Shopping is not a big activity in Silver City, especially for staple items. There is no shopping mall in the area; the nearest mall is in Las Cruces, nearly two hours away.

If you're looking for something artistic, hand-made, or unique, Silver City has much to offer. There are numerous galleries in the Downtown area, and while the overall quality may not be up to Santa Fe standards, neither is the price.

On Saturday mornings from mid-May to late October, there is a Farmer's Market at Main Street Plaza, behind the Domino's Pizza (on Bullard St. between 7th and 8th Sts.) from 8:30 AM to 12 Noon.