The Evolution of Shopping: Las Vegas
Written by: Anthony W. Romeo
Ladies, have you ever heard the term “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas”? Hide your shopping bags, those credit card statements and the reaction of thrill and joy on your face! Your husbands will certainly have a heart attack from the thought of your lavish spending and motivational “Girl’s Night Gambling”. The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace exceeds the expectations of all ages who feel the need to shop during every vacation. Filled with over 270 luxury shops,The Forum seems to be the place to be when it comes to the true Las Vegas experience. Simon Property Group, (SPG NYSE) who currently owns The Forum Shops is currently worth 26.21 billion dollars, where there CEO, David E. Simon is currently worth a whopping 2.8 billion!
The Simon Property Group manages thousands of mall and outlet centers located all over the world, but now primarily focuses on North American and Asian markets. According to Wikipedia – “The Forum Shops at Caesars is the highest grossing mall in the United States, with higher sales per square foot than Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, California”
Built in 1992, The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace has an array of beautifully custom built shops to satisfy their compulsive shoppers that travel thousands of miles away to see. From Cartier to Valentino, their selection of merchandise and branding is a dream come true for those Housewives with Black Cards.
Even if you’re not one to spend thousands of dollars, The Forum Shops can still be the right fit when it comes to ballin’ on a budget. The younger marketed stores seem to be Abercrombie & Fitch, Armani Exchange, Bebe, Banana Republic, Express, Guess, Pink, Victoria’s Secret and much more. The higher end shops are of course, the ones we see in fashion magazines and advertisements all over the world. Balenciaga, Burberry, Cartier, David Yurman, DVF, Elie Tahari, Fendi, Valentino, the list goes on and on. Though the hype of luxury, travels down the halls of Caesars Palace, almost everybody I’ve encountered was very polite, helpful and down to earth. Las Vegas and Beverly Hills are very similar but completely different at the same time. For instance, the shopping in both locations is certainly “on point” but the contentious attitudes of wealth and power will always fall into the big 90210.