Located in Tivoli Village, Vasari’s 4,000-square-foot European-style designer boutique is a one-stop shop, according to owner Ardi Najmabadi. Its deep, open emporium is packed with a huge selection of items for both women and men to fit any occasion. High-end brands such as Alice + Olivia, J Brand, Chloé, Hudson, Bailey44 and Haute Hippie depict Vasari’s “luxury lifestyle” blend amid its quiet, elegant atmosphere. You can shop for ball gowns, jeans and yoga pants while perusing fragrances, handbags and a full line of Brian Atwood heels in the shoe salon.
After opening a men’s store in the Forum Shops at Caesars in 1992 then moving to Boca Park in 2002 in which he added women’s fashions to the mix, Najmabadi opened Vasari in Summerlin in 2011. He personally enjoys helping customers to pair outfits — his self-proclaimed forte — a talent for which he uses his instincts to read people to bring out aspects of their personalities in their dress. His desire is to have people be comfortable and themselves in their outfit and possibly discover new sides of themselves in it.
Speaking of comfort, non-shoppers can lounge on a vast couch and turquoise chair.
Apricot Lane in Town Square Las Vegas offers fashion from casual to classy with the brands and accessories to express an individual’s style. From give-back brands such as Good Works Make a Difference and 3Strands to trendsetting lines such as Guitar Picking Bling, there is truly something for mothers and daughters alike. Apricot Lane also offers clients a chance to do fashion parties: The store offers incentives to donate portions of sales to a cause.
A retail experience curated by award-winning interior designer Shelley Gorman of SKG DESIGNS, this small shop in Tivoli Village features revolving vignettes of numerous hand-selected accessories, rugs, art, pillows and even furniture. River North also carries wallpaper and upholstery and will help clients craft a design plan. Providing full service for interior design, the shop was inspired by the eclectic Chicago neighborhood that encouraged Gorman’s career in design.
Inspired by her upbringing in Turkey, Gulten Dye designs convertible and versatile jewelry pieces made from precious and semiprecious stones. Her earrings, rings, necklaces and charms are meant to attune to the soul. Included in her line are charms and tassels that can easily build and transform pieces. In her Town Square store is Creative Playground, where budding artisans can make their own pieces from thousands of beads and accessories.
THE DOG HOUSE
Fur babies can enjoy the holidays, too, thanks to The Dog House, with three locations — the flagship store in Town Square. The boutique not only offers a carefully selected assortment of doggie apparel, accessories, toys, natural treats, party supplies and dog-themed gifts, it also makes fresh organic dog food and jerky under the name The Good Dog Food Company. The original recipes were created in 2008 for the company’s bulldog mascot, Trucker.