The excellent Jarir Bookstore has extensive selections in Arabic and English. This branch is the most accessible.
For (mostly) Arabic handicrafts, Lamsa has a good though not inexpensive selection. Most handicrafts and 'antiques' are in fact manufactured by the Lamsa company.
The Sky Shopping Mall in Al Faisaliah Tower is well known and popular.
For authentic handicrafts, head to Souq Al Thumairi, immediately south of Masmak Fortress in the Al Diriyah area. The shops in the small lanes offer everything from carpets to coffee pots, silver daggers to silver j…
With more designer outlets than you can shake a Gold Amex card at, Kingdom Tower even dedicated the entire 2nd floor ('Ladies' Kingdom') to women only, with over 40 exclusive boutiques.
Mall and market in the old part of town.
Riyadh's gold market.