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Meet the newest fashion manufacturing hub in Las Vegas. Dapper Factory just opened last month, creating a home for fashion designers to cut and sew their wares plus a storefront with fashion, swimwear, sportswear and jewelry.
Owner Derek Smoot, who has his own Dapper Industries, "had a vision, not only to create a hub that would bring awareness for local designers and provide for better quality control of the making of his products for Dapper Industries."
"Las Vegas thrives on style, high fashion and class. I wanted to create a home for local fashion brands to showcase their talent and add some flare to the Las Vegas retail district," Smoot says.
Already his company has created uniforms for the likes of Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Aria, LVH, Double Barrel Roadhouse at the Monte Carlo and more.
Inside the Dapper Factory, seven designers including Smoot find a home here. David Tupaz has his eponymous line creating high-end women's formal wear and ready-to-wear. Wanda Merritt of Vegas Couture designs women's classics. Katherine Bruening conjures up women's swimwear, while Alyssa Hynes of BlueFit Clothing creates yoga and athletic apparel. Rhinestones & Razor Blades' Kristen Pock makes jewelry and Louisa Voisine has her eponymous millinery for Kentucky Derby-style hats.