The Waterfront Shops @ Harrah's are very high end boutiques. There are only about 6 of them, but they are very distinct. You can buy anythign from exclusive World Series of Poker apparel and games to ladies apparel, ranging from eveningwear to casual clothing. You can also get stylish home décor, with hand blown glass objects which is very nice, and you can always remember atlantic city for these stylish items, as well as shoes from Donald Pilner, J Renee', and Cole Haan (my personal favorite!)
What to buy: anything you want ! i recommend some cole haan ! haha
What to pay: a pretty penny
Food & Drink + Shopping ! What could be better ? The Taj has been updating for a while, and it is looking beautiful ! The colors are amazing , Spice Road was the perfect name for this ! In Spice Road you will find : starbucks, pizza, cookies, Gourmet chocolates, burgers, onion rings, fountain sodas, and bistros with wraps & paninis. Now this all sounds like unsophisticated food, but its nice because why spend that much money on a burger and fries ? The price is reasonable and so is the food. More to save your money for the sophisticated accessories stores and high end jewelery the Taj has to offer ! There's handbags and Swarovski crystals, and so much more. It's really nice, especially if you're staying at the Taj, its just a walk away.
What to buy: anything your heart desires !
What to pay: it is the casino , so bring some money
This is a new mall that just opened up recently in Atlantic City at Caesars. It used to be called Ocean One mall. it was a trashy little place. I mean I used to go there all the time , it was stuff we could all actually afford. But , I guess Atlantic City wanted to raise the bar a bit , and put in some classy upscale shops . So here we are . There are stores such as : Coach , Gucci , Apple , BCBGMAXAZRIA, A|X Armani Exchange, Betsey Johnson, Burberry, Cole Haan, Juicy Couture, Louis Vuitton, Michael Kors, and many , many more . There is a fountain inside this mall that goes off I believe every hour on the hour, and it is a light / water show. There is music , and it is extremely fun to watch and be amazed by ! Also there are numerous resturatns , and bar's and lounges in this mall that make for an amazing night life after everything else has closed! Its a great thing to check out , and fun place to hang at !
The mall opens at 11 am daily
Retail stores are open until 11:00 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and until 12:00 a.m. Friday and Saturday.
Restaurants have extended hours. Late night dining is available at Continental, Game On, Souzai and The Trinity Pub. Sonsie opens daily for breakfast at 8:00 a.m.
What to buy: anything you want !
What to pay: its a little bit more expensive then a regular mall , especially if your going to buy stuff at the high end places
These shops stretch out onto the pier adjoining Caesar's Casino and Hotel. From Bath & Body Works to Burberry, you can pretty much find anything here. The little mall houses a number of high-end stores where you can blow any money you've won at the tables.
The fountains and star-like track lighting makes it a nice place to window-shop (then hit the Outlets for more affordable choices). At the far end of the shops you can walk out onto an observation deck and see the view of the ocean, boardwalk and amusement park.
Also inside the mall are a few restaurants ranging from Sports Bars to pricey dining.
What to buy: Window shop for a Tiffany diamond or a Gucci purse.
What to pay: A lot of these stores are very expensive, but if you're ready to pay for a $500 dress, go for it.
The stores here range from Borders to H&M to Coach. Whatever you're looking for, you should be able to find, for a steal (I went nuts in the Coach store). We went "window shopping" in the expensive casino areas and then found the same items int he Factory Stores for much less.
The one thing you need to be careful of is the traffic. The roads are busy and "The Walk" is an outdoor shopping center. Walking from store to store can be a bit treacherous.
Parking is available in the nearby Convention Center or in some small lots around the shopping center.
What to buy: Stores you'll find here: Eddie Bauer, Nike, Reebok, Dress Barn, Borders, H&M, Coach, Nautica, Tommy Hilfiger, Yankee Candle, Carters, American Eagle, Aeropostale...and a bunch more. There's some construction as they expand the options.
What to pay: Factory stores usually run 10-50% less than regular stores. But keep in mind the 7% NJ sales tax.
IT'SUGAR is the biggest candy store I have ever seen. I have never been to Dylan's Candy Bar, but I've seen it on TV, and it's the only place that I think is comparable to IT'SUGAR.
They carry all the old-time candy that you can't find anywhere else (Mallow Cups, Necco Wafers, etc.) They also have VERY fresh bulk candy. The variety is extensive - there's a whole station just for different kinds of licorice. The also carry M&M's Colorworks in both Peanut and Plain.
What to buy: If you like licorice (red, black, or both), go for the Australian variety. Skip Finland - it's not that good. The very fresh gummy bears are also very tempting.
They also carry giant Rice Crispy Treats on a stick, covered with various toppings (glued on with chocolate). I hate to say this, but don't bother, they weren't very fresh. This may be because I tried one in March (still a few months from high-season for a shore town), so if you visit in the summer, they might be worth a shot.
What to pay: Oops! My husband and I got a LITTLE carried away on our last visit and managed to spend $65. In our defense, $20 was a cute t-shirt, and $7 was an Easter gift for my Little Sister.
The prices are no more unreasonable than other bulk-candy stores, but at least the candy is fresh at this store, unlike those mall stores.
James Salt Water Taffy. You can not leave Atlantic City unless you buy a pound of this rich tasting stuff. James' is one of the true original places of Salt Water Taffy. They also have other great stuff, like Fudge, Chocolate dipped salt water taffy pops, and macaroons. Every time my family and I went to the boardwalk, we had to come home with some taffy. It just wasnt an option!
