Las Vegas Shopping

The Shops at Cosmopolitan combines fun with luxury

You’re on vacation in Vegas. Besides eating and partying the night away, what is one of the other things you must do while you’re here? You guessed it – shopping! So why not turn it into a luxurious experience? Located on the second floor, The Shops at Cosmopolitan is the…

Hot cocoa with a twist

As much as I miss the sun and pool parties, winter is just as exciting. This is the season for cute winter coats, bright scarves, knit berets and best of all – hot chocolate! While it sounds divine to stay home and curl up on the couch while sipping on cocoa,…

Vegas Weekender: Sizzling shows, spas and shopping welcome winter

In addition to the cool winter months, Thanksgiving is fast approaching and we all have reasons to be thankful. Perhaps an upcoming weekend trip to Vegas? Start celebrating the holiday season early and check out legendary headliners, a taste of nightlife and winter-inspired spa treatments. Shows Enjoy out-of-this-world tricks, comedy…

Vegas Weekender: Knock-out weekend in Vegas

Whether you’re here to satisfy your funny bone, watch fighters try to break each others bones or just catch a great concert or show, Vegas is the place to be this weekend. Shows See superstar Sheryl Crow croon at the Hard Rock this Sunday, Nov. 14. The show starts at…

Get giddy over Hello Kitty

Whether you’re 5 or 35, how could you not love Hello Kitty? From wallets and school supplies to iPhone cases and apparel (and now Smart Cars?!), you’re never too young (or too old) to have a Hello Kitty stash. I remember getting my first Hello Kitty item as a Christmas present…

Hot Halloween couture comes to town

Halloween is just around the corner and some of you are still in need of costume inspiration. Thankfully, all you divas and fashionistas are in luck: be inspired by checking out the hottest Halloween couture creations at Fashion Show mall. Fashion design students from International Academy of Design and Technology…

Chocolate with a Vegas kick

  Love Las Vegas and M&M’s? Then you’re all in luck for this next piece hitting the M&M’s World inside Showcase Mall. I had the pleasure of witnessing the unveiling of the M&M’s “Welcome to Las Vegas” sign this morning. Even Red and Green showed up to the event for picture-taking. However,…

Vegas jumps on fashion frenzy train

Attention all divas and shopaholics: The Fashion Show mall and The Shoppes at the Palazzo in Las Vegas are taking style to a whole new level. This year, these two shopping malls are hosting “Fashion’s Night Out,” a collaboration with Vogue, the Council of Fashion Designers of America, NYC & Company and the…

Let’s all be Forever 21

I thought I died and went to clothing heaven. That’s how I felt when I stepped into the revamped two-story, 126,000-square-foot Forever 21 store inside the Fashion Show mall. The store hasn’t even been open for a month and it’s already gotten so much buzz and attention.  When I first walked in…

La Vogue takes a Vegas chick trip to new heights

If you’re planning a wedding, bachelorette party or just want to take a girls’ trip to Vegas, then leave the boys at home, round up all your girlfriends and get ready to party while you shop. Located at Le Boulevard at Paris Las Vegas, brides-to-be and party animals can check out the…

Clinton Kelly takes the runway

What girl doesn’t love fashion? And even if you’re not really into following the latest trends, you can’t help but enjoy seeing a makeover. This past Saturday, Clinton Kelly from TLC’s hit show, “What Not To Wear” came to Fashion Show mall to present Macy’s “Makeover America” at the Great Hall. Last…

Easter fun for everyone

For years, the chocolate caramel cream egg was the one treat I looked forward to every Easter season. Until now. I had the pleasure of sampling Ethel’s Egg Collections yesterday and I have to say, the milk chocolate strawberry truffle egg blows my childhood favorite out the water. This truffle…

Relax with Retail Therapy

If you want your ticket to the hottest new drinking, dining, DJ spinning, shopping event in Vegas, you’d better get there FIRST. Starting March 4, you can be a FIRST Lady, complete with your own complimentary cocktail and 20 percent off food like juicy watermelon salad and freshly made donuts.  Additionally, you can…

Lollipop, Lollipop

Couture pops at Paris. The successful Sugar Factory candy store is opening a new location in Paris Las Vegas, scheduled to open in fall 2010. Full of sweet treats, the new shop will feature both a restaurant and retail venue. The restaurant will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner…

Center of attention: CityCenter marks an “evolution” of the Las Vegas landscape

By Aleza Freeman (aleza.freeman@vegas.com) Vegas.com There are Vegas resorts. There are mega Vegas resorts. Then there’s CityCenter: The urban development opened last month on 67 acres bringing Aria, a 61-story, 4,004-room gaming resort; the non-gaming Mandarin Oriental hotel and Vdara Hotel & Spa; and Crystals, a 500,000-square-foot retail district to…

Breakfast at Tiffany

This morning I searched everywhere for my Tiffany & Co. bracelet. Any other day, I usually don’t wear jewelry. But since today was the grand opening of the two-story Tiffany & Co. store inside Crystals, I wanted to don my jewelry for this very special occasion. From an official ribbon cutting to models…

A weekend of good causes

Las Vegas isn’t all about helping others to get drunk. Sometimes its just about helping others. This weekend in particular, several events will benefit important causes. Hit the links with Justin Timberlake and help children Fore! Grammy and Emmy award-winning artist Justin Timberlake brings sexy back to the PGA tour as he hosts The Justin…

Taking Vegas Bow-tiques to another level

If you’re a fan of John Varvatos, then you’re in luck. Legendary menswear designer John Varvatos is popular for his rocker-style edge. John Varvatos Bowery NYC  now has 10 freestanding stores, with the latest opening inside the Hard Rock Hotel . Just like the original boutique, the new 3,000-square-foot Bowery NYC  presents a fashion…

Shop, wine and dine VIP style

Ladies, what could possibly be better than shopping, dining and getting spa treatments? Saving money and getting freebies while shopping, dining and getting spa treatments. Money may be an issue with a lot of us these days, but why not spoil yourself with one-of-a-kind, VIP treatment for a bargain price? Inside…

Come to fall’s fashion ball

Just like most females, I love clothes and have a forte on finding really great deals. While shopping like a celebrity is not exactly in my budget, next month it actually can be! On Wednesday, Sept. 23 from 5-10 p.m., Sassy City Chicks presents its highly-acclaimed fashion bash. Located in the ballroom at…

Booking it: Bauman Rare Books gives depth to mall

Bauman Rare Books is a rare find indeed. Located in the Shoppes at Palazzo and nestled between high-end clothing designers, Bauman Rare Books stands out as the not-so-token intellectual establishment. The library-like feel can be a bit intimidating at first. But once inside, friendly and highly knowledgeable staff can help…

Fire and Ink: Stunt hits snag, but magic still in the air

The Fourth of July sparked a different sort of fireworks show when magician Steve Wyrick attempted a “Death Drop” at the south entrance of the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood. The stunt, featuring Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington, celebrated the opening of Club Tattoo in the Miracle Mile Shops. Bennington is a co-owner of the…

Join the Club: Club Tattoo marks National Tattoo Day

There are many tattoo shops where you can permanently commemorate your Vegas vacation. But today, at Club Tattoo inside the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood, you can get inked for 10 percent off (the price, that is). Club Tattoo is offering 10 percent off everything inside the store all day today in…