FN Spy the Magazine: Tales From the Forum

The 20-year-old Forum Shops at Caesars still reigns as one of Las Vegas’ top retail destinations — and certainly its most enduring one. Not surprisingly, the mall has been a favorite for celebrity clientele and high rollers, who aren’t afraid to shell out big bucks for fashion.

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Here, Maureen Crampton, director of mall marketing and business development for The Forum Shops, sounds off on major shopping moments and extreme purchases.

What’s the craziest shopping trip you’ve seen over your time at The 
Forum Shops?
“One of the many memorable ones was [when] a heavyweight boxer [who she declined to name] had just won his title match and came to The Forum Shops with his entire entourage — friends and family. [They] were invited into one of our luxury boutiques where he treated all to a shopping spree.”

Who are some of the most famous people you’ve seen shopping?
“Michael Jackson, Michael Jordan, Shaquille O’Neal , Jennifer Lopez, Faith Hill, Nicholas Cage, Jamie Foxx, Jada Pinkett Smith, Tony Bennett, Steven Spielberg, Céline Dion and more have all shopped at The Forum Shops.”

What’s the most expensive pair of shoes ever sold?
A $6,000 pair of Christian Louboutins

Any other fun shopping stories that have become legendary at The Forum Shops?
“It was several years ago, when a group of women celebrated ‘Girls Day Out.’ The owner of a beauty/cosmetic line flew in a group of girlfriends to go shoe shopping at The Forum Shops. They could have shopped anywhere in the world and they chose The Forum. At the end of their spree, they had to call an additional vehicle to carry their purchases back to the private jet.”

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