What to buy: Salt Water Taffy !
I was so happy when the walk was opened. Some of my favorite stores opened there, Coach, Gap, American Eagle, Guess, Aeropostale, Banana Republic, Calvin Klein, H&M, Jockey, Kenneth Cole, Polo Ralph Lauren, and more. Its nice because they are all outside, and ride next to eachother, kind of like a strip of malls. The parking can get kind of tight, because it is atlantic city. But if you feel like going to a casino after you go shopping, you could park in a casino parking garage, and then hang out in the casino afterwards. And the parking garage is probably cheaper then the parking lots on the street. Some lots offer to take half off is your get your parking stub validated at applebee's.. but I'd rather just pay the money, because the applebees in atlantic city is rather dirty. Id rather eat lunch in a casino! All in all, the walk is a great place to go to,I love doing some shopping there.
What to buy: The Coach store is great, they offer beautiful bags for less money , but dont get fooled, not all bags are a deal . Do your reasearch before you go there, and make sure your going to get a deal.
The Guess Outlet is amazing, they always have deals, and sometimes if you catch a good one, you could get two pairs of jeans for 50 bucks!
What to pay: Bring money for parking, you never know how much you are going to pay. Bring quarters in case you cant get into a lot, and you want to park on the street with meters ( not recomended , you are in atlantic city and your car could get broken into) And dont for get all the money for your shopping spree !
These Outlets were OK. They didnt have as many shops as the other outlets, but they had some pretty good stores. If you have been shopping at any outlets, then you'll know what to expect when coming here. Sometimes they have some awesome deals, sometimes there is really nothing good. When i went the Ralph Lauren store had some pretty good deals. I didnt have that much time to go into alot of the stores though. Anyways if you are into saving some money you should definitely go shop at these outlets before spending at the regular stores.
What to pay: 40% - 60% cheaper than retail
Opposite Caesar’s is a pier jutting out into the surf. This pier used to be The Ocean One Mall, a multi-level mall shaped like an ocean liner filled with stores, a food court and entertainment. It has recently been purchased by Caesar’s with the intention of turning it into an upscale shopping and entertainment venue that will rival their Las Vegas venue. The Pier’s four floors will be home to stores such as Gucci, Hugo Boss, Louis Vuitton, Armani A/X, Bebe and Burberry. There will also be restaurants Buddakan, El Vez and Phillips Seafood of Baltimore. It is expected that the pier will be connected to Caesars hotel with a skybridge. Look for it to open in 2006.
If you manage to walk away from a casino with a fist full of dollars, Atlantic City has a street full of Outlet stores waiting to serve you. The stores currently along The Walk include: Aeropostale, American Eagle Outfitters, Banana Republic, Bare Feet Shoes, Boss, Brooks Brothers, Carters, Casual Corner Annex, Coach, Dress Barn, Ecco, Factory Brand Shoes, Fossil, Gap, Geoffrey Bean, Guess, H & M, Hang Ten, Harley Davidson, IZOD, Jockey, Kenneth Cole, Liz Claiborne, Mikass, Nautica, Ninewest, Oshkosk B’gosh, Pac Sun, Polo Ralph Lauren, Reebok, Timberland, Tommy Hilfiger, Van Heusen, Wilson Leathers.
The easiest and safest way to get to the Outlets from the Boardwalk is through Bally’s casino and then down Michigan Ave.
- Go into Bally’s casino and up to the second floor which connects Bally’s with Claridge and Wild Wild West.
- Turn towards Wild Wild West and pass by the Connection (comp) Center.
- Before crossing over the street to Wild Wild West, turn inland toward the Bus Center and continue for a block using the moving walkways.
- Go down the escalators, out the doors to the left and you should be on Michigan Ave.
- Walk one more block outdoors on Michigan Ave and you’ll be at the beginning of the Outlet stores on Atlantic Ave.
Driving to and from Atlantic City there comes that moment when you have to fill up the car. Personally, I always stop at a Wawa. They have food markets (large convenience stores) and gas bars (food markets that also sell gas). The gas bars are huge, with plenty of easy to access pumps and even more parking. They have a large washroom and (surprise surprise) it’s clean. The food market portion offers treats for the health conscious (fruit and vegetable cups) and health unconscious (chips, chocolate, doughnuts, sodas) alike. There’s also a deli where you can place an order through a touch sensitive computer screen and have a custom sandwich made on the spot. New Jersey bans self-service gas stations so you’ll have to have an attendant pump the gas for you.
The Trop opened many new eateries and club attractions in it's "Quarter". Red Square, Cubra Libra, Blue Mercury Spa, TSOP, Rei Ra...all combine to give you a taste of other countries right here in AC.
What to pay: The prices will be higher than other bars and restaurants, but it's the price you pay to play in a casino owned area. Expect $7 drinks, but made with top shelf alcohol in a fancy atmosphere.
Where there is a boardwalk you will always find souvenir shops for gifts just like these. Grab up that little bobble or tricket and take it home to give to friends and family that didn't come with you. Prices vary but not too much, check out a few and see which is cheaper and go splurge!
This is the finer side of shopping for antiques, fine art, jewelry, estate sales, bronze art and much more. This is a great store, we loved the beautiful sculptures and jewelry, a great place to duck in to get out of the heat on a hot day too. The people are very friendly and helpful, a fun store to look through. Who knows you may see some thing you like a take it home.