Paris Vegas Holds a Trove of Barry Bling
Fans of Barry Manilow are having a field day at Paris Las Vegas. Aside from enjoying the music legend’s winning show, they are also discovering lots of “Barry bling.”
A day or two ago, we spied this snappy costume in a fancy display case in the lobby area of the Paris Las Vegas.
There was some information in the case about the history of the Copa-inspired costume, but since “reading” is a little 1996, we just took another photo to give the costume some context.
Nearby, the Barry Manilow store offers up its own bling, the kind you can take home with you!
We stopped to chat with the Manilow store mavens, Oscar and Amanda, two die-hard fans who formerly worked at the Manilow store when the show was at the Hilton. They love Barry’s world so much, when the show moved, they moved. We did say “die-hard,” didn’t we?
Oscar and Amanda love what they do, and tend to be the go-to experts about all things Manilow. Fans know these two by name, and often call to find out the latest Manilow-inspired offerings.
The most popular items in the store? T-shirts! Maybe no surprise there.
Also big sellers: The signature, sleek Manilow water bottle container thingy (see the pic below), the exclusive Manilow purse (nobody called it a “Man Purse,” but it seemed fitting), show programs and, of course, Barry Manilow’s CDs, especially his latest, “Beautiful Ballads & Love Songs.”
A great aspect of the Manilow store is that 10% of purchases go to Manilow Music Project.
The Manilow Music Project highlights the importance of music programs in schools and donates instruments and materials to school music programs. Find out more.
Update: The plot thickens. Here’s some background on the famous “Copacabana” coat.