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.