The shopping selection within Via Bellagio is luxury at its finest: To call it expensive would be an understatement.
You could easily spend a year's salary here in less than an hour, no matter what you make. But if you're looking for high-end shopping -- or fantasize about all the items you'd like to buy -- then this is the place.
The elegant architecture matches the shops. Via Bellagio features a spacious walkway and plenty of natural lighting from the high ceiling windows. These factors make the whole shopping experience more lively and enjoyable than a dark, cramped mall. And while it may not be the biggest on the Strip, Via Bellagio's "shopping row" proves that less is definitely more.
Bottega Veneta offers classic Italian leather goods with a modern twist. All bags are hand-crafted and soft. Louis Vuitton and Fendi also offer a fine selection of leather merchandise.
The 2,400-square-foot Breguet features a fine collection of Swiss watches. One of the most accomplished timepiece makers to date, founder A.L. Breguet opened his first shop in Paris back in 1775. The Via Bellagio location is one of five in the United States.
Both Chanel and Dior carry everything from elegant accessories and leather goods to shoes to fine jewelry. Tiffany & Co. is a definite standout, with jewelry nothing less than exquisite. You'll find silver, watches, crystal, china and original pieces -- plenty to add to your wish list. If you really want to go on a jewelry shopping spree, make sure to make a stop inside Fred Leighton. Fred Leighton offers everything from Cartier to Van Cleef & Arpel and Belperron, to name a few. The shop also carries pearls, jewels from the 19th century and even from the Golden Age of India.
Giorgio Armani offers sleek fashion including evening wear, sportswear, shoes, accessories and cosmetics. At Gucci, men and women can find clothing, shoes, luggage, jewelry, silk and eyewear.
And of course, you can't leave without checking out the latest and newest trends at Prada or the cashmere suits and iconic handbags at Hermés.
Even if you're just strolling through the Via Bellagio's shopping row, it's worth every second. While you're here, make sure to visit The Conservatory and the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, located in the same resort.
-- By Jeannie Garcia