3460 E. Sunset Road, Suite D
Las Vegas, NV 89120
For Carolyn Kirson, owner of “The Refinery Celebrity Resale,” consignments never gets old. At 24, Carolyn Trepner’s credibility in high-end clothing began in the ’80s when she was hired part-time as a sales clerk on Las Vegas Blvd. and Charleston 31 years ago. During that time, the previous owner asked Kirson if she wanted to buy her store. Nowadays, Kirson proudly states, “The Refiney is the only resale store in Las Vegas that carries high-end menswear” and her savvy customers travel from all over the country to shop for vintage designs to the current Christian Louboutin Red Bottoms, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Armani, Prada, Jimmy Choo, Manolo Blahnik, Judith Leiber, John Varvatos, Dennis Basso and much more. Kirson’s credits her success to repeat consignors who trust her ability in pricing the merchandise with quick turnovers, her wonderful staff and social media marketing.
560 S. Decatur Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89107
Twenty-five years ago, Michelle Tully, owner of Charleston Antique Mall, first tasted the vintage way of life after her husband spent $20,000 in one day from an estate sale in the San Fernando Valley, California. After that, the dynamic duo quickly became addicted to collecting history antiques, memorabilia and vintage clothing. After moving to Las Vegas, Nevada, the Tully’s ended up being a dealer at Red Rooster, but later ended up owning Charleston Antique Mall and was voted Best Antique Store for two years in a row. Be that as it may, spend the day at The Charleston Antique Mall where customers can find early electronics, retro kitchen appliances, prehistoric clothes, boots and hats that dates back to the early 20th Century.
1216 S. Main St.
Las Vegas, NV 89104
Las Vegas’ own Amy Ortiz, sole proprietor of Rockin’ Bettie, inhales and exhales vintage clothing — preferably the ‘50s look. In fact, Ortiz states, “I’ve always loved the ‘50s style of dressing, but wasn’t able to locate the clothes anywhere in the city when I was younger.” As a result, Rockin’ Bettie Las Vegas, Nevada is five years old as of April 15. Once inside, Ortiz promises to accommodate ladies of all sizes who are looking for pedal pushers, circle skirts with crinoline fillings, highway shorts, stick out pencil dresses with ‘50s designs and a whole lot more. On top of that, Ortiz created a studio in back of the store so that customers can receive a ‘50s style, pin-up make over. And if that’s not enough, Ortiz uses her Rockin’ Bettie recreational vehicle, fills it up with ‘50s gear and takes part in the annual four-day Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly event located at The Orleans Hotel and Casino, a must see event!
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8450 W. Sahara Suite 115
Las Vegas, NV 89117
Natasha Charlesworth, owner of Trading Labels Contemporary Designer Resale, admittedly defines herself as a lifelong shopper of consignments, admits “glitter is her Prozac” and admits to being a hoarder of the finest attire that money can buy. After twelve years of being a corporate executive for Elizabeth Arden Cosmetics, Charlesworth left Park City, Utah and relocated to her hometown of Las Vegas. In ’09, employment was hard to find, therefore Charlesworth’s dream as a consignment buyer/negotiator, resale owner came into fruition after about in year back in Las Vegas. Six years later, Trading Labels’ contemporary beautiful boutique accepts vintage wear that’s fun and funky, in spite of aged or current brand name. Additionally, size is never an issue, big or small is not a problem at all. Each article of clothing is hand-picked, and she enjoys getting to know each and every one of her clients and their story behind the clothes.
1131 S. Main St.
Las Vegas, Nevada 89104
Last week, Viva Las Vegas Annual Rockabilly Car Show hit the town, and most likely the vintage enthusiast stopped at the famous Retro Vegas store; however, the best kept secret from days-gone-by is occupied inside. Velma, the owner of The Red Kat Vintage for the last two-years, has been a vendor and renting out the spacious loft spot within the Retro Vegas store, filled with fashion trends that influenced the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s eras. Retro Vegas primitive items include modish, classic fancy sofas, lamps, dining room sets, baseball cards and even Pee-Wee Herman’s bow-ties. At any rate, stop by The Red Kat Vintage in the heart of Downtown Las Vegas, which surprisingly accommodates any personal style and target that just right budget.
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