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.
Globally recognized as the premiere address for luxury retail, 2012 was another winning year at The Forum Shops at Caesars. The Forum Shops was named #1 Enclosed Mall and #2 Overall Mall Worldwide based on annualized sales per square foot in Shopping Centers Today – the official publication of the International Council of Shopping Centers. Additionally, The Forum Shops celebrated its milestone 20th anniversary in 2012, hosted its first-ever Special Olympics Torch Relay, welcomed 11 new tenants, celebrated the remodel and expansion of seven current retailers and presented a truly Las Vegas-style Fashion’s Night Out.
This past year, eleven tenants opened inside The Forum Shops including most recently Diane von Furstenberg. Several first-to-market retailers also made The Forum Shops home this year such as Panerai, Hublot, Marc by Marc Jacobs and Hearts On Fire. Also opening in 2012, Alfred Dunhill, Rolex, Kate Spade, Breitling, Henri Bendel and Peter Lik’s newest gallery.
Seven additional retailers within the famed center have either remodeled or expanded in the past year including Louis Vuitton, Salvatore Ferragamo, a doubled-in-size Swarovski, bebe and Brighton Collectibles. In 2012, Fendi expanded with a flagship format, opening a second boutique to house an exclusive stand-alone Fendi Shoe Salon. The widely-popular Planet Hollywood Bar & Restaurant also remodeled and relocated within the center.
Looking ahead to early 2013, NYC’s legendary family-style Italian eatery, Carmine’s will open its first west coast location inside The Forum Shops and classic American fashion designer Michael Kors debuts its remodeled and expanded store.
“We are thrilled to have welcomed a record number of visitors to The Forum Shops during our 20th anniversary year,” said Maureen Crampton, director of marketing and business development, The Forum Shops. “We recognize the growing importance of retail to the Las Vegas visitor. Shopping while in Vegas has grown over the years and today more than 61% of our visitors shop at some point during their stay in Las Vegas. That’s why we take such great pride in offering shoppers the perfect mix of prestigious retailers and desirable brands.”
“We continue to demonstrate strong sales revenue performance at The Forum Shops with a double-digit increase year to date in 2012,” says Vicki Hanor, executive vice president of leasing, Simon Property Group. “Luxury brands, accessories, men’s and women’s apparel and restaurants have all showed particular strength this past year and our strong sales have been positively affected by the center’s luxury brand direction and the continual enhancement of tenant mix.”
With its distinctive painted skies, talking statues and distinctive mix of retailers and restaurants, The Forum Shops have helped define the luxury retail landscape in Las Vegas, and it continues to be the industry benchmark enjoying unparalleled success as the premiere retail, dining and entertainment destination in the world.
GIULIANA AND BILL RANCIC HOST FASHION’S NIGHT OUT
AT THE SHOPPES AT THE PALAZZO
Evening highlights include $2,000 couples shopping spree, Q&A session with the power couple and fashion’s top must-haves!
On Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011, The Shoppes at The Palazzo and The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, in partnership with The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas, will host an only-in-Vegas Fashion’s Night Out (FNO) event. Celebrity power couple, Giuliana and Bill Rancic, will guide guests through the season’s most talked about fashion tips and trends — a tell-all worth attending. The festivities kick-off in style at 6 p.m. on level two of The Shoppes at The Palazzo near Chloè and Piazza Sempione.
“Bill and I are thrilled to host Fashion’s Night Out at The Shoppes at The Palazzo in Las Vegas. It’s no secret that fashion is a passion of mine and Las Vegas retail ranks among the best. The city is home to many of the world’s top designer brands and The Shoppes at The Palazzo is easily one of my favorite places to indulge in some retail therapy,” said the “E! News” and “Fashion Police” host and Style Network reality star, Giuliana Rancic. “Barneys New York, Fendi, Diane von Furstenberg, Jimmy Choo and Christian Louboutin are just a few of the designers on board. We look forward to a successful Fashion’s Night Out — Vegas style!”
Notable evening highlights include a drawing for a $2,000 couples shopping spree with the hosts. The first 100 lucky attendees will receive a signed copy of Giuliana and Bill’s book, “I Do, Now What?” Other FNO festivities include Kiss & Tell Lipstick Readings, in-store shopping incentives, trunk shows and more.
Throughout the weekend — Sept. 8-Sept. 11 — The Shoppes at The Palazzo and The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian are also offering a chance to register to win a trip for two to Hawaii, complete with a $500 shopping spree at Ala Moana Center and a four-day three-night stay in a one-bedroom partial ocean view suite at Trump Waikiki. Additional shopping incentives include complimentary show tickets to “Jersey Boys” or “Phantom — The Las Vegas Spectacular,” when you spend $500 or more with receipts valid Sept. 8-11.
For additional information, to register for a chance to win the couples shopping spree and fashionable updates, check us out on Facebook at facebook.com/TheGrandCanalShoppes.
About The Shoppes at The Palazzo: The 450,000-square-foot retail component of The Palazzo Resort-Hotel-Casino is one of Las Vegas’ finest destination luxury retail centers. Anchored by Barneys New York and featuring more than 60 of the world’s most exclusive luxury brands, The Shoppes at The Palazzo caters to the trend-setting fashion elite and is home to many fashion “firsts” to Nevada. Names like Diane von Furstenberg, Chloé, Christian Louboutin, Catherine Malandrino, Michael Kors, Poleci, Tory Burch, Thomas Pink, Jimmy Choo, Ralph Lauren, Burberry, Van Cleef & Arpels and Piaget are just a few stand-outs in what is the country’s most impressive collection of luxury brands under one roof.
