A Sin City Threesome

You don’t have to be a sinner to love Sin City, but you’d better be an insider to get the most from your visit. Here’s the inside track to all that’s fabulous at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, The Shoppes at The Palazzo and Fashion Show — the holy trilogy of Las Vegas shopping, dining and entertainment.

THE GRAND CANAL SHOPPES AT THE VENETIAN

Inside the luxurious Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino, The Grand Canal Shoppes combines Old World charm with celebrity chef dining, the hottest nightclub in Las Vegas — TAO Asian Bistro & Nightclub — and a truly unique retail experience that includes stand-out names like Herve Leger, BCBGMAXAZRIA, Dooney & Burke and Banana Republic. Headliner celebrity chef eateries include Wolfgang Puck’s Postrio Bar & Grill, Emeril Lagasse’s Delmonico Steakhouse and Mario Batali’s OTTO Pizzeria. www.thegrandcanalshoppes.com

In the Know:

Public House: Public House is home to Nevada’s first certified beer cicerone, who chooses the perfect brew for every guest from among the establishment’s 200-plus beers. A contemporary twist on a traditional tavern, Public House is a must-try.

Rattlecan: A new urban burger bar from Chef Sam “Sammy D” 

DeMarco, Rattlecan brings exceptional culinary creativity to the Strip. Unbeatable burgers, signature shots and street-chic graffiti combine for an ultra-hip atmosphere, 24 hours a day.

THE SHOPPES AT THE PALAZZO

Featuring 60 of the world’s premier luxury brands, The Shoppes at The Palazzo is home to Barneys New York, Diane von Furstenberg, Chloe, Jimmy Choo, Fendi, Michael Kors, Christian Louboutin and Bottega Veneta. Award-winning chefs helm more than a dozen restaurants that round out the star-studded lineup, among them CUT by Wolfgang Puck, SUSHISAMBA and TABLE 10 by Emeril Lagasse. www.theshoppesatthepalazzo.com

In the Know:

The ACT Nightclub: Though access to this private and backstage “star-bar” is extremely limited, if you do get in you can mingle with the famous and the fabulous, including Raven-O and Simon Hammerstein’s Vegas Beauties.

Rockhouse: Sin City’s iconic party bar has arrived. The venue brings back the same let-loose attitude that made the original one of the most popular nightlife destinations on the Strip. An adult playroom, Rockhouse features tire swings for bartenders, birdcages for dancers, a mechanical bull and so much more. 

FASHION SHOW

With over 250 boutiques and seven department stores, Fashion Show brings retail therapy to a new level. Home to the city’s only Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue and Topshop Topman, this shopping mecca has it all. True to its name, Fashion Show brings fashion to life with weekend runway shows on the world’s only 80-foot catwalk for a true only-in-Vegas experience. www.thefashionshow.com

In the Know:

Scotch & Soda: Another first-to-market, the iconic Australian brand for men and women features seasonal must-haves for the fashion savvy.

Henri Bendel: Calling all Bendel girls. This New York hot spot brings its iconic brown-and-white signature stripes to Las Vegas. A boutique filled with Bendel signature style and bedazzled accessories — perfect for a night out, Vegas-style. 

Jay Dugre
Custom Publishing Writer

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