Oh, sure: shows and casinos and a buzzing nightlife are all fantastic, but sometimes you just gotta shop. And Las Vegas has some of the best shopping in the country, with not one but two outlet malls, showgirl stores, and shopping centers that feel more like quaint European villages than commercial areas.
6605 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89119
Town Square is magical. Squint and you just might think you’re in a charming Italian village, what with the gorgeous architecture, outdoor walkways and lovely Mediterranean-style colors and feel.
Stores here include Abercrombie and Fitch, Aeropostale, Victoria’s Secret, Aldo, MAC, Steve Madden, H&M, Banana Republic and Sephora. There’s also an 18-screen RAVE movie theater and a 13,000 square foot children’s park. (It has a two-story tree house. Get the kidlets there, stat.)
Fashion Outlets of Las Vegas
32100 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Primm, NV 89019
It’s about 40 miles south of Vegas, close to the California border, but this is a dream destination for bargain shoppers with designer tastes. (There’s a round-trip shuttle from the Strip offered at $25; it even comes with a savings card to use at the outlet mall. Call 702-874-1400 for more info.) As for the shopping, it’s delightful: Michael Kors, Coach, Cole Haan, Nine West, Williams-Sonoma, Ultra Diamonds, Fossil, Charlotte Russe and other great stores abound.
3200 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
One of Las Vegas’s most popular shopping destinations, this enormous, space-age looking mall attracts millions of visitors from around the world. You’ll find a wide variety of stores, from kiosks to department stores such as Macy’s and Saks to chain shops such as Zara. There are also quite a number of boutiques and art galleries. Plan to devote several hours to this mall; it has no fewer than 200 stores.
Las Vegas Premium Outlets – South
7400 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89123
You’ll find a plethora of affordable brands at this outlet mall on the Las Vegas Strip: from Sunglass Hut to Ann Taylor to Kenneth Cole to Skechers, there’s bound to be a store to fit your fashion needs. The biggest bargains are to be found at the shopping annex at the south end of the mall, right near the Reebok.
Strings by Judith
3185 S Highland Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89019
We can’t close a section on shopping in Las Vegas without including the quintessential showgirl’s store: from lingerie to bathing suits guaranteed to relieve you of “Saggy Butt Bikini” to full-on exotic dance costumes, Judith’s has it all. There’s even a seamstress on hand during store hours, Monday-Friday 10-6. Go on: stop in and take home a glamorous little bit of Vegas.