When in Las Vegas, eschew the typical souvenir shop filled with T-shirts, postcards, and magnets. Instead, pick up luxe specialty items for loved ones back home that will leave an unforgettable impression. Or, immortalize the adventure by purchasing a trinket you can’t live without.
Here are five incredible shopping experience that don’t involve a trip to the Las Vegas outlets.
While on the second floor of The Cosmopolitan, next to Chef José Andrés’ China Poblano, you spot Monogram tucked away. You discover it’s an eclectic gift shop offering a range of items, apparel, and accessories. Monogram steers away from the typical and slants toward unique novelties such as oversize art toys, whimsical fashion jewelry, chic luggage, and travel pieces. As you browse the designer clothes from up-and-coming and progressive brands, you find your ensemble for the perfect night on the town.
The Stores at SLS Las Vegas
Pick from one of three stores at SLS Las Vegas for an inspired shopping spree experience. You first stop at ETC., the resort’s spot to grab your forgotten essentials like sunglasses and suntan lotion, as well as Las Vegas-branded souvenirs and resort-branded merchandise. Over at SLS HER, you encounter contemporary designer apparel and accessories—such as Joseph Ribkoff and Miss Me, plus stylish sunglasses, handbags, and jewelry. Your last stop, SLS GOODs, stocks mementos for every personality type, such as kitschy-to-glitzy souvenirs and novelty gifts, as well as keepsakes, accessories, and apparel. You suddenly cross every person off your shopping list.
To you, there’s something to be said for the purist approach to finding a souvenir shop. While you love the experience of the Las Vegas outlets, you sometimes want to head to the good ol’ shopping mall. Then you stumble upon Fashion Show, a gift-hunter’s dream with eight department stores and 250-plus boutiques. Now you need a gift for that cool, fashionable niece who is ever-so-hard to please, but you’re not worried. You simply decide to check out Henri Bendel, Ted Baker, Anthropologie, Coach, Urban Outfitters, and Tory Burch for some inspiration.
It’s impossible to pop into Curios and not leave without taking out your wallet. All of the shop’s curated artifacts, gifts, accessories, and collectibles are gathered or created around the globe. Modeled after a 1940s train stop with high-vaulted ceilings, leather-accented walls, newspaper-print tile, and distressed wooden planks, the store’s design is part of the experience as you walk in. For sale, find cool brands and one-of-a-kind souvenirs: Christian LaCroix pop-up notebooks, Ray Ban sunglasses, Stance socks, and Nixon watches, as well as modern-day top hats, flasks, and grooming items. When you discover the items engraved with Dorothy Parker quotes and Victorian pocket watches, you suddenly think your buying possibilities are endless.
Giardini Garden Store
Across the lobby from Bellagio’s front desk, you spot the resort’s iconic Conservatory, teeming with exotic floral displays that change with the season. You walk the pathway that leads to Giardini Garden Store, a souvenir shop displaying garden-oriented gifts, fountains, and decorative items for your home. This is a store for those in your life who have a green thumb or those who appreciate organic forms. Brands you plan to explore here include Jay Strongwater, Eva Gordon, MacKenzie-Childs, and Intrada Italy.