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This page from my master list of all Las Vegas articles I wrote while developing Vanabode as the best travel vehicle for cheap easy long term road trips.

Las Vegas Shopping

Las Vegas Shopping - Few places on the planet can even come close to the sheer grandeur, choice, and pure style of the retail shopping venues here in Las Vegas. Below you will find an accurate overview of all important retail shopping destinations listed alphabetically courtesy of your local contacts on the ground here in Las Vegas. When we are van camping all over Nevada of course we seldom NEED to shop at any of these places, but we hang out for days in some of them because of the sheer fun factor.

Boca Park - located in Summerlin on the west side of Las Vegas at the corner of Charleston Blvd. and Fort Apache. There is everything from a Petland to Von Dutch including Barnes & Noble, Pier 1, Target Greatland, Bath and Body Works, Linens N' Things, Williams Sonoma, Tallulah G and Pink as well as top chain and one of a kind local restaurants. You could shop everyday at Boca Park.

Carnaval Court - Harrah's outdoor shopping in a New Orleans setting with tons of overloaded kiosks of Las Vegas souvenirs, Ghirardelli Chocolate Company too. Too much foot traffic queued through this shopping area but if you want to people watch this is the place to be.

Fashion Show - Fashion shows every weekend, food court and fine dining facing the strip, 250 shops, and seven flagship department stores in this two level mall in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip across from Wynn, Palazzo, Treasure Island, and Trump. Unfortunately the hours are typical for any mall whereas at the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace you can shop right up to midnight during the weekend. Monday-Saturday 10:00am-9:00pm; Sunday 11:00am-7:00pm

Galleria at Sunset - a two-level mall anchored by Dillard's, Mervyn's, JCPenney, Macy's, and Dick's Sporting Goods and over 140 specialty stores, a food court, and restaurants. Galleria is conveniently located right in the middle of strip malls, stand alone stores, and across Sunset Road from Sunset Station Casino on the southeast side of town. Valet parking at Galleria at Sunset. Monday - Saturday 10:00am to 9:00pm; Sunday 11:00am to 6:00pm

Island Tower Walkway - Flashy cocktail-type boutiques of apparel, shoes, and jewelry that overlook a tropical poolside garden oasis at Tropicana. Sunday-Thursday 9am-9pm; Friday-Saturday 9 am-10pm

Las Vegas Outlet Center - there are 130 name-brand outlet shops in this large indoor outlet mall with two food courts and a giant carousel located on the south end of the Strip. This is one of the nation's largest outlet malls saving you from 25% to 65% on top name brands like Coach, Calvin Klein, Addidas and Ashworth-Callaway Golf. Buy souvenirs for everyone from the Las Vegas Outlet Center. Monday-Saturday 10am-9pm; Sunday 10am-8pm

Las Vegas Premium Outlets - a growing outdoor mall with an indoor food court with 120 upscale designer fashions, sportswear, and kiosks just minutes from the Strip. What's even better is the savings of 25% to 65% on an impressive collection of designer brands like Dolce & Gabana, Lacoste, Bose, and Polo Ralph Lauren. Locals and tourists love the Las Vegas Premium Outlets. Monday-Saturday 10am-9pm; Sunday 10am-8pm

Le Boulevard - Inside Paris Hotel and Casino under blue skies lies a cobblestone street lined with authentic French boutiques, imported gourmet food shops with aged cheese and French wine, a newstand, and gift shops complete with a patisserie. This may not be your travel destination but it's nice to experience fine French food and shopping. General shopping hours are 10:00am-11:00pm

Mandalay Place - Shopping the 100,000 square-foot skybridge between Mandalay Bay and Luxor are 41 unique boutiques and restaurants such as Urban Outfitters, 55 Degrees Wine + Design, and Art of Shaving. Instead of taking the monorail walk the shops along the skybridge. Sunday-Thursday 10am-11pm; Friday-Saturday 10am-midnight

Masquerade Village Shops - Rio's combination of 20 specialty stores, gaming, and dining in an ongoing Mardi Gras party atmosphere with the free Masquerade Show in the Sky.

Meadows Mall - a locals-oriented mall with Dillard's, Macy's, Sears, and JCPenney and over 140 specialty shops, food court and restaurants located in the northwest section of the valley. Typical shops but great for some hard-core clothes buying at the Meadows Mall. Monday-Saturday 10:00am-9:00pm; Sunday 10:00am-6:00pm

Miracle Mile Shops - Planet Hollywood's 1.2 miles of one-of-a-kind shopping with 170 specialty stores such as bebe, Sephora, and Frederick's of Hollywood, with 15 restaurants and live entertainment with an indoor rain storm. Terrific stores in a relaxed atmosphere. Sunday-Thursday10am-11pm; Friday-Saturay 10am-midnight

Neonopolis - An open-air complex in the heart of downtown Las Vegas includes a many shops, restaurants, and even a move theater, restaurants, and numerous shops. Don't make a special trip for shopping here unless you are going to see a movie as well. Sunday-Thursday 11am-7pm; Friday-Saturday 11am-10pm

Showcase Mall - More of an entertainment complex with some shops including M&M'sWorld/Ethel M Chocolates, Everything Coca-Cola, a movie theater, and the Grand Canyon Experience located north of the MGM Grand. A can't miss complex while walking the Strip that won't break the bank.

