Shopping in Las Vegas


You could go shopping in your hometown, but there’s something about hitting up the shops in Las Vegas that makes it particularly appealing. Though any credit card bills you rack up will, in fact, not stay in Vegas, you’ll find everything you might want or need in the city.

From rock-bottom prices on name brand items like Coach and DKNY at the outlets to million-dollar pieces of jewelry, there’s something for every budget when you shop in Las Vegas.

Crystals

One of Las Vegas’ newest and most extravagant shopping centers, Crystals is located at CityCenter on the Las Vegas Strip. Crystals is a high-end retailer but its interior is akin to a modern art museum and worth walking through even if you decide not to shop. Stores include Cartier, Hermes and Versace.

Regular hours are Sunday through Thursday 10:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 10:00 a.m-midnight.

The District

Located at Green Valley Ranch, a casino in nearby Henderson, The District is set along a pedestrian walkway. Storefronts are inviting and guests are welcome to grab a cup of coffee and relax in the shade. Shops include REI, Anthropologie, Coldwater Creek and Pottery Barn. During the summer months, families are invited to attend free movie screenings at The Green, and during the holiday season, the plaza is lit up with lights.

Regular hours are Monday through Saturday 10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. and Sunday 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Hours may vary by shop and may change due to holidays or special events.

Fashion Show Mall

One of the largest shopping destinations in Las Vegas, the Fashion Show Mall has more than 250 shops and restaurants. It’s located on the Strip, making it easy to access by foot, bus, taxi or rental car. The Fashion Show Mall has many mainstream stores such as Bath & Body Works and Express, but there are also several interesting novelty shops and department stores (including Nevada’s only Nordstrom). There’s also a reason this is called Fashion Show Mall: Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, there are seven fashion runway shows a day. During the holiday season, expect to see Santa strutting his stuff.

Regular hours are Monday through Saturday 10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. and Sunday 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace

Located conveniently on Las Vegas Boulevard, The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace consist of more than 160 shops and boutiques and is compared to the likes of Rodeo Drive or Madison Avenue. It is one of the most popular shopping destinations in the world, with its high, majestic ceilings, classy decor and multi-tiered levels. Generally more high end than mid-range, The Forum Shops include stores like Christian Dior, Juicy Couture, Coach and Tiffany & Co.

Regular hours are Sunday through Thursday 10:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 10:00 a.m.-midnight. Hours may change due to holidays or special events.

The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian

Most people wander through The Grand Canal Shoppes because they’re marveling at the gondoliers and interior design of The Venetian, or perhaps because they’ve followed the sounds of a performance troupe to St. Mark’s Square. Many people are also drawn to The Grand Canal Shoppes for the myriad of restaurants headed by celebrity chefs including Wolfgang Puck, Emeril Lagasse and David Burke. Stores include Kenneth Cole and Paige Premium Denim and there are also art galleries.

Regular hours are Sunday through Thursday 10:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 10:00 a.m.-midnight.

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Hawaiian Marketplace

Located in front of Polo Towers on the Las Vegas Strip, this outdoor shopping area consists of stand-alone cart vendors selling jewelry, clothing and souvenirs. Visitors can also get temporary tattoos or grab a bite to eat on the go (though there are also a number of sit-down eateries as well). Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday The Birdman showcases a selection of birds and educates audiences about them. Hawaiian Marketplace is covered by a large awning, which helps keep the area cool.

Regular hours vary from cart to cart but most are open 10:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.

Las Vegas Outlet Center

Managed by the same company as the Premium Outlets, this outlet mall is all located inside so you’ll trade sunshine for air conditioning. You’ll find many standard mall stores at Las Vegas Outlet Center such as PacSun, Hot Topic, Izod and Levi’s as well as a few food courts. The shopping center is located on Las Vegas Boulevard but south of the Strip so you’ll need to hop in a cab, take a bus or drive to reach it.

Regular hours are Monday through Saturday 10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. and Sunday 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. Hours may change due to holidays or special events.

Las Vegas Premium Outlets

This open-air mall is locatedat 875 South Grand Central Parkway, just north of the Strip, so you’ll need to catch a cab or take a rental car to get there. Considered by locals and visitors alike as one of the most affordable shopping facilities in Las Vegas, the Premium Outlets is a popular destination for its discounted yet quality products. Stores range from GAP and Nike to Polo Ralph Lauren, and there’s frequently a line out the door for people waiting to snag a deal at Coach.

Regular hours are Monday through Saturday 10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. and Sunday 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. Hours may change due to holidays or special events.

>>More information about the Las Vegas Premium Outlets.

Mandalay Place

Located in the sky bridge between Mandalay Bay and Luxor, Mandalay Place has several specialty stores and restaurants. There are a few mainstream stores, but for the most part Mandalay Place offers a shopping experience with interesting boutiques and quirky shops such as the first-ever Nike Golf store and LUSH, which sells handmade bath and body products.

Regular hours are 10:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m. though hours of individual stores may vary by day.

Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood

Surrounding Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on the Strip is the Miracle Mile, a long passageway with more than 170 shops and several restaurants. The stores here lean toward trendy and include H&M, Urban Outfitters and Metropark. One of the most unusual shops is Club Tattoo, a tattoo and piercing parlor with a large glass front window.

Regular hours are Sunday through Thursday 10:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 10:00 a.m.-midnight.

Showcase Mall

Not a standard mall per se, Showcase Mall is located near MGM Grand and is home to M&M’s World, Ethel M Chocolates, the World of Coca-Cola and other similar novelty stores. This is also where you’ll find GameWorks, which has virtual bowling, arcade games, pinball machines and many other entertaining distractions.

Hours vary by shop.

Tivoli Village

Located in the Summerlin area of Las Vegas, Tivoli Village is an outdoor boutique shopping area similar to The Village Lake Las Vegas. There are about a dozen shops and a few restaurants and cafes at Tivoli Village as well as an entertainment stage. Families will also find a play area, though it is not shaded.

Town Square

This expansive, open air center is a blend of shopping, dining and entertainment that welcomes the whole family. Built like an old village with meandering streets, visitors will find a variety of shops (including Banana Republic, Borders and Steve Madden) as well as an 18-screen movie theater, children’s play area and plenty of space just to sit and relax. Town Square is located on Las Vegas Boulevard but is south of the Strip, so you won’t be able to reach it by foot.

Regular hours are Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. and Sunday 11:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.

>>More information about Town Square.

The Village Lake Las Vegas

Though it takes about 30 minutes to get to The Village Lake Las Vegas from the Las Vegas Strip, it’s worth the drive if you have a rental car and would like to escape the high energy of the casinos. Located off of Lake Las Vegas Parkway in Henderson, The Village Lake Las Vegas is fashioned after an Italian village. It has many restaurants and several boutique stores. During the summer, guests are frequently treated to free live music.

Hours vary by shop.

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