The Art of The REALREAL Deal

They call it the Real Vault.

Inside are treasures plentiful enough to make even the savviest fashionista swoon. It’s The RealReal, where authenticated consignment finds from top fashion houses fill the shelves. The price tags, however, are just a fraction of the original. Nestled in the forum Shops at Caesars Palace, the boutique is a 6,000-square foot physical embodiment of the popular shopping website founded by Julie Wainwright in 2011.

Online, however, you can’t hold that Birkin bag in your hand, slip diamond-studded watches onto your wrist or see up close the stitching expertise of the many shockingly chic designer
frocks with fanciest of labels sewn inside. “Our brick-and-mortar experience really brings our brand to life,” Wainwright said.

“It allows people to interact with our experts and get the personalized service they are looking for.”

That service includes a staff of gemologists, horologists and other authentication specialists on hand to help shoppers find a one-of-a-kind piece or give free valuations to those seeking to consign their gently loved items. The Las Vegas pop-up is one of several planned across the country this year, and comes on the heels of a successful version last year in San Francisco. The company also operates a flagship store in New York.

Aside from the thrill of the hunt (inventory changes daily), part of the fun is that many items — such as a pearly pink Alice + Olivia cowl neck silk top or always-in-style tortoiseshell sunglasses — can be had for less than a single C note.

And just as trends come and go in a flash, the shop itself is only open through April 15.
We’ll be right back.

Constructed in 1906, Bently Heritage Estate Distillery’s mill was once home to the Minden Flour Milling Company.
The Napa Valley Wine Train offers a variety of excursions, including a new murder-mystery dinner ride. Photo by David H. Collier
The sisters also created a pair of pink sweats with a satin bow as part of their new clothing line.
After a two-year absence, Smith & Wollensky opened on the Strip and still features drinks with generous hand-pours. Photo by KeyLimePhotography
Bank Atcharawan is known for his expertise on rieslings, whose fruitiness complement Thai dishes. Photo by K.M. Cannon
David Perrico’s Pop Strings Orchestra provided the evening’s entertainment.
Former Raiders quarterback Jim Plunkett, center, chats with attendees and shakes hands with Dave Melroy during the Raiders Foundation’s second “Celebrity Swing” at TopGolf.
American artist Aaron Taylor Kuffner created the sonic kinetic sculpture “Gamelatron Perhiasan Emas di Awn Hitam” or “Golden Jewels in a Black Cloud” for the new John Hardy store at The Forum Shops. Photo by Aaron Taylor Kuffner