Seven local Las Vegas shops to try

Tea & Whisk
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Desert Rock Sports

This great sporting goods store specializes in climbing and mountaineering gear. It also rents out equipment, for people who aren’t quite ready to commit to buying a bouldering pad. 8221 W. Charleston Blvd., 702-254-1143.

Get Booked

This longtime Fruit Loop fixture is your best local bet for LGBT-themed greeting cards and adult products, Andrew Christian underwear and all manner of rainbow regalia. 4640 Paradise Road #15, 702-737-7780.

Artisanal Foods

Searching for cured duck breast, an Italian black truffle pâté, sea fennel, Olivewood-aged balsamic vinegar or habanero horseradish dill pickles? Artisanal Foods has you covered. 2053 E. Pama Lane, 702-436-4252.

11th Street Records

There are so many new and vintage vinyl LPs available for sale at this Downtown record store/recording studio hybrid that the sales floor can’t hold them all; they crawl up the walls, too. 1023 Fremont St., 702-527-7990.

Las Vegas Cyclery

Housed in a green-friendly standalone building in southwest Vegas, this is the place for mountain, urban, BMX and children’s bikes, and everything you might need to ride one. 10575 Discovery Drive, 702-596-2953.

Tea & Whisk

An offshoot of local kitchen supply shop KitcheNova, T&W offers loose-leaf teas and spice rubs in a boutique atmosphere, complete with classes and tastings. You’ll want to linger. 10271 S. Eastern Ave. #116, 702-907-6543.

At Your Service Pet Supplies

If you’ve got a bird, cat, dog, fish or reptile, this Henderson mainstay has everything you need to feed, house, groom and entertain it. And if you don’t, it hosts adoptions on weekends. 55 S. Valle Verde Drive #300, 702-982-4324.

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