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Where Stylist Christie Moeller Shops Just for Her

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Las Vegas has more stores than anyone could physically tackle, but somehow we always keep returning to the usual suspects. To break out of the rut, we've asked some local shopping and fashion gurus to provide their hidden retail gems — those unique stores around Las Vegas that we might not all know about. Welcome to Shopping Confidential. Fashion savvy and want to share your favorite local boutique? Drop us a line and tell us why you should be featured.

Artifact [Photo: Christie Moeller]

When the pros need a fashion shoot, print ad or television show styled, they turn to Christie Moeller, the creme de la creme of stylists in Las Vegas. Moeller has an entire collection of props she can pull from as well as a Rolodex full of contacts to land the best fashions for her shoots. On top of that, she's good enough to share her fashion knowledge on her wildly popular blog, I Can Style U. Here she shares one of her favorite new local boutiques, Artifact, which just moved into Town Square.

Referring to Artifact as a shop or boutique is an understatement. Imagine all the best Pinterest boards, everything you have ever repined and favorited, brought to life and placed in one stunning gallery. Repurposed ,up-cycled and eco-conscious. Where the ordinary is made into art, that is Artifact.While at first glance, you might be pulled in by the charm and treasure chest appeal of the window displays, you'll stay, and come back, and come back again, because of the creative, fascinating and imaginative whimsy of the artists housed under Artifact's roof.The brainchild of Molly Gaddy-Walters, who left a career in high-end retail to follow her dream of repurposing, Artifact brings local artists together with artists from across the country to create an artistic blend of home furnishings, gifts and clothing."I wanted to create an accessible art gallery. Everything I carry is made by an artist. I don't go through any vendors or any distributors everything is bought from an artist or consigned by an artist", explained Molly.Each and every piece in Artifact has a unique story and history behind it. Taking a tour through the store with Molly you are introduced into the colorful life of each artist and their art, like the unbelievable antique vintage horn iPod and iPad speaker docks of ReAcoustic by Ryan Boase. ReAcoustic transforms vintage brass instruments and gramophones into instruments of acoustic amplification that do not require batteries or any other power source. You have to see them. I am obsessed.Local artists hold their own in this gallery of wonders as well, Joel Spencer's one-of-a kind retro TV mirrors may not be delivering Neilson ratings anymore but they would certainly rate highly as a wow filled, artful conversation piece on any wall. Passionate about her artists AND her customers Molly says, "You will notice the store change from week to week, season to season. Right now I have an artist who is taking recycled fabrics and making these amazing pumpkins for Halloween. The store is always evolving. I want people to fall in love with the store each time they come in, the same way they did on their first visit."For a trip through time, art that will blow your mind and pieces that will touch your heart visit Artifact.

[Photos: Christie Moeller]

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