The Linq promises to revolutionize the Las Vegas Strip in 2013/2014 the way that CityCenter did on 2009. While the High Roller will be the focal point of this massive new entertainment complex, the shopping and restaurants will be the draw that keeps locals and visitors alike coming back again and again.
Below you'll find a preview of the retail shops set to open throughout late 2013 and early 2014. It will be evident that like The Linq concept the individual stores are odd and wonderful. Enjoy and please comment below on your favorite Linq oddities.
12 A.M. Run
Nas brings his love of kicks to Las Vegas qith 12 A.M. The hip hop mogul is the co-owner of this high end sneaker boutique and its collection of limited edition shoes for men, women and toddlers. It also has a wide selection of street and sport-inspired fashion for both men and women. Featured brands include Nike Sportswear, Jordan Brand, Diamond Supply, Young & Reckless, Stance, and Mitchell & Ness. 12 A.M. brings music, fashion and art all to one place and promises to be the go to place for hip and fashionable footwear in Las Vegas. Website.
When Carrie Bradshaw comes to Las Vegas she'll shop at Bella Scarpa . From platforms and heels to wedges and ballets and rounding it out with boots and sneakers Bella Scarpa plans to be the go to Strip shoe store. Add in handbags, accessories and very special apparel collections and the girls will want to spend hours perusing and trying on shoes..
If you walk into Chilli Beans looking for some tasty Latin inspired grub you'll be real disappointed. If you're looking for the hottest in eyeweat fashion than this tasty sounding shop is where you'll wanna be this fall. , The Brazilian eyewear and watch brand, founded by rock 'n' roller turned entrepreneur Caito Maia,comes to Vegas and wants to show Americans why they've become the largest eyewear brand in Latin America. The LINQ location is a flagship store in the United States, and one of only a few outside of Southern California. Website.
Ghirardelli Ice Cream and Chocolate Shop
Holy Moly I love Ghirardelli. This is an ice cream shop and a chocolate shop. And an amazing coffee shop.Ghirardelli is world famous for a reason. Shop for mazing chocolates or take a seat and grab a fountain treat like shakes, floats, malts and other delectable fountain creations. There is also a tempting assortment of delicious chocolate confections and beautifully wrapped gifts. With the perfect balance of chocolate intensity and rich ingredients, you'll find only the best quality at Ghirardelli. Website.
Men used to wear hats and many a well dressed man laments the fact that we no longer do. But at the Goorin Bros. are returning the neighborhood hat shop to America. Goorin Bros. features many styles for men and women from classic to modern including ball caps, fedoras, bowlers, knit caps and more. Each Goorin Bros. hat is designed at their headquarters in San Francisco. Want to class up your night, then shop at Goorin Bros. and be a class act. Website.
KOTO takes the food truck concept to retail products. They frequently scour the web's hottest blogs and bring their odd, fun and interesting products to the shelves at KOTO. The inventory changes as quickly as teh web does and KOTO will always have things long before anyone else will. This place will likely have the best window and shelf shopping in Vegas.
Polaroid nearly went out of business when the digital photography revolution arrived, but like any good company they have adapted and the Polaroid Fotobar is the result. Polaroid Fotobar is the first of its kind and they have made it their mission to "liberate your photos and turn them into innovative and memorable products." In addition to a first floor retail shop the second floor will house the Polaroid Museum including an event space for corporate and private functions of up to 300 people. "Customers will have the ability to instantly print their pictures - wherever they may reside - utilizing the Polaroid Classic Border Logo in five different sizes." Website.
Only in Las Vegas would a lingerie shop themed after a burlesque club come to fruition. Ruby Blue claims to be "the ultimate women's accessories store with the hottest trends in costume jewelry, novelty legwear and hats and boasts a stunning inventory of lingerie and bustiers as well as a variety of provocative novelty games and toys." Sounds good to me.
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