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- 79%Family Travelers
- 78%Luxury Travelers
- 70%Business Travelers
- 69%Nightlife Lovers
- 60%Adventure Travelers
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- Scottsdale Fashion Square
- Scottsdale Fashion SquareJan 09, 2013
Similar to South Coast Plaza although I think SCP still has more stores and selection than FS. Caveat emptor (buyer beware)!!! Sales tax is actually HIGHER in Scottsdale than in Orange County, CA!!! I know Scottsdale is the Newport Beach of Phoenix BUT come on!!! It's in the freakin' desert peoples!!! At least FS is a nice place to stay cool during the heat of the day!
- Scottsdale Fashion SquareMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 9Jul 05, 2012
I used to live in Snotsdale, and this was the premiere shopping mall for that town with endless shopping choices. At least for the self-perceived hoity-toity types who sought brand names and designer boutiques. Or lived too far away from Kierland Commons to come down here.
Where I used to live in North Scottsdale, I could walk to 4 different shopping centers off Frank Lloyd Wright, the street named after the celebrated Architect, who settled into Taliesan West later in life, in the hills just above Scottsdale.
This one is of course enclosed, given the 115 degree heat outside in the summer. It is larger than most suburban malls, several stories high, a movie complex, large food court, several key anchor tenants, most of the usual mall specialty stores found in all malls, and a smattering of higher end desginer stores usually found on more exclusive streets or in meccas for foreign tourists seeking designer labels to take back home.
Scottsdale has two sides to it. There is the summertime, where the families who live here full time come here like they do all over the country, to hang out, shop, eat, and go to the movies at the local mall.
Then there is the winter time crowd, which is mostly made up of neuveau riche or wannabes, snowbirds seeking spa and tee times, and braggadocio sports affiliated douche bags with muscle cars seeking a hot nightlife or hoping to run into Jenny the Porn Queen in Paradise Valley.
Fortunately, most of those undesirables stick to the little hotel situated shops or a cigar humidore.
Scottsdale never saw a shopping mall it didn't like, and this is their crown jewel.