Dear Budget Fashionista,
What are the best places for bargain shopping in Las Vegas?
Personally, I think the best places to do real bargain shopping in Las Vegas is at the outlets (read below my comments on pawn shops). Las Vegas has more shopping outlets per capita than probably any other place in the world, which is just fine my me.
Las Vegas Bargain Shopping
My favorite outlet is the Las Vegas North Premium Outlets (which is not to be confused with the inferior Las Vegas South Premium Outlets, described below). This outlet mall, located only a few minutes from the strip (about a 10-minute cab ride), is ALWAYS packed and rightfully so. It has outlets from all the big designers — St. John, True Religion, Burberry, Etro , and many more. Go to Premium Outlets and register for the VIP club to receive even more savings.
At the Fashion Outlet Las Vegas. you’ll find a pretty good Williams Sonoma Outlet, as well as outlets from companies like Coach, Last Call Neiman Marcus, St. John Knits, Tod’s, Burberry, etc. at the Fashion Outlet Las Vegas. It is about a 10-minute (around $10) taxi ride from the strip or you can use the shuttle from the MGM Grand.
Head to the site, to get more information on the outlet (as well as a link to a coupon to save an additional $3.00 off the shuttle service). Make sure you get a discount book with coupons for additional savings at the mall.
There is also another outlet mall (Las Vegas Premium Outlets) located about 10 minutes or so from New York New York (about a $10-15 taxi ride) between the strip and Downtown Las Vegas. They have a Dolce & Gabbana, Tahari, etc outlet. Go to Premium Outlets and register for the VIP club to receive even more savings.
I would also check out the shopping mall on the other end of the strip near Treasure Island and Circus, Circus. It isn’t a discount mall, but they have some great stores, like Neiman Marcus and Saks. Since it is the end of the season, these stores are probably having pretty good sales.
Some people like the pawnshops (which, of course, are everywhere). Personally, I feel kind of creepy buying something that was someone else’s misfortune. However, if a pawnshop had a pair of Cartier gold and diamond earrings for less than $500, I would purchase them as quick as you can say “bankruptcy.”