Fashion Show Mall Las Vegas

Fashion Show Mall Las Vegas

View of Fashion Show Mall from the 62nd floor of Encore at Wynn, June 2009.
View of Fashion Show Mall from the 62nd floor of Encore at Wynn, June 2009. | Source

Fashion Show Mall Las Vegas is next to Treasure Island, across the street from Wynn and Venetian at 3200 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sundays. (Not everything in Las Vegas is open 24/7.)

Fashion Show Mall Las Vegas

Fashion Show Mall Las Vegas
Fashion Show Mall Las Vegas

Here's a complete list of all the stores in Fashion Show Mall. It's a fairly large mall, there are about 250 stores and restaurants. You're not likely to see much that's unfamiliar to you here though. The anchor stores are Bloomingdale's Home, Dillard's, Macy's, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, and Saks Fifth Avenue... national chains, like most of the other mall shops.

Fashion Show Mall Las Vegas, 2003

The 2003 Fashion Show Mall renovation in progress
The 2003 Fashion Show Mall renovation in progress

I don't get what the big flying saucer thing is all about. It doesn't work well as a roof (I've been in front of Fashion Show Mall in the rain) and doesn't seem to serve any useful purpose. Here's a photo of it while it was under construction in 2003, during which time the mall was renovated and an additional 500,000 square feet of store space was added.

Fashion Show Mall Las Vegas, 1997

Fashion Show Mall Las Vegas, 1997
Fashion Show Mall Las Vegas, 1997

Here is how the front of Fashion Show Mall appeared in 1997. You can see part of the failed "Dive!" restaurant on the left, and the now demolished Desert Inn on the right. The mall first opened in 1981 and has it's own fashion show runway; explaining the name.

Inside Fashion Show Mall in 1997

Inside Fashion Show Mall in 1997
Inside Fashion Show Mall in 1997
Inside Fashion Show Mall in 1997
Inside Fashion Show Mall in 1997

I've walked around inside the mall just two or three times (there are already enough opportunities to spend money on the Las Vegas strip) but have been to their food court about a dozen times or more. There's an escalator and stairs at the north end of the mall you can take directly up to the food court from Las Vegas Blvd. It's a smart strategy when fast food cups of Coke and Pepsi run about $5 and thousands of thirsty people are wandering the urban desert just a few feet away.

The food court is similar to every other mall food court with one addition, four computer terminals with Internet access and printers. You can feed them paper currency or a credit card for blocks of time. I've used these terminals several times to check in for my flight and print out my boarding pass for the return trip home. It used to be difficult to find Internet terminals with working printers on the strip (some kind of Tourist Center next to Riviera, two convenience stores south of the Aladdin, Fashion Show Mall and Showcase Mall were the only ones I knew of) but during 2007 and 2008 hotels began adding public Internet terminals with printers to their lobby areas. While almost every hotel has some kind of "business center" where you can rent computer and Internet time, these centers are normally open only 8 or 9 hours per day which usually don't coordinate with your vacation plans.

Fashion Show Mall food court

Looking north from the center of the food court
Looking north from the center of the food court
Looking west from the center of the food court
Looking west from the center of the food court
Fashion Show Mall & Trump at sunset, June 2009.
Fashion Show Mall & Trump at sunset, June 2009. | Source

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