Where to Shop Small in Vegas’ Arts District
If you’ve driven down Main St. in Downtown Las Vegas in the last decade, you’ve seen Retro Vegas: the building with the flamingo-pink aluminum siding that runs up to the pitched roof, the flamingo murals on the side, and the human-sized flamingo statues out front during business hours. Retro Vegas is Palm Springs mid-century modern (MCM) vintage done DTLV-style. There’s a healthy dose of kitsch and camp that will appeal to folks with mid-century sensibilities who don’t take themselves too seriously. Much like Palm Springs, the city of Las Vegas had a housing boom in the ‘50s-70s and boasts some impressive MCM housing stock (in the historic neighborhoods downtown especially). Retro Vegas pays homage to that history and is all about vintage Las Vegas. Inside you’ll find some real MCM treasures: furniture, lighting, home goods, artwork, and tons of fun drinking accessories and glassware. You want tiki mugs? Crystal decanters? A set of rocks glasses? Cordial glasses? Glass bottles and vases and jars and serving dishes and bowls in a rainbow of colors? They have all of that and more, as well as a store-within-the-store called Red Kat, where they sell vintage clothing and accessories.