Star Lane Shops and Studio Walk - Shopping outlets throughout MGM Grand that will interest the entire family including souvenirs, fashions, and fine jewelry. Studio Walk shops and restaurants are inspired by legendary buildings and landmarks of Hollywood all set under lights in this 115,000-square-foot promenade resembling a Hollywood sound stage. Very busy and active area of MGM that keeps you alert and moving. Daily hours 10am-10pm

Street of Dreams - A tree-lined cobblestone avenue with unique clothing stores, jewelry, and luxury shops at Monte Carlo as well as several restaurants. Opens Monday-Sunday 10am

Street of Shops - A collection of designer shops at The Mirage from accessories, swimwear, casual sportswear, kid's clothing, and eveningwear as well as a pro-golf shop. Each shop has it's own feel and fun stuff to try on and check out. General hours Monday-Sunday 9am-midnight

The Boulevard - a typical mall with four major anchors,140 shops, food court and restaurants and services just two miles from the strip. Several large-chain stand alone stores and restaurants just off of mall property. Once you get away from the strip you really get into the nitty gritty of a typical metropolis with never ending street lights but if the high priced items of being on the strip are not in your budget than visit The Boulevard. Monday-Saturday 10:00am-9:00pm; Sunday 11:00am-6:00pm

The District at Green Valley Ranch - an outdoor family, pedistrian, and pet-friendly plaza with more than 60 fine shops and restaurants in a "Main Street" atmosphere with flats and lofts located above the shops. On selected nights there are free outdoor movies and live bands. Located adjacent to Green Valley Ranch Station Casino and directly across the street on the east side of Green Valley Parkway is the Cheesecake Factory, Whole Foods Market, as well as other retail merchants. Further from The Strip than most malls but very nice mid-level priced shops and restaurants that keep you coming back to The District at Green Valley Ranch. General hours are Monday-Saturday 10am-9pm; Sunday 11am-7pm

The Esplanade at Wynn - 75,000 square feet of sophisticated international boutiques like Louis Vuitton, Jean Paul Gaultier, and Manolo Blahnik. Monday-Thursday and Sunday 10am-11pm; Friday-Saturday 10am-midnight

The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace - complete people watching paradise where you will see people from nearly every race, dressed and acting like you won't believe. 160 high-fashion retailers with some fine restaurants as well as delicious affordable ones like the Cheesecake Factory. Use the valet as parking can be a problem. Gorgeous decor, strip front entrance, free animatronic show and aquarium. However, if you're looking to buy alot for less then you could really do well at the Las Vegas Outlet Shops too. The Forum Shops hours are fantastic though and the view can't be beat! Monday-Thursday 10:00am-11:00pm; Friday-Saturday 10:00am-12:00am, Sunday 10:00am-11:00pm

The Grand Canal Shoppes - 80 high-end retailers outline the cobblestone walkway while street performers serende shoppers, fine dining restaurants and Italian gelato. Take an authentic gondola ride inside the mall and get a picture to prove it - anything is possible at Venetian's Grand Canal Shoppes.
Sunday-Thursday: 10:00am-11:00pm, Friday-Saturday: 10:00am-Midnight with public access

The Tower Shops - Stratosphere's feel of an international marketplace reminiscent of Paris, Hong Kong and New York City with 50 shops and 16 specialty retail carts selling fun novelty gifts, fragrances, collectibles, and memorabilia. Any place that has pizza, ice cream, and novelties is a pretty fun place for children but the shops might not keep the attention of the adults. Sunday-Thursday 10am-11pm; Friday-Saturday 10am-midnight

Town Square Las Vegas - This 1.5 million-square-foot center is located on Las Vegas Boulevard just south of McCarran Airport. This is an open-air shopping center with lushly landscaped walkways and pedestrian-friendly streets, an 18-screen movie theater, interactive children’s park, a pavilion staging area for concerts and fashion shows, botanical garden, and of course fine and casual dining restaurants. Martin + Osa, H&M, Lucky Brand Jeans, Guitar Center, Abercrombie & Fitch, Metropark, and Chico’s are just some of the stores in this 117-acre shopping district. Monday-Friday 10:00am-9:30pm; Saturday 10:00am-10:00pm, Sunday 11:00am-8:00pm

Via Bellagio - Spectacular glass-domed ceiling above exquisite fashion labels and jewelry collections from renowned designers such as Tiffany & Co., Hermes, Chanel, Gucci, and Prada. General store hours 10:00am-midnight

