9/4/14

Yard Sale Find: West of Santa Fe Jacket

 September 4, 2014 - I stopped at a neighbor's yard sale today and found this coat.  Granted, it would look a lot better on someone about 30 years younger, but I had to have it anyway!  My neighbor said she had gotten it at a casino in Las Vegas.  I checked the label online and sure enough West of Santa Fe was a store in the Forum Shops at Caesars in Las Vegas for 18+ years.
I just loved the beadwork, leather fringe on the shoulders, gold buttons, piping. . . . well, just everything about it. 
In May of 2010, after nearly 20 successful years  the Forum Shops and West of Santa Fe parted ways.  West of Santa Fe closed its brick and mortar doors, staying open only online. After the founder Al Vendegna's death in 2011,  Al's wife, children and the rest of the West of Santa Fe family announced in 2012 that they would honor Al's wishes by opening a brick and mortar store once again.  West of Santa Fe is now home in it's birthplace at Golden Eagle in the historic Nob Hill community of Albuquerque, New Mexico.  While this is a new chapter with an Albuquerque twist, you can still see the same exquisite , unique and extravagant collections proudly showcased in Las Vegas. More Info on West of Santa Fe

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