Up and down Las Vegas Boulevard you can find the great fashion houses of the world — Christian Dior, Lanvin, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Alexander McQueen, Marc Jacobs, Emilio Pucci, Carolina Herrera, Oscar de la Renta, Diane von Furstenberg and more. Need more variety and you can shop at the likes of Neiman Marcus, Barneys New York or Saks Fifth Avenue to broaden your labels. But the best shopping comes at the hands of smaller boutiques with finely edited lines of clothing. They carry a variety of lines fine-tuned to the tastes of their discerning clients. Here’s a look at the top five fashion boutiques of Las Vegas. Pull out your Black AmEx and do some shopping.
Vogue editor Anna Wintour is said to have called this the best boutique in America. This exquisite boutique feels like the closet you wish you had. Inside, you can find a runway down the center with the great fashion houses of the world parading their wares on mannequins: Azzedine, Alaia, Lanvin, Zac Posen, Narciso Rodriguez, Maison Martin Mariela, Matthew Williamson, Yigal Azroel and Givenchy, just to name a few. The windows display the best the boutique has to offer dressed on delicate eggshell mannequins. Helpful staff can point you to the look that’s right for you.
Perhaps the biggest new hit in Vegas is Stitched, the bespoke clothier at Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Owner Eamon Springall put together this luxurious boutique with lines such as George Esquivel, Jacks & Jokers, Rag & Bone, Cr8tive Recreation, Louis Stewart and Psycho Bunny. You can get your suit custom-made in a private room filled with 72 scotch lockers, leather couches and a large-screen TV. Pick out your fabrics, stitching, lapel sizes, number of buttons, lining and more for a placard stating the suit was designed by you. A basic bespoke suit starts at $800.
3 Annie Creamcheese
Back in the 1970s, Vegas was home to Suzy Creamcheese, the boutique frequented by Cher, Charro and Stevie Nicks. When Annie Lee and her business partner Garrett Bauman decided to open a Georgetown vintage shop, she turned to a name from the heyday for inspiration. Fast forward to 2008 when Annie Creamcheese set up shop at the Shoppes at the Palazzo, its first outpost outside of Washington. D.C. This boutique caters to high-end designer pieces from Chanel, Missoni, Pucci, Halston, Galanos, Suzy Perette, Ceil Chapman, Gucci, Claude Montana, Rudi Gernreich, Nina Ricci, Givenchy, Ungaro and many more. Just stepping through the mirror-coated doors whisks you back in time. The dressing room alone is worth the trip. You can also find emerging designers such as Manoush, Eva Franco, Stella & Jaime, McGinn, IJenny Han and Alchemy. Be sure to check out the vintage jewelry and handbags. To unload your wares, call ahead to make an appointment.
It’s surprising what you can find when you leave the Giorgio Armanis and Bottega Venetas of Via Bellagio and venture over to the Pool Promenade at this resort. At Capri, you can find designer sportswear collections from Diane von Furstenberg, Galliano, Just Cavalli, Michael Kors, M Missoni, Trina Turk and Catherine Malandrino. A collection of handbags like Kooba and Isabella Fiore and jewelry and sunglasses round out this surprising store.
Tucked on the second level of the new Aria resort at CityCenter sits a divine store filled with some hard-to-find lines you’ll have a difficult time discovering at even the large department stores of Las Vegas, namely Anna Suit and Issey Miyake. Look for Red Valentino, Galliano and Dolce & Galliano, alongside newer lines such as Alex + Olivia and Black Halo. Sunglasses, handbags, intimate apparel and other finds such as homegrown swimwear from Syrup and the ultra-sexy Beach Bunny are intertwined with bags made from plastic bottles that look like leather and other green finds.