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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.
[Photo: Claire Sinclair]
You might recognize Claire Sinclair as the 2011 Playboy Playmate of the Year, one of the youngest ever at 19. You might know her from her show Pin Up at the Stratosphere, where she shakes and wiggles her way through her burlesque show. Her curves are the envy of Alberto Vargas, the 1940s pinup artist, and make her the perfect model for rockabilly lines such as Bettie Page, where she is the face of the line.
The pinup girl says her goal for 2014 is to learn new burlesque routines and take some cues from her vintage icons. Here we asked Sinclair to share where she shops for some of her vintage finds and the knockout even adds a beauty tip to keep your skin looking fresh and rested.
Where do you like to shop in Las Vegas?
Electric Lemonade is my favorite boutique in Vegas. It's located in downtown on Charleston.
Why do you like shopping there?
The owners have a very unique style and I love the store because it has amazing one-of-a-kind vintage finds and extremely quirky modern pieces.
[Photo: Claire Sinclair]
What are some of your favorite finds at the store?
Some of my favorite finds from there have been a modern black cape, and a red 1970s maxi dress.
You seem to be out at all hours of the night. How do you keep looking fresh?
Vegas has a way of making you forget about sleep and thus you don't look that great in the morning. For this reason I am extremely grateful for Josie Maran's Argan Illuminzer (Sephora, $28). This product makes me feel like it is a magic potion that has the ability to make you look awake. I dab a little on my cheekbones, and it gives me a healthy dewy glow.
· Electric Lemonade Shop [Official Site]
· Claire Sinclair [Official Site]
· Pin Up [Official Site]
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