Stores We Wish Las Vegas Had


Wherefore art thou, Ikea?


Despite our cravings for Swedish meatballs and self-assembled furniture, the Scandinavian retailer still has no plans to break ground in the desert. We’ll just have to keep driving to L.A.

Opening Ceremony

As international in flavor as the Olympic festivity for which it’s named, this shop-in-a-shop stocks fashion brands such as Comme Des Garçons, Band of Outsiders and Jeremy Scott, as well as a private-label line and art-driven pop-ups such as cathead mannequins designed by Tyler, the Creator.


This casual Japanese brand, which outfits tennis great Novak Djokovic, is ubiquitous throughout Asia and recently announced its desire to dress America as well, with stores popping up in New York and San Francisco.

Restoration Hardware

Yes, we want to deck out our home like a Parisian pied-à-terre and perhaps throw in some giant marquee lettering (this is Vegas, after all).

Moods of Norway

This brand sharply departs from the stoic Nordic mold with its offerings of men’s and women’s clothing in a kaleidoscope of colors and prints.

Although notoriously absent front the Vegas retail scene, Crate & Barrel finally makes an appearance with its holiday pop-up shop, The Tree Lot, at Town Square. Focusing on holiday merch and gifts, the store stays open through the end of the year, offering locals a glimmer of hope of landing the home-goods store once and for all.