Gifts: Shoppin' on the boards
While walking on the boardwalk you will have plenty of places to go shop for that little trinket to take home in rememberence of your trip here. The price are not to bad, you can ever find some .99 cent stores if your not wanting to spend to much.
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Belrose Galleries: Fine shopping
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.
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Bayside Antiques: Antiques anyone
While strolling around the Garden Basin we came across this little antique shop. It open by appointment only so call ahead, the number is listed below/ They are located near the aquarium. They have oriental rugs, pottery, jewelry & fine art.
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Souvenir Gifts on the boardwalk: Typical souvenir shop
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!
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Discount shopping outlets: The Walk, all new retail
The newest retail center in A.C. is called "The Walk" containing dozens of different high end shops with discount prices. Coffee shops and eateries are included in a three block area that is right near the bus and train stations and the convention center. Since AC is only 4 blocks wide in areas, everything is close.
What to buy: So many discount shops it's not funny. They are adding new square footage as we speak.
What to pay: You could spend anywhere from $2-$300 on a variety of things, including a Coach outlet for those who like bags.
Atlantic City Outlets – The Walk: Spending Your Hard Won Money
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.
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Warner Bros Studio Store: Shopping for Toons
Shopping at Warner Bros Studio Store.
All the characters from Warner Bros are for sale some of them are customized with an Atlantic City logo.
What to buy: Buy yourself or the people who stayed home a nice shirt, mug or anything else you like..But keep in mind the weight limit of your airline if you have to fly your toon back...
What to pay: From 1 dollar to.....how crazy you like to go...
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The Pier Shops at Cesear's: Amazing shopping and dinning
This "Mall" is connected to Ceasar's by a walkway and is the high end shopping and dinning place to be.
The mall has all your favorite designer shops like Gucci, LV, Coach (not the outlet), Tiffany's and all the other high end shopping stores you find in malls.
There are three levels and the first level has the lower end shops, the second level has the higher end shops and the third level has a host of wonderful places to dine.
I was curious to see what type of shopping was to be had here and I would rather spend my time shopping here than at the Outlet Walk (I felt safer).
What to buy: Expect to pay as the shops are mostly higher end desinger shops.
Coach Outlet: Last season's Coach for a steal!!
I normally don't write this type of tip as I never go to outlet stores, and now I know exactly why. Personally I rather not purchase items that were last year's "rejects" and everyone and their mother has. If I'm going to buy a Coach bag, its going to be at the regular store and a bag that isn't on everyone's shoulder (usually the more expensive and limited editions).
With that said, this store was a MOB scene...the purses were dirt cheap and there were so many people clammering to buy that Coach bag. I asked a salesperson as I had never seen so many people grabbing for bags and she said that its like that every single weekend. I guess most people feel that as long as it says Coach, they'll buy anything, including those hideous colors, like baby pink, powder blue, with the signature CCCC all over the bag, yuk, I walked in and took a quick look and walked back out.
My girlfriends stayed a bit longer searching for something that would catch their eyes, but I guess they felt the same way, and after a few minutes walked out the store with nothing.
My experience was not a good one, but if you are looking for a Coach bag at a super cheap price, take a look at the Coach Outlet and maybe you'll find something you like, I know I didn't and this experience has totally turned me off to going into another Coach Outlet.
**A funny story - As I was waiting for Lisa to play a few rounds of Roulette, the Coach Store located at the Southstreet Seaport called me to tell me about their newest line ("Tribeca") that is debuting on Friday, July 24, 2009 and they wanted to invite me to be one of the fist to view them....The girls found it funny that I'd get a call from Coach and were laughing how they probably have me on speed dial. I have spent quite a bit of money on that location and maybe with the economy being the way it is, makes sense to want your loyal customers to continue to shop.**
What to buy: Year's past old ugly bags that didn't sell well at the actual stores can be had for a steal (I saw a bag that was originally priced at $458 for about $249, plus an additional 20%).
They also had items I hadn't seen at the regular stores, I guess they also make low end bags to sell at the outlet stores. They had some other items, but I didn't bother to look.
