The new iPhone? A barista-grade espresso machine? Sub-zero winter gloves? No matter what you’re seeking ABQ Uptown has nearly 50 high-end stores that are bound to fill the bill. Since its opening in 2006 this 20-acre shopping center has become the epicenter of renewed growth in the area (think: Winrock Center remodel Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse Cheesecake Factory Total Wine & More all the improvements and expansions at Coronado Center etc.). There’s no doubt that good vibes are given off by these lively shops; part of the appeal is the classic design which mimics open-air retail layouts of bygone days (which makes for a communal shopping experience without the indoor mall atmosphere).