Here you'll find a huge array of guides and books about travel, and USGS and other maps. You'll also find all sorts of gadgets for hikers...

Ventana Fine Art

  • Art Galleries

Set in a dramatic and expansive Victorian redbrick schoolhouse on Canyon Road, Ventana has been at the forefront of Santa Fe's constantly...

Verve Gallery of Photography

  • Art Galleries

Opened in 2003 in an attractive Territorial-style house not far from the Plaza, Verve has become a leader in contemporary, often wonderfully...

Waxlander Gallery

  • Art Galleries

Owned by Phyllis Kapp, who helped bring Canyon Road's art scene to world acclaim and is one of the most respected names of the Santa...

Zane Bennett Contemporary Art

  • Art Galleries

The sleek design of this airy, two-story gallery with a skylighted atrium is a fitting venue for the cutting-edge photography, paintings,...


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