Everyone in AC had a Coach Outlet shopping bag, they are distiguished from the regular Coach store as they have the coach signa all over the bag!!
NOTE - Apparently (unknown to me) there is ABSOLUTELY no photography allowed inside the store. I found out after I had already snapped this pic and was getting ready to snap one of the mob in the store and the guard approached and told me that it was prohibited, not sure why, mayb for security reasons?!
What to pay: Super cheap, the prices were about 1/2 to 3/4 off their original price!
Banana Republic: Cheap Banana Clothing from last season
Another outlet outpost of the actual store, but at least this store seemed more to pace with the regular items sold at their signature stores.
The store wasn't big and they didn't have too much of a selection, but some of the items they had were fashionable and still trendy even though they may have been last year's line.
We walked around the store and Alice found a really cute pair of low heeled open toe shoes, I found a really nice sweater top and some really nice jewelry.
What to buy: They had a selection of women and men's clothing, as well as accessories. The prices were slashed about 50% off their original price. My top cost $38 Alice paid about $45 for the shoes and the jewelry was about $8.
Bath and Body Works: Discontinued scents at a fraction of the cost
This is one of my favorite bath shops and this particular outlet had all the regulars scents and many of the discontinued scents. I was able to find a scent that is no longer available at the regular store, so I stocked up, which was a really nice surprise.
They carry a large selection of bath gels, lotions, hand creams, facial creams, body mists, lip balms in an array of different scents.
If you have or had a particular favorite scent that is now discontinued, you may be able to find it here.
What to buy: I purchase two body lotions and two body gels. They were 2 for $20 (originally priced at $13 each).
It's Sugar: A candy shop for young and old
This is a nice candy shop that carriers all of your old favorites and some of the new ones. We wandered in to see what we could find and although I didn't buy anything, my friend Laurie did. She has two nephews that she is always being sweets for (not a good idea, but hey, her newphews). She bough a few of their favorties while the rest of us just wandered around looking at all the candy this shop has.
The shop is accessible by two entrances, one is located on the Boardwalk, across from the Ceasars, the other inside the Pier Shop.
What to buy: Every imaginable candy you have eaten or would like to :)
Lush: Amazing scents and those bath bombs!!
The first time I ever walked into a Lush store was in London close to 10 years ago. The wonderful scents that were eminating from the store lured me in. Since that first encounter, whenever I am near a Lush store I venture in stock up on some favorites or check out to see if there are any new scents.
Lush prides itself in providing fresh ingredients which are made by hand, are environmentally safe and are not tested on animals. The products range from bath and shower items like the bath bombs (one of my favorites) to the bars (some in really cute shapes), sugar scrubs and buttter creams. They also have a line of hair and facial products as well as some fragrances that come in a solid form in cute tins.
What to buy: The bath bombs are my favorite items here with scents ranging from the Sex bomb, Luverly, Absolute Delight, Sicilian, Waving Not Drowning, and Sakura. There are many others, but I usually stick to these.
What to pay: They are reasonably priced, raning from $4-18
The Walk - Outlet Shops: The Walk - Outlet Shops
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 !
Borgata Shops: Borgata Shops
The shops at Borgata are very high end with stores like, Whim, Misura, Carina, Borgata Jewels, Borgata & Co, Borgata Collection, Ciao!, Essentials, Starbucks, Bambino, A. Kadenn. In Whim you will find products from designers like Apple, Marc Jacobs, Fendi, Burberry, DKNY, Movado, Sony, and more. In Misura you will find fashionable and masculine clothes and accessories for the man in your life ( or you if your a man ). Carina is a upscale, high-energy boutique, with designer clothing for women, exclusive accessories and shoes galore! All of the "Borgata Stores" feature, obviously high end, amazingly beautiful jewelry, cigars, clothing, etc.Ciao! is basically that store where you need to but somethinggg! Doesn't matter what it is , they will probably have it. It's high end convenience. Bambino is an amazing toy store, dont go home without getting your kid, nefew, niece, grandson/daughter something !!!!! Sooo cutee !!!
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