Las Vegas' 10 Best Shopping Destinations on the Strip: Upscale and Entertaining

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By Terrisa Meeks, Las Vegas Local Expert

Shopping in Las Vegas means enjoying an incredible array of stores, and a large number of them are within walking distance of each other. The Strip offers an assortment of retailers to choose from, from upscale designer boutiques to fun souvenir stores. If you like to shop, you’ll find an enjoyable mix of high-end retailers and affordable favorites.

Some of the Strip's most frequented spots are its luxurious retail centers, like The Forum Shops at Caesars, home to a host of specialty retailers and upscale restaurateurs including the world's largest H&M. Flagship stores aren't uncommon on the Strip, either; Tiffany & Co., Prada, Gucci, Roberto Cavalli and Ermenegildo Zegna all have flagship locations inside The Shops at Crystals, and Rolex has its largest U.S. location inside the Wynn Esplanade.

Another Vegas shopping spot that's popular with shoppers is The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian | The Palazzo, which features a Grand Canal replica, complete with singing gondoliers. Proving entertainment options and shopping go hand in hand, the Miracle Mile Shops features a free multi-million-dollar indoor fountain show for shoppers to enjoy while M&M's WORLD Las Vegas has a free 3-D movie.

So whether you're looking for a one-of-a-kind keepsake or you just want to window shop and dream, our list of the Strip's 10 best shopping spots is sure to have something for everyone.

10. Via Bellagio
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Via Bellagio gives shoppers a unique collection of upscale boutiques and shops, all located along an inviting walkway that inspires window shopping. The Bellagio is designed with a distinctly elegant style, and that's just as true at Via Bellagio as it is throughout the rest of the resort. An Old World porte cochere leads the way to the shopping promenade, which holds a distinguished collection of luxury boutiques that fit well with the overall ambiance at Bellagio. Discriminating guests will discover only the most exquisite fashion and jewelry collections from world-renowned designers, including full collections from Chanel, Giorgio Armani, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Tiffany & Co., Gucci, Dior, Fendi, Bottega Veneta and Breguet.

9. Wynn Esplanade
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Guests at Wynn Las Vegas are looking for a luxury experience, and the shops at the Wynn Esplanade are a part of that. Boasting several high-end retail stores that carry everything from runway fashion and evening wear to everyday wear and accessories, its incredible array of international, exclusive and unique shopping boutiques are housed in exquisitely designed retail space. Shoppers will find everything from Alexander McQueen and Cartier to an actual Ferrari and Maserati dealership. Other stores include Chanel, Chloe, Chopard, Dior, Louis Vuitton, Prada and Givenchy. Be sure to stop by Wynn Esplanade's Rolex store, offering the largest selection of Rolex timepieces in the country.

8. The Coca-Cola Store, Las Vegas
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Whether you're looking for a bottle opener or a handbag for the Coca-Cola fan in your life, this two-level retail shop is sure to have it all. A popular spot with tourists and locals alike, this fun store carries a wide selection of Coca-Cola-branded products ranging from T-shirts and hats to kitchenware and collectibles. There's also a soda fountain on the second floor that offers selections from 16 different global brands, as well as Coke, Diet Coke, Coke Zero, Powerade, Coca-Cola floats, different flavored shots that can be added to any beverage and the Coca-Cola Freestyle machine which features more than 134 different flavor combinations. For the ultimate Coca-Cola fan, be sure to get your photo with the Coca-Cola polar bear, who can be found in the store daily from 11 a.m.-8 p.m.

7. M&M'S WORLD Las Vegas
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Satisfy your sweet tooth at one of the sweetest retail shops on the Strip. This 28,000-square-foot, four-level monument to the colorful fun of M&M's Brand candies is simply M'azing. Guests can create their very own personalized M&M's at the one-of-a-kind Personalized Printer machine, offering an array of 16 vibrant colors as well as 14 printable Las Vegas icons such as the famous "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" sign. Guests can personalize the M&M's with their names, a special message or date or any other text that fits on two lines (eight characters per line). The process is quick and easy and takes just about two minutes, making them a great souvenir.

