Speciality Shops, Las Vegas
A visit to Las Vegas isn't complete without a visit to the M&M's World located on the Strip (in the Showcase Mall next to the MGM Grand). Everyone will be like a kid in a candy store. This store has 4 floors for you to shop. Here you will find everything M&M's, such as keychains, mugs, clothing, M&M's dispensers, etc.
What to buy: Everything M&M's!
I have never been to one of these stores and I hear about them all the time from my friends. So since we needed to do some Christmas shopping at the time, we ventured in. What is unique about this Fry's is the store front. It has a slot machine and it makes a very distinctive sound..lol. I was overwhelmed by its enormous building and how much it contained. It even has a restuarant inside of it.
The Coca-Cola Store stands next door. On the outside is an impressive giant glass coke bottle set into the front of the building -- probably 50 ft. tall. Inside are shelves filled with Coca-cola branded merchandise.
There's a soda fountain on the second floor, and a free opportunity to get your picture taken with the 7-foot tall Coca-Cola polar bear.
What to buy: Well the store name says it all ~ buy coca-cola merchandise.
What to pay: The merchandise seems to be marked up the same way any other 'trade mark' goods are.
If you like M & M's this is the store for you! There is 4 floors of M & M merchandise. On the first floor there is baby and toddler clothing. The second floor is where the rows of M & M candies are ~ Be careful here, I am certain they have every color in the rainbow! The third floor you can personalize your candy ~ you can write your name, a special date. You can also watch a film while you're up there. On the fourth floor there is an NASCAR M & M Toyota Camry race car that you can look at along with other NASCAR M & M merchandise.
What to buy: The colored M & M's that you can't buy in a standard package. Cute M & M outfits or pajamas for kids
What to pay: The M & M's are a little more expensive than if you had bought them at the corner store. The merchandise seems to be marked up the same way any other 'trade mark' goods are.
This store is located in a originally 1920 El Portal movie theater. Later it was converted to a store. There are all manner of decorative item with Native American themes to be purchased. In addition there is a large selection of native American jewelry for sale.
Update, this establishment has been replaced with a clothes store sadly:(
We've been in this store too many times to count. I am always drawn to the 47-foot Trojan Horse. Something so special about it. We always find something here for the boys. Has some unique toys and what ever is popular, they usually always have it.
Sunday - Thursday
10:00am - 11:00pm
Friday & Saturday
10:00am - Midnight
FAO Schwarz Map
Las Vegas has two REI stores. The stores are located pretty much on opposite side of town. They have anything you would need for outdoor adventure. I always shop REI stores.
Here are the addresses:
710 S Rampart Blvd, Las Vegas
2220 Village Walk Drive Suite
(702) 896-7111 (located in Henderson)
The District is a small area of outdoor shops. A nice large open walkway surrounded by shops. A few eatery's with outdoor seating and a Coffee Bean Co. Also with outdoor seating. Nice to spend a few ours in a quiet setting. Highlight for me was the Ben and Jerry's ice cream parlor and the REI!
A very unique shop, which my friend completely fell in love with. They bake their own doggie treats and really smell good enough for human consumption. Many original toys for dog with play on word like the name of the store. If you have a dog and like to spoil them, check this place out.
What to buy: Chew toys and a wide variety of doggie biscuits. One even looked like a real cup cake.
As with the HRC at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, I am listing this under "Shopping", since I came just to buy pins.
This location on the Strip opened in 2009, is three-floors of interactive exhibits, including the famous "Rock Wall', and features the world's largest Rock Shop. The cafe was hopping, and I noticed they have patio dining (which I'm sure is GREAT when it is not December...).
As I said, I came here for the pins, and was AGAIN offered dozens from which to choose. The staff is very friendly and helpful.
What to buy: Hard Rock Pins - $10-15 each (sometimes they have discounted pins for $5 each)
Hard Rock Shirts - $25-35
I'm listing this under "Shopping", because I only came here to buy my pins, but it is a full restaurant, and has lots of cool music memorabilia - definitely worth a stop for the rock-n-roll fan! I ended up buying 6 pins from this location (they have dozens at any given time!), knowing full well there is a second location on the Strip that I would also be visiting. The Rock Shop is fully stocked - I could easily do all my Holiday shopping here! (T-shirt for mom, shot glass for dad, hat for brother, bears for nieces...). If you are a Hard Rock Rewards member, this is a participating location.
What to buy: Hard Rock Cafe pins - $10-13 each
Hard Rock T-shirts - $25-35
Hard Rock Shots - $8
Hard Rock Bears - $10-15
Amazing music, movies and sports, art and memorabilia shop in Mirage hotel. Worth a visit without purchasing anything!
3D Posters 11 1/2" x 17 1/2"
Shot Glasses, Cups, Mugs and Water Bottles
Tickets & Coins
Totes, Shopping Bags, Lunchboxes, Tins and Keepsake Boxes
What to buy: The guitar signed by all five members of Aerosmith - $3,895.00
Black Sabbath Guitar signed by Tony Iommi, Ozzy Osbourne, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward - $3,895.00
Jimi Hendrix Peace T Shirt - $25.00
Rolling Stones Playing Cards - $22.50
What to pay: Depend
Sadly this was in the Sahara Hotel, which has closed:(
Nascar fans will love this place. Located just inside the Sahrah Hotel, next to the NASCAR Cafe that offers museum quality memorabilia from your favorite drivers. There are two floors of NASCAR gifts, which include jumpsuits, helmets and even the cars themsleves. Checkout the top floor to overlook the fans wandering below. This place also offer great food and drinks from both floors. Check out the video game room too.
There is lots of interesting restaurants and casino, but there is lot of different gift shops to browse through. Plus, you do not need to drive around here since the road is closed and only open for foot traffic. So while you shop you can be entertained by the one of the largest light shows in the world.
We have to thank Rick Harrison and the Old Man for making the business of Pawning a popular TV Reality Series and the Pawnstars being shown at History Network is now the Highest Grossing Tv show in the network and is the second highest reality tv show after Jersey Shore. Well. Im an avid fan of the show hence on a revisit to las vegas, I must go inside the store and buy some souvenirs to hehehe. This tip is on the shopping tips and I will do a separate things to do tip of the Pawnstars. Due to the show, the pawnshop now averages up to 5,00 visitors a day from the 200 visitors a day when the tv series was not yet started and most of the visitors are not buying pawn items but are to gawk and buy tons of souvenirs. Where's Chumley?
What to buy: tons and tons of collectible stuff like Rolex Watches, marilyn monroe memorabilia, Ancient Guns and muskets, Andy Warhol Pieces, Restored Coca Cola memorabilia and a lot more. don't forget the souvenirs.
What to pay: I you buy souvenirs, it's cheap but if you buy the Pawned Items, it depends on what you are buying.