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Annette Funicello would have had a heyday at Beach Bash, the new vintage swimwear store at the Forum Shops at Caesars. Tucked next to Bettie Page on the top level of the shopping center, the boutique recalls the swimsuits and picnic dresses of the 1950s. "Under the Boardwalk" chimes on the sound system while Beach Party-era films play on the television. Leopard print stripes weave their way across the carpet and summery sugar-coated outfits hang from the shelves.
Owner Artem Khomyakov says this offshoot of the Bettie Page line has only been around for about 18 months after a huge demand for swimwear from rockabilly and burlesque fans of the line. "We're the only swimwear-only store in Caesars," he says. "We cater to the common girl who is trying to be pretty."
Prices ranges from $10 for scarves, $40 for swimwear and $100 for dresses, all decked out in the fun patterns of the era. Floppy hats, coin purses and high-waisted shorts round out the finds here.
Khomyakov says the store is only about 60 percent stocked (it opened two weeks ago), but in the future, fans can find sample sales and one-of-a-kind pieces here since the line is based in Henderson.