Shopping & Style

Best Boutiques In Las Vegas

November 30, 2011 12:12 AM

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Trying to pin down the best boutiques in Vegas is no small task. Las Vegas is known for its world-class, super-sized shopping — selections that rival even Manhattan and Beverly Hills. Before we point you to a few unique boutiques proper, definite must-sees are Crystals at CityCenter Las Vegas (www.crystalsatcitycenter.com) and the brand-new boutiques of the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, boasting some of the most specialized retailers anywhere. These Las Vegas centers also house more top-notch boutiques than most major cities: The Forum Shops at Caesars, Via Bellagio Shops, Mandalay Place, The Grande Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, The Shoppes at The Palazzo, The Fashion Show, Wynn-Encore specialty stores and Barneys New York’s Las Vegas Boutique. But these next four are some true standout boutiques. — Marco Medrano

Billionaire Italian Couture

The Shoppes at The Palazzo
3325 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 765-5551
www.billionairecouture.com
OK, men, so the name gave it away, right? Well, don’t be intimidated. This store houses many looks that a refined, edgy man of idle wealth (and time) might don, should he be kicking about town. A unique collection worth stopping in for, this chic store is full of interesting accessories and ensembles that one can definitely wear all over Vegas. Check out its hand stamped leathers. Go ahead, man. Indulge a little.

Gregory’s Shoes

Grand Canal Shoppes
3377 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 792-1300
www.gregorysshoes.com
This shop is a Las Vegas locals’ favorite. Hand-picked shoes and accessories for both men and women, along with lots of rare shoes and signature pieces, this retailer has it all. Pick up a pair of blue suede and lucite sling-back double strappys. Most items from Gregory’s are conversation pieces, so get ready to chat.

Bauman Rare Books

3327 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 948-1617
www.baumanrarebooks.com
Many people have that ideal fantasy of strolling down a busy Gotham street, grabbing a coffee and stumbling into a rare book or art store. Well, no need to stumble. Bauman Rare Books is the classic case of people following their passion. In addition, you can download its monthly catalog to get your inspirational juices flowing. Opened originally at the fabled Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City, Bauman’s has been dedicated to helping newcomers and aficionados since 1989 — either finding that special book or collectible gift or hunting down a rare, out-of-print original hardback. A gift or purchase from Bauman’s is sure to impose a lasting impression — even if it’s a gift to yourself.

DvF (Diane Von Furstenberg)

The Shoppes at The Palazzo
3325 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 818-2294
www.DvF.com
This is a collection of finery and frolic from a legendary fashion designer who has seen the world full circle more than once. The DvF brand’s philosophy mimics the designer’s outlook on life — be comfortable, be playful and feel confidently beautiful. Her designs transcend that. You’re bound to feel like an elegant, individual woman in one of her creations. With the subtle details that represent the independent DvF woman, this is a must for the feisty Vegas catwalk — The Strip.

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