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With some of the most luxurious and exclusive stores in the word, Las Vegas is a shopper’s paradise, making it no surprise that 61% percent of visitors to Vegas take the time to indulge in some serious shopping. Whether you have something specific in mind or are just looking to browse, make the most of the Vegas-only boutique experience that the city has to offer.
Grand Canal Shops at The Venetian
This themed shopping mall boasts over 80 different boutiques, with 500,000 square feet of retail space navigated via cobblestone pathways. The mall has been designed to resemble a street scene in Venice, complete with a canal that runs through the middle and a recreation of St. Mark’s Square. Live performers add to the vibrant atmosphere, providing an extremely unique boutique shopping experience.
Not only does Via Bellagio have a truly impressive range of upscale designer boutiques, but it pairs these with a beautiful Italian-style promenade that is a delight to stroll down, gently winding alongside Lake Bellagio. All of the boutiques at this elite shopping destination are open until midnight every day, from Chanel to Prada to Gucci, meaning that you can even indulge in some retail therapy after dinner.
Crystals at CityCenter
Crystals at CityCenter is an abstract and interactive 21st century park that brings together a remarkable collection of boutiques, independent art galleries, and signature celebrity restaurants. It is most definitely lavish, with staircases made of pink geodes that reflect the light in magical ways. It is here that you will find the largest Louis Vuitton store in North America complete with private VIP lounge, as well as a huge Tiffany’s & Co. with a proposal balcony, a Roberto Cavalli boutique with a full fashion runway installed, and an 8000 glittering crystal horse sculpture hanging down from the ceiling at the Stella McCartney store. Crystal’s concierge desk is where guests can book personal shoppers, translators and private viewings at boutiques of their choosing, and many of the high end stores here have private VIP back rooms where they serve the finest champagne to their most dedicated customers.
Wynn and Encore Esplanades
The Esplanades of the Wynn and Encore boast a thoughtful selection of boutiques that have each been chosen for their unparalleled luxury. Givenchy chose the Esplanades over New York to recently open their first US boutique, while the retail insiders at Wynn act as a go-between for the fashion houses and couture customers, and even provide villas in their resort to accommodate those who need fittings done. It is here that you will find a Chanel store that is modeled after Coco Chanel’s very own atelier, as well as a world famous Oscar de la Renta boutique. If you happen to strike it lucky on one of the tables, then the Penske/Wynn Ferrari-Maserati showroom is where you should head, as you can drive one of their sleek cars right out of the resort.
The retail sector in Las Vegas has been booming, and this is all thanks to the one-of-a-kind boutique experience that the city provides. From personal shoppers and lavish VIP back rooms, to extravagant décor and items exclusive to Vegas, the city provides a luxury shopping experience like nowhere else in the word.