Shop ‘til You Drop at Las Vegas'10 Best Shopping Malls and Centers

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By Terrisa Meeks, Las Vegas Local Expert

Las Vegas has become a shopper’s paradise, with its shopping malls and centers filled with an incredible array of stores. While shopping on the Strip leans towards the upscale and high end, shoppers will find a range of retailers, especially at the larger malls. Big spenders and bargain shoppers alike will find plenty of places that fit their budget.

Shoppers in the market for luxury goods need not look any further than The Shops at Crystals, which holds an exclusive mix of upscale shops and restaurants. This is the place for Hermes, Tiffany and Prada. Crystals offers a serene setting filled with artistic points of interest and the very best retailers and eateries.

For a real bargain, Las Vegas North Premium Outlets offers shoppers a chance to save anywhere from 25 to 65 percent at its stores. Name brands like Coach, Addidas and Guess can be picked up at discounts deal hunters will like.

Las Vegas is known for its eye-catching shopping environments, like the Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian | The Palazzo, with its own replicas of the Grand Canal and St. Mark’s Square. The Forum Shops at Caesars takes shoppers back to ancient Rome, and even has a massive aquarium where you can rest and relax in between shopping stops. These kinds of shopping malls are as much an attraction as a shopping destination.

Read on for our list of Las Vegas’ 10 best shopping malls and centers.

10. Downtown Container Park
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Shoppers in Downtown Las Vegas will find a wide selection of shops and restaurants at Downtown Container Park. The compact shopping area is made out of re-purposed shipping containers and other locally-made building elements, giving the area a hip, modern vibe and look. The open-air complex holds shops, restaurants, bars, a play area for kids and The Dome, a new 360-degree visual entertainment experience. While shoppers won't find mass market name brands here, they will find unique and local retailers like Athena's Jewelry Box, Gamblers General Store, Kappa Toys, Black Spade Tattoo & Permanent Makeup and Red Label Clothing LV. Restaurants and bars include Big Ern's BBQ, Bin 702, Downtown Terrace and the very popular Oak & Ivy, an American whiskey bar.

9. 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 four David Yurman outlet stores nationwide, Las Vegas North Premium Outlets is home to many upper- and mid-range retailers-- like Calvin Klein, DKNY and Reebok. Other stores include A|X Armani Exchange, Ann Taylor, Burberry, Dolce & Gabbana, Hot Topic, Porsche Design, True Religion, Addidas, Converse, Bose 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. If you work up an appetite while shopping for bargains, you'll find plenty of food options, like Shake Shack, Chipotle, The Cheesecake Factory and Starbucks.

8. The District at Green Valley Ranch
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Located next door to Green Valley Ranch Resort, The District gives shoppers a place that's easy to stroll through and enjoy. Part of a complex that's intended to be a mini-village, complete with residential and office space, The District is an open-air, pedestrian-friendly area that's especially favored by locals. When you make the short journey to Henderson, you'll find places like Pottery Barn, Anthropologie, Bath and Body Works, Ann Taylor Loft, REI, West Elm, Charming Charlie and Williams-Sonoma. Restaurants range from casual coffeehouses to sit-down establishments, like P.F. Chang's, The Cheesecake Factory, Shake Shack, Ben & Jerry's, Lucille's Smokehouse BBQ and Lyfe Kitchen.

7. Downtown Summerlin
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One of Las Vegas' newest shopping centers, Downtown Summerlin is located west of the Strip near the Red Rock Casino Resort. This open-air, pet-friendly mall is home to a wide collection of shops, boutiques and restaurants. Dillard's and Macy's are the center's anchors, and other tenants include Forever 21, Hot Topic, Sephora, Old Navy, Victoria's Secret, H&M, Apple, Nordstrom Rack, Crate and Barrel, Trader Joe's and more. When it's time to take a break and have something to eat, Downtown Summerlin offers several delectable dining options, such as Five Guys, Shake Shack, MTO Cafe, California Pizza Kitchen, Andiron, PS702 and Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill, Makers & Finders Coffee, plus a Dave & Buster's. Guests can also unwind by checking out the latest must-see movie at Regal Downtown Summerlin, a deluxe movie theater with premium seating and even food and beverage service.