About The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian: The 500,000-square-foot shopping center located inside The Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino and connected via pedestrian walkways to The Palazzo and The Shoppes, boasts 80 upscale boutiques, luxury stores and world-class restaurants nestled around a charming and faithful reproduction of Venice’s Grand Canal, complete with cobbled walkways, street side cafes and live entertainment. Names like Kenneth Cole, Paige Premium Denim, Dooney & Bourke, Hervé Léger, Swarovski and Peter Lik Gallery create an unparalleled luxury retail environment, while many of the restaurants are headed by famous celebrity chefs, including Wolfgang Puck’s Postrio Bar & Grill, Emeril Lagasse’s Delmonico Steakhouse, Joachim Splichal’s Pinot Brasseri, Mario Batali’s OTTO Pizzeria and Gianpaolo Putzu’s Canaletto.
The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian and The Shoppes at The Palazzo are owned and/or managed by General Growth Properties, Inc. GGP is one of the nation’s largest shopping center owners. GGP has ownership and management interest in 166 regional and super regional shopping malls in 43 states. The company portfolio totals 169 million square feet of space. A publicly-traded real estate investment trust (REIT), GGP is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol GGP.
ABOUT THE PALAZZO LAS VEGAS®
With more than 3,000 spacious suites, luxury shopping, world-class dining and entertainment, the $1.9 billion, Silver LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)-certified Palazzo Las Vegas literally takes luxury to new heights. Ranked as one of the top 25 hotels in the U.S. and Canada in Travel + Leisure “World’s Best Awards” for two consecutive years, the AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Travel Guide Four Star-Award winning resort is highlighted by a flagship 85,000-square-foot Barneys New York. The Shoppes at The Palazzo feature more than 60 luxury boutiques, including 20 remarkable stores and couture brands making their Las Vegas debuts at The Palazzo including Chloé, Tory Burch, Christian Louboutin, Diane von Furstenberg, Van Cleef & Arpels, Catherine Malandrino and Anya Hindmarch. The all-suite resort offers plush and opulent suite accommodations ranging from a Luxury Suite at an unprecedented 720 square feet to the 8,000-square-foot Chairman suite with private terraces and plunge pools. The Palazzo also offers a variety of cuisines from a collection of award-winning chefs such as Carnevino by Mario Batali, CUT by Wolfgang Puck and Table 10 by Emeril Lagasse. Other unique offerings include the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, “Jersey Boys;” the chic dining and nightlife hotspot, LAVO; the world’s largest Canyon Ranch SpaClub; the ultimate sports bar, sportsbook and restaurant on the Strip, Lagasse’s Stadium; and Prestige at The Palazzo — an exclusive space designed to offer the sophisticated traveler an elevated level of services and amenities including private champagne check in, packing and unpacking services, exclusive bath and pillow menus, complimentary cocktail reception and more. The Palazzo and its famed sister resort, The Venetian Las Vegas, are the first ever Alliance Resorts in the InterContinental Hotel Group global portfolio. For additional information, visit The Palazzo website at palazzolasvegas.com, follow on Twitter @palazzolasvegas and interact on Facebook at facebook.com/palazzolasvegas.
ABOUT THE VENETIAN RESORT-HOTEL-CASINO
The Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino, the largest property in the country to receive AAA’s Five Diamond and the coveted Forbes Travel Guide Four Star awards, is one of the world’s most luxurious resort and convention destinations. Re-creating Venice’s legendary landmarks, the LEED® EB Gold (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)-certified resort offers unmatched service and quality for leisure and corporate guests. With suites ranging from a standard 650-square-foot Luxury Suite to the luxurious 10,000-square-foot Chairman Suite, the all-suite resort boasts more than 4,000 of Las Vegas’ most lavish suite accommodations. Located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, The Venetian features The Grand Canal Shoppes, an indoor streetscape complete with gondolas and singing gondoliers, the Canyon Ranch SpaClub, world-class gaming, exquisite restaurants, a wide variety of entertainment such as “Phantom-The Las Vegas Spectacular,” “Blue Man Group,” showroom headliners including David Spade, Rita Rudner, Tim Allen and Joan Rivers and extensive convention and corporate services. The Venetian and its sister resort, The Palazzo Las Vegas, are the first ever Alliance Resorts in the InterContinental Hotel Group global portfolio. For additional information, visit venetian.com, follow on Twitter @venetianvegas and interact on Facebook at facebook.com/venetianlasvegas.
About Fashion’s Night Out
Fashion’s Night Out (FNO) is an unprecedented global initiative originally created in 2009 to celebrate fashion, restore consumer confidence, and boost the industry’s economy during the recession. On September 8, 2011, in response to overwhelming demand, Fashion’s Night Out will return to New York City and over 100 cities nationwide to highlight fashion and support retail with exciting events that include designer appearances, celebrity guests, fashion shows and musical performances. In the United States, the program is a collaboration between American Vogue, the Council of Fashion Designers of America, NYC & Company, and the City of New York. For more information visit www.fashionsnightout.com, or join us on Facebook and Twitter (@fnonyc, #FNO).