Always in Fashion: Las Vegas' Best Shopping Experiences

Sorry, Rodeo Drive, but the city of Las Vegas is quickly becoming the country's biggest shopping destination. After all, where else can guests shop along the streets of ancient Rome and then cross the street and shop underneath the world's tallest observation wheel?

While the city's many retail centers offer a variety of unique atmospheres for guests to "shop 'til they drop" in, nothing beats the diverse range of retailers visitors will find in Las Vegas. From high-end boutiques to affordable outlets, Las Vegas is sure to have a retail center that will please everyone's taste and pocketbook.

Those looking for a deal needn't look any further than Las Vegas Premium Outlets - North and Las Vegas Premium Outlets - South. Guests can save anywhere from 25 to 65 percent daily at such familiar stores as Hot Topic, Disney Store and Adidas. If you're looking exclusively for designer names, The Shops at Crystals is home to the largest collection of flagship and unique-to-the-market locations in Las Vegas, including Prada, Gucci, Sisley and Tourbillon.

As if shopping at some of the world's top retailers wasn't entertaining enough, several local retail centers also offer complimentary entertainment for guests while they shop. Fashion Show lives up its to name by offering free fashion shows on the weekends while the Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian | The Palazzo has Streetmosphere performers who perform throughout the center daily.

With so many unique atmospheres for shoppers to enjoy, it's no wonder Las Vegas is becoming a shopping mecca!


Las Vegas South Premium Outlets
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Located just south of Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas South Premium Outlets is home to 140 stores, including Adidas, Aeropostale, Ann Taylor, Brooks Brothers, Calvin Klein, DKNY, Guess, Hot Topic, Charlotte Russe, Kenneth Cole, Michael Kors, Nike, Polo Ralph Lauren, Reebok, Timberland, Big Dogs, Tommy Hilfiger and True Religion. Shoppers can find savings both inside and outside of the renovated retail center, as several stores are only accessible from its outdoor promenade. Recent store openings include the Disney Store, Crocs, DC Shoes and Swarovski. Guests can save anywhere from 25 to 65 percent daily, making this a popular shopping destination with both tourists and locals alike.

Las Vegas North Premium Outlets
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Downtown has a reputation for being the more affordable side of Las Vegas, so it only makes sense that one of the city's best outlet malls is located there. Featuring 175 stores, including one of only three David Yurman outlet stores nationwide, Las Vegas North Premium Outlets is home to many upper- and mid-range retailers--stores like Calvin Klein, DKNY and Reebok. Other retailers include Armani Outlet, Burberry, Dolce & Gabbana, Hot Topic, Porsche Design, Loft Outlet and more. Shoppers can save anywhere from 25 to 65 percent, making Las Vegas North Premium Outlets one of the best shopping bets in Las Vegas. It is an outdoor mall, however, so if you're visiting during the summer and unaccustomed to the heat, you may want to visit during the morning or evening when temperatures are less than incendiary.

Several of the world's most exclusive retailers have a presence at The Shops at Crystals, making it the perfect place to do some holiday shopping for that special someone. Located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, adjacent to Aria, its array of upscale and unique 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. Other specialty 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, The Pub and Wolfgang Puck Pizzeria & Cucina.

Northwest Las Vegas
Tivoli Village
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Located just 15 minutes from the Strip, Tivoli Village is one of Las Vegas' most luxurious shopping destinations. European-style architecture resembling a centuries-old village sets the stage for an unforgettable outdoor retail experience. Guests can shop a unique collection of retailers ranging from luxury brands to one-of-a-kind boutiques, as well as dine at several palate-pleasing restaurants. Tenants include PACSUN, ANGL, Charming Charlie, Jeff White Custom Jewelry, Ethan Allen, Kidville, Ritual Salon & Spa, BRIO Tuscan Grille, Echo & Rig Butcher and Steakhouse and Cantina Laredo. Tivoli Village also hosts several fun monthly events for guests to enjoy; visit its website for the most up to date information.