Smaller Specialty Vegas Shops

Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World is largest one in the world and absolutely fantastic for kids to go through. They will seriously be entertained for at least an hour or two. The two-story 170,000-square-foot sportsman's paradise megastore is located at the Silverton Casino and offers all types of outdoor sports including camping, hunting, and fishing gear. Everyone has fun in this store with an authentic trout stream, the 40,000-gallon freshwater aquarium, huge inventory of men's and women's clothes, and hundreds of mounted animals and game from every continent in the world. Monday-Saturday 9am-10pm; Sunday 10am-7pm

Boot Barn has all popular name brand boots, Western wear, riding gear, motorcycle boots, work clothing, hats and accessories for infant/toddlers, youth, men, and women located on the South Strip. Offering over 70 name brands of boots and apparel including Dickies, Wolverine, Harley Davidson, Ariat, Laredo, and Timberland. Really quite fun to shop here and not too expensive though they do charge for quality on some brands. Monday-Friday 9am-9pm; Saturday 9am-7pm; Sunday 9am-6pm

Cowtown Boots offers western wear at discount prices on name brands such as Lucchese J. Chisholm and Dan Post as well as offering handmade boots. Monday-Saturday 10am-7pm; Sunday 10am-5pm

Fantastic Indoor Swap Meet is a retail haven of new merchandise with more than 600 shops, indoor, fully air conditioned, helpful friendly vendors, packing and shipping items and services, small food court, large free parking lot, just two miles from the Las Vegas Strip. This is NOT fancy. It is seriously a real flea market style place but I did find the selection and prices for costume jewelrly unbeatable. Friday-Sunday 10am-6pm

Gamblers General Store is the world's largest gambling superstore at 8,000-square-foot and over 5,000 unique items including hard-to-find, casino-quality gaming equipment. Minutes from the Strip and Downtown Las Vegas. Knowledgeable staff, quiet store to spend some time in. Open seven days a week 9am-5pm

Leather Addictions showcases fetish and leather clothing like costumes, corsets, whips, paddle, t-shirts, collars and more. I would not bring kids here. Monday-Thurs noon-10pm; Friday-Saturday noon-midnight; Sunday noon-5pm

Leonard's Wide Shoes has the biggest selection of hard-to-find wide and extra wide, name brand shoes and boots in the country. Seriously big inventory including dress, comfort, sandals, athletic and even sexy shoes. Monday-Saturday 10am-6pm Sunday 10 am 5pm

Rochester Big & Tall has menswear of the finest quality with name brands such as Polo Ralph Lauren, Burberry, Tallia, and Tommy Bahama, and they offer free transportation from the Strip to the store and back. Not for me cause I am neither big at 150 pounds nor tall at 5' 7". Like I told my wife though "it is better to have loved a short man than to have never loved atall". Monday-Friday 10am-7pm; Saturday 10am-6pm; Sunday noon-5pm

Serge's Showgirl Wigs is the largest wig showroom in the country with more than 10,000 wigs, full service stylists to help you with the best fit and style. They really do know their stuff but with my hairdo I cannot say I shop here. I mean with this mop who needs it? Monday-Saturday 10am-5:30pm

Tall Etc. is for women only and has fashions for tall women of all ages including jeans, suits, hosiery, jackets, skirts, casual, and work attire. All clothing is designed for women and juniors with tall figures only. Monday-Saturday 10am-6pm; Sunday noon-5pm

The Attic is actually one of my top five favorite stores in Las Vegas. I buy vintage clothing here and the selection changes weekly. It is the largest vintage and used clothing store in the world. It is located in downtown Las Vegas and has theatrical wardrobes, movie props, antiques, and furniture. Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm

Thriller Clothing Co. specializes in custom made clothing as well as Brazilian jeans, denim wear, dresses, evening wear, provocative swimwear, salsa clothing, shoes, and accessories for women close to the Strip. Great for those with "special" figures, you know with extreme curves and all. Monday-Thursday 11am-6pm; Friday-Saturday 11am-7pm; Sunday noon-5pm

Vegas Beads if you are in to this they have a big broad selection of beads including Swarovski and finished jewelry in a big store close to the strip. Monday-Friday 10am-6pm; Saturday 10am-5pm; Sunday noon-5pm Shoe Outlet claims 25% to 80% off retail price on over 1,000 brands of athletic, dress, and casual shoes for everybody. I bought my wife her Uggs here and she loves them though they were not the 80% off ones. Ha! Daily 9am-9pm

This overview covers the major shopping experiences that make Las Vegas the shopping capitol of the world now including Boca Park, Fashion Show, Galleria at Sunset, Las Vegas Outlet Center, Las Vegas Premium Outlets, Le Boulevard, Masquerade Village Shops, Mandalay Place, Meadows Mall, Miracle Mile Shops, Neonopolis, Showcase Mall, Star Lane Shops and Studio Walk, Street of Dreams, The Boulevard, The District at Green Valley Ranch, The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace, The Esplanade at Wynn, The Grand Canal Shoppes, The Tower Shops, Town Square Las Vegas, and Via Bellagio. Shopping in Vegas gives us some fun, free, air conditioned activity with access to cool people and good food making it quite fun when on an extended Vanabode trip.


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