Going To Vegas

Shopping in Downtown Las Vegas

Sun, Jun 30, 2013

Downtown Las Vegas, unlike the Strip, has never put great effort forth in providing shopping for the sake of shopping. You wonít find miles of shops, Jewelers in every casino selling 50k + watches, or extravagant malls complete with shows and world famous restaurants within. However, there is quite a bit of shopping via street merchants and other odds and ends. You can find street artists who will give you a beautiful portrait of you and your family for $20 bucks and up, all sorts of jewelry, temporary tattoos, and other merchandise right on the Fremont Street Experience.


The only real mall, with a real mall feel Downtown is the Las Vegas Premium Outlets. Located on Charleston Blvd at Grand Central Parkway actually a bit outside of the actual Downtown area, Las Vegas Premium Outlets has 150 outlets at huge savings (usually 25-65 percent).

Some newer stores include BCBG Max Azria, Burberry, Diesel, Kate Spade, Ted Baker, and Marciano.

Some high-end shops include Michael Kors, Dolce & Gabbana, Aldo, A|X Armani Exchange, and Coach.
Others are Banana Republic, Ann Fontaine, True Religion, Ed Hardy, Zoo York, 2b bebe, Juicy Couture, Lucky Brand Jeans, and Ann Taylor.

Part of the charm of the Las Vegas Premium Outlet is that it brings many of these brands, which would otherwise be out of reach or of little interest to a large portion of the population, to everyone in a comfortable outlet setting as opposed to a boutique setting which immediately turns off a large portion of the population Ė according to a representative. This, plus the huge savings compared to shopping on the Strip makes the Las Vegas Premium Outlets very popular.

Groceries and Pharmacies

Right in the center of the Fremont Street Experience is a Walgreenís selling all sorts of odds and ends, and even a handful of groceries along with filling prescriptions naturally. Also, on Las Vegas Blvd, south of Downtown and North of the Strip are several gas stations where you can both fill up for cheaper, and where you can pick up any item one would find at any gas station. There are no actual grocery stores Downtown or on the Strip, see the Malls and Supermarket section for more.