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How the Psychedelic Electric Lemonade Got Its Name

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Welcome to Name Calling, where store owners around Las Vegas tell us the inspiration behind their shop's name. Curious to learn the story behind your favorite boutique's name? Nominate them for a feature by sending us an email.


Electric Lemonade, the boutique from sisters Courtney and Kinsey Peters in the Arts District, features a lovingly curated collection of vintage goods from dealers and private collectors along with 28 emerging brands from the United States, Australia and the United Kingdom. When it opened in 2012, the Peters sisters knew that wanted to combine their love of music, vintage and high fashion, "so we don't like to be compared to your average vintage store packed wall-to-wall with just old, unwearable and outdated garments." Here, Courtney explains how they came up with their name.

The inspiration behind our name stemmed from our love of the 1960s-'70s psychedelic fashion and music. Actually the whole era of psychedelia. Our name is a spin off of a book called, The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe. Clothing for us has always been the source of so much inspiration and has taken us on a wild trip…has lead to so many adventures in the search of vintage clothing and also in expressing ourselves.We are adamant about bringing trend-setting fashions to Vegas through our unique selection. The store and brands we carry are always changing and evolving. We have a very specific niche that we cater to, Electric Lemonade Shop might not be for everyone, but if you are a free soul who experiments with fashion and are savvy about quality clothing, you will have a blast in our shop! · All Coverage of Electric Lemonade [Racked Vegas]