Marni opens a spacey Las Vegas flagship
With store closings spreading like wildfire in Las Vegas, it's nice to hear some good news from Sin City's retail front. Italian designer label Marni has recently opened its first flagship boutique at Crystals, a swanky indoor/outdoor shopping center at the CityCenter.
The store's interiors were conceptualized by Marni designer Consuelo Castiglioni, in conjunction with architecture firm Sybarite. And the 800-square-foot shop is as singular as the brand's aesthetics -- boasting a massive glass-paneled facade and a surrealistic interior, defined by a curving floor surrounding a tree-like series of swooping metal racks that showcases the brand's current collection.
The shop's Dr. Suess-like spaciness doesn't end there. Undulating walls are marked by an alternating convex-concave "bubble" relief pattern, while fiberglass display cases house accessories and shoes. Mannequin bodies dolled up in Marni looks hang suspended from the ceiling like aliens -- albeit super-stylish ones -- dropping down to Earth.
Photo: Marni's new Las Vegas outpost. Credit: Marni.