Every skier, snowboarder or outdoor sport enthusiast faces a serious dilemma if their spouse or significant other does not share their affinity for outdoor activities. This often makes the vacation decision making process a bit stressful. Fortunately, Utah comes to the rescue with the perfect two word solution: Utah shopping. Now, you can enjoy your time on the roads, slopes or water without feeling guilty. Your shop-a-holic friend, spouse or lover will have plenty of “shop till you drop” opportunities. It’s the perfect place for anyone who needs a bit of “retail therapy.” Do you want to find the best Utah shopping? Read on!
Salt Lake City Shopping
With an extensive variety of department stores, Salt Lake City offers an excellent Utah shopping experience. However, anyone who is looking for unique items can find a number of interesting Salt Lake City shopping options. For example, Ken Sanders Rare Books, located at 268 South 200 East specializes in books about the Mormons, Utah and Native Americans. Retro Rose at 207 East 300 South features kitschy 1950s, '60s and '70s glassware, pottery, lamps, wall art, furniture and kitchen accessories. For your shopping convenience, all of the items are arranged by color.
The Mormon Handicraft Shop on 15 West South Temple offers an authentic Salt Lake City shopping experience. They offer a variety of handmade quilts, gifts and quilting supplies. The Scandinavian Shop on 65 West South Temple is where you can find Dale of Norway Sweaters and Danko Clogs.
The Gateway Mall Utah
The Gateway Mall Utah is part of Salt Lake City’s recent urban re-development project. As the largest shopping area in Salt Lake City, the Gateway Mall Utah is also part of a larger complex that includes condominiums and office buildings. The centerpiece building of the Gateway Mall Utah is the beautifully restored 1908 Union Pacific Depot, which features early French Renaissance architecture as well as an interesting variety of original works of art. Stores featured at the mall include Abercrombie & Fitch, Bebe, J. Crew and Build-a-Bear Workshop. Traditional mall favorites such as Bastille, Bill Loya, Victoria's Secret, Brookstone, Barnes & Noble and a MegaPlex Theater can also be found in the complex.
The Fashion Place Mall Utah
The Fashion Place Mall Utah is located on State Street in Murray. It is filled with a number of high end department stores such as Nordstrom, classic Rocky Mountain department stores like Dillard’s and typical mall staples such as Victoria’s Secret, Bath and Body Works, J. Crew and Gymboree.