British Luxury Brand Mulberry Opens First Store in Las Vegas
in The Forum Shops at Caesars
To celebrate its first Las Vegas store opening on Aug. 1, Mulberry has created a capsule collection of stunning limited edition embellished pieces, available exclusively in Las Vegas at Mulberry inside The Forum Shops. A sumptuous black suede clutch, called the Clemmie, is studded with dozens of gunmetal rivets for a truly statement bag. Four classic and exquisitely tailored black dresses are decorated with beading and glass crystal, adding a touch of glamour inspired by an artistic floral motif. A pair of striking embellished high heel sandals completes the look. The Forum Shops store is the first Mulberry store in North America to feature a new store design concept. Inspired by Mulberry’s roots in the English countryside the design uses color and textures inspired by natural materials. Hand-carved and untreated oak is used for shelving, and Somerset limestone is used for the floor, laid out in the style of traditional parquet flooring and reminiscent of traditional English country houses. The store is divided into areas for a calm and elegant shopping environment, with neutral colors allowing the products to stand out. Mulberry commissioned British leather artist Genevieve Bennett to create a stunning collection of leather wall tiles carved out in beautiful tonal leather, of course inspired by Mulberry’s heritage of leather craftsmanship. The Forum shops location features Mulberry’s first ever wall of ‘falling leaves’, taken from the iconic Mulberry tree logo to create a subtle and elegant pattern on a feature wall for all to see.
Property Enhancements and Special Offers from The Forum Shops at Caesars
The premier shopping destination in Las Vegas, The Forum Shops at Caesars, is currently undergoing property enhancements. In the works are exciting new customer amenities and enriched shopping experiences including; the creation of a casual seating area in a lounge setting. Enhancements are also underway to improve customer access and visibility to the third level. To mark the occasion, a number of retailers at The Forum Shops retailers have created some special offers. Stores including; 7 For All Mankind, DKNY, Donald J Pliner, Hublot, Kiehl’s Since 1851, NARS, Roman Times, Vilebrequin, Welcome to Las Vegas, Kids Kastle, Shoooz at The Forum, Swarovski, Davante, Davante Sun, Inglot Cosmetics, Brooks Brothers, Henri Bendel and Michael Kors have special offers and deals available. A number of restaurants at The Forum Shops also have special deals and offers including Carmine’s NYC Family Style Italian Restaurant, Trevi Italian Restaurant, Spago and Sushi Roku.
Christian Louboutin Introduces Signature Nail Polish
The famous red-sole of the incomparable Louboutin shoe is now available as a signature nail polish. The French footwear guru is taking his first steps into the beauty business with a range of signature polishes housed in strikingly tall, spiky bottles. Priced at $50 each, the well-heeled, red nail enamel, Rouge Louboutin, is now available at Christian Louboutin inside The Forum Shops. An additional 30 shades will be available at the end of August. A genuine luxury experience, Louboutin nail polish has among the highest percentage of pigment in the industry and is housed in an eye-catching bottle with a wand-like cap. The designer has grouped his polishes into in three color families — Pop, Nude and Noir.
British retailer, AllSaints is set to launch its new Las Vegas flagship location at The Forum Shops at Caesars later this summer. At more than 12,000 square feet, AllSaints Caesars will be the second largest store in the brands global portfolio and will offer a multi-level shopping experience. Each AllSaints store is unique and AllSaints Caesars is no exception. The store boasts more than 1,400 square feet of digital display screens that will stream the creative content produced by AllSaints Studios. In addition, the store will feature an 8 foot by 4 foot sewing machine table originally constructed in 1906 to make sails for ships. A traditional English red telephone booth modified to house an interactive display will allow customers to shop online, in-store. The exterior facade reinforces the AllSaints values of craftsmanship and digital innovation by featuring 346 sewing machines against a backdrop of more than 1,000 square feet of LED displays. Founded in London in 1994, AllSaints creates design-led clothing for men and women. The brand expresses attitude and individuality through a strong digital presence, deep-rooted links to music, and its film division, AllSaints Studios.
Built For Boot Camp, Nike Introduces the Lunar Cross Element
Even during the summer months, boot camp continues to be a fast favorite of the female athlete. The high intensity training typically lasts more than an hour and includes a running element. With this method in mind, Nike designers set out to create a footwear solution equipped for lengthier workouts completed on a variety of surfaces. The Nike Lunar Cross Element proves to be versatile enough to handle not only the run to and from a boot camp class, but also the variety of movements required throughout the workout. Cushioning was an important consideration for these longer, cardio-heavy workouts.
The Nike Lunar Cross Element provides cushioning, durability and flexibility for high intensity workouts.
Forum Shops Fall Fashion Preview
August represents the last days of summer and is the perfect time to preview fall fashion looks and arrivals. From plaids to color blocking to vintage-inspired looks, The Forum Shops is the perfect place to pick up the best in fall fashion trends. Ted Baker London puts the focus on its luxurious women’s wear clothing and accessories collection for autumn, effortlessly combining vintage-inspired floral prints in a layered and lavish palette of pinks. Plaids are also in focus this fall. Marc by Marc Jacobs showcases the pattern in a red plaid cape, sweater and skirt. For just the right touch of plaid, Donald J Pliner is featuring tartan print shoes. For items that easily transition from summer to fall, H&M has the perfect pieces inside the three-level fashion metropolis. Spot tops, dresses and accessories that deliver stylish yet affordable options. Tight knits are also taking the spotlight this autumn. Michael Kors featured the fashion on the runway as did Tory Burch.
