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Las Vegas is certainly known for its great shopping, and whether you’re looking for a designer dress or the latest handbag, there are plenty of places to peruse right near Skylofts at MGM Grand. The Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel is located on the top two floors of the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, which has its own shopping area called Studio Walk. The Studio Walk boutiques sell men’s and women’s high-fashion clothing and jewelry as well as a variety of Las Vegas souvenirs and entertainment merchandise.
Once you leave the MGM Grand, we recommend heading across the street and down the Strip a bit to the super-luxurious Crystals at City Center. The modern structure houses the usual high-end stores, including Prada and Louis Vuitton, as well as ones that aren’t found in every upscale mall: Miu Miu, Tom Ford, Marni, Lanvin. Restaurant options include Eva Longoria’s Beso Steakhouse and Mastro’s Ocean Club.
Next, continue down the Strip to the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace. The popular shopping center has 160 boutiques, including Burberry, Christian Dior, Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Roberto Cavalli; the biggest H+M in the country, for affordable, trendy apparel; and numerous restaurants to chill out at afterward.
For one of the best and biggest malls anywhere, make your way to Fashion Show. The mega mall has more than 250 shops and restaurants and seven department stores, including Bloomingdale’s, Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Macy’s and Nordstrom. The mall mixes great European brands such as Mango and Zara with American staples like Ann Taylor, Coach and Banana Republic.
For great sales on designer and high-end merchandise, be sure to visit either of the two outlet malls that bookend the Strip: Las Vegas Premium Outlet North or Las Vegas Premium Outlet South. Both offer great prices on clothes, shoes and jewelry you won’t find elsewhere in the city.
Additional shopping options on the Strip include: The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, The Shoppes at The Palazzo, Bellagio Las Vegas, Wynn Las Vegas Esplanade, Town Square, Miracle Mile Shops, Le Boulevard Shops and Encore Esplanade.
You can also find great vintage and antique goods near the Strip. Check out Main Street Antiques, Art & Collectibles (500 S. Main St., downtown) or Not Just Antiques Mart (1422 Western Ave., off-Strip). The Attic (1018 S. Main St., downtown) features retro décor from the 1960s and a trove of vintage clothing.
Needless to say, you could easily spend your entire trip shopping, without having to travel far at all. Just be sure to bring a carry-on. You don’t want to have to pay when you tip the scale checking in your bags at the airport.