To say Tony Pagliuso has a thing for shoes is an understatement. After all, the vice president and general manager of Barneys New York at the Shoppes at the Palazzo got his start as a salon shoe buyer for Nordstrom, and moved up the ranks to store director at Salvatore Ferragamo before becoming a store director for Bullocks Department Stores. But in 1994, he landed at Barneys New York, starting as the men’s shoe department manager in Beverly Hills and then moving up to group manager. His years at Barneys have taken him from the tailor shop, to cosmetics to the bridal salon. And then Barneys New York came to Las Vegas, and Pagliuso was more then enthusiastic about becoming the vice president and general manager of the store that blends its own sense of humor with high fashions.
Where were you born ?
How long in Las vegas:
General Manager at Barneys New York
Valentino. The lobster tail rocks!
Best Ethnic Food:
Lindo Michoacan on Desert Inn and Tofu Hut on Spring Mountain Road.
Casa di Amore
Best place for late night dining:
Best place for a romantic date:
Best Sunday brunch:
All of Eduardo Cordova’s clubs and Blush
Best place for a power business meeting:
All-around favorite spot in Las vegas:
The Arts Factory downtown
If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend?
Palazzo and Venetian
Favorite shopping venue/boutique:
Barneys New York
Best place to buy Jewelry/Watches:
Barneys New York, of course!
Canyon Ranch Spa at the Venetian and Palazzo
Favorite Charity Event:
HRC and Three Square
Favorite Cultural Event:
Favorite Cultural Institution:
Las Vegas Philharmonic
Best Aspect of Las vegas:
Its adjacency to Los Angeles and Orange County. My home is OC so whether you fly or drive, it’s very close.
CUT. Without a doubt the best steak and restaurant staff in Las Vegas.
Best Gym/Athletic Facility:
Stirling Club gym
Stirling Club masseurs and masseuses
Best Limousine/Driving Service:
Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art
Favorite historic/legendary place to see or explore: