You will notice this pretty store right away by its eyecatching window displays lit up by colorful lamps. Located right across from the Nevada Museum of Art, the eclectic Neon Dragonfly boutique sells everything from beautiful clothing and accessories to home and garden decor. The store features both store brands and locally designed items like jewelry and handbags.The Neon Dragonfly handpicks each item of clothing in the boutique and stocks their store with items not found anywhere else in town. Their home decor includes lamps and small furniture items, garden decor, vases and decorative pieces and large prints and posters.
Happy Happy Joy Joy is located in Midtown Reno just south of downtown and is the place to take a kid or be a kid. The walls and ceiling of Happy Happy Joy Joy feature a wall of Vans shoes (named Shoezilla), unicorns and tangible white, fluffy clouds. In the middle of the shop are soft, plushy chairs for both tired adults and small children. The store sells a wide range of fun toys, books and comic books, novelty items and gag gifts, board and card games, Star Wars figurines, action figures, greeting cards and plushy items for infants. The store is tactile and comfortable with locally made art on the walls, and will sometimes feature special holiday events and various Reno crawls.
The Melting Pot in Midtown Reno is the unofficial Burning Man headquarters where you can pick up costumes. EL wire and specialty items for the annual even in the Black Rock desert. The Melting Pot also sells incense items, handmade jewelry and items for meditation and yoga, beautiful locally handmade clothing, fake tattoo and henna equipment, candles, hat, scarves and purses and other items. The staff is very knowledgeable about their various items. There is a special area in the back for anyone who is interested in smoking various substances and you can also pick up tickets here for various concerts.
Craft is a wine and beer lovers paradise. Located in Midtown Reno they specialize in handcrafted wines and beers from around the world. They also have harder to find items that you won't find in stores. The employees and owners are very knowledgeable about each item. The beer is properly stored in a large climate controlled walk in cooler. Craft also has a small bar and rotates three beers on tap. They also serve several different types of wine every night and have special events on the weekends. The wine prices are very reasonable and run from around $6-$40 a bottle.
This little shop in Midtown is the place to pick up that special gift or to have a Sunday High Tea surrounded by everything Celtic. This refurbished home has holiday items, apparel, books, music and unique art from Ireland and Scotland as well as handmade lotions and soaps, glassware and items for the home and garden. The Isles has a tea shop as well with tea service that includes a pot of tea and some biscuits or scones.Their Sunday High Tea includes a full spread of Irish delights including tiny sandwiches with cucumber and chive cream cheese or smoked salmon. Also included are scones with clotted cream, jam, lemon curd, fruit and a "bottomless" pot of tea.
Micano Home and Garden in the Midtown neighborhood in Reno is an ethnic art gallery with handmade items for the garden and home decor. The style of most items is Latin and Native American and many of the items are made of wood, cast iron, iron and copper. Each item is beautiful and unique and the store itself is a little gem in the middle of town with a relaxed vibe and cool music. The price range from expensive for the larger furniture items, but you can also pick up some jewelry or smaller garden items for between $20 and $40.
Junkee Clothing Exchange is located in the up-and-coming MidTown Reno, which is just south of downtown. The place is fun, funky and full of cool used clothes, hats, shoes, jewelry, and accessories for Burning Man and costume parties. Junkee is next door to a great antique and furniture store where you can pick up some really unique items. The shopping experience is enhanced with great music and the staff and owner are fun and ready to help you find the perfect outfit or special piece for your home. The store features exhibits from local artists and special events include a Burner fashion show and various sewing classes.
The Reno eNVy store in downtown Reno has several goals. One of them is to become the signature brand of Nevada and they do that with local artists' interpretations of why a lot of people visit the area and are envious of what we have. Their iconic trailer logo celebrates Reno's outdoor lifestyle while poking fun and not taking themselves too seriously. Reno eNVy sells graphic and printed T-shirts, sweatshirts, caps and children's clothes with the Reno eNVy or Battle Born logo on it in many different forms. Most shirts cost about $20 and most sweatshirts are around $40. Reno eNVy does have sales.
The beautiful Sundance Bookstore is located just south of downtown in a historical building from the late 1800s and houses not only new and used books but also a wonderful selection of magazines, newspapers, gifts, greeting cards, local artist's works, writing journals, music CDs and coffee and tea. They specialize in Nevada authors, unusual books and hard to find books and music. Special events such as author signings, lectures, performances are held here on weekends and the rose garden in the front of the store is a nice entry into the nicest bookstore in Reno. This is a great place to tuck away in a corner and read for a while.