Sure, it might be trying too hard with the faux-Roman vibe—classical pillars, statues, huge replica of the Trevi Fountain—but with more than 160 boutiques and shops under its trompe l’oeil, always-twilit Italian sky, the Forum Shops rakes in a whopping $1,300 in sales per square foot each year, the nation’s highest per-square-foot revenue. And that’s a lot of square feet—the Forum Shops recently added 175,000 square feet and additional levels that extend the mall to the Strip. It’s far and away the best of the casino malls; you could spend your entire visit here.
In the main mall, mid-range chains (Banana Republic, Gap, Abercrombie & Fitch, Diesel) punctuate the serious designer line-up: Elie Tahari, Christian Dior, Valentino, Ermenegildo Zegna, John Varvatos, et al. Accessorise your outfit at Cartier, David Yurman, Christian Louboutin, De Beers, Inglot or Tiffany & Co. But the real jewels are the refined shops that front directly on to the Strip. Spiral escalators and marble floors help create a swanky setting for tenants such as fashion powerhouses Kate Spade, Marc Jacobs, Pucci, Thomas Pink and Carolina Herrera. There are attractions at either end of the mall: statues come to life at one extremity, with Atlantis rising
from the waves at the other. When your feet or credit cards are exhausted, head for the Qua Baths & Spa or pop by Numb Bar for a frozen cocktail.
|Venue name:||Forum Shops|
3500 Las Vegas Boulevard South
|Cross street:||E Flamingo Road|
|Opening hours:||10am-11pm Mon-Thur, Sun; 10am-midnight Fri, Sat|
|Transport:||Bus Deuce, 202|