I have some secrets that are too good not to share! With the holiday season coming up and shopping high on the list of priorities, who doesn’t want the inside scoop about special offers and notable experiences at one of Las Vegas’ premier shopping destinations?
Fashion Show Las Vegas is one of my favorite places to shop. In fact, I am there almost every day. The reason isn’t only because of its proximity to my office, but also because I can find anything I need with their vast retail mix and dining options!
Last week, I had the pleasure of attending the, shhh, Secrets of Holiday Shopping event held at the Saks Fifth Avenue located in Fashion Show. I was privy to the unique and “secret’ amenities that are available to shoppers this holiday season. I will share those in a moment.
At the event, guests were treated to the Jo Malone Signature Fragrance Experience. This was a welcomed luxury where I learned about all of the available scents which, by the way, are made to be layered. With this, one can transition from subtle to sexy with a spray of another scent! It does not surprise me that the Jo Malone fragrances are a hot commodity for both men and women. One of my favorites was the Peony and Blush Suede cologne. I even went home with a special treat of fragrance samples. Thank you Saks Fifth Avenue and Jo Malone!
Another highlight of the event was the delicious food courtesy of the Art of Cooking. We had some lobster cakes, cheese poppers, green egg and bacon bites, sliders and champagne. It was all delicious! If that wasn’t enough, they took this experience to the next level by creating chocolate in the shape and color of lipstick. It was a pretty sight to see displayed in the lounge that housed the YSL holiday lip collections and definitely too pretty to eat. Thank you!
Lean in closer. This is for your eyes only. Here are my top six secrets for shoppers at Fashion Show Las Vegas for the holiday season!
1. Valet Parking On-Demand
If you don’t live in Las Vegas, valet parking is pretty rare to see at a shopping mall. Not only does Fashion Show have this complimentary service for all shoppers, it is available at six (6) convenient locations: Neiman Marcus (underground and surface level), Saks Fifth Avenue, Macy’s, Nordstrom and the valet circle adjacent to Forever 21. The BEST part about this is that guests may retrieve their vehicle at any of the valet locations regardless of where it was originally dropped off. This is perfect after a long shopping day. You don’t have to carry all of your bags back to where you dropped your car off if you have ended up at the other side of the mall. How awesome is that?
2. Gift with Purchase
Although they say it is always better to give than to receive, I personally don’t mind receiving a little myself! Retailers such as Godiva, L’occitane, Kiko Milano, Original Penguin and Teavana, to name a few, have the gift giver and receiver in mind! Shoppers can enjoy free gifts with purchase.
3. Complimentary Alterations
Although I would like to think I have the perfect body, when I try on clothes this thought quickly disappears especially since I only stand at 5 foot 3 inches tall (stand statuesquely though.) Ha. This holiday season, Fashion Show guests may avail of complimentary alteration services at select locations such as Buckle, Hugo Boss, Optica, Pinto Ranch,Tadashi, Under Armour, to name just a few.
4. Personal Shopper
Not sure what to buy? Don’t stress because shopping is supposed to be fun! Select stores such as Coach, Louis Vitton, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Topshop, Saks Fifth Avenue, Sur La Table and many more offer personal shoppers to help you find the perfect gift.
5. Guest Services and FREE Gift Wrapping
Fashion Show’s guest service team will be strategically located throughout the mall to assist with anything guests may need from directions to their favorite store to complimentary gift wrapping. Yes, that’s right! It is free every Wednesday until Christmas at the Guest Service Desk. Guests may avail of up to 5 complimentary packages wrapped with a Fashion Show receipt dated for the same day.
6. Complimentary Shipping (to Home and In-Store)
Now for the grand finale, best-kept secret: complimentary shipping both in-store and directly to your home! I know for our out-of-state guests this is a welcome surprise. You no longer have to worry about carrying all of your gifts on the plane or packing them in your car. Locals, like me, will be thrilled to know they can even send their gifts directly to the recipient or order online from Nordstrom and pick the gifts up at the Nordstrom Rack in Summerlin. Among some of the retailers offering free shipping in the U.S. are Coach, Aldo, Buckle, Express, Hugo Boss, Kendra, Lululemon, Tory Burch, Tory Sport and Under Armour.
Click on the images below to view the full gallery of images from the Secrets of Holiday Shopping event. Remember, the best secrets are sometimes meant to be shared! See you in my sparkly city of Las Vegas soon fellow shoppers!