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Lanvin rolls the dice, opens Las Vegas flagship

March 1, 2010 |  3:12 pm


Lanvin is gambling on Lanvin-ophiles jetting out to Las Vegas for its massive flagship. 

The Lanvin boutique that opened on Friday at Vegas' Crystals at City Center is the second one in the U.S. for the house (Bal Harbour, Fla., claims the first) and the third-largest boutique after Paris and Tokyo. Lanvin in Las Vegas is the first in the country to carry menswear, designed by Lucas Ossendrijver, along with creative director Alber Elbaz’s acclaimed women’s ready-to-wear. The shop also stocks shoes, bags, jewelry, Arpège fragrances and 120th-anniversary keepsakes -- dolls, playing cards and snow globes -- plus the Blanche bridal collection and 22 Faubourg totes.

In typical Sin City fashion, Lanvin has pulled out all the stops for its West Coast debut: The boutique has a outsized floor-to-ceiling glass facade (17 feet by 60 feet) for theatrical window displays.

Lanvin's Crystals at CityCenter boutique is a nod to Jeanne Lanvin, who founded the house in 1890, and includes photos from the company's Paris archives. The interior summons Lanvin’s golden era of the 1920s and 1930s with Art Deco and Art Nouveau touches. Antique chandeliers glow over the walls and Versailles wood parquet floors while the clothes float on wrought iron racks or rest on blackened steel bookshelves.

3720 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Suite 106, Las Vegas. (702) 982-0245. Monday through Sunday. 10 a.m. to midnight.

-- Max Padilla


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Photo: The front of the Lanvin store in Las Vegas. Credit: Lanvin