WHEN you think of a trip to Las Vegas, shopping probably isn't one of the things you would associate with the entertainment capital of the world.

But - as with anything - Las Vegas doesn't do shopping by halves and boasts some of the greatest malls and outlets I have ever visited.

And, especially if you are on the search for a bargain, the Las Vegas North Premium Outlets are a must-visit during your trip.

Located at the north end of the Las Vegas Strip, at the gateway of Downtown and Freemont Street - Las Vegas North Premium Outlets is a must-see, must-shop for visitors of the famed Strip.

Shop more than 180 designer and name-brand outlet stores including adidas, A|X Armani Exchange, Michael Kors, Kate Spade New York, Nike, Burberry and Dolce & Gabbana.

Vistors can enjoy the exceptional brands with extraordinary savings up to 65 per cent every day.

Make sure you are prepared - wear comfy shoes, sunglasses and bring a bottle of water - as you will be about to take on some serious shopping.

Shoppers looking for the name brands and discount prices will find plenty of stores to satisfy all their needs - and treat themselves to some goodies along the way, like I did to some new trainers from Nike and a new handbag from Kate Spade (what woman could resist a new handbag at a bargain price?)

I recommend stopping by the information centre at the mall - staff will be happy to help you with any questions or queries you might have. This is also where you can purchase VIP coupon books - a Savings Passport and a Destination Passport - that offer additional savings at selected shops throughout the outlet.

Within these booklets you can find extra savings to be made (on top of the outlet prices) at stores including American Apparel, Calvin Klein, Converse, Disney Outlet, Frangrance Outlet, Gap Factory, Marc Jacobs, PUMA, Reebok and Tommy Hilfiger to name a few - but be prepared, you may have to spend a fair amount in the stores before even being able to qualify for the extra discounts.

Overall, a visit to the Las Vegas North Premium Outlet is a must for any shopoholics visiting Las Vegas. You'll be sure to grab a couple of bargains along the way - whether its clothing, cosmetics, footwear, accessories or children's toys. 

For more information, visit premiumoutlets.com/outlet/las-vegas-north.