6. The Shops at Crystals
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Showcasing an unparalleled array of the world's most exclusive retailers, The Shops at Crystals is the most luxurious retail center on the Strip. In addition to its roster of first-class stores and restaurants, this small shopping center features art displays like Halo, an array of lighted water vortexes in tubes, and Glacia, frozen ice pillars in a pool of water. in Its incredible array of prestigious brands includes the second largest Louis Vuitton store in the United States, as well as Prada, Gucci, Fendi and Dolce & Gabbana Men's and Women's. Other featured retailers include Sisley, Kiton, Lanvin, Mikimoto, Paul Smith and Tourbillon. The Shops at Crystals is also home to several restaurants, including Bobby's Burger Palace, Mastro's Ocean Club, Social House and Cucina by Wolfgang Puck.

5. Miracle Mile Shops
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This sleek retail/entertainment complex is located at the heart of the Las Vegas Strip. Boasting 200 stores and restaurants, live performance venues and entertainment, it's easy to spend an entire day here. Be sure to see the two free shows, a fountain show and a rainstorm that comes complete with fog and thunder--and both are inside. Restaurants and retailers include PBR Rock Bar & Grill (known for its bull riding), located right on the Strip; Cabo Wabo Cantina, the Sammy Haggar bar and restaurant, also Strip-side; Hot N Juicy Crawfish, a Vegas favorite with its first Strip location; Club Tattoo, featuring some of the best tattoo artists and body piercers in the nation; and House of Hoops by Foot Locker. Other notable stops and shops include Las Vegas' very own Sin City Brewing Co., GUESS, Urban Outfitters, True Religion, H&M and Lush.

4. Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian | The Palazzo

Featuring cobblestone walkways, sky-like ceilings, and a quarter-mile-long Grand Canal, the Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian | The Palazzo is a must-see shopping, dining and entertainment destination. An 85,000-square-foot Barneys New York is the Shoppes anchor store, and it's the only Barneys in Nevada. The center features more than 160 signature stores with dozens of the world's premier luxury brands, including Tory Burch, Fendi, Burberry, Montblanc, White House Black Market and Michael Kors. It's also home to an impressive number of notable restaurants. Probably the Grand Canal Shoppes' biggest claim to fame, however, is the Grand Canal and its romantic gondola rides that come complete with singing gondoliers. It's an essential piece of making the center feel like a little piece of Italy. The Shoppes are also known for their free Streetmosphere performers, who perform in St. Mark's Square and throughout the retail center.

3. Town Square Las Vegas
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Town Square has quickly become a Las Vegas favorite thanks to its standout shops, trendy restaurants and attractions. The large open-air center features over 115 stores, set in buildings with a variety of architectural styles. The atmosphere at Town Square feels like a cozy village, especially with its pedestrian-friendly streets. Look for an eclectic mix of retailers, including Tommy Bahama, Banana Republic, H&M, Whole Foods Market, Guitar Center, Abercrombie & Fitch, Apple, Victoria's Secret and Sephora. Dining options range from family favorite California Pizza Kitchen to hot spots like Double Helix Wine & Whiskey Lounge and Blue Martini. You'll find a range of eateries from fast food to sit down, with restaurants like Capriotti's, Panda Express, BRIO Tuscan Grille, Yard House and Bonefish Grill. Town Square also features an 18-screen movie theater, a GameWorks, and its own children's park. It's pet friendly too, so bring Fido along!

2. 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, Nordstrom and Forever 21. It's also home to the first Topshop location on the West Coast and the only Disney Store on the Strip. 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 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, Benihana and Stripburger. As an added bonus, all parking is free at the Fashion Show, including valet parking at six locations.

1. The Forum Shops at Caesars
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The Forum Shops at Caesars is home to scores of retailers and restaurants, and its ancient Roman design invites lots of photos. This center has more than 160 specialty retailers like Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Versace, Jimmy Choo, Coach, Christian Louboutin, Apple, Luluemon, Lush, Athletica and Tourneau, along with a mix of affordable fashions and couture finds. When you need to refuel, there are plenty of restaurants 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, as well as the animatronic Atlantis show, featuring statues that come to life.