Retail Therapy

March 23, 2015 Written by

Published in News

The Gateway, City Creek Center and everything in between. All year long people can enjoy shopping at artesian markets, luxury stores and popular brand stores.

The Gateway (18 N. Rio Grande, is a large open-air shopping center with more than 100 shopping fronts and restaurants, residential and office space. Some of the more notable destinations that call The Gateway home include The Depot, Clark Planetarium, the Megaplex theater, Discovery Gateway children's museum and the Olympic Legacy Snowflake Fountain, which is choreographed to a wide range of incredible music and lights at night.

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City Creek Center (50 S. Main Street, is the retail centerpiece of downtown Salt Lake City. The center is known for its incredible architectural features, including a fully retractable skylight roof, a sky bridge that extends over Main Street, three electronically controlled fountains, two waterfalls and creek that meanders throughout the center. This open-air shopping center is home to many store fronts that serve a more affluent clientele, featuring retail names like Tiffany's, Rolex, Porsche Design and more. The center also integrates office and residential space that encompasses three blocks of downtown.

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Downtown Salt Lake City is home to the popular Gallery Stroll encompassing the majority of galleries and visual-arts related businesses in Salt Lake City with the goal to promote the best art Salt Lake City has to offer. Along with the monthly Gallery Stroll, Craft Lake City, a local charitable organization, hosts several monthly events including the popular DIY Festival, which attracted more than 30,000 people last year.

Ken Sanders Rare Books (268 S. 200 East, is a full-service antiquarian bookshop that boasts a unique and diverse inventory that is consistently changing. Adored by locals, this shop's appeal lies in the treasures that can be found in every visit. Not all of their 100,000-plus inventory is catalogued online, so if you love the smell and feel of a tangible read (something an e-reader could never fill), tell your inner librarian to "pipe down" and head over to the ever-changing stacks at Ken Sanders. With vintage-inspired and mid-century modern home decor becoming all the rage in recent years, The Green Ant (179 E. Broadway, on Broadway has become a trendy hot-spot for the hobbyist interior decorator and seasoned professional alike. They specialize in buying and selling, which means new pieces are coming and going on a daily basis. Every visit is a new and fun experience for shoppers looking for that one-of-a-kind piece.

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Looking for a great gift or something fun and new for yourself? Q Clothing (215 E. Broadway, is a boutique that specializes in environmentally friendly, ecological, affordable and quality fashion-forward clothing for women. Their offerings are always updated with new styles and brands in order to keep up with the high-speed fashion industry. Additionally, Q Clothing offers an extensive selection of women's accessories, including fabulous shoes, hats, jewelry, handbags and more from local Utah designers.