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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.
Laura Coronado runs her popular Lollie Shopping fashion blog, making her a go-to for fashion inspirations. Coronado has one spot in Vegas where she can find vintage, shoes, accessories and clothes at four different boutiques in one area. Here, she shares her favorite places to shop.
What is your favorite local boutique in Las Vegas?
Because I'm such a shopping addict, I can't pick just one boutique in Las Vegas where I love to shop. I love them all! But my favorite one-stop shopping hub is at S. Rainbow and Warm Springs where local fashion entrepreneur Patty Barba has four amazing fashion boutiques side by side — Ooh La Vintage, Patty's Closet, Sparkle and Heart & Sole. So I can get my vintage, affordable fashion, accessories and shoe shopping fix all in one dose! It's so convenient and makes for an awesome shopping experience.
Why do you like shopping there?
I like shopping at this Barba-created hub because it's so convenient and easy, but most of all, it's just fun! I normally start at Ooh La Vintage, because that's where I can find one-of-a-kind pieces. Then I head to Patty's Closet to for a cute dress in the $30 range. For jewelry, I go to Sparkle. And then, of course, I have to make a visit to Heart & Sole, which is basically shoe heaven. I try to limit myself to one pair, but it's pretty difficult.
What are some of your favorite finds there?
At Ooh La Vintage I once found a Zac Posen dress for only $30. But it was a size 6, so it was too small for me. However, I did find the most amazing vintage summer maxi dress, which I wore to a beach concert at Mandalay Bay, there at Ooh La Vintage. The dress fits perfect, as though it was made for me. The print is so psychedelic and funky. I adore it. I've never seen anything like it anywhere else. However, because I was born in the 1970s, there's something so wonderfully familiar about it. I think my mother may have owned it at one time.
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· Patty's Closet [Official Site]
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Laura Coronado wears a vintage top from Ooh La Vintage, earrings from Sparkle and clutch from Patty's Closet. [Photo: Chelsea McManus]