Las Vegas is known for its many designer boutiques, but there’s only one retail center in the world that’s dedicated exclusively to high-end luxury brands: The Shops at Crystals. The Shops at Crystals — Photo courtesy of CityCenter
The ultimate shopping destination for discerning buyers to “Shop ’ti they drop,” the luxurious 500,000-square-foot retail center is home to the largest collection of both flagship locations and unique-to-market locations on the Strip. This includes one of the largest Louis Vuitton stores in the world, as well as flagships for Tiffany & Co., Prada, Gucci, Roberto Cavalli, Ermenegildo Zegna, Dolce & Gabbana Men’s and Dolce & Gabbana Women’s. Given its unparalleled collection of designer brands, there’s no better place for luxury lovers to spend the day shopping than The Shops at Crystals.
Female shoppers will surely want to start their day at Prada, as the Crystals location features a special series of limited-edition playful handbags and accessories dedicated to Las Vegas. Men, meanwhile, will want to race on over to Porsche Design, which sells the first men’s collection designed entirely by Porsche Design itself.
After enjoying some individual shopping time, couples will want to meet up at Las Vegas’ only Kiki de Montparnasse location, which features a luxurious Couple’s Dressing Room with “Before,” “During” and “After” customizable lighting settings as well as a Portrait Booth–a uniquely intimate space for lovers to share while they build their romantic wardrobe together. The boutique also features its own Romance Concierge, where specialists create tailored intimate experiences for guests, including ambiance, media selections and sensuous wardrobes.
Inside The Shops at Crystals — Photo courtesy of Al Powers, Power ImageryWhile it’s easy to get caught up in everything that’s for sale at Crystals, the retail center also houses plenty of eye-catching art pieces for shoppers to enjoy. The Fendi store, for example, is home to a replica of the classic Roman Trevi Fountain that was made in Rome and shipped to Las Vegas, while the Stella McCartney boutique features a gorgeous horse chandelier that was created using 7,000 Swarovski crystals. Named after Stella McCartney’s mother’s Appaloosa horse, “Lucky Spot” was imported from its original home at Belsay Castle in Northern England where it was on loan to the English Heritage.
If Crystals’ striking art pieces inspire you to add to your own home décor, shoppers are sure to find something they’ll want to bring back with them at one of the retail center’s many art galleries. For those looking for a piece that will remind them of Las Vegas, be sure to visit The Art of Richard MacDonald presented by Cirque du Soleil.
When it’s time to refuel, Crystals offers an array of delectable dining establishments for shoppers to enjoy a bite at. Wolfgang Puck Pizzeria & Cucina is perfect for lunch, serving the celebrity chef’s famed wood-oven pizzas as well as a selection of salads, pastas, Paninis and entrées. During dinner hours, SHe by Morton’s serves up one of the most sizzling steakhouse experiences on the Strip. With its savory cuts of beef and sexy atmosphere, SHe is one feminine steakhouse that knows how to leave both men and women salivating for more.
As if Crystals didn’t have enough stores for luxury brand lovers to splurge on, the retail center just announced it will soon be welcoming five new stores to its impressive collection. Expected to open between July and October 2013 are Richard Mille’s second U.S. location; a Valentino store featuring the largest collection of products in Las Vegas; an opulent Loro Piana boutique that will feature its coveted new “gifts” line; RIMOWA’s new Vegas flagship boutique; and the largest Tourbillon location in the world. For more on these and other boutiques inside The Shops at Crystals, visit crystalsatcitycenter.com.