7 Places to Shop Local in Albuquerque
While Albuquerque is most famous for its rich history, outdoor adventures, and unique sounds and tastes, locals told Visit Albuquerque that travelers shouldn't sleep on the town's strong maker community. When it's time to shop for local crafts, food, clothes and gifts, locals like Tess Coats, Julia Mandeville, Missy Begay, and Shawna Brown share the local shops and trading posts that should not be missed.
Spur Line Supply Company
Julia Mandeville leads the Harwood Art Center and knows where to send travelers looking for local goods. "There's this great new store called Spur Line Supply Co. It's a really beautiful boutique with a nice balance of New Mexican artisans and craftspeople alongside well-curated people and gifts from around the region."
Lauren Greene, who runs The Grove, also raves about Spur Line Supply Co. “Albuquerque has this new, really rad store called Spur Line Supply Co. which is kind of a destination in and of itself. I'd grab a beer somewhere in town, then swing over to see Tess at Spur Line, and maybe grab a coffee and buy some southwestern gear. They have this really killer donut shop inside called Bristol Doughnut Co."
The Octopus and the Fox
Recommended by: Shawna Brown
Los Poblanos is a restaurant, shop, and hotel deeply rooted in all things Albuquerque. Tess Coats of Spur Line Supply Co. speaks incredibly highly of all that they have to offer. "Los Poblanos is an inn and an organic farm. I'd typically go and eat there and then wander around their farm shop, where you can just douse yourself in all of their lavender body product. They also make fresh loaves of bread and all of these delicious jams and take homes. I'd just continue to walk through Los Poblanos' land where they have lavender fields and sprawling secret gardens."
Hakim Bellamy is Albuquerque's Deputy Director of Cultural Services and spoke about one of the city’s most popular bookstores. “Bookworks is in North Valley. It's the quintessential independent bookstore.”
Recommended by: Tess Coats
Ceramics is a focal points of the arts culture in Albuquerque. Spur Line Supply Co.'s Tess Coats shared, "Hanselmann Pottery is one of the places that I truly love! They've been making beautiful ceramics for thirty years."