Flamingo and Las Vegas Boulevard is one of the busiest intersections on the Las Vegas Strip, with millions of pedestrians strolling past it on a daily basis. The Grand Bazaar Shops seeks to corral these people, hoping they’ll spend their casino winnings (cough!) at this Moroccan-inspired shopping mecca. The Grand Bazaar Shops are, most definitely, a colorful place to shop, anchored by a Swarovski outlet that has a 14-foot sphere composed of 911 custom-cut crystals and more than 1,800 points of light. Nightly, from 9pm to midnight, the Swarovski Starburst coordinates its lights with music and those multi-colored mosaic panels on the roofs of the shops for a dazzling show. Under the canopies, you’ll find mainstream, but eclectic stores such as Superdry and Swatch, plus essentials like Lush, Havaianas and Hammitt. Snack-wise, the Grand Bazaar Shops houses one of the largest Starbucks stores in the country, complete with grandstand seating. Wahlburgers, the burger joint from the reality show of the same name, has finally arrived, along with Chicago deep dish pizza emporium Giordano’s. The shops are open Sunday through Thursday from 10am to 10pm and Friday and Saturday from 10am to 11pm.
- Grace Bascos