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Council to boost Vegas’ fashion image

Local leaders from fashion, business and the arts have joined together to form the Las Vegas Fashion Council, a not-for-profit trade association that welcomes members ranging from fashion professionals, students, community leaders, philanthropists and organizations that have a common desire to diversify and expand the Las Vegas economy through the efforts of the fashion industry.

The council will create and deliver a series of events and educational programs that cultivate relationships among key groups and organizations while working to establish Las Vegas as an international player in the fashion industry. Founded by Carrie Carter-Henderson, Las Vegas native and founder/president of BESTAgency, along with a collective of leaders representing an array of local industries, the council embodies a passion for fashion, philanthropy and community.

“As a participant in the fashion industry for many years, I have observed the need to create a stronger identity for Las Vegas as a real player on fashion’s international stage,” says Carter-Henderson. “The time and opportunity are right to pursue growth and recognition in this sector of our economy and I am so pleased with the interest and participation of the individuals who have joined me in this endeavor. We expect to build a significant presence over the next three years.”

Las Vegas Fashion Council welcomes additional individual and corporate members. For information and application, visit www.lasvegasfashioncouncil.com/membership.

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Retailers flock to Summerlin

Downtown Summerlin, which is scheduled to open Oct. 9, has announced several new tenants for the retail, entertainment and dining destination.

Top brands added to the list of fashion and beauty retailers include Aerosoles, Express, Forever 21, Guess, Hot Topic, J Jill, L’Core Paris, L’Occitane, lululemon athletica, Lush Handmade Cosmetics, Perfumania, Soma, Sunglass Hut, Torrid, U.S. Polo Assn. and Zumiez.

In addition to the restaurants and casual eateries already announced, Bonanno’s New York Pizzeria, California Pizza Kitchen, Earl of Sandwich, Five Guys Burgers &Fries, Grape Street Café &Wine Bar, Marketplace, Moe’s Southwest Grill, MTO Café, Panda Express and Trattoria Reggiano have joined the growing list of places to eat, drink and socialize in Downtown Summerlin. Dining options new to Nevada include Gelato Messina, Lazy Dog Restaurant &Bar, Pancho’s Mexican Restaurant, Pieology Pizzeria, Ribs &Burgers, Rice Republic and Wonderland Bakery.

In the home furnishings and housewares category, new tenants include Bobby Wheat Gallery, Ethan Allen and LoveSac. Added to the line-up of retailers who cater to children are Build-A-Bear Workshop and the first Nevada location for The Toy Box. Under personal services, Downtown Summerlin has added Charming Nails, My Wireless (an AT&T authorized retailer), Sprint, Tiger Lily Florist and T-Mobile. Champs and House of Hoops by Foot Locker are new sporting goods stores to be featured at Downtown Summerlin.

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The Perch debuts

On Sept. 26, Downtown Container Park welcomed its first full-service restaurant — The Perch, featuring a shareable menu, and a bird’s eye view of the park. Located on Container Park’s second floor overlooking The Stage, The Perch focuses on light and seasonal farm fresh dishes with a menu boasting 16 shared plates, as well as flatbreads, salads and entrees.

“As we were creating The Perch, we really focused on the many audiences that come together at Container Park, so our menu includes options from delicious cocktails to a light snack to a full meal,” said general manager Sara Rose. “Creating an approachable price point was also very important, so the menu features 18 dishes priced at $10 or less. There’s a delicious option for everyone.

The Perch will be open Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. It is located at Downtown Container Park, 707 Fremont St., Suite 2170.

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ANGL comes to Town Square

ANGL recently opened at Town Square next to Paper Source and is stocked with dresses, jumpsuits, rompers and more. Shoppers can also discover a host of accessories including bracelets, rings, necklaces, handbags, shoes and scarves. ANGL has been established for over 20 years and continues to grow with more than 45 retail locations across California and Nevada.

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Discount shop opens

California-based dd’s DISCOUNTS opened its third store at 2224 South Nellis Blvd. in Las Vegas on Sept. 27.

Featuring current fashions, accessories, footwear and home fashions, dd’s DISCOUNTS offers an everyday savings of 20 to 70 percent.

As part of the grand opening ceremony, dd’s DISCOUNTS donated $1,000 to the Boys &Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada.

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