Living — and spending — large seem to come standard in Las Vegas. The Shops at Crystals, adjacent to Aria, boasts the world’s biggest collection of designer brands for those seeking Strip-side retail therapy — or the little black Dior dress that recently walked the red carpet.
Crystals offers a swath of high-end shops spanning 500,000 square feet — including flagships for the houses of Prada, Gucci, Tiffany & Co., Roberto Cavalli and Ermenegildo Zegna — under a crystalline canopy of glass and steel.
Other luxury labels include Hermes, Dior, Fendi, Bulgari, Versace, Cartier, Balenciaga and Bottega Veneta, as well as the largest Louis Vuitton on this continent.
Valentino recently set up a 3,000-square-foot shop that shares the same ready-to-wear collections with outposts in Beverly Hills, Milan and Paris.
Window shoppers can give their wallets a rest while browsing a trio of art galleries, including an exhibit of Cirque du Soleil-inspired sculptures cast in bronze.
Diners will find restaurants by celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck and three-time James Beard award winner Todd English, as well as a SHe by Morton’s, a 9,000-square-foot venue that combines food and fashion, runway shows included.
The Shops at Crystals
3720 Las Vegas Blvd. South
—Jamie Wetherbe, Brand Publishing Writer