Escape the mall!

And shop somewhere more interesting for a change

A view of the Unica Home store, 3901 W. Russell Rd., Monday August 1, 2011.
Photo: Steve Marcus

Centerpiece The only place in town to find a Yoshitomo Nara ashtray and clock and Marcel Dzama’s melting snowman canisters while perusing art books. Next to the valet at CityCenter’s Mandarin Oriental, 739-3314.

Pits and Wieners You don’t actually have to own a pit bull or dachshund to enjoy the graphic Ts, prints and jewelry at this shop. Inside Emergency Arts, 520 Fremont St.,

Trifecta Gallery The place to go for a Brady Bunch wallet, affordable paintings, unique jewelry or arty stocking stuffers. Inside the Arts Factory, 107 E. Charleston Blvd., 366-7001.

Unica Home Possibly the coolest place in town for sophisticated tastes—art books, art-inspired jewelry, chic handbags, Alessi kitchen products and design objects for the home. 3901 W. Russell Road, 739-9935.

Blackbird Studios Artists of Blackbird show their diversity, whether in jeweled skulls for the tree, witty bumper stickers or clever knickknacks for around the house. 1551 S. Commerce St., 782-0319.

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