Dear Budget Fashionista
I’m going to Las Vegas for New Years and I want to do some bargain shopping for clothing and shoes. What places do you recommend?
Answer: The best places to do real bargain shopping in Las Vegas is at the outlets. My favorite outlet in Las Vegas is the Fashion Outlet Las Vegas.
Top Vegas Shopping Spot
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.
The Fashion Outlet Las Vegas is another good spot to shop. The center has Burberry, Michael Kors, and a Neiman Marcus Last Call Outlets. It is about a 30-minute ride from the strip or you can take the 45 minute shuttle from the MGM Grand ($15 round trip and you receive a discount coupon book). Head to fashionoutletlasvegas.com and find the shuttle schedule (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.
And in Third Place
There is another, in my opinion, less attractive outlet mall (Las Vegas South Premium Outlets) located about 10 minutes or so from the New York New York (about a $10-15 taxi ride) between the strip and Downtown Las Vegas. Here you’ll find outlets like Banana Republic, Calvin Klein, etc. 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 by any stretch of the imagination, but they have some great stores, like Neiman Marcus and Saks. Since it will be the end of the season, these stores will probably have some pretty good sales.
And, if you get bored with shopping (gasp!), here’s a fairly extensive Las Vegas guide that’ll keep you busy.