BY KRISTEN BATEMAN
Las Vegas might be best known craps tables and slot machines, but gambling isn’t the only draw here. Sin City can be quite the shopping destination, if you know where to go. From sprawling malls full of top designer labels to some of the quirkiest vintage stores you can find anywhere, you could easily spend a couple days just shopping in the city. Of course, the best place to shop in Las Vegas is MedMen, but here’s a quick primer on where to go for some some additional retail therapy during your visit.
The Forum Shops at Caesars
Perhaps one of the most instagrammable and iconic shopping spots in all of Las Vegas is The Forum Shops at Caesars, nestled in the sprawling, suitably over-the-top Caesars Palace Las Vegas Hotel & Casino. Opulent Roman columns and statues serve as the splashy setting for a wide variety of stores, which range from Allsaints to Balenciaga to Gap to Chanel, so there’s something for just about everyone, even those who would rather just browse than buy.
Barneys New York
For edgy luxury fare, look no further than this perennially cool New York City import. The curated fashion mecca has full selections for both men and women, plus a host of beauty items, home goods, and clothing for children. It’s also one of the best places in Las Vegas to find quality beauty products—Barneys is one of the few Vegas retailers to stock brands such as Moon Juice, La Mer and Bobbi Brown.
For vintage lovers with a penchant for all things Americana and a particular soft spot for the ‘50s, Rockin Bettie does not disappoint. Located in the heart of downtown Las Vegas, this shop offers everything from fluffy prom dresses to skinny, retro style trousers. Rockin Bettie keeps its focus tight, specializing in threads with a pin-up, rockabilly aesthetic. Even if that’s not your vibe, it’s still a fun place to visit, whether you’re looking for some unconventional style inspiration or you're simply in it for the entertainment value.
Grand Bazaar Shops
If you’re looking for a Vegas shopping destination that has more of a market feel, Grand Bazaar Shops is worth a visit. Check out a collection of restaurants (Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken is a must), beauty retailers, and affordable fashion spots (Alex and Ani or Havaianas have some cute stuff). The mix of shops and 15+ different restaurants means it’s the perfect place to wander and snack.
The Shops at Crystals
For a taste of some of the most luxurious shopping Vegas has to offer, head to The Shops at Crystals, a rarefied retail destination filled with names like Celine, Prada, and Louis Vuitton. But that's just the tip of the iceberg—this posh mall has almost every high-end designer you can imagine. Also, don’t miss the visual art on display, which is equally as stunning as the designer goods. James Turrell has had installations there, and most of the shops feature individual works you can peruse.
Specializing in a cool streetwear aesthetic, Fruition LV is one of the most unique stores in Vegas. The independent boutique stocks an eclectic range of clothing, from campy Jeep logo tees to vintage Louis Vuitton and Dior. Chanel, Nike, and vintage tie-dye tees come together improbably at this unique anything-goes experience.
Charleston Antique Mall
Looking for a different kind of shopping experience? Head to the Charleston Antique Mall, where you can find affordably priced mid-century modern lamps and more home decor gems that vary in style and period—there’s even the occasional vintage coat or high-end second-hand treasure to be found in the mix. If you’re in the mood to do a little digging, this is your best bet.