Fashion Show Mall

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Fashion Show Mall
Fashionshowmall.jpg
Fashion Show Mall as seen from the Strip with The Cloud in the center
Location Paradise, Nevada, (United States)
Coordinates 36°7′38″N 115°10′19″W
Address 3200 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
Opening date 1981
Developer Rouse
Owner General Growth Properties Inc
No. of stores and services Over 250 various stores, shops, kiosks and restaurants (As of April, 2009)
No. of anchor tenants 7
Total retail floor area 1,888,151 sq ft (175,415.0 m2)
No. of floors 3
Parking Above - Ground Garage, Under-Ground / Basement Garage, Outside Parking - Lots, and Multiple Valets
Website www.thefashionshow.com

Fashion Show Mall is a shopping mall located on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada. Fashion Show Mall is owned by the General Growth Properties Inc. With 1,888,151 sq ft (175,415.0 m2) of space, this is one of the largest enclosed malls in the world. The mall has over 250 stores, 7 anchors, an elevated stage, a fashion runway and "The Cloud."

Fashion shows take place in the mall every Friday, Saturday and Sunday and are free to watch. During the winter months, the mall has scheduled snowstorms inside. Santa Claus also makes special appearances, even giving a high-energy performance on the runway with his group of elf helpers.

History[edit]

Fashion Show Mall

The mall opened in 1981 with Dillard's, Bullock's, Goldwaters, Neiman Marcus, and Saks Fifth Avenue (originally only 64,000 sq ft (5,900 m2)).[citation needed]

In 2003, Neiman Marcus expanded from 102,000 sq ft (9,500 m2) to 160,000 sq ft (15,000 m2), Saks Fifth Avenue and Dillard's both relocated in the west end of the mall,[citation needed] and Macy's and Robinsons-May expanded as well. A whole west end was added to the mall, adding 500,000 sq ft (46,000 m2) of store space, including The Great Hall, where fashion shows are performed throughout the day. Bloomingdale's Home (first in the nation) and Nordstrom opened in the west end of the mall as well. Lord & Taylor was scheduled to open in the former spot of Dillard's, as part of the mall's east expansion, but the Lord & Taylor chain halted its national expansion plans and canceled its store there in 2003. In July 2010, Forever 21 opened in this space, featuring what was then the largest Forever 21 retail store in the United States. Also, as part of the east expansion completed in 2003, four full-service restaurants, a 16-option food court and The Cloud were added on the front side of Fashion Show, facing Las Vegas Blvd.[citation needed]

Rouse, the previous owner, was purchased by General Growth Properties in 2004.[citation needed]

On September 9, 2006, following Federated's purchase of May Department Stores, Robinsons-May became the second Macy's store at Fashion Show. The second Macy's closed in January 2008 and is in the process of consolidating with the existing Macy's store.[citation needed]

"The Cloud," at The Strip entrance is about 128 ft (39 m) above the sidewalk and is 480 ft (150 m) long. During the day, the structure provides shade for the entrance and at night it serves as a movie screen.[citation needed]

On January 3rd 2013 Macy's, Inc. announced the closure of the Bloomingdales Home Store and the opening of a Macy's Men's Store located at the former Robinsons-May space in the spring of 2013

The mall features several high end restaurants, some accessible from private entrances and elevators so they may operate when the mall is closed.[citation needed]

Anchor stores[edit]

Christmas decor as seen during the 2005-2008 holiday seasons

Current[edit]

  • Dillard's (opened current location 2002, 200,000 sq ft (19,000 m2))
  • Forever 21 126,000 sq ft (11,700 m2) (opened Summer 2010)
  • Macy's 200,000 sq ft (19,000 m2) (became Macy's 1996, expanded 2002)
  • Macy's Men's Store (opened 2013, 105,000 sq ft (9,800 m2))
  • Neiman Marcus (opened 1981, expanded 2002, 167,000 sq ft (15,500 m2)) (only location in Nevada)
  • Nordstrom (opened in 2002, 200,000 sq ft (19,000 m2)) (only location in Nevada)
  • Saks Fifth Avenue (opened current location 2002, 166,000 sq ft (15,400 m2)) (only location in Nevada)

Former[edit]

Gallery[edit]

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Coordinates: 36°7′38″N 115°10′19″W / 36.12722°N 115.17194°W / 36.12722; -115.17194