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Last updated: February 26, 2018 at 10:42 am. Posted by in Las Vegas Hotels, Shopping, Things to Do in Las Vegas. 1 Comment on Your Las Vegas Shopping Spree Starts Now.

We take shopping seriously on the Las Vegas Strip. Our malls aren’t your typical suburban shopping centers with cookie cutter stores and food courts. Las Vegas shopping malls are destinations. They are filled with designer fashions, boutique specialty stores, gourmet restaurants and amazing attractions and entertainment.

Shopaholics, go ahead and treat yourself. Here’s where to get your retail therapy on in Vegas:

The Forum Shops at CAESARS PALACE

Las Vegas Shopping at The Forum Shops in Caesars Palace

Number of stores:  Approximately 160

About: This is a Vegas must-do whether you’re into shopping or not. There’s a reason it’s called “The Shopping Wonder of the World.” The stunning architecture makes you feel like you’re walking along ancient Roman streets complete with fountains, marble statues, cobblestone-like walkways and a faux blue sky overhead that dims in the evenings.

Shopping highlights: We love The Forum Shops for all of its big luxury brand names like Balenciaga, Christian Louboutin, Cartier, and Versace. They also have a lot of interesting boutiques you won’t find anywhere else like the Chanel Fragrance, Beauty and Sunglasses store and the Dior Beauty store where you can find an amazing collection of perfumes and makeup. We also love that mixed in with Gucci and Kate Spade are some more affordable favorites like H&M, Sephora and Gap as well. Want some more scoop on shopping in Las Vegas? Check out how a fashion blogger does The Forum Shops.

Where to eat: The dining options at The Forum Shops are as good as the shopping. Eat at Wolfgang Puck’s world-famous Spago or enjoy a gourmet Mexican meal from “Top Chef Masters” stars Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger at Border Grill. Some of our other favorites include Carmine’s (especially if you have a group), Il Mulino New York and Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab.

Attractions: We think The Forum Shops stand alone as an attraction but if you want to see something extra special, be sure to check out the free Fall of Atlantis show. The newly revamped animatronic show features fire, water and talking statues next to a 50,000-gallon aquarium.

 

Grand Bazaar Shops at BALLY’S LAS VEGAS

Las Vegas Shopping at the Grand Bazaar at Bally's Las Vegas

Number of stores: Approximately 70 shops and food vendors

About: Grand Bazaar Shops, a retail and dining experience located directly on the Las Vegas Strip, aims to capture the essence of the world’s greatest open-air markets. Think London’s Portobello Road and Seattle’s Pike Place Market.

Shopping highlights: Grand Bazaar Shops is full of fun and interesting stores. You’ll find well-known retailers and discover some cool local favorites and unique boutiques too. Alex and Ani carries stylish jewelry and accessories, and Rock Cinema has T-shirts featuring your favorite music artists, movies, TV shows and comics. If you want to rock a new outfit, check out Narcissistik for trendy street apparel or Superdry, which fuses vintage Americana and Japanese-inspired graphics with a British style. Maybe you saw a magic show in Vegas. Take some tricks home with you from the Las Vegas Magic Shop. And don’t forget Fido. Check out The Dog House, a locally-owned dog boutique, and bring something home for your furry friend – or that person who’s watching your furry friend while you’re in Vegas.

Where to eat: Everyone knows Mark and Donnie Wahlberg but if you love burgers you should also get to know their brother Paul, who is the executive chef of Wahlburgers, which recently opened at Grand Bazaar Shops. Reality TV fans will also recognize the restaurant chain as the subject of an A&E reality show of the same name.

Grab dessert at Waffle Bar, which serves delicious Liege waffles or Marash Turkish Ice Cream, where you’ll find authentic ice cream, baklavas and Turkish coffee.

Attractions: In case you haven’t noticed, we love bling in Vegas and Grand Bazaar Shops is home to the ultimate bright and shiny attraction. The Swarovski crystal starburst is 14 feet in diameter and sits atop a 55-foot-tall spire at the shops. It’s made from more than 900 custom cut Swarovski crystals and 1,815 LED lights and it’s the star of a nightly light, music and video show at 9 p.m. and midnight.

Coming soon: John Rich of country duo Big & Rich, plans to open his bar and entertainment venue, Redneck Riviera, at Grand Bazaar Shops in late 2016. Chicago’s own Giordano’s World Famous Stuffed Deep Dish Pizza is also set to debut at the shops in early fall of 2016. You might want to get in line now.

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The LINQ Promenade

Las Vegas Shops at the LINQ Promenade

Number of stores:  6

About: The LINQ Promenade is a fun pedestrian-only street located between the Flamingo Las Vegas and The LINQ hotels. It’s filled with shops, bars, restaurants and entertainment.

