Best of … shopping in Las Vegas
Written by: Lindsay Shugerman
Contributed by Lindsay Shugerman, Catalogs.com Top 10 Guru
What do you think about when someone was says Las Vegas? Is it casinos? Shows? Huge buffets of food and free drinks? How about shopping?
That’s right! Las Vegas has some pretty awesome shopping! So whether you’re looking for something to do while your friends play the tables, or you just need somewhere to spend those winnings, check out our suggestions for the best of shopping in Las Vegas!
Because EVERYTHING has a theme in Vegas!
Take a good look at that picture. No, you didn’t stumble into a post about Venice. That is the shopping are in the Venetian Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada!
The look may be European, but the shopping is pure American mall, with stores like Rockport Shoes, bebe, Ann Taylor and Swarovski, so it’s perfect for finding a new outfit for a Vegas show or just something cooler to wear in the Nevada heat. Restaurants abound here, too with choices like Johnny Rockets and Grand Lux. Unlike the casinos, the mall does close so make sure you get there before their 11pm closing time (midnight Friday and Saturday).
This one puts other “big malls” to shame!
Head to the Planet Hollywood Hotel for the next site on our Las Vegas shopping list. At a wopping 475,000 square feet this is one of the largest shopping and restaurant complexes in the world. Browse through more than 150 stores, from Ancient Creations for antique coins and collectibles to Lucky Jeans for something new to wear.
Of course there are restaurants here…lots of your favorites and some new ones, too. But that’s not what will keep you here after you shop. There are dozens of shows of all kinds, from comedy to an on-going Beatles Tribute show to classic Las Vegas. You can mingle with the cast of “Extra!” in their lounge, hit the spa or even get married or renew your vows in their beautiful chapel.
Paris shopping, without the attitude
If you’ve recovered from feeling like you were in Venice, make a stop at what feels like the heart of Parisian shopping.
Located in the Paris Hotel and Casino, this smaller yet elegant shopping area is a must-see on your visit. The developers traded size for authenticity, and the result is a place for shopping in Las Vegas that really feels like Paris.
Shops here include La Boutique by Yokohama de Paris, a collection of fine designer and couture fashion, the Eiffel Tower Store for gifts and collectibles and Cartier Lunettes for eyewear and accessories to create that Parisian look. Be sure to stop by Lenotre for French pastries and a collection of cookbooks and bakeware you need to recreate them at home.
The ambiance of Italy, the shops of the world’s finest designers
The size of Via Bellagio is not huge … in fact, there are only a handful of shops. But, oh what wonderful shops they are! Browse the newest imports from Prada, Dior and Gucci. The step into Hermes for the perfect handbag, or Armani for a new suit. What has been gathered here represents the best of European design.
Who would have thought it could all be found in Las Vegas?