Las Vegas is home to just as many bargain “shopportunities” as it is luxury, with a breadth of amazing buys that offer the same satisfying rush. Looking and living like a VIP no longer requires the bank account of one. Dedicated, patient and progressive-minded shoppers find they do not have to compromise their champagne taste no matter how limited their budgets. For a treasure trove of mind-blowing steals and deals, consumers need to think beyond the super-large discount chain stores and shop the smaller spaces for unique and even luxurious retail reductions that no one knew existed. Here are five such budget-friendly retailers:
Susie’s Deals may be a chain of 90 stores along the West Coast, but it is also a family-run operation with eight stores in Las Vegas. While it advertises $5.99 and up, many items are listed as low as $3.99. Susie’s is the kind of bargain retailer that a surprising number of Las Vegans appreciate but somehow it remains a bit of a secret. The deals they go for are Susie’s junior, misses, plus size, men’s and children’s apparel. And if you’re wondering whether there is anything suitable to wear given how low the prices are, here’s what you need to know: When Kohl’s, Old Navy, JCPenney and other favorite retailers get rid of their stock, it ends up here. Susie’s store listings are available at SusiesDeals.com.
Conveniently adjacent to the Strippers’ Strip Mall, Diana’s Dollar Deals will cost you more than a dollar, but not much more. With a wide range of G-strings, sexy bras, hosiery, cosmetics and even Xotic Eyes kits for far less than regular retail prices, this is the go-to bargain shopping spot for the sensual working girl—or those who just want to look like one. 4211 W. Sahara Ave., Suite A.
If the idea of secondhand shopping seems unappealing, then try thinking of it as being earth-friendly. Thrift-store retailer Savers has five clean, well-organized locations in the Vegas Valley, each featuring shoes, apparel, furniture, home accessories, books and collectibles. Sure, a fashionista could spend $150 on a Michael Kors dress. Or she could transform herself into a “bargainista” and spend under $20 for one at Savers. See Savers.com for store listings.
Do-it-yourselfers find that heaven exists in the form of Home Fabrics and Rugs. It has limited locations across the country, but two here in the Valley. What you’ll find in both are designer interior material for as low as $13 per yard and area rugs for $60. Scared to make the DIY leap? Attend one of the store’s many free Q&A sessions or workshops. 1825 S. Decatur Blvd. and 1437 W. Sunset Road in Henderson.
Authentic celebrity-owned clothing may not be the reality behind The Refinery Celebrity Resale, but there is definitely enough luxury and glamour in this store to make anyone look like a celebrity. Skip over anything with the original retail tag still attached; the real deals are the “almost new” designer denim, furs, handbags and shoes, while the best buys are the nondesigner, fashion-forward pieces with a label that no one has heard of, but with a style that no one will forget. 3827 E. Sunset Road.