Last February, I visited the Chanel Ultra-Luxe Boutique at The Encore in Las Vegas at the coaxing of Ruby Romero. She tempted me with exotic skins and extremely limited product – how could a girl resist? The experience did not disappoint. Ruby is an enthusiastic associate and I made a friend out of the experience. I felt like I had “died and gone to Chanel heaven.”
When I returned to Vegas last week, I had to stop by to see Ruby and all the lovelies that she would undoubtedly show me (and let me try on). The visit was a treat, from the iconic black tweed jacket to the Camelia watch and pink tweed boater hat, I tried them on. As if that weren’t enough, Ruby surprised me with a special treat – a copy of Karl Lagerfeld’s “Chanel’s Russian Connection – a book detailing the silent film Lagerfeld produced, as well as the Métiers D’Art Pre-Fall 2009 Paris-Moscou collection. I don’t know if Ruby knew that I collected Chanel books, but this was truly a lovely, heartfelt gift.
f you are ever in Las Vegas, be sure to visit Ruby at the Chanel Ultra-Luxe Boutique at The Encore. She knows her stuff. She’s the first sales associate at a luxury goods store that is up on everything (I’ve had a few experiences going into other shops and it’s a bummer when I know more than the sales associate). Not only that, but she’s got the sweetest disposition -no pressure to buy here! Ruby understands that part of what makes Chanel such an amazing brand is the fantasy involved. I have vowed that no matter what city I’m in, if I want to make a Chanel purchase, I’m calling Ruby and buying from her – you should too.