Shop 'til you drop: The Las Vegas Strip's best shopping stops

If you love to shop, you’ll find enough shopping on the Las Vegas Strip to keep you busy for the entire time you’re in town. Shopping in Las Vegas has become an attraction in its own right. As an added bonus, many shopping centers and malls on the Strip are close to each other, which makes it easy to walk, shop and explore.

Some of the Strip's most well-known shopping centers are its high-end malls, like The Forum Shops at Caesars. In addition to offering a selection of upscale shops, The Forum Shops is simply a fun place to spend the afternoon. It’s easy to spend hours window shopping and checking out the fountains, Roman statues and fanciful décor.

The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian | The Palazzo come complete with gondolas and singing gondoliers. The selection of shops here includes everything from unique kiosks to name-brand retailers.

If you’re less interested in entertainment than in actual shopping, Town Center is the place to go. This pleasantly designed open-air, family-friendly shopping center has a wide selection of popular brands. The Showcase Mall also has a number of familiar, budget-friendly retailers like Target.

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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, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Tiffany & Co., Gucci, Dior, Fendi, Bottega Veneta and Guerlain.

Recommended for Best Shopping on the Strip because: Via Bellagio's designer boutiques offer shoppers a selection of high-end brands.

Terrisa's expert tip: For more pedestrian needs, like snacks, wine, sunscreen and souvenirs, stop in at the Newsstand, Essentials or Tutto. All are open 24 hours, 7 days a week.

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Guests at Wynn and Encore Las Vegas are looking for a luxury experience, and the Wynn Plaza Shops epitomizes upscale. 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 stores like Bottega Veneta, Breitling, Hermes, Kiton and Stella McCartney. This is one shopping destination where the phrase "money is no object" carries extra meaning--a purchase here is truly a splurge for most shoppers. In addition to the high-end retailers, guests will also find a SoulCycle and Urth Caffe.

Recommended for Best Shopping on the Strip because: Wynn Plaza Shops gives discriminating shoppers a collection of highly exclusive retailers.

Terrisa's expert tip: Wynn and Encore also offer even more luxurious retailers beyond those located in the Wynn Plaza Shops. Browse through The Shops at Wynn and The Shops at Encore for additional upscale stores.

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Town Square Las Vegas
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Town Square is known for its standout shops, trendy restaurants and entertainment. The open-air, pet-friendly center features several buildings situated along pedestrian-friendly streets and lushly landscaped walkways. Shoppers will find a mix of retailers at Town Square, including ANGL, Apple, Tommy Bahama, Bath & Body Works, Whole Foods Market, Guitar Center, H&M, Old Navy and Sephora. Dining options range from family favorites like California Pizza Kitchen Brio Tuscan Grille to hot spots for food and drinks like Blue Martini, Double Helix Wine and Whiskey Lounge, Yard House, Texas de Brazil and GameWorks. Town Square is conveniently located just south of the major hotels on the Strip and near the 215 freeway entrance.

Recommended for Best Shopping on the Strip because: The mix of retailers, restaurants and community spaces at Town Square gives shoppers a wealth of shopping and entertainment options.

Terrisa's expert tip: The village-like design of Town Square includes more than just stores. The complex has an 18-screen movie theater, children's park, Gameworks and Pinot's Palette, among other attractions and businesses.

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Most people recognize the Showcase Mall by its two most well-known tenants: the Coca-Cola Store and M&M's World, but those are far from the only places to shop in this collection of stores. If you're in the mood for savings, try the Ross Dress for Less or Burlington. Shoppers will also find big names like Adidas and American Eagle, and shoe enthusiasts will be delighted to find a DSW. Target is one of the newest additions to Showcase, giving people another option for reasonably priced items. While most of the malls on the Strip cater to a high-end clientele, the Showcase Mall offers retailers many people are familiar with.

Recommended for Best Shopping on the Strip because: With big-name stores and coveted retailers like Adidas, Showcase Mall gives shoppers plenty of great places to shop.