FASHION BRIEFS AND FORUM FIRSTS…
THE FORUM SHOPS SEARCHES FOR LAS VEGAS’ BEST NEW DESIGNER: This year, The Forum Shops at Caesars promises to make Fashion’s Night Out special for one lucky aspiring fashion designer from Southern Nevada. In conjunction with the yearly event taking place on September 8, 2011, The Forum Shops at Caesars is currently searching to discover what could become tomorrow’s next big fashion icon. Partnering with The Art Institute of Las Vegas, interested designers from Southern Nevada can apply exclusively at The Forum Shops Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/ForumShops.
The application allows for budding designers to share their story, as well as upload a video and/or photos which they can use to vie for the top spot. Whether designing couture or denim, sportswear or retro-tees, all designers are encouraged to apply (rules and criteria will be available on application).
Recognized worldwide as one of the finest luxury shopping streets in the world, The Forum Shops at Caesars, is participating in this year’s global celebration of shopping with Fashion’s Night Out festivities on Thursday, September 8, 2011 from 6 p.m. – 11 p.m. The stage is set for a night full of excitement, amazing fashion shows, one-of-a-kind in store events, product demonstrations, parties, giveaways, food, Las Vegas celebrities and entertainers – all at Las Vegas’ premiere retail destination, The Forum Shops.
The winner, along with select runners-up will be featured in an exciting fashion show and have their work highlighted inside the world-renowned shopping destination (which is home to the most famous brands in the world). The top designer will receive a $500 shopping spree to The Forum Shop at Caesars. The Forum Shops will also provide The Art Institute of Las Vegas with a $2,000 scholarship which will be dedicated to assist an aspiring designer.
FASCINATE, SEDUCE AND CHARM WITH JEWELRY FROM BACCART: Originally founded in the town of Baccarat in eastern France, the premiere retailer is world-renowned for fine crystal of incredible luxury and elegance. No exception, the new Fleurs de Psydelic rings for Dawn, Day and Night. This trio of colorful pleasers epitomizes grace and beauty.
JOHN VARVATOS TO SERVE AS CELEBRITY MENTOR ON NBC’S NEW REALITY COMPETITION SERIES “FASHION STAR”: Renowned American menswear designer John Varvatos is set to serve as a celebrity mentor on the highly-anticipated new reality competition series “Fashion Star.” The new NBC competition series will search for the next big brand in fashion. Varvatos joins newly-announced mentor; actress, author Nicole Richie, previously announced celebrity mentor Jessica Simpson and host Elle Macpherson. The series is designed not only to groom and discover America’s next popular brand, but through an exciting new format twist, it will allow viewers at home to buy the winning designs each week. The show will target real-time consumer feedback and interactivity and will span all categories of fashion from suits and dresses to lingerie, denim, bathing suits, accessories and more. One of the most well-known menswear fashion designers in the country, Varvatos will bring his trendsetting design skills and expertise to the contestants each week on NBC.
NIKE “KICKS OFF” NEW CONCEPT STORE INSIDE THE FORUM SHOPS: A parade of drummers, cheerleaders and nearly 200 local youth were on hand recently to join Nike for a Blitz The Strip grand reopening event. The procession kicked off on the famous Strip and made its way through the premiere retail destination before arriving at the new Nike store concept inside The Forum Shops at Caesars. The freshly revamped 30,000 square foot location offers the largest multi-category brand experience in the U.S. with innovative consumer experiences, market tailored product offerings, community resources and the introduction of team customization services. The store is only the fifth of its kind to open in the U.S. For the grand opening celebration, consumers also participated in the Redzone 360 Experience featuring NIKEiD, which provided the opportunity to star in a signature sport animation. After designing their own unique shoe on NIKEiD, consumers got the chance to style up like a pro and try out Nike footwear for their own personal touchdown highlight video shot in 360 degrees on a turf set up outside the store entrance.
DESIGNER SPOTLIGHT – GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI: Italian designer Giuseppe Zanotti’s hometown is famous for its great shoe manufacturing tradition. It’s no wonder the now world-renowned designer is heralded for his elegant footwear creations with sleek and innovative designs that are masterfully crafted. Zanotti’s early passion for music and his instinctive knack for art and fashion continue to be reflected in his distinctive shoe designs. With an eye on the past and on quality manufacturing tradition and an eye on the future with fashion trend-setting, Zanotti’s creations remain true to his original inspiration of art, music and fashion and can be found inside his new expanded location inside The Forum Shops at Caesars near the Festival Fountain.
FORUM FASHION FORWARD TIP: The peak of the summer heat and sun can wreak beauty havoc. Luckily, The Forum Shops has the solution for beating the heat during the final dog days of summer. Keep your eyes fashionably protected from the sun’s rays and glare with the Morgenthal Frederics collection at Davante. Available in a variety of styles, the unique eyewear collection provides a stylish safeguard for your eyes. For moist, kissable lips – Fresh is the destination for you. Keep your lips puckered and protected with Sugar Honey Tinted Lip Treatment with SPF 15. Maintain a luminous, ultra-natural tan without the harm of the sun’s rays with Dior Bronze self-tanning line at Dior Beauty. Keep your skin moisturized with an easy one-step finish specially suited for the season, Studio Moisture Tint SPF 15 is a light, tinted moisturizer with SPF 15 and other skin nourishing ingredients from MAC Cosmetics. Capture the scents of summer with the Peace, Love and Juicy summer set from Juicy Couture complete with Eau de Parfum spray, shower gel and body lotion.