DESERT MIRAGE: The design idea for Christian Louboutin‘s third boutique in Las Vegas was to fashion an oasis in the middle of the desert.
The 1,442-square-foot store, located in The Shops at Crystals mall inside the Aria Resort & Casino, includes a reclaimed wood facade that underwent a bleaching and inking process to give it a black-and-white finish. Metal displays mimic those of garden gates and also help cordon off different sections of the store. Custom wallpaper and photographs also adorn the store’s interior that continue the abstract garden theme.
The boutique carries women’s and men’s footwear, handbags and small leather goods and joins other recent additions to the Shops at Crystals such as Céline and Audemars Piguet.
The mall, located on the Las Vegas strip, is home to a roster of luxury brands that also includes Tom Ford, Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci and Saint Laurent.
Louboutin already has boutiques at the Grand Canal Shoppes and the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace, also both located on the Strip.
The boutique opening at the Shops at Crystals follows the opening of a third Los Angeles Christian Louboutin at the Brentwood Country Mart in April.