For great deals and a variety of shopping experiences smart shoppers head to Atlantic City. Each casino property offers their own unique shops or you can browse the Boardwalk for salt-water taffy and homemade fudge, souvenir stores and specialty shops.
Shopping enthusiasts know that there are three shopping complexes to satisfy their retail fix. New shops at The Walk outlet mall, the latest styles and luxury lines at The Pier Shops at Caesars and Tropicana’s shopping and dining mecca The Quarter, allow shoppers to snap up fresh-from-the-runway fashions, update their family’s wardrobes and find the perfect gift. Here’s what those in need of retail therapy will find around town:
TANGER OUTLETS THE WALK
With more than 90 brand-name outlet shops and no tax on clothing, shopping at The Walk is guilt-free, tax-free and loaded with great finds. Newest addition Bass Pro Shops is a destination unto itself. Opened on April 15, the store is stocked with everything the outdoorsman/woman could possible need for hunting, camping, fishing and much more including a large boat showroom. Shoppers are greeted by a 13,000 gallon aquarium filled with indigenous sea life and murals depicting regional scenic locales.http://www.basspro.com/atlanticcity
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Men’s clothier Jos. A. Banks, trend-setter Abercrombie & Fitch, eyewear specialists Sunglass Hut, charm and bead specialist Pandora Jewellry, and music and pop culture inspired Hot Topic have joined Coach, J. Crew, DKNY, OshKosh, Brooks Brothers, Eddie Bauer, St. John and other retailers that have made The Walk a destination for savvy shoppers.
After hours of retail therapy, shoppers can refuel at a number of local and nationally known restaurants located throughout The Walk. The newly-opened Wingcraft offers shoppers a welcome respite with a selection of local and national craft brews, more than nine varieties of wings, brick oven pizzas, salads, entrees and more. Or they can sip on a margarita while sifting through their purchases at Los Amigos where local chef Genero Castillo has developed a menu of creative and complex Mexican fare as well as Southwestern inspired items.
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At The Walk, even the parking facilities can provide a fun shopping experience: The Wave Parking Garage, located at the foot of the Atlantic City Expressway, is a convenient spot to stow your vehicle as well as home to the Noyes Art Garage of Stockton University. This spacious, light-filled emporium is lined from end to end with local crafts for sale in boutiques, art galleries, exhibit spaces and working artist studios.
The Walk also offers shoppers convenient valet parking centrally located for access to all its shops with several options for free or discounted parking based on amount of daily purchases.
In addition, members of the US or Canadian armed services and AARP and AAA members can present their ID cards to any merchant and receive a free coupon book entitling them to even deeper discounts.
PIER SHOPS AT CAESARS
The Pier Shops is the first stop for fashionistas who know that there is more to retail therapy than simply shopping. And the recently announced reimagining of the property as The Playground will bring a new and unique experience to AC. The new concept is designed to allow visitors to shop, dine and relax to the music or sports of their choice. The first phase scheduled to open this summer, T Street, will be comprised of live music venues on the first floor. Six themed music clubs will showcase buzz-worthy young acts in virtually every music and entertainment genre including country, rock, jazz, folk, rhythm and blues and comedy.http://www.thepiershopsatcaesars.com/
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Situated on one of Atlantic City’s historic piers, The Pier Shops stretch out above the ocean offering sweeping sea and beach views that transform shopping into a special event. Even before hitting such lux boutiques as Louis Vuitton, Burberry, Michael Kors and Tiffany & Co., shoppers can settle back in the Adirondack chairs placed near the windows and enjoy incredible ocean views.
While keeping stocked with the latest styles is priority one, The Pier Shops’ retailers offer a wide range of services and specialty stores. Choose the perfect outfit for a night on the town at Gucci, Guess or White Lotus Boutique. Sports fans can find everything they need for game day at Sports City and Sports Collection. Techies can upgrade their cell accessories at The Apple Store, Cellairis or Cellularum.
Need a quick pick-me-up? Stop at Starbucks for a latte and arguably the best views of any Starbucks in the U.S. For visitors who want the full AC experience, Stephen Starr’s nationally-renowned Buddakan and The Continental are among the full-service dining spots where the cuisine and cocktails are worthy companions to the romantic, seaside setting. Craving crabs? The legendary Phillips Seafood serves that and much more in this seaside locale where diners can watch the goings-on in the exhibition kitchen or enjoy the view of ocean waves crashing onto the shore. And at Souzai Sushi and Sake, weary shoppers can refresh on fresh, traditional Japanese dishes, creative cocktails, Asian beers and sake.
The Havana-themed shopping, dining, entertainment and nightlife complex within Tropicana Casino & Resort celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2014 and just keeps getting better.http://tropicana.net/quarter/
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Make an impression during a night on the town with a new outfit from Francesca’s Collections or White House Black Market then finish off the look with a classic necklace from Erwin Pearl or glitzy sparkles from Swarovski. Guys can make a fashion statement of their own with AKA’s selection of top designers including Hugo Boss, Roar, Affliction and more. Surprise the kids with a bit of the beach from Seashore Kids. Their selection of dress-up gear, hand puppets, adorable rain gear and charming toys are a delight. For the ultimate Atlantic City souvenir, check out Zephyr Gallery’s 3D Monopoly game under glass where properties are marked by rhinestones, old-time graphic prints and other works by local and national artisans.
Sugar highs await at Godiva and Lick, a colorful fantasyland of sweets. But for more serious sustenance, famished shoppers can hoist a signature mojito or caipirinha and sate their appetites with Cuba Libre’s Nuevo Cubano cuisine. Voted best steakhouse four years running by Casino Magazine, The Palm continues to serve its renowned aged prime beef, succulent Nova Scotia lobsters and hearty salads. Fans of Italian cuisine can treat their taste buds to authentic recipes at Carmine’s serving home-style Southern Italian specialties in extra large portions.
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A trip to bluemercury Spa can revive even the most exhausted shopper. The highly-skilled therapists perform the brand’s world-renowned oxygen facials, revive tired muscles with therapeutic massages for singles or couples and offer a special selection of signature luxury body treatments.
Coming this summer Tropicana will add a state-of-the-art fitness center, accessible from bluemercury, that will be Atlantic City’s first casino-based fitness complex available to hotel guests, employees and the general public.