Having been a dedicated shopper of Topshop for the past five years, I've been waiting patiently for them to open a store near me. While I wouldn't exactly call a five hour drive (from southern California to Vegas) nearby, I did more than just shopping and made the most of my time in Vegas (more on that later). The staff told me that the Los Angeles Topshop location at The Grove will be opening in February, so if you're a fan, mark your calendars. Although the Vegas Topshop store pales in comparison to the Oxford High street flagship and the NYC store, I happily left with much more than I was expecting to buy.
So what trends did I spot? Here's a quick Topshop trend report: their spring/summer 2012 stories include cropped neon denim, a religious theme called "Worship" (with lots of tie dye, ear cuffs, body chains, and cross jewelry), pastels and 1950s shapes, vibrant mirror and floral prints, bandeau tops, fluorescent suede heels, slouchy high-low tank tops, sequined hot pants and mini dresses for the Vegas party circuit, and oddly enough for the triple digit Vegas temperatures, chunky knits in soft hues.
So what did I buy? You'll have to check out my Instagram and Pinterest accounts for sneak peeks of my purchases before they're shown on the blog.
During my trip, I also enjoyed the Beatle Show tribute (extra fun when the audience dances), the Mob Museum (listened to actual wiretapped conversations and viewed quite a few violent crime scene photos), the canals, shopping, and oxygen bar at The Venetian (perfect for relaxing and rejuvenating), 1950s-themed store windows at Prada, and the Auto Collections at Imperial Palace (where you can purchase a vintage car if you feel like spending big or if you win at the casino). I attribute my new obsession with colorful 1950s-era Chevy Bel Air sedans to this museum, as well as to the Prada windows.