Forum Caesars Palace, Las Vegas
The Forum Shops has the best selection of high-end, designer shops in Vegas. Designed to look like a Roman street, the ceilings darken and lighten to simulate day and night. Several "piazzas" highlight fountains and beautiful decor.
When entering the shops from the parking garage, you'll have to walk through a small portion of the casino. If you're coming from the Strip, head through the pedestrian plaza, which creates an impressive entrance into the Forum Shops' expansion. Inside the doors, visitors are greeted by a large reflecting pool, huge Roman statues and a beautiful glass domed ceiling.
The 175,000-square-foot, three-level addition includes an array of upscale shops and several new restaurants, as well as a spiral escalator -- one of only two in the United States.
What to buy: When you hit your jackpot at Caesar's, you can spend it here at Harry Winston (diamonds), Max Brenner (gourmet chocolate), Baccarat (crystal), Versace, Diane von Furstenberg, Michael Kors, and Louis Vuitton (designer fashion), Stuart Weitzman (shoes), Peter Lik Gallery (art) and many wonderful restaurants!
What to pay: These are high end stores, and command a high end price. However, the window shopping is free, and really - the mall itself is the attraction. Get yourself a gelato (about $5), walk around and wait for the statues to come to life! (see my other tips)
I have to admit, I liked the Caesar's shops better before they remdoled. Still it's one of the best places to window shop. For some reason, I feel brave enough to go in & try on expensive jewelry, something I don't do at home. No one knows me here.
What to buy: I like their Victoria's Secret, it's huge, and the sales girls were very friendly.
What to pay: They have some very expensive stores.
Over 100 specialty shops such as Escada, Gucci, Hugo Boss, Versace, Armani, DKNY, FAO Schwarz, Disney Store, Louis Vuitton, Niketown, and Victoria Secret. Restaurants include Spago, Chinois, Palm, and Cheesecake Cafe. In addition to shopping and dining, there is a variety of entertainment. There is a beautifully done ‘city square’ which has the feeling of being outdoors because of the layout of bistros and painted sky overhead. I enjoyed the 50,000 gallon tropical fish aquarium where you can watch divers enter the tank and feed the fish by hand. There is also the Fall of Atlantis and fountain shows on the hour every hour, where anamatronic figures portray the legendary fall of Atlantis. Open 10 am to 11 pm.
The caeser`s Palace shopping arcade is one of the most luxurious places I have been to.
the shopping arcade screams of ancient Rome.There's even a faux blue sky overhead that changes as the day progresses.Also the statues change and move at some time of the day!
What to buy: If you can afford it buy everything ;-)
The Forum Shops at Caesars is Las Vegas' premier retail, dining and entertainment destination, featuring more than 160 boutiques and shops as well as 13 restaurants and specialty food shops. The Forum Shops have held on to their position as the most successful shopping venue in the country through continual progress. The Forum Shops and Appian Way house the world's best designers of men's and women's fashion, accessories, furnishings, dining and so much more. From Jimmy Choo and Kate Spade to Valentino and Louis Vuitton, you'll embark on a shopping experience like never before.
Built as an extension wing of the main casino at Caesars Palace, this was the first destination mall on The Strip, the mall now fronts on The Strip.This unique indoor shopping environment boasts a unique atmosphere that simulates ancient Roman streets including fountains, statues and facades. It features a ceiling painted as the sky that goes through a 24 hour day every hour. Realistic appearing stone statues in the fountains of the mall, come to life and perform several times throughout the day. Even the time of day or night is signified under enclosed, temperature-controlled skies that change throughout the day from the rose and mauve of dawn, to high noon and the fading gold of afternoon, followed by the golds and grays of twilight and the night's twinkling stars. Along the way, sculptures come to life at the Festival Fountain Plaza and the Fountain of the Gods
The most recent expansion added 175,000 square feet and additional levels that extend the mall out to Las Vegas Boulevard, where a grand pedestrian plaza creates a signature entrance for The Forum Shops at Caesars.
What to buy: The cheap stuff at the Forum Shops? some like The Cheesecake Factory, heaping portions and quality food. If you are looking for a little more upscale try Spago where for the price you really get more than you pay for. The middle ground when it comes to eating cheap at the Forum Shops is Bertollini’s, a ton of bread, big portions of Pasta and some good pizza. Share some meals and you are saving money. Cheap shopping at the Forum Shops? It doesn’t exist; there are some hidden away bargain racks at Banana Republic and the Gap. Most of the toys are way too expensive at FAO and the specialty shops find it hard to offer any real bargains.
This titan of the shopping world offers some of the most expensive retail real estate in the world, which explains the pedigree of its tenants: Versace, Gucci, Bernini, Abercrombie & Fitch, Louis Vuitton, Montblanc, Valentino and Galerie Lassen and a lot more. The High-end restaurants abound from Caviarteria to Wolfgang Puck's Spago. All this shopping excitement is costly; however, a trip to the Forum Shops is a Las Vegas must, if only to window-shop.