Terrisa's expert tip: Paid parking is available in the mall's parking structure, which is the best bet for parking close to the mall. You'll have a bit of a walk otherwise.

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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 a variety of 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 from all that shopping, stop to refuel at one of a few restaurants, like Slice of Vegas, Ri Ra Irish Pub and Hussong's Cantina, or cool off in the Minus5 Ice Bar.

Recommended for Best Shopping on the Strip because: Shoppers will find an assortment of fun, boutique-style stores and casual restaurants in The Shoppes at Mandalay.

Terrisa's expert tip: If you're a fan of Guinness beer, be sure to stop at the Guinness Store at Mandalay Place since it's selection of branded merchandise is the largest outside of Ireland.

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If you're looking to splurge extravagantly on yourself or someone else, the upscale and designer 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, Lanvin and Tourbillon. The Shops at Crystals also has two restaurants.

Recommended for Best Shopping on the Strip because: The Shops at Crystals presents an exclusive selection of high-end retailers perfect for the luxury-oriented shopper.

Terrisa's expert tip: Although Crystals doesn't have a food court, it is home to the upscale Mastro's Ocean Club, located in a distinctive, artistic wooden structure. For more casual meals, try The Pub on the second level.

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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. Restaurants at Miracle Mile include PBR Rock Bar & Grill and Cabo Wabo, both boasting a Strip-side locations with excellent views, food, drinks and special events. Several show venues are also located inside Miracle Mile.

Recommended for Best Shopping on the Strip because: Miracle Mile's great location on the Strip and its wide array of retailers and restaurants make it a popular shopping destination.

Terrisa's expert tip: At the top of every hour from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday, guests can enjoy an indoor rainstorm with thunder, lightning, fog and rain. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the rainstorm happens every half an hour.

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Fashion Show
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The only shopping center on the Strip that's not attached to a hotel-casino is the Fashion Show, which features more than 250 boutiques and seven signature department stores. Shoppers will find stores like Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Macy's, Macy's Men, Dillard's and Nordstrom. Other popular retailers include Dick's Sporting Goods, Hot Topic, Apple, Ann Taylor and Louis Vuitton. For shoppers hungry for a quick bite to eat, Fashion Show boasts a massive food court featuring everything from Chipotle to Panda Express. There are plenty of sit-down restaurants in the retail center as well, like Grimaldi's, The Capital Grille, RA Sushi, El Segundo Sol, Benihana and Stripburger. As an added bonus, all parking is free at the Fashion Show.

Recommended for Best Shopping on the Strip because: As the largest mall in Las Vegas, Fashion Show offers shoppers a wide selection of stores.

Terrisa's expert tip: The Fashion Show's restaurant row faces the Strip, offering guests a prime vantage point overlooking all the action. Restaurants with a view include Benihana, Stripburger, RA Sushi and El Segundo Sol.

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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 Tory Burch, Burberry, 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 and Emeril Lagasse at Delmonico Steakhouse. Taking a walk around the Shoppes is fun (even if you don't buy anything) with the Shoppes' Old World Italian design, wandering performers and gondolas.

Recommended for Best Shopping on the Strip because: The Grand Canal Shoppes' wide selection of stores includes well-known names along with one-of-a-kind shops.

Terrisa's expert tip: One of the Shoppes' more notable (and unusual) stores is Bauman Rare Books, which fans of the show "Pawn Stars" might know since one of its experts is often featured on the show.

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The Forum Shops at Caesars
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The Forum Shops at Caesars houses a collection of couture and boutique shops 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, 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, Joe's Seafood Prime Steak & Stone Crab, The Cheesecake Factory and The Palm. Shoppers can also stop for a break at the Atlantis Aquarium, or to see the Fall of Atlantis, the animatronic show where statues come to life once an hour.

Recommended for Best Shopping on the Strip because: The Forum Shops offers a wide selection of stores, especially luxury brands, along with an eye-catching design full of statues and fountains.

Terrisa's expert tip: The Forum Shops offers two valet areas: one off the Strip, to the north of the Caesars Palace sign, and one off of Jay Sarno Drive.

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