What’s Haute on the Horizon

Container Park

From laid-back to luxe, hipster to high-fashion, a bevy of new boutiques will open in Las Vegas this holiday season. Here’s a roundup of some of the most-anticipated.

The Containers Cometh
If you haven’t been scorched from the fire-spewing praying mantis on the corner of Seventh and Fremont streets yet, then you may have missed what’s in the works at Las Vegas’ newest shopping destination, the Container Park. Opening in waves in December, the concept mixes cafés, boutiques, galleries and an outdoor theater housed in repurposed shipping containers (see our roundup of Container fashion retailers at DTLV.com/ContainerPark). The goal is to give small businesses the ability to launch storefronts, and of the 10 new retail ventures, we’re looking forward to these in particular: Crazy Legs, a boutique from Beth Madden and Nyisha Goodwin dedicated to women’s leggings (which are accepted forms of pants, by the way); Boutiqueaholics, an eclectic mix of consignment clothing curated by owner Leah Ann Stanton; Winky Designs, which specializes in wristwatches with accessories made by Winky Wu herself; and Vegas Apparel, a showcase for Edward Dorville-Santana’s men’s T-shirts and hats.

The New and Improved Market LV
Tivoli Village recently took ownership of the Market LV space, which specializes in locally owned shops, fan favorites such as MarkieChar Jewelry, B Sweet Candy Boutique and Katie August shoewear. New to the collection, just in time for the holidays, are Annie Creamcheese, a high-end vintage shop that relocated from the Palazzo, and Gekka, a boutique specializing in handbags made from silk kimonos. TivoliVillageLV.com.

First-to-Market Stores at the Linq
By February, the Linq will offer 30 fresh retail, dining and entertainment options on the Strip, but some expect to be open in time for the last-minute holiday shopping this year. Among the stores that will be unique to Las Vegas, we’re most excited about hipster hatmaker Goorin Bros. Others that we’re looking forward to: Nas and sneaker king (previously of CRSVR at the Cosmopolitan) Nick Sakai join forces for 12 AM Run, bringing a much-needed influx of rubber soles for sneakerheads; Koto, a retailer from Aspen, Colorado, and Miami, graces Las Vegas with accessories such as a $3,000 all-black Rolex; for a more friendly price point, there’s Bella Scarpa, which specializes in women’s shoes; for chocolate lovers, Ghirardelli is coming to town, even re-creating its iconic sign. Caesars.com/TheLinq.

The Next Wave at Crystals
Signifying the resurgence of luxury in Las Vegas, this retail center has unveiled five shops. Another Valentino boutique (the first is at the Forum Shops at Caesars) offers an even wider selection of the products adored by devotees of the Emperor. The mall will also be home to the city’s first Richard Mille boutique, a 750-square-foot showroom (complete with VIP area) that welcomes discerning watch aficionados with touches of Makassar wood, Corian stone, leather, steel and glass. RIMOWA’s flagship boutique showcases the German luxury luggage-maker’s wide selection of cases, leather goods and accessories in custom colors such as the dreamy Ipanema Blue case. Loro Piana rolls out an array of cashmere, baby cashmere, Vicuna products and luxury Italian goods in a gorgeous 2,500-square-foot space whose furnishings are upholstered in Loro Piana fabrics. Everything is expertly lit to provide a “shadow-free environment.” From Blancpain to Omega, Tourbillon carries an alphabet of luxury watch and jewelry brands in this, the largest space within its global network.