Types of stores
The Phoenix metro area offers a wealth of shopping venues. In addition to favorite long-standing department stores, there are also malls, specialty boutiques, discount stores, and antique shops.
Stores in downtown commercial areas can be open from 0900 to 1000 to 1700 or 2000 during the week, with shorter hours on the weekends. Suburban malls and stores are typically open from 0900 to 2100, Monday through Saturday, and 1200 to 1700 or 1800 on Sunday. During the weeks before Christmas, many larger stores have extended hours for holiday shopping.