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    Shopping at Tanque Verde Ranch

    by starship Updated Apr 15, 2013

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    As you might guess, Tanque Verde Ranch has a small gift shop of its own. Made up of two little rooms chock full of souvenirs and gifts, some usual, and some very different. They have cute little t-shirts, neck scarves, a small but nice selection of jewelry, cups and mugs, candles, soap, playing cards and small toys for children. There are also placemats, and native-American made woven table runners that were reasonably priced at about $24 each, and other home decorative items which didn't fit in with my traditional home decor but which were nice in any case.

    What caught my eye were small, shoulder purses made from old denim jeans embellished with silver, buttons, lace, antique pins, etc. These ranged from about the mid-$20 range to mid-$30's. I liked them very much but resisted the temptation to buy one.

    I felt the prices were a little too high on most items so I only purchased a few things: a pint beer glass with the Tanque Verde Ranch logo for my husband's collection ($8); a unique looking coffee cup with horses on it ($8) and a T-shirt (way too much at $19 but I needed an extra one while there).

    If the shop were mine, I would have had less of the usual souvenirs made in China, and more local arts & crafts if they could be sold at a reasonable price. Also a nice antique showcase with more unique jewelry, especially southwestern style and native-American silver & tourquoise, would have been an eye-catcher.

    What to buy: Tanque Verde Ranch invited artisans, jewelers and crafters to the ranch to display and sell their goods on several evenings we were there. One gentleman and his mother put on a huge display of jewelry, most of which was silver and tourquoise, and covrered the gamut from rings, necklaces, bracelets to earrings and pins. I thought the prices were reasonable. I bought my daughter a small silver & tourquoise ring and necklace and with a guest discount they came to less than $20. I purchased a necklace made of thin silver strands with a hint of tourquoise and with the Arizona - native pendant as a gift for less than $20.

    Another jeweler came several days later, as well as a lady selling cowboy boots, purses, and a few cute items but I did not buy anything due to lack of luggage space! I later bought a copper bracelet and earrings with native-American designs at the airport for about $13 and I really like that as well as, if not better, than anything I had seen previously!

    Tanque Verde Gift Shop
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    Old Town Artisians: Historic Shopping Experience

    by Yaqui Updated Nov 10, 2011

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    This area was once the main shopping area and still has some specialize stores among the historic buildings. It is located right next door to the El Presidio San Agustin del Tucson. It was once the stables and was built around 1850. Back in 1882 the residence here were assayers, clerks, nurses, grocery stores and a liquior store that was run by a local family who made its own spirits to sell. As we walked past the corner, there was this beautiful trellis of flowers, just on the other end was a courtyard and music was bellowing out. A very interesting area with so many hidden treasures.

    Restaurant:
    Tuesday - Saturday 8am to 10pm
    Sunday & Monday 9am to 3pm

    Shops:
    September - May:
    Monday - Saturday 9:30am to 5:30pm
    Sunday 11am to 5pm

    June - August:
    Monday - Saturday 10am to 4pm
    Sunday 11am to 4pm

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  • La Hormiga Blanca (white ant): The White Ant ??? come on !

    by stopthenoisenow Updated Apr 4, 2011

    This store which is supposed to be a Mexican Import shop is now almost all things from Indonesia. I don't travel to Tucson to buy things from Indonesia. I will go to Bali to do that. What gives ? The store was large and sort of clean but not at all what I want from a store. The sales clerk was busy watching TV. Prices seemed high and quality was fair to just passable.

    What to buy: nothing at this place, go to Bali instead.

    What to pay: from 50 cents to 5,000 dollaras

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    Hippie Gypsy: Drugs, Rock and Roll and the 70s

    by Basaic Written Aug 25, 2008

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    The Hippie Gypsy Store sells T-shirts, posters, bumper stickers, jewelry, bongs, etc. A lot of the T-Shirts are rock and roll related (Jimi Hendrix, Grateful Dead, Led Zeppelin, etc) A lot of the bumper stickers are anti-establishment and/or drug related. Walk in and step back to the 70s. The staff was kinda hit or miss, some friendly some less so.

    What to buy: Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin T-shirts. 70s memorabilia.

    What to pay: Prices seemed pretty competitive. I saw a few T-shirts for $10.

