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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 handmade 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 blocks around the Plaza have 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 a wide-ranging mix of trendy boutiques, gift shops, and avant-garde contemporary art galleries—it’s arguably the most eclectic of Santa Fe’s shopping areas.

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Andrea Fisher Fine Pottery

  • Ceramics/Glassware

You can browse some of the nation's finest examples of both historic and contemporary Native pottery at this gallery a couple of blocks...

Andrew Smith Gallery

  • Art Galleries

This highly esteemed photo gallery deals in works by Edward S. Curtis and other 19th-century chroniclers of the American West. Other...


  • Household Items/Furniture

In this cozy Railyard District shop you'll find a well-curated selection of home goods—tableware, candles and folk art from Mexico,...


  • Household Items/Furniture

One of the top spots in the Southwest for handmade Turkish, Persian, and Afghan rugs, Arrediamo also carries a fine selection of authentic...

Art of Russia Gallery

  • Art Galleries

The art communities of Santa Fe and Taos have a surprisingly strong connection with those of Russia, and this Canyon Road space carries...

Asian Adobe

  • Household Items/Furniture

Browse porcelain lamps, ornate antique baby hats and shoes, red-lacquer armoires, and similarly stunning Chinese and Southeast Asian...

Back at the Ranch

  • Clothing

This cozy space in an old, creaky-floored adobe is stocked with perhaps the finest handmade cowboy boots you will ever see—in every...

Bellas Artes

  • Art Galleries

A sophisticated gallery with a serene sculpture garden, Bellas Artes has a captivating collection of ceramics, paintings, photography,...

Casa Nova

  • Household Items/Furniture

A spacious shop that sells functional and decorative art from around the world, Casa Nova deftly mixes colors, textures, and cultural...

Charlotte Jackson Fine Art

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This Railyard District notable focuses primarily on monochromatic "radical" painting and sculpture and is set in a fantastic, open space...


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