From antiques at a bar downtown to affordable men’s streetwear off the strip, here’s a look at our favorite new stores to grace the market.
When out-of-market clothing stores open in Chinatown, we take notice. These boutiques tend to be hip, catering to savvy, stylish shoppers, but they also come at a reasonable price point. Killion came to us earlier this year by way of Los Angeles—other outposts include New York City and Seattle—and specifically targets locals. Posting up near KNYEW boutique was a smart move, for starters. The store is lined with around 125 units per style in items it refers to as essential garments; think classic streetwear basics for men. High-quality duds produced in low quantities—what else could you ask for in a small clothing shop? Noon–7 p.m. daily, 4069 Spring Mountain Rd., killionest.com
Leather Couture by Jessica Galindo
Jessica Galindo is a veteran when it comes to the local artisan scene. Her first brick-and-mortar shop opened at Downtown Container Park in 2013 and closed a couple years later, but she’s been handcrafting and selling her leather goods for a decade now. She returns to the retail space with a new location in Downtown Summerlin, which opened October 22, just in time for the holiday season. There you can find her signature accessories: asymmetrical leather handbags and hand-painted zip clutches, personalized leather flasks, unconventional cuffs, rings and neckwear, as well as her most distinguishable item: the leather scarf.
10 a.m.–9 p.m. Mon.–Sat., 11 a.m.–7 p.m. Sun., 1980 Festival Plaza Dr., leathercouture.com
If multitasking while shopping is more your speed, look no further than ReBar on Main Street. At the heart of it, the space is a dedicated full-service bar, but the twist is that everything in the building is for sale, including the actual bar itself. Co-owner Derek Stonebarger says its antiques range from $1-$10,000. “We don’t carry that many high-end items like the other antique shops in the area,” Stonebarger says. “Our prices are very reasonable, mainly so drinking customers don’t break anything irreplaceable.” A couple of his favorites for sale right now are the antique German cuckoo clocks and a NASCAR tire coffee table. Or you can play it safe with popular picks: neon signs, beer steins and artwork. Open seven nights a week and weekdays for lunch, facebook.com/rebarlv
Another shop we’ve happily welcomed to the Las Vegas shopping scene is the Essentia mattress store inside the Fashion Show. Known as the Tempur-Pedic of the green movement, expect unbleached cotton, VOC-free memory foam and natural latex to make up your new slumber haven, starting at $1,345. Think of it as an investment to eliminate the funk of your current mattress—fire retardants, petroleum-based polyurethane foam and vinyl-covered phthalates. Even if you’re not on the market for a new bed, stop by the comforting space for a quick test to help ease the stress of the holiday season. Store hours vary, myessentia.com
Just when you thought cameras—the kind not attached to a phone, at least—were becoming obsolete, in rolls the megahip Leica. You know, the camera responsible for the Che Guevara headshot that lines dorm rooms and T-shirts of college campuses across the globe. The store, which is located in the Forum Shops at Caesars, gives consumers an opportunity to see the cameras in person and engage with a knowledgeable staff. The shop displays rotating prints from savvy picture takers who know their way beyond Instagram filters. The Las Vegas location also boasts the longest operating hours of any Leica store. Well, duh. 10 a.m.–11 p.m. Sun.–Thurs.,
10 a.m.–midnight Fri. & Sat., leicastorelv.com
RH Las Vegas
New kid on the block RH Las Vegas, The Gallery at Tivoli Village offers a high-end experience, whether for taking in views or shopping for luxury furniture. That much is evident as you approach the Venetian-inspired entrance. Once inside, all four floors of gallery-driven showrooms and the rooftop park and conservatory show no shortage of opulence. For those with deep pockets, it’s a 60,000-square-foot playhouse for the remodel of your dreams—flatiron marble tables, geometric platform beds, hand-knotted gunmetal rugs. For the rest us, it’s a visit to a livable gallery, an aspirational moment set to the backdrop of grand floating staircases, garden terraces, towering steel gates and crystal chandeliers. 10 a.m.–8 p.m. Mon.–Sat., 11 a.m.–6 p.m. Sun., restorationhardware.com
Trump may be the president-elect, but we’ll be damned if we let him stop the import of chocolates to the U.S.A. Luckily, he may not catch wind of the fact that Japan-based chocolatier Royce’ has opened up shop in the Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian—its first West Coast destination—and that means the constant flow of confections produced in the ideal climate of Hokkaido. Considering it doesn’t ship internationally, this means Royce’ may be your only chance to get your digits on best sellers such as the Nama Champagne, a Champagne Pierre Mignon creamy Nama chocolate, or the Potatochip Chocolate Original, which is precisely what it sounds like. If you want to make America great again, sometimes that means not changing a damn thing. Chocolate for president! 10 a.m.–11 p.m. Sun.–Thurs., 10 a.m.–midnight Fri. and Sat., royceconfectusa.com