From designer duds to pink velvet sofas, Patina in Las Vegas has you covered when it comes to glamorous vintage finds.

Dakota Kim  – December 27, 2019 | Updated December 30, 2019

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Who

Las Vegas vintage home and apparel store Patina, an eclectic, carefully-curated take on glamorous, sixties-inspired decor and design, owned by Kate Aldrich and Tim Shaffer.

What

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Stepping into the shop, you’re immersed in pink and orange. Soft shag rugs are underfoot and your eyes will feast on shimmering gold Culver tumblers. The walls are adorned with rare California Modernist crewelwork. From a 1960s Norman Cherner pretzel side armchair to an eight-foot orange velvet sofa, forward-thinking vintage glamour surrounds you.

When

Patina has been outfitting the most fashionable denizens of Las Vegas and their homes since 2010.

Where

1300 South Main Street, Suite 410, in Las Vegas’ Main Street Arts District.

Why

Patina may be vintage, but it’s anything but old-fashioned when it comes to style. The pieces feel current, and focus on timeless construction and vibrant aesthetics.

“We’re not kitsch, we’re not atomic—that’s not our thing at all,” Aldrich says. “We’re very glamorous, and with glamour, there’s a return to entertaining and bar set-ups. People want authentic, beautiful barware again. To find barware that has not been destroyed by dishwashers has been very hard, but we’ve been able to find Culver and Dorothy Thorpe pieces in pristine condition.”

Where They Shop

Shaffer loves T.L. Gurley antiques in Pasadena. “Tim’s a character who has fantastic taste, very unique inventory, and most of it with a story,” Shaffer says. “He collects lots of furniture, lighting, beautifully hand picked pieces.”

Aldrich loves Desert Vintage in Tucson. “It’s hand-picked, curated, very much in line with our aesthetic. Era-wise it’s kind of all over, some things older, Sixties, Seventies.” 

If you can’t make it to Vegas, check out Patina’s sales online.

Take a peek into Patina below:

Patina’s storefront

Patina co-owner Kate Aldrich

Patina’s take on “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” featuring vintage garments and accessories from the store

A Venini chandelier

1960’s California Modernist crewelwork embroidery art

A 1960’s plycraft Norman Cherner pretzel chair and armchair

The “Shocking Pink Naugahyde” sofa, dated 1974 by California Manufacturing Co.

A set of ten mid-century patio chairs designed by Arthur Umanoff for Shaver-Howard/Raymor

1950’s vintage lounge chairs

1960’s vintage lounge chairs

A Paul Evans 1970’s club chair

A 1952 first production run of the iconic Diamond Chair by Harry Bertoia for Knoll Industries, in its original upholstery

A Dozy by Enzo Berti lounge chair

Vintage Perry Ellis clothing

A 1930’s French Art Deco desk

A 1970’s Alfred Shaheen gown