What to pay: MAX out you Credit Card!
The Forum Shops at Caesars is Las Vegas’ premier retail, dining and entertainment destination, featuring more than 160 boutiques and shops as well as 13 restaurants and specialty food shops. The most recent expansion added 175,000 square feet and additional levels that extend the mall out to Las Vegas Boulevard, where a grand pedestrian plaza creates a signature entrance for The Forum Shops at Caesars. The Forum Shops at Caesars boasts a unique atmosphere that simulates ancient Roman streets and has no visual rival in the world. More than 160 stores create a retail attraction similar to the Via Condotti, Rodeo Drive or Madison Avenue.
What to buy: It does matter what you buy or if you buy anything at all. In the summertime when it is an inferno outside you can walk around in the mall. the Forum shops cover a big location. You might not see it all on your first walk around the mall. I really like coming here after i have eatten in one of the buffets and i need to walk off my food.
If you looking for that special gift for your self then this is the best place to look, it has an open feeling of you being outside however you are inside with air con and there is entertainment as your walking around. It is mainly clothes and handbag shops but very interesting to walk around. The ceiling is painted with cloud effects and done in great detail.
I don't know when the Forum Shops expanded but I'm glad they did. There is a huge array of stores here from The Gap to Louis Vitton. Other's include: Abercrombie and Fitch, Estee Lauder, Anthropologie, FAO Schwartz, Rolex, and Hermes.
What to buy: I love the COACH store!
If you want the luxury brands, the Forum Shops at the Caesars Palace Casino is the place to go. Here you will find a big selection of restaurants and shops. Cool shops are for instance Juicy Couture, FAO Scwarz, DKNY, Bvlgari, Burberry, Christian Dior, Fendi, Gianni Versace, Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Roberto Cavalli and Valentino. There are stores for the regular customer too, such as AX Exchange, Lacoste and Banana Republic.
Check out the fancy twisting escalators. There is also a "live" show by the huge fountain with fire effects.. I liked the fish tank under the fountain, it was great. Much better than the fish tank at the reception in Mirage.
What to buy: Branded bags and clothing.
The recent addition to the Forum Shops as Caesar's is unbelievable. Go in just for the curving escalator.
There are three levels with shops and restaurants. I didn't bother to shop - I was just amazed at the detail.
This place is like a mall. It's a group of stores under one roof and this mall is connected to Caesars Palace. The place is pretty expensive and if you have a lot of money to burn, you found the right place. You will find anything such as DKNY, Armani Exchange, Lucky Brand Jeans, D & G, Diesel, A & F, Versace, BOSS, Gucci, Burberry, Coach, Fendi, and many many other. (FYI: This is actually the place where Rush Hour 2 movie was shot. The scene where Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan walk in to buy suits before they head out to the newly opened casino.)
What to pay: A whole lot!!!
Can't accurately give a description of 'a' shop per se...since this Forum has everything anyone can possibly be looking for! I tried some of the other shopping 'malls' on the strip but enjoyed this one the best.
What to buy: Hmmm...anything you want?
What to pay: Since most of the shops are above-average designer retailers...you can expect to pay a above-average retail prices.
To have a shopping experience inside, that has the feel of being outside.The ceiling is a canvas of the daylight, with clouds and light, to have the feel of outside.As the day turns inot night, so does the ceiling to match nighttime.The variety of shops offered are extensive.Good deals can be found.
I love the Forum. I much prefer it to the Fashion Show mall, despite the heaavy pedestrian traffic. I like the fact that the crowds make it more comfortable to go into a store you might feel self-conscious browsing in otherwise. If you feel like you couldn't afford a Vuitton purse strap let alone a purse, it can be uncomfortablr being the only person in a Vuitton store. In the Forum you never shop alone!
Vegas is all about dreams. It's fun to paw through the $3000 Roberto Cavalli dresses and pick out which one you'll buy if you hit the jackpot :)
And the Stage Door Deli is an excellent place to rest your feet and get a delicious meal
The Forum Shops at Caesar's Palace is still the best shopping experience on the Strip. An enclosed, airconditioned shopping mall, the Forum Shops are decorated in the vaguely Roman style of Caesar's Palace, with large fountains and statues everywhere.
The best thing about the Forum Shops is just the incredible variety of shopping to be had here. The stores include:
The Disney Store
Field of Dreams Sports Memorabilia
... and there are so many more!
You can also find plenty of dining in the Forum Shops. From the elegant Spago to the casual Cheesecake Factory, there are tons of options.
You'll also find performers in this area. Usually mimes or clown-types.
The Forum Shops are open Sunday-Thursday, 10 a.m. - 11 p.m. and Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to midnight.
What to pay: The prices range by store.