John Hardy continues its targeted brick-and-mortar expansion with the opening of a retail location in The Forum Shops at Caesars (3500 S Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89109). Among the world’s premier shopping destinations, The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace offers 677,138 square feet of retail and dining space as well as access to a robust, sophisticated international and local clientele.
“Our arrival at The Forum Shops at Caesars advances the rapid and laser-focused commercial expansion that John Hardy has forged over the past two years, both domestically and globally. In addition to our Las Vegas boutique, we recently expanded to Western Europe with a pop-up in partnership with Galeries Lafayette in Paris, and also have launched in Korea through a partnership with Shinsegae International,” says John Hardy Chairman Robert Hanson.
Similar to all John Hardy boutiques, the new 1,200 square foot location will immerse guests in the brand’s rich heritage by presenting its handcrafted jewelry in an intimate, interactive gallery-like setting. John Hardy’s Artisan in Residence Program will be situated at the front of the store, featuring a full artisan workbench with live demonstrations of the jewelry making process. Customers will be able to see the brand’s signature Balinese techniques up close and learn about our ongoing commitment to 100% handmade production using sustainable materials.
The store will also debut a bespoke sonic kinetic sculpture created by artist Aaron Taylor Kuffner, reflecting the brand’s ongoing commitment to innovative shopping experiences that steep all five senses in the myth and magic of Bali. Titled “Gamelatron Perhiasan Emas di Awan Hitam (Gamelatron Golden Jewels in a Black Cloud),” the sculpture unites Indonesia’s thousand-year-old Gamelan ensemble music tradition with modern robotics to create an oasis of inspiration and tranquility – captivating visitors with original compositions written specifically for the boutique.
“Consumers are looking for meaningful and inspiring physical and narrative brand expressions more than ever before,” explains Hanson. “With that in mind, we continue to evolve our distinct, immersive retail experiences in creative ways that bring the essence of John Hardy to life and forge deep consumer connections. We have also been committed to supporting artisan communities for over 40 years and are proud to continue to do so at our Las Vegas location through exciting new partnerships.”
These progressive partnerships include the addition of Balinese homewares for the first time within a John Hardy boutique. A curated collection of one-of-a-kind Balinese artifacts and contemporary designs — including vases and bowls from Gaya Ceramics and heirloom-quality textiles from fair-trade business Threads of Life — will be available for purchase, further underscoring the brand’s artisanal legacy and devotion to hospitality.
Additionally, the brand will collaborate with New York-based Guesst, an industry leading retail technology platform that connects brands with a variety of design artists, for the boutique’s lounge furniture. Guesst’s proprietary software adds a unique facet to the traditional John Hardy retail model by allowing clients to inquire about and purchase artisan partner goods directly in store via Guesst’s point-of-sale interface.
Following its opening in The Forum Shops at Caesars, John Hardy will debut new boutiques at King of Prussia, premium outlet Sawgrass Mills, and a fourth Bali retail location in Seminyak in Fall 2019.
The John Hardy boutique is located near the Fortuna Terrace at The Forum Shops at Caesar’s Palace – 3500 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109 and phone number is (702) 734-0304. Boutique hours are 10am-11pm Sunday through Thursday and 10am-12am Friday through Saturday.