While Tucson has a few malls to choose from: Tucson Mall (north-central Tucson), Park Place Mall (east Tucson) and Foothills Mall (NW Tucson), there is also an outdoor shopping center of upscale shops in the foothills of Tucson (north Tucson) called La Encantada. There is also a Nordstrom Rack near The Tucson Mall.
For a more local flair, there are many local businesses. You definitely want to walk 4th Avenue, an eclectic mix of shops, restaurants and bars.
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