We do have the chain stores and such, but in addition, we have some alternatives to these normal shopping destinations.
If you're looking for a gift for that hard-to-please aunt or for the 'friend who has everything', there are several unique locations in Valley that might have the answer. Days Gone By and Timeless Antiques and Flea Market are two places that specialize in antiques and items from 'days gone by'. 559 Market Place is a one-of-a-kind shopping experience. Inside this quaint shop, you'll find a multitude of small boutiques featuring the unusual, the unique, and the 'hard to find.' Everything from orchids to baby stuff to handmade crafts to exquisite jewelry to beautiful 'old-timey' clothing can be found inside this special shop. They also have a small cafe where you can take a break from your shopping. There's also That One where you'll find The Langdale Candle Company that makes a wide assortment of candles; the largest selection of collegiate merchandise around and jewelry, books, curios, and much more.
So, if you'd like to hear, "How unique. I love it." from your hard-to-please aunt, or "Now, this is something I don't have", from that 'friend who has everything' then stop in Valley and see what you might find.