Shopping highlights: The shops here are fun and funky and full of stuff you won’t find at home. 12 A.M. RUN designer sneaker boutique is the brainchild of hip-hop star Nas. If you’re looking for rare labels, limited edition shoes and street-inspired clothing, this is where to find it. We also love the hip, vintage feel of the Goorin Brothers Hat Shop. The San Francisco-based store sells fashionable hats like fedoras and bowlers. Fans of “Breaking Bad” can even buy their own Walter White Heisenberg hat here. We know you’re spending your Vegas vacation taking tons of Instagram photos so you’ll want to head into Photo & Go where you can turn your favorite pics into things like phone cases, magnets and coasters.

Where to eat:  There’s no shortage of places to eat when you’re visiting The LINQ Promenade. Grab a gourmet hot dog at Haute Doggery, a slice of pizza at Flour & Barley or a taco at Chayo Mexican Kitchen + Tequila Bar. Just be sure to save room for a Sprinkles cupcake for dessert. If there’s a line in the store, don’t worry. Use the cupcake ATM outside. Put your money in and a fresh cupcake comes out.

Attractions: The anchor of The LINQ Promenade is the 550-foot-tall High Roller, the world’s tallest observation wheel. Hop on one of the 28 cabins and take a 30-minute spin. You’ll see amazing views of the city.

The LINQ Promenade is also home to Brooklyn Bowl, a fun and hip bowling, live music, nightlife and dining destination. The 80,000-square-foot space features 32 bowling lanes, a music venue (which hosts all of the coolest acts) and Blue Ribbon restaurant. Do yourself a favor and try the fried chicken.

Virtual reality fans will want to stop in to VR Adventures for an immersive experience. Put on your VR goggles and be transported into a three-dimensional virtual world. There are four really cool experiences including Screaming Skydive, Soaring Superhero, House of Horrors and Fly N’ Shoot.

Coming soon: The LINQ Promenade will soon be adding more dining choices including the cult favorite In-N-Out Burger, as well as Gordon Ramsay Fish & Chips, Virgil’s Real BBQ, Canter’s Deli and JaBurrito. If you haven’t tried a sushi burrito yet, put that at the top of your to-do list. We’re also looking forward to the opening of Daiquiri Breeze, a self-serve daiquiri bar with more than 30 flavors, and BASIN, a new shop that will sell decadent soaps and lotions as well as high-end fragrances.

 

Miracle Mile Shops at PLANET HOLLYWOOD RESORT & CASINO

Las Vegas Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino

Number of stores: Approximately 200

About: Yep, you guessed it, the Miracle Mile Shops offers more than a mile worth of shopping. It’s filled with all of your favorite stores as well as restaurants, bars and theaters including Zappos Theater, which is home to Britney Spears and Jennifer Lopez. If you’re a fan, be sure to check out the Zappos Theater merchandise store located across from the theater where you’ll find T-shirts, mugs, keychains and other souvenirs.

Shopping highlights: Ladies, if you’re heading out for a night on the town and want to glam it up, Miracle Mile is the place for you. They’ve got a large Sephora store, MAC Cosmetics and the new Drybar where you can get a fantastic blowout. Stop into the state’s largest Victoria’s Secret store and then buy yourself a new dress at BCBG MaxAzria, Bebe or Herve Leger.

Where to eat: Our favorite spot isn’t technically in the mall, but hey, it’s right outside it in the Planet Hollywood casino. Grab a mouthwatering burger at Gordon Ramsay Burger and fuel up before your shopping spree. You’ll want to pair your burger with one of Ramsay’s pudding shakes, which are as good as they sound – a thick milkshake topped with creamy pudding. Other dining options in the mall include the meat lover’s paradise known as Pampas Churrascaria Brazilian Grille, Sammy Hagar’s Cabo Wabo Cantina, the Strip’s only Buffalo Wild Wings and local favorite Nacho Daddy.

Attractions: Vegas is in the middle of a desert and sometimes we really just want to see some rain. That’s no problem at Miracle Mile Shops. They have a cool indoor rainstorm attraction complete with thunder, lightning, fog and pouring rain. There’s also a fountain show with lighted water effects and music. The best part is that all coins thrown in the fountain are donated to nonprofit organizations.

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About The Author

Kristine came to Las Vegas more than 20 years ago to escape the frigid weather of Minnesota. Now she soaks up the sun while covering all things Vegas from dining to nightlife to hotels. She has written for the Las Vegas Review-Journal and Vegas.com. When she’s not scouring the Strip for stories you can usually find her at a concert, enjoying a nice glass of wine or binge-watching Netflix and HBO.

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