Millions of pilgrims trek through an unforgiving desert to this neon oasis every year, in hope of getting lucky. If you’ve booked a cheap holiday to Las Vegas, however, you have already hit the jackpot – it is one of the most exciting destination spots in the world, and offers some of America’s best shopping.
This unforgettable city has more shops than you could visit in a single trip, offering high fashion, stylish staples, bargain designer outlets and unusual boutiques, as well as tourist destination shops, with celeb-spotting and a cocktail on the side. Make sure to pack comfortable shoes, prepare for the weather (not all shopping is indoors here), and go get ‘em – these are the best three spots to start.
Forum shops at Caesar’s Palace
The Forum is as much a tourist destination as a shopping mall, what with the aquarium, spiral elevator and the Fall of Atlantis fountain show (featuring talking statues!). However, the mall’s wide range of designer and affordable shops, from Dolce and Gabanna to Gap to a three-story H&M, makes it the perfect start for Vegas shopaholics. If one of the designer shops closes in the middle of the day, chances are there’s a celeb inside, so make sure to take a peek! Celebrities may head to one of the fine restaurants afterwards; there are all sorts of eating options here, so you can refuel with chic seafood or a hot dog on a stick. Ladies from outside the US should make a beeline for Sephora, the makeup and beauty superstore.
Fashion Show Las Vegas
This enormous shopping centre does what it says on the tin: models strut their stuff down a central catwalk in the Great Hall every weekend, featuring outfits for sale in the shops around you. Take your pick from home wares, designer shops, a giant Forever 21, and cafes and restaurants that offer views over the Strip. If you’re staying at the Venetian or Treasure Island, skyways will take you straight to the mall without ever having to set foot on the ground, and the shimmering aluminium Cloud shades the mall from the intense desert sun.
Las Vegas Premium Outlets
Get more bang for your buck at these two world class outlet malls – one in downtown Vegas with over 150 shops, and the other just a shuttle ride away in the south of the city. These outlets are for shoppers who mean serious business, so allow plenty of time to hunt for bargains at designer outlets including Burberry, Coach, Swarovski, Nike and Michelle Obama’s favourite J. Crew. You might want to check your luggage allowance before you go, however!