Escaping to Vegas is fairly doable when you live in Southern California. Even if you aren't into casinos and strippers there's still a lot to do in the desert city. One of those things is shopping. But reader Parhelia is looking for more than Versace and Juicy, she's looking for something offbeat, something local: Now Updated!
I would love is to find some offbeat, quirky shops for home goods, and I don't mean high-end antiques. I have a slight obsession with the Bollywood look as well as Mexican handcrafts, Guatemalan textiles, and nearly anything Moroccan. I also love MCM, but I tend more toward the colorful and quirky retro side. Is is possible to find any of these styles in Vegas? Anywhere to find Indian saris (please!) or Moroccan lanterns? Any cool little shops in Chinatown that aren't just the usual super-cheap trinkets? And naturally I'm looking for opportunities to score a good deal!"
Although we can't help you with the world look you're going for, we can tell you that Vegas is filled with thrift stores. We hit up as many as possible when we go. The shops there haven't been picked over half as badly as around LA:
• Deseret Industries is a giant thrift store that many online have been raving about.
• Catholic Charities' St Vincent's Thrift Stores, Colleen's Classic Consignment, and Opportunity Village Arc Main Street are some other thrift stores that have been recommended by locals.
For high design:
• Unica Home has their homebase in Vegas store and it is filled with every modern design brand you can think of: artecnica, kartell, herman miller, philippe starck, etc. Definitely not budget friendly but nice simple modern design, and you can find smaller items too that won't break the bank.
4065 W Mesa Vista Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89118
We want to hear from all you Vegas-ites and everyone that 'vacations' in Vegas, where are the shops that we shouldn't miss, offbeat or otherwise?
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