Despite the nearly constant cold weather in Fairbanks, shoppers get a happy, warm feeling whenever they venture out to any of their favorite stores, boutiques, and specialty stores to find everything from that everyday item to that special gift. And while there is a good selection of shopping favorites and national and regional retailers, some of the best finds in Fairbanks are offered courtesy of some of the most unique and sometimes unusual establishments that seamlessly create a combination of selection and service that keeps their customers coming back time and time again.
While Fairbanks' Bentley Mall
may be small in stature, it does have the impressive distinction of being the northern-most mall in North America simply by virtue of its location. That being said, locals are somewhat divided over this small mall that offers only one entrance and boasts approximately six or seven stores, the biggest and most popular being Sears. Despite the obvious, the mall management and store employees put forth their best efforts to create a pleasant and memorable shopping experience for all who walk through their doors.
Address: 32 College Road, Fairbanks, AK 99701 - MAP
Phone: (907) 456-3900
is a shopping haven for not only jewelry lovers, but also for visitors who want to own a unique piece of Alaska in a truly memorable way. The store exclusively uses gold and gemstones that were mined in Alaska, and that only adds an inimitable sparkle to every piece of jewelry that they create.
Address: 3578 Airport Way, Fairbanks, AK - MAP
Phone: (907) 456-8369
There's nothing quite like the feeling of setting off on an adventure as an Alaskan dog-musher. Sure, the conditions are harsh and there are several factors that you always have to be aware of, but one of them should not be keeping your body warm. That's where the pros at Apocalypse Design
come in. These experts work for an establishment that specializes in creating some of the warmest yet functional outdoor attire you can find. Get the most out of your wintry excursions when you are wearing a smartly designed jacket, thermal pants and a special hat or cap from Apocalypse Designs.
Address: 201 Minnie Street, Fairbanks, AK - MAP
Phone: (907) 451-7555
You may be very surprised at the uniquely Alaskan flavor of the crafts and other items you will find when you shop the Craft Market
in Fairbanks. This one-of-a-kind shopping experience offers you the opportunity to browse and shop for many items that you would be hard-pressed to find in a big department store. Creativity, local flavor and beauty all come together when you spend some time shopping at the Craft Center.
Address: 402 5th Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701 - MAP
Phone: (907) 452-5495
Whether you are leaving or arriving, you can get a strikingly dramatic feel for Fairbanks when you shop at Twigs Alaskan Gifts
. While this shopping venue is located at the Fairbanks International Airport, it is worth finding even if you aren't traveling. Discover a wide variety of souvenir items that include t-shirts and sweatshirts as well as stuffed animals, jewelry made by Alaskan artists and unique Native-made crafts.
Address: 5500 Airport Industrial Road, Fairbanks, AK 99709 - MAP
Phone: (907) 479-7210