Miracle Mile Shops
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This sleek 1.2-mile retail/entertainment complex is located at the heart of the famed Las Vegas Strip. Boasting 170 stores, 15 restaurants and several live performance venues, it's easy to spend an entire day here. There's even a free multi-million-dollar indoor fountain show! Restaurants and retailers include PBR Rock Bar & Grill, boasting a Strip-side location with excellent food, drinks and bull riding; Club Tattoo, featuring some of the best tattoo artists and body piercers in the nation; the first House of Hoops by Foot Locker in the city; Chicago popcorn legend Garrett Popcorn Shops' only Las Vegas location; the 15,000-square-foot Cabo Wabo Cantina; GUESS; Urban Outfitters; True Religion Brand Jeans; H&M; and more.

Town Square Las Vegas
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One of the newer shopping centers in Las Vegas, Town Square has quickly become a locals favorite thanks to its standout shops, trendy restaurants and entertainment resources. The open-air center, situated on 93 acres, features 24 buildings detailing a collage of Old World and contemporary architectural styles, along with pedestrian-friendly streets and lushly landscaped walkways that provide the ideal atmosphere for enjoying a day with the family. An eclectic mix of retailers comprise Town Square's shopping experience, including Tommy Bahama, bebe, Whole Foods Market, Guitar Center, GUESS, Abercrombie & Fitch, Apple, Victoria's Secret and Sephora. Dining options range from family favorites like California Pizza Kitchen and Claim Jumper to hot spots like BRIO Tuscan Grille, Yard House and Sugar Factory American Brasserie. Town Square also features an 18-screen movie theater as well as its own children's park. It's pet friendly too, so bring Fido along!

Fashion Show
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The largest shopping destination on the Strip and one of the largest shopping centers in the U.S., Fashion Show features more than 250 boutiques and seven signature department stores: Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Macy's, Macy's Men's, Dillard's, Nordstrom and Forever 21. It's also home to the first Vince Camuto on the West Coast and the only Disney Store on the Strip. Other popular retailers include Microsoft, Calvin Klein Performance, Hot Topic, Urban Outfitters and The LEGO 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 Grimaldi's, The Capital Grille, RA Sushi, El Segundo Sol and Stripburger.

One of Las Vegas' coolest new places to shop 'til you drop, The LINQ features more than 30 unique retail, dining, nightlife and entertainment venues as well as the world's tallest observation wheel, the High Roller. Boasting several first-to-market retailers, must-stop shops include the iconic Los Angeles lifestyle boutique Kitson, the fun trend store KOTO, the stylish hat shop Goorin Bros. and the unique footwear boutique Bella Scarpa. THE LINQ is also home to the world's first Polaroid Fotobar and 12A.M. Run, a cool sneaker boutique offering a wide array of limited edition shoes for men, women and toddlers. When it's time to refuel, shoppers can grab a quick snack at Sprinkles or a refreshing frozen daiquiri at The Purple Zebra (non-alcoholic flavors are available, too).

Featuring breathtaking cobblestone walkways and illuminated painted ceilings centered along a quarter-mile-long Grand Canal, the 875,000-square-foot Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian | The Palazzo is a must-see shopping, dining and entertainment destination. Anchored by an 85,000-square-foot Barneys New York, the center features more than 160 signature stores with dozens of the world's premier luxury brands, including Diane von Furstenberg, Tory Burch, Burberry and Michael Kors. It's also home to more than a dozen restaurants, many led by award-winning chefs like Wolfgang Puck (CUT and Postrio Bar & Grill), Emeril Lagasse (Table 10 and Delmonico Steakhouse) and "Cake Boss" star Buddy Valastro (Buddy V's Ristorante). Probably the Grand Canal Shoppes' biggest claim to fame, however, is the romantic gondola rides guests can take complete with singing gondoliers. No trip to the breathtaking shopping center is complete without one!

The Forum Shops at Caesars
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The Forum Shops at Caesars is arguably the place to "shop til you drop" in Las Vegas. Home to more than 160 specialty retailers and upscale restaurateurs including Louis Vuitton, Gucci, MAC Cosmetics, Versace, Jimmy Choo, Christian Louboutin and the world's largest watch store, Tourneau Time Dome, The Forum Shops at Caesars offers that perfect mix of affordable fashions and couture finds. When you need to refuel, there are plenty of mouth-watering restaurants on premise sure to cure shoppers' hunger pangs, like Sushi Roku, Carmine's, The Cheesecake Factory and The Palm. The retail center is also home to the popular Atlantis Aquarium, featuring more than 300 tropical fish.


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