The next time you visit Las Vegas, take an empty suitcase, because you will need extra room for all the shopping you’re going to do. Las Vegas is a shopper’s paradise, with virtually every brand, from discount to luxe, available somewhere in the city of opulence.
We hit the pavement in the ultimate shopping destination and scoped out some spots to get naughty in a way we would never do at home.
Names, darling, names names names, as Edina Monsoon would say.
All the brands are at Premium Outlets North, from clothing to kitchen equipment to sporting goods. Need a snowboard? Need a cute outfit to wear after snowboarding? It’s all here. The outlet stores include Saks Off 5th, Dunhill, the Brit-based All Saints, Coach Outlet, Ralph Lauren Factory Store, Brooks Brothers Factory Store. Be sure also to check out sportier outlets like 7 for All Mankind, Adidas, American Apparel and American Eagle. There are good deals everywhere you turn so be careful not to get dizzy.
Before you drive to these shops, check out the web site’s deals page for stores having sales.
875 S Grand Central Pkwy, Las Vegas, NV 89106, near Downtown Las Vegas
The Forum Shops are an experience all on their own, a destination worthy of taking a break from the casinos to shop for the luxury brands of a shopper’s dreams. Gucci, Tiffany & Co, Louis Vuitton are here, but so are brands like H&M. The Forum Shops also host Martin Lawrence Galleries, where art by contemporary and classic masters like Andy Warhol, Pablo Picasso and Rembrandt are for sale. If you don’t have a few hundred thousand dollars to drop on a painting, you can just go in and look and drool. And finally, of course, any Las Vegas aficionado must pay homage to that Showgirls icon, Versace, where Nomi Malone bought her Ver-sayce dress. And then if you have time, go to Spago and drink Cristal with your best frenemy Cristal Conners.
3500 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Miracle Mile is a more relaxed shopping experience, where value brands are the name of the shopping game. Lots of restaurants line the halls of the labyrinthine corridors. Theaters add to the fun, with stages such as V Theater, featuring classic Las Vegas-style variety shows. Who knew a trip to buy some shoes could come with so much to see? This is Las Vegas, there are surprises even in the malls.
3663 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
4. Antiques Shops on Main St., Arts District
Antiques shopping in Las Vegas is a historic shopper’s dream, with decades of Las Vegas history for sale. Casino memorabilia is everywhere, but so is mid-Century furniture, pop culture artifacts, wonky furniture and bizarre items that simply wouldn’t be found anywhere else. The district isn’t officially organized, but start at Charleston Blvd. and work south, stopping at shops like Retro Vegas and Vintage Vegas. And of course don’t be afraid to Google shops elsewhere in town, because they are everywhere and no one could ever track them all without a little digital assistance.
One of the newest luxe destinations in Las Vegas, this gorgeous shopping center has more of the premium label shops that help create Las Vegas’ high-roller image. Perhaps pick up some Tom Ford finery, or objet d’art from Lalique to spruce up your home as a memory of what a wonderful time you had on your trip. Or just walk around and stare at the objects in this museum for beautiful things, admire the architecture of the august building, and then order a Mocha Frappucino at Starbucks.