Whether you’re looking for designer goods or a souvenir or two, Las Vegas has all bases covered when it comes to shopping. In fact, this city is widely considered as the best shopping destination outside of New York, and many travellers prefer to spend their time in high-end stores rather than heading to the casino.
Let’s take a look at our ultimate Las Vegas shopping guide below:
Home to catwalk fashion and haute couture, The Strip is a popular destination for big spenders and window shoppers. You’ll find all sorts of brand-name boutiques in this part of town, including as many as six Rolex dealers if you’re feeling flush. Many shops stay open until midnight, so you can have a long lie-in and head out whenever you feel like it.
The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace is one of the hottest places in town. It’s become a true destination mall since it opened back in 1992. You’ll find the very best in luxury, high-end names over at the Bellagio Promenade that are budget busting, but totally worth it if you’ve got the cash to splash! The Grand Canal Shoppes at the Venetian and the Palazzo are another high-end affair, offering a mix of upmarket fashion designers and independent boutiques.
Shopping in Las Vegas doesn’t have to break the bank, and there are plenty of bargains to be found. If you’re looking for discounted designer goods, you can hop on a tour bus to the Fashion Outlets of Las Vegas in Primm; it’s only a 45-minute drive out of the city.
But it’s actually more convenient to catch the bus downtown and head for Las Vegas Premium Outlets North. This is the place to go for mid-range, more affordable labels.
If you want something neon-coloured to take home with you, or maybe an Elvis t-shirt, you’ll certainly be able to find what you’re looking for. Just south of the Stratosphere Tower, you’ll find Bonanza Gifts, which is brimming with novelty goods. But bear in mind that prices are lower downtown in the Fremont Street Experience, where you’ll find a wealth of themed souvenirs.
Or how about a unique casino-themed gift? Located downtown are the Gambler’s General Store and Spinettis Gaming Supplies, where you can pick up customised poker chips, decks of cards and full-sized roulette wheels.
You might recognise this one from the History Channel’s reality TV series Pawn Stars: the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop. Here you’ll find everything from vintage Vegas memorabilia to the occasional car. There’s also antiques and jewellery galore, so you can pick up a unique piece to remember your trip to Las Vegas by. Remember: the store owners are ready to haggle hard, so bring along your best bartering skills.
If you’re looking for a quirky shopping destination, head off The Strip in the direction of the Downtown Container Park. It’s created from up-cycled shopping containers, and features an interesting mix of artsy boutiques and trendy galleries, plus live music, and even a kids’ play area.