Galleria at Sunset
Fashionistas be warned - for the Galleria at Sunset shopping mall is a hive of temptation. It's a no-brainer that you need deep pockets and a keen eye if you want to make the best of designer summer sell-offs, however the plethora of trendy outfitters within the exotic Galleria shopping mall leaves many wishing they'd taken out a platinum card. The Galleria is a welcome contrast from the upscale designer forums adjacent to many of the hotels in Vegas, for here, it's still possible to dig out some serious bargains without compromising on style. Luxury lingerers Victoria's Secret occupy a particularly prominent space along the promenade of brand boutiques, as do Charlotte Ruse and G: By Guess.
Situated within Las Vegas twin-town Henderson, the leviathan Galleria mall is one of the largest indoor outlet complexes of it's type in Nevada. Galleria was opened to a fanfare of local praise in 1996, since prior to it's construction the Las Vegas landscape offered pretty slim pickings when it came to premium shopping choice. With over a million square feet across two floors, the Forest City Enterprises complex also hit headlines for it's record-breaking pre-launch leasing of space – over 85% of which was filled prior to the February 28th opening.
The epitome of post-modernist architecture, the Galleria has all the trappings of a European shopping mall with sweeping marble balconies, fancy trimmed hedges and trickling fountains. The addition of a 600-seater food court with a high glass domed ceiling allows visitors to soak up a little of the sophisticated atmosphere, while sampling the delights of a distinctly American menu. Additional amenities include a themed area for children to eat, rest and play, with Disney-esque motorized rides and an indoor soft play area.
Featuring in excess of 140 outlets ranging from beauty and lifestyle, to apparel and electricals, the Galleria maintains a high return rate of customers due to it's vast retail variety. First stop for locals and newbies alike just has to be Macy's on the ground floor. Ascending across three storeys of the Galleria, the affluent department store packs in a multifarious range of designer clothing, electronics and kids stuff with an almost constantly evolving range of sale stock. The Kitchen Sink is essentially a downsized version of Macy's without the designer apparel. Trendy ceramics and earthenware remain at the forefront of the store's appeal, however you'll also uncover some fascinating domestic utensils, artwork and small home furnishings among the melange of stock.
Like most Las Vegas malls, the fashion forward remain the most catered for. Bebe, Fashion Q and No Fear serve up high fashion, street-wear and club gear, while the more demure stores such as Windsor Fashions are suited to those with a more refined sense of style. Dillard's Sports is a great place to discover knocked down sportswear and leisure gear – even going so far as to include golfing attire. If you prefer your sportswear combined with street, check out Abercrombie & Fitch or American Eagle Outfitters – Galleria caters for everyone!
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