There are enough shopping opportunities in Las Vegas to challenge the most dedicated shopaholic. Shoppers of all tastes and budgets will be pleased with their choices. Las Vegas has the type of shopping malls that are found in every city, but there are also outlet malls and very upscale malls as well. Every resort on the Strip has some stores within it but Caesars and Planet Hollywood also have large shopping malls inside. Here are some highlights:
Strip Resort Malls
Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood houses approximately 170 different shops and restaurants. Some of the shops are high-end, others are similar to what you would find in your local mall. Some examples are: Urban Outfitters; Bath & Body Works; Tommy Bahama; Sephora; and United Colors of Benetton. The Miracle Mile is located at the Harmon Ave end of the Planet Hollywood Resort on the Las Vegas Strip.
The Forum shops at Caesars boasts 160 boutiques and restaurants. These are mostly high-end shops including Bvlgari, Harry Winston, Gucci, and Fendi. Even if these stores are out of your price range the shopping experience there is worth your time. The architecture is spectacular, Roman style sculptures abound, you can ride on a spiral escalator, or gaze at the fish in the 50,000-gallon saltwater aquarium. The Forum shops are located at the north end of the Caesars Palace Resort at Flamingo and Las Vegas Blvd.
Crystals at City Center is the newest resort mall on the strip, this one is smaller with around 50 shops and restaurants. These are very high-end stores similar to what you will find in the Forum shops, but the atmosphere is totally different in this mall with its unique 21st century architecture. Crystals is at the front of the City Center complex on Las Vegas Blvd at Harmon Ave.
Wynn Shops at Wynn Las Vegas has a small collection, around 40, of exclusive shops and restaurants. The mall atmosphere is classical elegance with an Asian flair, skylights and live plants give it an open feel. The shops are similar to those at the Forum shops but at the Wynn you can shop for your next Ferrari while your wife buys her Manolo Blahniks.
Fashion Show Mall is located on the Strip across from the Wynn Las Vegas. This mall is more upscale than your local mall and it does actually have regular fashion shows on its own runway located near Saks Fifth Avenue. Like a typical mall it has several department stores like Saks, Nieman Marcus, and Nordstrom, as well as about 200 other stores and restaurants.
Now for the places the rest of us can shop! There are two Las Vegas Premium Outlet malls; the North mall is near downtown Las Vegas on Grand Center Parkway. This is an open-air mall but it is equipped with a cooling mist system for the hot summer days. There are 150 shops at the north mall, including many of the most popular brands as well as some higher end stores like Coach, and TAG Heuer. The South mall is on Las Vegas Blvd south of the Strip near Warm Springs. This is an indoor and air conditioned mall that boasts 140 stores including many of the same brands that you can find at the north mall.
Fashion Outlets at Primm is located about a 40 minute drive south on I-15 from the Strip. This mall has over 100 designer outlet stores in an air conditioned mall attached to the Primm Valley Resorts near the Nevada/California border.
Malls that get honorable mentions here are:
The District is an upscale but casual open-air mall next to the Green Valley Ranch resort. It has about 50 shops and restaurants that tend to be more unique than the standard mall’s occupants. Also the park-like setting of the mall offers sweeping views of the Las Vegas Valley.
Town Square is located on Las Vegas Blvd south of the Strip at the 215 Beltway. In a village-like atmosphere you will find over 150 shops, restaurants and a movie theater.
Tivoli Village is the newest mall to open in the valley. It is located in the Summerlin area on the west end of the valley at Rampart and Alta. It is designed like a Mediterranean village and houses office space as well as shops and restaurants. Only the first phase of the project is open so far but the village plans to grow.
So rev up your charge cards and let’s go shopping!