Rampart Boulevard in Summerlin, located in the north-eastern area of Las Vegas, was already rife with malls before the first phase of Tivoli Village opened in 2011: Boca Park Fashion Village lies on the other side of Alta Drive, and just up the road from that is the popular and dependable Rampart Commons. No matter to Tivoli’s developers, who painstakingly worked through the economic slump to build and open this classy and luxurious European-themed shopping centre. But this open-air market has little in common with its neighbours up the road, opting, instead, for more of a ‘lifestyle’ experience than a shopping expedition. Accessorise your home, at Ethan Allen; your wardrobe, at Republic of Couture; or your dog, at Shaggy Chic; then complete your afternoon with a meal at Poppy Den. You’re welcome.
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Gamblers General Store
This well-stocked shop is packed with gift ideas for that special gambler in your life. There’s gambling-related merchandise here to suit all budgets, from a single casino chip costing a couple of coins to vintage video poker machines. Along with the collectibles are pretty much everything you need to play any of the casino games, including a library of ‘how to’ gaming books
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What separates this smallish retail experience from other Strip malls is its vow to ‘break the chains’: it leases its stores only to companies otherwise absent from Vegas. It’s a savvy move, and one that brought the city its first Urban Outfitters (which has since also opened in the Miracle Mile Shops); an outpost of Frederick’s of Hollywood lingerie; unusual art offerings, including the Art of Music and Peter Lik Gallery. The handful of great boutiques includes Nora Blue, Elton’s Men Store and Le Paradis; other highlights include the Las Vegas Sock Market, and sweet spot Lick, for all your candy – bacon-flavoured included – needs. For nibbles, try Rick Moonen’s new steampunk-inspired Rx Boiler Room (Moonen is TV-famous from his appearances on the Top Chef reality show). The Burger Bar continues to be popular, with its baroque twists (foie gras!) on the humble hamburger. And when you need to chill out, pop into the Minus5 Ice Lounge, an all-ice cocktail bar – where you’ll be outfitted with a parka and gloves before you sip your vodka from an ice goblet. The mall is located on a bridge that connects Mandalay Bay to the Luxor, and is accessible from either resort.