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Fashion Show Mall....

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by GreggWizard, May 17, 2012.

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  1. GreggWizard

    GreggWizard Tourist

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    What is this place all about? Is it pretty much another huge shopping mall, or does it have unique attractions that are a "must see"......I'm wondering cause we're planning a trip to Vegas in a couple months and we're on the fence about including this place in our already jam-packed plans. Is it worth the trip to check this Mall out?
     
  2. ILoveDonuts

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    It's the biggest mall in LV. And they have a fashion runway. And if you have a condo at the Trump Tower or renting a place there, the mall is a convenient place to walk over for a quick bite.
     
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    Its a typical giant mall with the added bonus of a runway fashion show every few hours or so
     
  4. Alasted

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    It's pretty much another massive, upscale-ish mall. Since time is tight, I say skip it.

    However, if you really dig shopping and are going to be nearby anyway -- like at Treasure Island or Wynncore -- give it a go.
     
  5. tizzy

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    We always include it in our trips. The different stores and places to eat are a very nice change from what we have locally. Maggionos is a must when we go to Vegas if you like Italian food at a good price and large portions. It has a nice patio and it's right there at the mall. Connected bridges to Wynn and Treasur Island make it very accessible also.
     
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    We don't go out the way to see the place but if in the area we may do lunch at the California Pizza place they have there.

    Since your schedule is packed full I wouldn't bother.
     
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    Just another regular big mall. Nothing special like the Forum Shops
     
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    Isn't that the mall with the spiral escalator? I guess I think that is unique enough to see if you are close by.:beer:
     
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    That's the forum shops at Caesar's
     
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    Sorry, still think that thing is kind of unique!!:beer:
     
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    Nice place to waste a few hours browsing in the stores. Has an Apple store if you want to check out the latest gadgets. The fashion shows on the runway are entertaining.

    Overall, a great place to drop off the wife/gf for a few hours whilst you hit the strip clubs.
     
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    We go there on most trips - I buy my wife a bear from Build a Bear Workshop for each trip to Las Vegas, most of the time we buy it there but sometimes we get it from the one at our local mall.

    Is it worth it... that really depends on the person and if you want to go shopping while in Las Vegas or not.

    They have a directory on their website and you can see that most of the stores are pretty upscale... but its not an outlet mall so its not like there are super bargains to be found (though like any mall anywhere they have seasonal sales to move merchandise and sales when business is slow).

    For us usually what we do is stay at Monte Carlo or Aria and we take a taxi to the mall and get off at the Dillard's end. Go in, get our bear from the Build a Bear and then check out a few of the stores as we work our way to the front.

    Out front we'll go to Ti, gamble there for a little bit, head over to Mirage for some gambling, then to Caesars through the forum shops for more gambling, walk over to Bellagio for more gambling and to see the conservatory and do some gambling... then take the tram back to Aria/Monte Carlo.

    So for us its "worth it" because it makes a good starting point destination for us to start our first day in Las Vegas and then work our way back to our hotel (we usually leave our hotel around 3PM and get back around 1AM on a day like that).

    But otherwise I'd really just say its just a mall... if you don't have any special shopping plans or needs its probably not really worth going out of your way to go see and if you do visit places like the shopping at Caesars Forum Shops, Planet Hollywood's Miracle Mile and/or the Grand Canal Shoppes at Venetian then you've seen a lot of whats at Fashion Show.
     
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    I've heard about this mall many times but I always though it was off strip. Once you said by TI/Wynn, I looked it up and its that place with the crazy UFO saucer. I've walked by this place at least 20 times and never knew it was the fashion show mall. And now I know.
     
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    If you like regular shopping, it's probably the best! I mean, they have real stores, it's not all Fendi's and Dior's it's Gap, Macys, Dillards.. etc. We visit there a lot. But, yea it's just a really good, normal mall.
     
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    Thanks, Everyone, I appreciate the feedback!! We'll be right at the Mirage, so if we wind up with a couple extra hours we'll definitely check it out....especially for Maggianos!!
     
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    Thanks, Auggie and Mr Sandman!!
     
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    Hey - how are you guys getting those countdown meters on your messages?? That's COOL!!
     
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    In the 50 or so trips to Vegas, I haven't even thought of going to the Fashion Show Mall - just not the shopper type.
    Never even knew why it was called FSM, now I do. After reading the posts, I'm intrigued enough to visit it.
     
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    Thanks again for all the valuable information, everyone!! It is a tremendous help!!
     
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