Forum Fever: Reed Krakoff, Coach’s creative director, has launched his second store and namesake in the United States at the Forum Shops at Caesars. It’s a line of women’s ready-to-wear, handbags, small leather goods, footwear, sunglasses, watches and jewelry.
Black Friday: Fashion Outlets of Las Vegas presents Midnight Madness Thanksgiving evening to 8 p.m. Nov. 26. Late night shoppers can indulge in fantastic deals and savings at the outlet stores and register for a chance to win a $1,000 shopping spree. For more information, log onto fashionoutlets.com.
Guest Blogger: Claires.com recently relaunched with user-generated content. Each month three bloggers from all over the country will be featured to discuss a variety of topics ranging from fashion, music, gossip, life experiences and pop culture. Claire Cushing, a Las Vegas High School student, was chosen as a style blogger for November.
Student Style: President of Best Buddies’ Palo Verde High School chapter Madison Blau launches “What’s in Your Closet?” a fundraising project to benefit Best Buddies Nevada and Opportunity Village. Drop off your donated accessories at any Opportunity Village to be auctioned off on eBay.
Cosmetics Craze: Polish-based cosmetics company Inglot has opened another Vegas boutique at Town Square, housing more than 1,500 colors for the face, eyes, eyebrows, lips and nails. Its Freedom System allows guests to mix and match 450 lip pigments, 550 eye shades, 300 facial hues and 300 nail colors.
Beautiful Delivery: The first online, monthly beauty subscription offering a curated assortment of the newest, deluxe, high-end product samples has launched at birchbox.com. It’s a streamlined way for women to try products before investing in them for $10 a month. Deliveries can include brands such as NARS, Kiehl’s and Benefit.
Crystal Clear: A three-level, 21,000-square-foot Prada store has opened at Crystals at CityCenter. It carries the complete men’s and women’s ready-to-wear collections and footwear, as well as limited-edition handbags and playful accessories dedicated to Las Vegas. Crystals also has opened a new Gucci boutique with men’s and women’s apparel, leather goods, shoes, watches, jewelry, sunglasses and accessories at the 15,000-square-foot space.
Makeup Magic: Sephora at The Venetian has opened a MAKE UP FOREVER Boutique & Studio, complete with a more extensive product selection, interactive tools, education and artistry.
Open for Biz: Square Colour Salon + Spa has moved into a new location at 1225 S. Fort Apache Road. The salon has 30 hair stations, three treatment rooms and is a modern, minimalistic design. Square carries L’Oreal Professional, Kerastase, Shu Uemura, Dermalogica and SkinCeuticals. To schedule an appointment, call 255-7050.
Social Scene: Check out The Venetian and The Palazzo Social Rewards, a social media loyalty program, at venetianpalazzo.socialrewards.com. The program monitors and tracks tweets, and provides the user with points to be redeemed toward goods and services at the resorts.
What Suits You: For one day only, Friday, United Way’s Women’s Leadership Council will collect gently used suits and professional attire to be donated to local area shelters and nonprofits that assist women in need. Drive-through donations can be made in the United Way parking lot at 1660 E. Flamingo Road.