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Las Vegas Shopping

3720 Las Vegas Boulevard S.
Las Vegas , Nevada
Tel: 866 754 2489

Even if you're not the sort to get excited about clothing, jewelry, and other luxury goods from brands such as Louis Vuitton, Carolina Herrera, Cartier, and Paul Smith, the Crystals shopping center at CityCenter may still seduce you. Starchitect Daniel Libeskind's contribution to the $8.5 billion CityCenter project is an insanely stunning piece of architecture that entices visitors to stop and sit for a while, as if they were in a city park. And the dozen or so art installations designed by powerhouse firm the Rockwell Group act as abstract interpretations of city park imagery—such as trees, benches, streams, elevation changes, and grass—that change with the seasons. Many visitors can't afford anything in the boutiques carved out of the vast, tilted white walls, but if you can, we suggest patronizing either the Tom Ford boutique (the only one in the west) or Assouline, for its generously sized, and generously priced, books on art and culture.—David Tyda

Open daily 10 am to midnight.

Forum Shops
Caesars Palace Hotel & Casino
3500 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas , Nevada
Tel: 702 893 4800

Since a 2004 expansion, the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace are no longer a quick stop. Fashion addicts can spend a full day touring the 160 stores, including Valentino, Escada, Etro, Roberto Cavalli, Marc Jacobs, Jimmy Choo, Gucci, Pucci, Tod's, and Christian Lacroix. The downside is the confusing layout, with curving escalators weaving through the three-story atrium. Despite the high volume of shoppers, employees are pretty attentive. And the best place to eat at the Shops: Spago.

Shops open Sundays through Thursdays 10 am to 11 pm, Fridays and Saturdays 10 am to midnight.

Grand Canal Shoppes
The Venetian Hotel & Casino
3377 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas , Nevada
Tel: 702 414 4500

Only in Vegas would you find a half-million square feet of retail and dining along a canal complete with gondoliers. Well, perhaps only at the Venetian. The 70 shops are mostly familiar mall denizens such as Sephora, Banana Republic, and Brookstone. Don't miss Pal Zileri, which can tailor a super-180s wool suit and ship it to your home out of state (thus avoiding sales tax) or pearl purveyor Mikimoto: You'd be surprised how small a jackpot you'll have to hit to afford a strand. Don't wear heels here while shopping: The cobblestone floors will leave you struggling for balance.

Shops open Sundays through Thursdays 10 am to 11 pm, Fridays and Saturdays 10 am to midnight.

Miracle Mile Shops
Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino
3663 Las Vegas Boulevard S.
Las Vegas , Nevada
Tel: 888 800 8284

The newly minted Planet Hollywood (formerly the Aladdin) has also changed the name of the casino’s shops to Miracle Mile (they used to be called the Desert Passage). Nonetheless, you’ll find mostly the same 170 shops, including H&M, Ben Sherman, and French Connection. Miracle Mile targets designer-conscious shoppers on a tighter budget than those who shop at the Forum Shops or Via Bellagio, so it's surprising how few people visit this mall.

Open Sundays through Thursdays 10 am to 11 pm, Fridays and Saturdays 10 am to midnight.

Shoppes at the Palazzo
Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino
3325 Las Vegas Boulevard S.
Las Vegas , Nevada
Tel: 702 414 4525

With high-fashion labels like Diane von Furstenberg and Christian Louboutin, the Palazzo's collection of shops doesn't seem to offer much of a departure from those at the Wynn or Bellagio. But underneath the luxe sheen there's some character. At Double Helix, you can sip a glass of Duckhorn Merlot while owner Raymond Nisi, a former eye surgeon, gives helpful tasting notes on his not-so-common wines-by-the-glass. Vegas's master sommeliers have even been known to unwind here and pull a bottle or two from the adjoining retail shop. And don't miss a stop by Bauman's Rare Books, where friendly shopkeepers with MFAs in British history and creative writing display auction-quality vintage books, such as signed copies of Ken Kesey first editions and Frank Lloyd Wright sketches. The crowd favorite at the Palazzo is Barneys New York—the only place in Vegas where you can snatch up Frédéric Malle fragrances and Thom Browne suits. A tip: Use Barneys's exclusive valet tucked in a corner next to the Palazzo's main entrance on the Strip—it allows access to Barneys, the Palazzo Shoppes, and even the Grand Canal Shoppes at the Venetian next door.

Open Sundays through Thursdays 10 am to 11 pm, Fridays and Saturdays 10 am to midnight.

Via Bellagio
Bellagio Hotel & Casino
3600 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas , Nevada
Tel: 888 987 6667; 702 693 7111

The wonder of Via Bellagio lies not only in its architecture (designed to resemble a Milanese galleria) but also in its collection of high-end brand names: Armani, Hermès, Chanel, Gucci, Prada. But no intimidating salespeople here: They're mostly helpful and inviting. Though it's part of the Bellagio resort, Via Bellagio has its own valet parking just west of the Strip on Flamingo Road.

Wynn Esplanade
Wynn Las Vegas
3131 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas , Nevada
Tel: 702 770 7100

There's not much difference between the Wynn's shopping strip and Via Bellagio. Both promenades have small boutiques with big names (here, Chanel, Oscar de la Renta, Dior, Cartier, Brioni, and Graff), though Wynn scored a win when it landed Manolo Blahnik. The Louis Vuitton store is also particularly good, with barlike seating for checking out the bags. There's also a Ferrari and Maserati dealership with about 40 cars on museumlike display and a $10 entry fee (so Vegas). If you already have wheels, use the hidden valet behind the hotel, just east of the Strip on Sands Boulevard (Spring Mountain Road). Look for a street sign that reads "Wynn South Gate," and you'll arrive directly at the Esplanade.

Information may have changed since the date of publication. Please confirm details with individual establishments before planning your trip.