I love to shop, and I also love a deal; I found that Vegas is a perfect marriage of the two. Who knew that this town known for the lights and sights would have such amazing shopping? And cheap shopping, too? There are shops and malls in almost every casino, with outlet malls bookending the Strip.
Of course you can find high-end boutiques, such as Gucci and Versace, but there are also stores such as Lacoste and Bebe (my fav!) for the mid-range shopper, and Forever 21 and H&M for the discount shopper. If you have a day to spare between playing slots and seeing the shows, visit these malls to find the best prices and selections for amazing finds in the desert.
↑ You can’t miss the large flying saucer soaring above Fashion Show mall. This four-level shoppers paradise, which sits across from the Mirage, houses over 250 stores and restaurants. Even though it’s on the pricy Las Vegas Strip, you can still find deals at store such as Forever 21 and J. Crew. During my first visit here, I walked up on a fashion show in progress (hence the name I suppose!).
↑ Miracle Mile Shops are the most convenient shops on the Strip. With classics such as Gap and Victoria Secret, this mall is in the middle of the action at Planet Hollywood. It is also home to many well-known Vegas act, such as the male review American Storm and Striper 101, which teaches pole dancing (also seen on Kendra on E!). My best find here was a pair of skinny jeans from Lucky that were on sale for $30! Talk about a deal!
↑ The Las Vegas Premium Outlets offer the best deals in town. So good, in fact, that I avoided coming here just to save money! The outlets, located about four miles north of the Strip, offer savings up to 75 percent on some designer items. I was a regular at the Coach outlet, which had crazy good deals on even their newest collections. Visit on a holiday and you could be greeted with an additional 20 percent off at the door. Deal of the century! The outlets are accessible via cab and bus, but are not in walking distance.
Three of the most famous hotels here also have the most expensive shopping. The windows are lined with Fendi bags, Cartier diamonds and Yves saint Laurent pumps. You probably couldn’t leave here with anything under $500, and rarely do you see anyone carrying bags from these designer stores, but it’s worth taking a stroll through the luxury boutiques.
↑ I probably visited Town Square the most of all the malls. It’s the newest addition to the shopping scene in Vegas. Located near the airport, Town Square is a merger of fashion and architecture, as the open-air feel gives your favorite stores like Apple more of an artsy, historic feel. It’s south of the Strip and is in walking distance, but it’s best visited via cab.