LAS VEGAS, NV (August 20, 2008) - The recently-opened Shoppes at The Palazzo, the 450,000 square-foot retail center owned by General Growth Properties, is setting the new standard on the Las Vegas Strip for luxury with nearly 30 "firsts" to the Las Vegas market, according to Daniel J. Sheridan, executive vice president of General Growth Properties, Inc., largest retail owner and operator in Las Vegas.

"Home to an 85,000 square-foot Barneys New York and more than 60 premier luxury brands, The Shoppes at The Palazzo comprises one of the city's most comprehensive retail offerings. With nearly 30 premier brands that are opening their first stand-alone boutiques in Las Vegas, The Shoppes at The Palazzo is quickly gaining a reputation in Las Vegas as a haven for the trend-setting fashion elite," Sheridan stated.

Barneys New York heads the lists of "firsts" to Las Vegas at The Shoppes at The Palazzo. "Barneys is a mecca for the fashion-forward, and its highly-visible location on the Strip signals ultra-luxury," said Sheridan. "It serves as the ultimate calling card for The Shoppes at The Palazzo."

Other "firsts" include: Van Cleef&Arpels, Diane von Furstenberg, Chloè, Christian Louboutin, Catherine Malandrino, Anya Hindmarch, Lambertson Truex, Poleci, Charriol, Piaget, EDIDI New York, Canturi Jewels, Links of London, Double Helix Bar + Double Helix Boutique, Annie Creamcheese Designer Vintage, Bauman Rare Books, Canali, Mezlan, Guerlain, Piazza Sempione, The Kiss, Billionaire Italian Couture and Andrew's Ties.

According to Sheridan, a few select brands are opening their first worldwide or US stores at The Palazzo, including Canturi Jewels, an Australian-based luxury jeweler and EDIDI New York, a designer of one-of-a-kind jewel-encrusted handbags.

Located within The Palazzo Las Vegas, the $1.9 billion, stand-alone resort developed by Las Vegas Sands Corp. adjacent to The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino, The Shoppes at The Palazzo is one of the world's most electrifying entertainment-shopping-dining venues, according to Sheridan.

"In Las Vegas, where five-star dining and celebrity-patronized nightclubs are the norm, that's a strong statement, but The Palazzo has the right ingredients - luxury shopping, dining and nightlife - all the components that make Las Vegas the Entertainment Capital of the World."

The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian and The Shoppes at The Palazzo, though separate and distinct shopping centers, are connected via pedestrian walkways to offer an exceptional combination of 160-plus, high-end stores and boutiques and over 30 restaurants. The Shoppes at The Palazzo is the newest member of GGP's collection of America's Premier Shopping Places (, the nation's largest collection of tourism-oriented shopping centers from Boston to Hawaii.

For additional information on The Shoppes at The Palazzo and a complete list of stores and restaurants available, please visit or call 702-414-4525.