Las Vegas has some of the largest shopping centers in the world. But in the malls that have upwards of 200 stores, where to start? Join us for a tour of the greatest hits each has to offer.
Las Vegas’ largest shopping destination offers seven anchor stores, some of which are the only you can find in Las Vegas: Neiman Marcus is a must-stop for haute couture, innovative shoe brands and great gift items; Nordstrom is five levels of shopping paradise, with a grand piano at the base of the escalators. Macys revamped its collections and now features both a traditional Macys, as well as a Macys Mens store.
The centerpiece of Fashion Show is a retractable runway on which retailers debut their latest collections. Las Vegas’ first LEGO store is fun for kids of all ages, and Disney recently introduced its new concept store here. Add to that Topshop/Topman and a gorgeous new Ted Baker London for stylish British fashions, and Everything But Water and Dynamite for head-turning swimwear, and you’ve covered the bases.
The highest-grossing shopping center in the United States, Forum Shops is also distinctive for its over-the-top design, which includes numerous fountains both inside and out, a dramatic fountain show and aquarium and one of the only two spiral elevators in the world, created specifically for the Forum Shops by Mitsubishi.
Many new brands have recently come to play at the Forum Shops. Allsaints, M. Missoni and Mulberry have all recently opened their doors here, and stunning retailers such as Escada, David Yurman and Tadashi always delight. Those looking to take home a bling watch should visit Hublot, Rolex or the world’s largest Tourneau. And no lady could visit the Forum Shops with taking a look at the luxurious creations of Stuart Weitzman and Christian Louboutin.
Making its way from the Waterfall Atrium at the Palazzo, along the recreation of the Grand Canal to Madame Tussauds at The Venetian, the Grand Canal Shoppes are full of charm. It boasts Nevada’s only Barneys New York; only-in-Vegas finds include the French beauty boutique, Guerlain, and Bauman Rare Books, where you can find antiquarian selections from Mark Twain, William Faulkner, John Milton and many others.
British lingerie-maker Agent Provocateur recently set up shop here, as did the full-of-flair Suit Supply. Those looking for truly engaging artwork won’t want to miss Knuttel Gallery. And, Grand Canal Shoppes is also home to “Queer Eye For The Straight Guy” Carsson Kressley’s favorite store: Canali.
Outlet shopping was never so plentiful in Las Vegas, and this center is just a hop, skip and a jump from the Strip. Stock up on denim at the Levi’s Outlet Store and True Religion Brand Jeans; get your cool-weather look ready with a coat from Wilson’s Leather or Columbia Sportswear, which is new to the center. Both men and women can find their favorite looks from Calvin Klein; BCBG Max Azria is also on site.
Located on the bridge between Mandalay Bay and Luxor, this shopping center offers a variety of great stores that all ages will enjoy. Take the kids to Las Vegas Sock Market for bright tie-dyes and flower prints; at the adjacent Lick, the candies and lollipops are bright as well. Get your man ready to hit the links at Nike Golf, where you can find the newest apparel, footwear and equipment for his game. The beach life comes to Las Vegas in Ron Jon Surf Shop, one of the most popular stops in the mall.
Of course, women will have just as much fun—how could you not stop into a store called Shoe Obsession? Nora Blue is full of great feminine, chic and chunky accessories finds, and at Cariloha, you’ll love the bamboo-made apparel, accessories and home décor that not only looks great, but is environmentally friendly.
In its prime location on the Strip’s “50-yard line,” 170 specialty shops call Miracle Mile home. Don’t miss Stash women’s and men’s shops, or Las Vegas’ original location of Lucky Brand Jeans. For a look at some Vegas-centric art, make a stop in to the Michael Godard Gallery. Need a quick pick-me-up? The ladies of Original Diva will have you looking and feeling your best, with a blow-out, hair extensions, a manicure and a pedicure.
Just like a precious gem, the boutiques in this mid-Strip shopping center glitter. Start your journey at Stella McCartney, where her signature style of sharp tailoring, natural confidence and sexy femininity is apparent in all of her collections. Feel like a jet-setter at Roberto Cavalli.
This fashionable outdoor shopping village is centered around a children’s park. Get an eye-opening look into the world of anime with the new Anime Revolution, then play some games based on it at the 37,000-square-foot Gameworks. See create come alive at Artifact, which features repurposed and up-cycled home furnishings, clothing and other pieces. At Inglot, find intense pigments and dramatic eyelashes; make the move towards an organized life with the only Las Vegas location of The Container Store.
The list of boutiques at this ultra-chic shopping center reads like a who’s who of designer fashion: Hermes, Fendi, Prada, Chanel—the stores are all clean, bright and well-organized, making it a pleasure to shop here. Louis Vuitton’s divine concept store, which looks out over Lake Bellagio, is here, as is Las Vegas’ original Tiffany & Co. Breguet, whose advances in watch-making set the standard for all in the industry, also resides here, and another master, this time in blown-glass, Chihuly, has a store in the Bellagio Conservatory.
Posh is an understatement when shopping at Wynn Las Vegas. At Wynn, discover Manolo Blahnik’s only Nevada store; visit another shoemaker, Nicholas Kirkwood, for kicks with architectural lines and innovative materials. One of only a handful in the world, cell phone-maker Vertu’s practices remind us of secret-agent stuff. Tailor-made suits can be found at Brioni; men will also find fashions to covet at Dior Homme. Women won’t be able to resist Givenchy, Oscar de la Renta, Graff Diamonds and Alexander McQueen.