A killer tan calls for clothing and accessories that really shine. Atlantic City’s bevy of boutiques is filled with luxe looks to take you from day to night (or night to day, which tends to happen in this town). The Water Club at Borgata’s plaza of upscale stores (One Borgata Way, 609- 317-8888) is home to Hugo Boss (LEFT), a must-stop shop for fashion-forward men. Across from Boss women will thrill at the selection of sexy, candy-colored dresses that dominate the racks at Just Cavalli. Eleganza at The Pier Shops at Caesars (One Atlantic Ocean, 609- 343-3199) carries a welledited collection from Italian fashion houses like D&G, Versace, Catherine Malandrino and Giuseppe Zanotti Design. Also at The Pier, Scoop NYC brims with contemporary looks courtesy of Tory Burch, Alice + Olivia and other of-the-moment names.
A sparkling trinket from one of AC’s many jewelry stores is the perfect reward for a big score at the tables. Caesars makes it easy: Cash out and cross the skywalk to The Pier Shops at Caesars (One Atlantic Ocean, 609-343-3199). Tiffany & Co. headlines the list of luxury retailers here. The intricate pieces that make up Paloma Picasso’s Marrakesh collection (PICTURED), available exclusively at Tiffany, are pitch-perfect for pairing with the season’s light, loose fashions. Tous’ fashion jewelry collections range from sterling silver bracelets to black-diamond-fl ecked charms. Men are guaranteed to fi nd a timepiece that suits their style among the dozens on offer at Movado and Tourneau.
WALK THE WALK
Lacoste is one of the latest designer brands to open an outlet store at the outdoor shopping promenade known as Atlantic City Outlets, The Walk (1931 Atlantic Ave., 609-872-7002). Here savvy fashion mavens can score designer threads slashed by up to 70 percent at stores such as BCBG Max Azria and Polo Ralph Lauren.
BEST BEAUTY BETS
Those in search of high-end skin care and cosmetics head to Cos Bar (The Pier Shops at Caesars, One Atlantic Ocean, 609-348-6249). The boutique offers a carefully chosen mix of products by Chanel, La Mer, Nars and Bond No. 9. Over at Bluemercury (The Quarter at the Tropicana Casino and Resort, 2831 Boardwalk, 609-347-7778), beauty junkies can indulge in spa services or shop hot new releases from Bobbi Brown, SkinCeuticals and Laura Mercier. We also love the spa’s array of self-tanners, a must for hiding troublesome tan lines.