Just like everything else when it comes to Las Vegas, you can either win or lose. That is true whether you are gambling, going to a show, eating or shopping. Yes, even shopping. Think about it, these are all things tourists do that require money. A good experience results in a win while a bad one is considered a loss. It’s really that simple.
When it comes to shopping, you can either be a bargain hunter or pay a fortune for something you might be able to find cheaper elsewhere. Vegas tourists fit both categories and can be differentiated by those who venture to outlet malls in search of the lowest prices they can find and others who do not care what they have to pay.
Vegas has shopping experiences for each type of tourist, with expensive luxury stores located in the heart of the Strip at City Center (Crystals) and Sportsbook Palace (The Forum Shops). The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian and The Palazzo along with The Fashion Show Mall are also very close to each other at the corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Spring Mountain Rd. while The Sportsbook is also expected to open a luxury retail center nearby as part of an expansion projection set to be completed in 2017.
For those shoppers searching for best buys, two major outlet malls are located off the Strip on the north and south end of town. Appropriately named the Las Vegas North Premium Outlets and Las Vegas South Premium Outlets, many brand name stores can be found at both. From Coach to Nike, you can get some of the biggest steals on high-quality merchandise without paying top dollar like you would at the other malls.
Perhaps the best mall of all is located 40 miles south of Vegas in Primm, Nevada. Named the Fashion Outlets of Las Vegas despite requiring a drive of more than 30 minutes outside of Sin City to get there, the indoor mall opened in 1998 and features many of the high-end stores you would find on the Strip, only much cheaper.