Most of the time, “what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas,” but that isn’t true when shopping. Whether looking for a good souvenir or something more indulgent, leave a little extra space in your suitcase to bring a few things home. Take part in a Las Vegas shopping spree and buy yourself something nice. Here are the best retail malls and complexes in Sin City.
Las Vegas Premium Outlets – North
If you’re planning to hit Downtown Las Vegas, make a detour to the Las Vegas Premium Outlets – North. It’s got more luxury selections than the version south of the Strip, including John Varvatos, Burberry, Jimmy Choo, Dolce & Gabbana and outlets for Armani and Boss. But with more than 150 brand-name and designer stores, you’ll have plenty of options. This is an outdoor mall, so dress warmly during the winter and be cautious about the heat and sun during summer.
Fashion Show Las Vegas
The Fashion Show Las Vegas mall built its reputation (and lived up to its name) for staging pop-up fashion shows with models marching down a runway. These days, the massive two-million-square-foot retail destination is better known for art exhibits and pop-up experiences with photo opportunities in mind. More than 250 retailers offer endless choices with Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue as anchor tenants. Top restaurants include the Capital Grille, Galpão Gaucho Brazilian Steakhouse and Maggiano’s. Spend an hour or so at Fantasy Lab, an immersive, interactive attraction with mind-bending themed rooms. An underground garage is one of the few places left on the Strip that doesn’t charge for parking.
Downtown Summerlin is an expansive outdoor shopping plaza with more than 125 stores and restaurants. At times it feels like a mini-city with streets and sidewalks guiding shoppers throughout the complex. Downtown Summerlin is home to Dillard’s, Macy’s, Express, West Elm, Trader Joe’s and more. The Lawn is a public space that hosts festivals and public events. Spanning close to 400 acres, Downtown Summerlin also includes office buildings, the Las Vegas Ballpark (home to the Aviators minor league baseball team) and City National Arena, where the Vegas Golden Knights practice.
The Forum Shops at Caesars
One of the highest-grossing malls in the United States, this 636,000-square-foot shopping mall follows the classic Roman theme established at neighboring Caesars Palace. Nicknamed the “Shopping Wonder of the World,” the maze-like Forum Shops at Caesars has designer stores in every corner, including Versace, Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Fendi, but also more familiar, affordable options like GAP, Nike and one of the largest H&M stores in the United States with an in-house DJ. For more entertainment, check out the Fall of Atlantis, an animatronic show with special effects and real fire. Grab a bite to eat at restaurants like Sushi Roku, Trevi for Italian, the Water Grill and Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab.
3131 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89109Wynn Plaza is the newest shopping extension at the lavish Wynn resort. A built-from-scratch wing that opens up to a sidewalk on the Strip, Wynn Plaza boasts luxury brands like Omega timepieces, Hermes handbags, Diptyque perfume and Feature footwear. Take a break for lunch and enjoy an incredible Italian meal at Cipriani or a cup of organic coffee at Urth Caffe. This is just the beginning, however. Other shopping areas at the Wynn include impressive names like Chanel, Dior, Louis Vuitton and Amiri.
Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood
The Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood is an enticing mix of shopping, food, drinks and live entertainment. Cabo Wabo Cantina, Blondies Sports Bar & Grill and the robot-maned Tipsy Bartender are all great places to get a drink, but the collection of more than 150 shops is the main attraction, from the fine art of Wyland Gallery to the menswear of Vercini and the largest Victoria’s Secret in Las Vegas. Take a moment to marvel at the “Indoor Rainstorm” water show. The mall wraps around Bakkt Theater, a 7,000-seat concert venue for top-name residencies. The Miracle Mile Shops are looking better than ever with an extensive renovation throughout 2023 to improve both the interior hallways and external marquees with the latest digital technology.
The Grand Canal Shoppes
The Grand Canal Shoppes at the Venetian resort is an upscale mall that borrows imagery from the Italian Renaissance, complete with roaming singers and other live performers. Catch some entertainment at Atomic Saloon (an adults-oriented variety show) or Sandbox VR, a series of virtual reality experiences. The 500,000-square foot shopping destination has a canal down the center, where visitors can take a Venetian-style gondola ride. Shop at Banana Republic, Burberry, Kate Spade, Skechers and more. When you get hungry, head to Smith & Wollensky for a steak dinner or Black Tap for burgers and over-the-top, photo-ready milkshakes.
Town Square is where locals come to shop, dine and hang out with a convenient location and easy parking south of the Strip. The open-air mall has an amazing selection of affordable stores, from Old Navy and H&M to Hollister and Hot Topic. Whole Foods is a popular spot for tourists to pick up healthy food and drinks before heading back to their Strip hotels. However, Town Square isn’t limited to shopping. Catch a movie at the 18-screen AMC theater with IMAX and Dolby Cinema options or test your video game skills at Gameworks. Refuel with a meal at California Pizza Kitchen, the dog-friendly Lazy Dog Cafe or Kabuki for fresh made-on-the-spot sushi.
The District at Resorts World
The District at Resorts World is a bright, open 70,000-square-foot hallway on two levels at Resorts World. Browse the storefronts and you’ll come across Corso for Mexican jewelry, O Bag for Italian handbags and Fred Segal for SoCal-inspired apparel. The biggest surprise is Pepper, an upscale adults-only store for sexual health products. The hard part is choosing a place to eat. Options range from Caviar Bar and Carversteak to Beverly Hills’ Mulberry Street Pizza and Zuhu’s stylish take on Asian cuisine. The District’s centerpiece is a large digital globe wrapped in LED video panels, which is one of the Strip’s best selfie stations.
Las Vegas Premium Outlets – South
Las Vegas Premium Outlets – South isn’t as high-end or eclectic as its Downtown counterpart but offers some outlet-level values from the likes of Express, Guess, Nike, Converse, Vans, Hot Topic and designer stores like Coach and Michael Kors. You can also pick up athletic wear from Under Armor and swag from Las Vegas sports teams (like the Vegas Golden Knights and the Raiders) from Vegas Sports & Hockey. Prepare to take home a lot of goodies.