Nob Hill in Albuquerque abounds with shops that carry unique, eclectic products. A sampling of the variety and depth of shops is listed below. There are plenty of parking areas, but many of them are paid parking, so be sure to bring enough change and a few dollars, making plenty of time to browse.
- 3213 Central SE
Birdland is known as the "Hippie Store," and for good reason. Deadhead? Check. You can find something here. Black lights? Check. Psychedelic paint colors on everything from sunglasses to posters? Check. You'll also find an array of clothes, sundries, costumes, tobacco and party supplies. They specialize in body jewelry, smokeable artglass and costumes.
- 3500 Central SE
Be sure to leave enough time in your shopping plans to browse the items on the shelves at Beeps. Unusual items abound, whether cards, jewelry, home decor, hats, tshirts or something for the brand new baby. Get it at Beeps, because you can't get it anywhere else.
- Cowboys & Indians Antiques
4000 Central SE
Look for fetishes, Santos, jewelry and specialty objects in this unique store, which showcases Native American and Western art.
- Gallery One
- 3500 Central SE
This gem of a shop carries every kind of gift for the taste of every friend or family member. There are toys for young ones, baskets and carvings from Africa, folk art from South America and stylish clothes for women. Find them at the holiday season for their unique tree trimming products.
- Hey Jhohnny A Lifestyle Store
- 3418 Central SE
With its eclectic mix of household objects, Hey Jhonny offers a taste of the exotic in Albuquerque. Known for a unique style and the ability to make the artistic affordable, Johnny's carries items ranging from jewelry and purses to statuary, furniture and books.
- Izzy Martin
103 Amherst Drive SE
The menswear store carries the latest fashions.
- Larry’s Hats
- 3102 Central SE
Sometimes a custom hat is exactly what's called for, whether needed for a wedding, anniversary or some other special occasion. Larry's makes custom hats and keeps an eclectic stock, as well as a unique line of vintage costume jewelry.
- Masks Y Mas
- 3106 Central SE
This unique and one of a kind store carries a huge variety of Day of the Dead items. Folk artists have catrinas on display, as well as hand crafted leather boots, belts, buckles and wallets, and paper mache items. Masks include tribal masks from around the world as well as masks from Mexico. Religious items include crosses, rosaries and nichos. Masks y Mas is quintessential 'Burque.
- Max's Magic Shop
3205 Central NE
Find magic tricks, lessons and Max's Magic Theater.
- Nob Hill Fabrics
- 3810 Central SE, Ste. B
The small, independent fabric store carries a selection of unique patterns and styles. They also offer classes.
- Off Broadway
- 3110 Central SE
Find costumes for Halloween or the costume party, or search for the perfect something if vintage is your style. Off Broadway has a good selection of clothes for purchase or for rent.
- Sachi Organics
- 3708 Central SE
Sachi Organics sells bedding, pillows, organic mattresses and support pillows which are all made in house. Their buckwheat filled pillow is the ultimate in comfort.
- 109-B Carlisle SE
The Shushop has women's shoes and accessories in a great boutique store located just south of Central on Carlisle. Find upscale and fashionable shoes, purses and accessories.
- The Yarn Store
- 120 Amherst NE
If you crochet or knit, you'll want to see the many kinds of wool, cotton, bamboo, linen, hemp and other fibers that the store carries, in an amazing array of colors. You'll also find books, needles, accessories, and classes.