Special to David Magazine
Vladi Bergman is the founder and CEO of Karma and Luck, a Las Vegas-based modern spiritual lifestyle brand known for its fine home décor and exquisitely crafted natural stone jewelry.
In life, changes shape who we become, and Bergman’s move to Haifa, Israel set him on a journey that he still travels today. At age seven his family moved from the Soviet Union. It was a big change that was simultaneously strange and sensational. At first, the city and all its colors, cultures, and communities felt overwhelming and foreign. But the closer he looked, the more he fell in love with this enchanting, ancient place.
Haifa is a haven where Jews, Muslims, Christians, and other religions meet and live together in peace and equality. The different religious symbols always standing out – the Evil Eye, the Tree of Life, Hamsa, and Om aplenty. Bergman knew these symbols and relics belonged to all the different peoples and their religions, and he was inspired by how beautifully they have coexisted over centuries. And thus began the story of Karma and Luck.
What is Karma and Luck?
Karma and Luck is a deep, meaningful, retail brand experience that celebrates the world and cultural diversity through spiritual jewelry and home décor. Karma and Luck embraces humanity with spiritual symbols and mystical décor that is hand-selected from remote areas of the Far East and Middle East – and for the first time we are bringing these treasures to the West.
The message of “uniting cultures” has been our truism from our first day. Karma and Luck has 13 locations along the Strip with our newly opened store at Fashion Show Mall Las Vegas.
Describe the concept of Karma and Luck
The world has changed – and it became evident that there is a desire for retail that manifests healing, purpose, and clarity through ideology. We share the true story of all beliefs and dreams under one roof. Our jewelry and home décor is made of the finest gemstones, raw healing crystals, and natural stones to drive meditation and spiritual growth.
Who is the Karma and Luck customer?
Our customers are men and women who are spiritual in nature and believe in manifesting dreams, desires and setting intentions. Our customers are diverse in religion and beliefs, but share a common bond through human connection and have a love for learning about different cultures and areas around the world.
Our customers are looking for something different than a traditional retail store. They enjoy being swept away by the décor of our stores that instantly transports them to different areas of the world. Our customers, too, are searching for answers.
Talk about your merchandise
We built the store to resemble an ancient temple with retail divided by cultures and collections. A central focal point at our Fashion Show Las Vegas location is our colossal Buddha statue, hand-crafted in wood from Bali. We have walls filled with our Trees of Life made from raw and natural crystal and gemstones; and bells direct from Thailand. We recently debuted our new yoga mat collection, featuring iconic symbols from various cultures.
Some of our most popular collections, for both men and women, that are perfect for this holiday season include: Bali Collection and Bali Wraps; Uniting Cultures; Red String Collection; Koh Collection; Nepal Collection; Men’s Zodiac Collection; Hematite Collection; Feng Shui Home Décor ‘Tree of Life’ collection in multiple sizes, and our new yoga mat line of soft yet sturdy yoga mats that come with a decorative case; Buddha and Celadon Ceramic home statues. We also have specialty home décor items such as Turkish Chandeliers, table lamps, and quartz singing bowls from Tibet.
Tell us about the daily rituals and cleansings that take place in your various locations.
Creating a world of blessings and intention does not stop at our store. It is our honor that each piece of jewelry or home décor that is purchased at Karma and Luck in-store or online goes through a very spiritual cleansing blessing from our staff members. We create a ritual cleansing in our specialty Tibet singing bowls that charges the gemstones and crystals with vitality and energy, and also creates a healing element to all purchases. Our stores are blessed each morning with a cleansing sage ritual, so our customers can continue their sacred personal journey as they walk into the doors of Karma and Luck.
Where is Karma and Luck?
In addition to Fashion Show Mall, Karma and Luck is currently open at: The Venetian; The Forum Shoppes at Caesars Palace; The Mirage; Miracle Mile Shops; Flamingo Las Vegas; Harrah’s Hotel & Casino; Westgate Resort & Casino; Luxor Hotel & Casino; Excalibur Hotel; Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino. www.karmaandluck.com