Las Vegas

The Best of Vegas Shopping: The Ultimate in Retail Therapy

Filed Under: Las Vegas, Shopping

Las Vegas boasts the best shopping outside of New York and Hong Kong, and many travelers come here for the high-end designers instead of the high-stakes games. We're showing you the best shopping Vegas has to offer, hands down.

Strip Malls
In 1992 Caesars Palace changed the face of Vegas shopping by creating the first destination mall, The Forum Shops. These stores now compromise the highest-grossing mall in America. In 1998 the Bellagio upped the ante with the Via Bellagio Promenade, the first Vegas mall to boast high-end designer stores like Chanel, Gucci and the only Tiffany's in Las Vegas, all under 1 roof.

The Venetian recently opened its Shops at the Palazzo right next to their already impressive Grand Canal Shops. This new shopping experience includes a huge Barney's store -- a must for any shopping aficionado.

If you're looking for couture, these malls deliver in spades. You'll find BVLGARI, Versace, Henry Winston, Louis Vuitton and Valentino all at The Forum Shops.

The Shops at the Palazzo include names like Manolo Blahnik, Jimmy Choo, Marc Jacobs, Ralph Lauren, Michael Kors, Chloé and Prada, just to name a few. At the Wynn Las Vegas, you can visit the Penske-Wynn Ferrari-Maserati showroom and the only Rolex store in the US that displays the watchmaker's entire collection.

Personal Shoppers
Neiman Marcus is the granddaddy of Vegas luxury shopping, located in the Fashion Show Mall since 1981. It has a reputation for having some of the best personal shoppers in the US If you want the ultimate in luxury and fashion, why not let someone else do the legwork?

Vegas Bargains
If you're looking to stretch your winnings, you can score some great bargains in Vegas. It's no surprise that Vegas has a fair number of pawn shops, but what might surprise you is how high-end they are.

One of the best is the Gold and Silver Pawn Shop, which sells everything from appliances and tools, to antiques, jewelry and even the occasional car. Store owners are prepared to haggle, so bring your A game and score a sweet deal.

Bargains can also be found at the Fashion Outlets of Las Vegas, located a short 40-minute drive from the strip. If you're not ready to leave the comfort of the Strip, hit the Las Vegas Premium Outlets, offering a variety of shops including BCBG MaxAzria, Kate Spade and Coach.

One-of-a-Kind Finds
Antiquities offers rare memorabilia from the worlds of sports, history and rock 'n' roll. For the world of literature, head to Bauman's Books for a wide selection of fine reads ranging from the 15th through 20th centuries.

Shopping Time
Boasting 1,800-square-feet of space and 10,000 timepieces on display, Tourneau's Las Vegas watch store is certified in the Guinness World Book of Records as the largest watch store in the world. Their selection of watches ranges from $120 to $360,000; from Rolex and Patek Philippe to Piaget, Omega, TAG Heuer and Hamilton -- you'll want to make time to check out this Vegas landmark.

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