Sunday, July 14, 2013

Packards to Close after 75 Years

The historic Santa Fe Plaza, just three blocks from the Hacienda Nicholas Bed & Breakfast Inn, has been home to Packards for the past 75 years.  Sadly, Packards has just announced the closing of their store, long known for its museum quality antique Native American weavings, Zuni fetishes, kachinas made by master Hopi carvers, southwestern pottery and exquisite silver and turquoise jewelry.  The store has long been a mecca for collectors of authentic American Indian art, and visiting the store has always been like touring a museum where the pieces are actually for sale.

In addition to their fine collection of historic pieces, they also showcase contemporary pieces from more current generations of artisans.

With an inventory of this calibre, it is not surprising that the prices would be higher than most other stores around Santa Fe.  However, with the closing of the store, all pieces have been marked down, making this a good time to head on down and find something precious and dear that you will treasure for a lifetime.  This is truly a loss for the locals and visitors of Santa Fe.

61 Old Santa Fe Trail
Santa Fe, NM
Open 9:30 am - 6pm daily