Downtown Container Park has its official grand opening on December 5, but the Fremont East retail and dining complex is open now–and you really need to check out what its inaugral fashion retail tenants are offering during its soft-opening period, from custom jewelry and handbags to stylish dresses and leggings.
The intimate spaces of Container Park are meant to serve as a starting-off point for the homegrown businesses that occupy them. And with no chain stores in sight, it’s a perfect place to come shop and support local merchants on Small Business Saturday, November 30. Or on any other day, for that matter.
Designers and Downtown residents Brandi Allen and Melissa Lemon offer jewelry, clothing and accessories, including their signature 702dtlv line—which often includes the brand name prominently featured, as it is on their “702” name-plate style necklaces.
Originally located in the Emergency Arts building, this women’s clothing boutique carries brands such as Lovers + Friends, Finders Keepers and Cameo. Owner Daniella Capitano also plans to sell the store’s namesake line, which will start with logo tees designed by her.
Describing itself as “boutiques within a boutique,” this shop carries a curated selection of women’s fashion from across the country, as well as from across the pond. Owner and blogger Leah Ann Stanton says most of the shop’s items run under $100.
Jessica Galindo Leather Couture & Fine Art
Already established as a go-to local artist, Leather Couture is Galindo’s marriage of her love of fine art and fashion. Focusing on jewelry and accessories made from leather, the Vegas native will also be selling her paintings.
There’s no need to make a beeline for the back of the department store just to grab a pair of leggings any more. Crazy Legs boutique is offering a one-stop shop for women looking to keep their stems warm this winter, and in a variety of prints. Prices range from $15-35.
The lone men’s tenant among the fashion retailers is LVCK, which specializes in baseball caps and graphic tees. Edward Dorville sells local brands such as Hippoe, Civilian and his namesake brand, as well as out-of-market lines that he feels are representative of the Vegas culture. Prices range from $25-75.
Bettie Page Intimates
Lingerie need not be “one size fits all.” At Bettie Page Intimates—opening soon—there will be a variety of luxe panties and bras that are both playful and sexy. Shoes and accessories will also be on offer, all inspired by the shop’s namesake pinup goddess.
Co-owners and neighbors Velimira Gyosheva and Jammie Hsu named their first boutique after Gyosheva’s daughter Gaby and Hsu’s planned future daughter, Olivia. This accessory shop focuses on jewelry made by largely local artisans, in styles ranging from delicate to edgy.
According to owner Tevye Harper, the style of Redstich accessories and handbags is “glam rock chic featuring looks that take you from the board room to the night club.” Personal styling consultations are also available.
Using alternative strap materials such as semi-precious stones, braided leather and chains, Winky Wu designs bracelet watches that will easily spruce up any outfit. Her staple, the slap-band watch, comes in a variety of colors and complements the selection of other affordable accessories like clutches and belts.
Container Park is open Monday-Thursday 10 a.m.-11 p.m., and 10 a.m.-1 a.m. Saturday-Sunday. downtowncontainerpark.com