Malls / Outlets, Las Vegas
Just what the name implies, High end outlet stores. The trolley stops here so it's very easy to get to from any location on the strip. Shops include Chico's, Sketchers, D&G, Bose, you get the idea. A nice afternoon away from the slots.
This outlet has everything you need. Good shopping with discounted prices. You can find here Polo Ralph Lauren, Banana Republic, Coach, Theory, Lacoste, Kenneth Cole, Adidas, Calvin Klein, Puma, Quicksilver among many other well known brands and labels.
You will find very good prices here, so if you are in Las Vegas and willing to do some good shopping I advise you to come here. There are also many restaurants and food stalls in the Food Court, so you won't go hungry while you shop.
We told the hotel Valet that we wanted to go clothes shopping, and our taxi whisked us to the enormous Fashion Show Mall.
Our first plan was to have breakfast there and then to shop. We expected something like what we'd get here in Ireland - some fast food chains and some cosey homey cafes where we'd get a "proper" breakfast (juice, eggs, bacon, toast etc). We were disappointed. We arrived at 9.30 and were guided to the food court - it's ALL fast food outlets and the majority of them don't open until 10. An odd thing about them was that the staff were snappy and nasty. This is unlike any service I experienced anywhere else in Las Vegas.
The shops don't open until 10, either - so now point in getting there early.
Other than that it was terrific. There were all the big name stores - Maceys, Bloomingdales, Neiman Marcus; and many of the famous names - a great Louis Vuitton store for instance. In Maceys I got terrific kids designer clothes at knock down prices - brands such as Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hillfiger, Roca, and DKNY. Most of them were at less than half price. The staff in these shops were more than helpful. Unlike Rodeo Drive, even the staff in Louis Vuitton were down to earth and not a bit snooty.
I really enjoyed some of the shopping stalls and indulged in a nail art set at that stall.
The ABC store had an enormous selection of those delightful little tacky souvenirs that people at home love to get, especially kids and neighbours - pens, notebooks, key fobs, fridge magnets, girly cosmetics such a pretty lip glosses filled with flowers. I boughts lots there and this week they have brought lovely smiles to many teenage faces.
What to buy: You can buy absolutely anything you want in Las Vegas. I really recommend the kids designer clothes, as you won't get those bargains here. There are terrific sales everywhere. At the moment there appeared to be incredible shoe sales. Did I indulge? Yes. So much so, in fact, that I had to buy a second suitcase and got caught for excess luggage on the way home (in spite of the 100lb Delta limit). Oh the shame and the joy of it.
What to pay: A lot less than you would spend in Ireland, especially for the really good stuff.
I didnt like the old Fashion Show Mall I have to admit but at last the long awaited NEW Fashion Show Mall is now up and running and boy! What a fantastic experience! Everything from the usual to the not so usual plus my favourite the Apple Mac shop! You have to visit this mall it's almost on a par with the Beverly Hills Center ( http://www.seeing-stars.com/Shop/BeverlyCenter.shtml) I visited a few years ago! If you like shopping, you'll love this and the balcony restaurant (which is outside - a rareity for Las Vegas) is to die for. it looks out across the Wynn - brilliant!
What to buy: for that cheap and cheerful item that you can wear on holiday and then maybe dump when you get home go to Bay West - they always have a sale on.
For the surfing, ourdoor wear lovers amongst us visit Hollisters - people in the UK have never heard of it which is fun as everyone in the UK now has an Abercrombie and Fitch T-shirt which is now so passe!
almost all shops in Las Vegas are on sale during June. and it is during this time that the discounts are great and not the measly 5-10% discounts
even the outlets are on sale.
Nine West & Coach
Bath & Body
Generally, I love every product that they make. It's the one shop that I just have to visit everytime I go to the USA. they hold their semi-annual sale around 2nd or 3rd week of June. Everything is on sale. Lots of products are even on a buy 1 take 1 promo.
What to buy: Bath & Body items- lotions and creams
Nine West - leather shoes
If you want to do some budget shopping, or you just can't be bothered to wash any clothes, try the Belz Factory Outlet. This is a massive mall with all sorts of shops and you can get decent shirts, jeans etc, at good prices. You can get there by bus although you do have to change half way. A taxi to or from the Strip will cost about $25/30.
This mall is terrific!
Besides the elegant shops with best brands, there is also a food court on the first floor.
We especially liked the kitchen accessories shop "Williams- Sonoma". Tools, cookware, electrics, furnishings, flatware, books...They also sell original cute little kitchen gadgets.
Among other items we bought a CD with American "BBQ music".
And it worked out well here in Belgium! Success guaranteed! :-)
If you are looking for stores such as Target, Best Buy, etc Big Box stores such as this,as I often do when visiting somewhere. Visit Henderson-a short trip from the strip and they have all of these types of stores.
The Las Vegas Premium outlets are about a $15 cab ride from the middle of the strip. They have the typical, higher end outlet stores - Coach, Kenneth Cole, D&G, FCUK, plus sporting goods, and all the usual suspects. I pondered putting this entry under tourist traps, as I typically find little value in Outlet shops, with the exception of undergarments, handbags and luggage. Most of the other stores just have stuff I wouldn't pay full price for anyway. But that's just me, I guess. Many people find Outlet stores delightful.... so here it is... under the shopping category.
One thing to note is the lack of restaurants in the mall. The only place to eat is a small food court, but I had a decent teryaki bowl there.
We always make a point of going to outlet malls when we go to the States the prices are at least half the price we would pay here in the UK. We were not disappointed.
Over 100 stores here including Tommy Hilfiger, Timberland, Adidad, Calvin Klein, shops selling gifts, household goods also.
What to buy: I bought some lovely leather, walking kind of shoes. My husband bought 3 (yes 3 isnt he greedy) Tommy Hilfiger sweaters.
What to pay: My shoes were $40 and my husbands sweaters were about $30 each great value.
The Fashion Mall is a great place for a shop. It has some of the big department stores - Saks, Macy's, Bloomingdales,...... plus a number of smaller shops including Coach (great for bags), foot locker, body shop, art shops, jewelry and many other shops you would expect to find in a mall.
It is best to catch a taxi to the Fashion Mall, and if you need to catch one back to the strip try Macys or Bloomingdales (plus Saks i think).
What to pay: prices vary considerably
It's about 45mins drive from the strip. A bit far....I prefer the Las Vegas Premium Outlet.
Primm Outlet is known as the Fashion Outlet.
It's definitely cheaper to shop in these outlets. Shopping at the hotels are very pricey. Including Fashion Mall, but sometimes they have good sales.
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What to pay: $50 plus
The best outlet in Las Vegas, located near downtown Las Vegas.
This is one of the many Chelsea Premium Outlets. If you're looking for branded goods. This is the place for best selections.
What to pay: $50 and more....
The las Vegas Premium Outlets provides over 120 stores only a few minutes form the "strip." Think Armani, Coach, Kenneth Cole for just a few.
While I'm not an "outlet" suporter per se, they can provide some good deals on items if you know what you are looking for and you know what the prices should be.
Catch a sale at the outlets and you can really save some $$$
What to buy: ...ah....Most anything you want that is legal in Nevada....
This is for the serious shopper who doesn't mind spending the money. Department stores include Bloomingdales and Nieman Marcus.
What to buy: This is not so much a specialty shop mall, but rather a mall where the shops are those of famous designers and upscale department stores.
What to pay: Depending on where you shop and what you're looking for, shopping here can get pretty pricey!!