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    borderlands: avoid the malls and shop local

    by bocmaxima Written Feb 2, 2006

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    Tucson is not a mall city in any way. Don't try shopping here as you would in LA or Chicago. It's just not that sort of town.
    However, Tucson does have great shopping. Fourth Avenue is the hub of it all. Salt crystals, candles, native seeds and plants, Mexican imports, head shops and thrift stores.
    Just off Fourth (on Seventh Street, one block to the west), there's Borderlands Outlet Store. This has plenty of great gifts, furniture, crafts or just about anything you could want for a home, most of it from Mexico (especially Oaxaca).
    And it's cheap! If you've ever shopped other stores like this, you will be very surprised by the prices here.

    What to buy: Mexican crafts, artwork

    What to pay: $5-100

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    Fourth Street District: Funky and Interesting

    by Hopkid Written May 21, 2005

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    Fourth Street is akin to Berkeley's Telegraph Avenue or Chapel Hill's Franklin Street. There are loads of stores with interesting wares bordering on the organic and hippie due to it's proximity to the University of Arizona campus. Lots of choices to eat as well including a nice vegetarian restaurant, Casbah Tea House. Beads, vintage/used clothing, smoke shop, local crafts....the only thing missing is a used CD/record store.

    What to buy: Depends on what you want! Go to the store with tons and tons of different beads. They also have handmade jewelery (the name of the place escapes me). Check with the Fourth Avenue Merchants Association (phone number below)

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    4th Avenue: The Bohemian Heart of Tucson

    by lamentforicarus Written May 21, 2004

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    4th Avenue is the Bohemian Heart of Tucson. The eclectic shops that line the street offer everything from vintage clothing to Southwestern and Sonoran crafts to turntables and old punk records. 4th also has several cheap and tasty ethnic restaurants, including Guatemalan, Greek, and Chinese eateries, and numerous college-hangout cafes. Anyone interested in Mexican ceramics or books about the Southwest and the Sonoran desert will come upon treasures in the Avenue’s folk art shops and bookstores. Enjoy a candlelit dinner and the intimate atmosphere of Caruso’s Italian restaurant, or order up a slice of pizza and hangout with the young crowd at Brooklyn Pizza Company.

    4th Avenue has something for everyone, and you are certain to find whatever you are searching for in one of its colorful shops.

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    Gift store: At Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

    by matcrazy1 Updated Sep 15, 2003

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    There is a gift story inside the building of Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum (ASDM). You can choose among a lot of gifts, postcards and books there.


    What to buy: Books. Hmm... I didn't buy any but they looked interesting for me.

    URSULA  AND  BOOKS  IN  ASDM  GIFT  STORE
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    Gift shop: Pottery

    by matcrazy1 Updated Sep 11, 2003

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    There are various gifts sold in a gift shop of Arizona-Sonora Desert museum. Rather tourist stuff than real art, I suppose. You can see pottery, probably of native Americans (Indians) there. Look at my picture, please.

    What to buy: I'd choose some books on Sonora Desert.

    What to pay: $5 to $40 for a book as I remember well.

    POTTERY :-)
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    Gift shop: Ceramic dishes

    by matcrazy1 Written Sep 11, 2003

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    There are various gifts sold in a gift shop of Arizona-Sonora Desert museum. Rather tourist stuff than real art, I suppose. You can see pottery and ceramic dishes, probably of native Americans (Indians) there. Look at my picture, please.

    What to buy: I'd choose some books on Sonora Desert.

    What to pay: $5 to $40 for a book as I remember well.

    CERAMIC  DISHES
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    Gift shop: More pottery

    by matcrazy1 Updated Sep 11, 2003

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    There are various gifts sold in a gift shop of Arizona-Sonora Desert museum. Rather tourist stuff than real art, I suppose. You can see pottery, probably of native Americans (Indians) there. Look at my picture, please.

    What to buy: I'd choose some books on Sonora Desert.

    What to pay: $5 to $40 for a book as I remember well.

    POTTERY :-)
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    Store of Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum: Fascinating books

    by matcrazy1 Written Sep 10, 2003

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    There are a lot of gifts, postcards and books in a store of Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.


    What to buy: Books. I was interested in a book Arizona - Off The Beaten Path, especially. Hmm... I didn't buy it.


    What to pay: $20 or so.

    IN  ARIZONA-SONORA  DESERT  MUSEUM
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