6. The Shoppes at Mandalay Place
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The Shoppes at Mandalay Place is a one-of-a-kind retail and dining experience located on a 100,000-square-foot sky bridge connecting Mandalay Bay and Luxor. Offering more than 40 unique shops, guests will find everything from clothing to souvenirs under one roof. Popular shops include Lush, with its handmade cosmetics and bath and body products, and Flip Flop Shops, which carries every kind of flip flop you can imagine. Once you're about to drop, shoppers can refuel at one of several mouth-watering restaurants--like Slice of Vegas, Burger Bar, Ri Ra Irish Pub, Rick Moonen's RM Seafood and Hussong's Cantina--or cool off in the Minus5 Ice Bar.

5. The Shops at Crystals
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If you're looking to splurge extravagantly on yourself or someone else, the luxury retailers at The Shops at Crystals probably have something for you. Several of the world's most exclusive retailers have a presence at The Shops at Crystals, making it the perfect place to look for unique and high-end items. Located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, adjacent to Aria, its array of upscale brands include one of the largest Louis Vuitton stores in the world, as well as flagship stores for Prada, Gucci, FENDI and Dolce & Gabbana Women's. Unique-to-the-market retailers include Sisley, Kiton, Lanvin, Mikimoto, Paul Smith, Porsche Design and Tourbillon. The Shops at Crystals is also home to several restaurants, including Mastro's Ocean Club, Todd English P.U.B. and Wolfgang Puck Pizzeria & Cucina.

4. Miracle Mile Shops
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Shoppers at Miracle Mile can enjoy browsing through their pick of 200 stores, and the complex holds restaurants and several live performance venues as well. Miracle Mile is home to MAC Cosmetics, Desigual and LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics, House of Hoops by Foot Locker, GUESS, Bath & Body Works, Urban Outfitters, H&M and Flight 23 at Footaction, which features displays of Michael Jordan memorabilia, along with specialty merchandise. Other restaurants and retailers at Miracle Mile include PBR Rock Bar & Grill and Cabo Wabo, both boasting a Strip-side locations with excellent food, drinks and special events, and Sugar Factory, the sweet shop adored by Hollywood's hottest celebrities.

3. Fashion Show
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The Fashion Show Mall is located right on the Strip and is home to more than 250 boutiques and stores, which include Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Macy's, Macy's Men's, Dillard's, Nordstrom and Forever 21. Other popular retailers include Microsoft, Calvin Klein Performance, Urban Outfitters, The LEGO Store and the Disney Store. For shoppers hungry for a quick bite to eat, Fashion Show boasts a massive food court featuring everything from KFC Express to Hot Dog on a Stick. There are plenty of sit-down restaurants in the retail center as well, like California Pizza Kitchen, The Capital Grille, Kona Grill, Stripburger and a new Benihana.

2. Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian | The Palazzo

Cobblestone walkways, an illuminated painted ceiling, and a quarter-mile-long Grand Canal combine to make a beautiful backdrop to shopping at Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian | The Palazzo. The picturesque retail center features more than 160 signature stores with dozens of the world's premier luxury brands, including Diane von Furstenberg, Tory Burch, Burberry, Dooney & Bourke, Guerlain, Harley Davidson, White House Black Market and Michael Kors. It's also home to more than a dozen restaurants, many led by award-winning chefs like Wolfgang Puck at CUT, Emeril Lagasse at Table 10 and Delmonico Steakhouse and B&B Burger & Beer by Mario Batali and Joe Bastanich.

1. The Forum Shops at Caesars
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The Forum Shops at Caesars is home to a collection of couture and boutique shops are housed in a large and fancifully designed space that comes complete with several recreations of ancient Roman statuary, which makes for great photo ops. It's home to more than 160 specialty retailers and upscale restaurateurs, including Cartier, Fendi, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Kate Spade, La Perla, MAC Cosmetics, Versace, Jimmy Choo, Christian Louboutin, Tiffany, Apple and the United States' largest authorized watch retailer, Tourneau Time Dome. When you need to refuel, there are plenty of restaurants, like Sushi Roku, Spago, The Cheesecake Factory and The Palm.