[TVO’s adult store and video arcade reviews are written by our ace reporter and local perv, Larry Brent. Larry is a man who has frequented all of these places in order to stock his own dungeon.]
BLACK ROOM — GERMAN FETISH
1000 E Sahara Ave, Las Vegas
Open: 7 Days, 11 am to 7 pm
The Black Room is a fetish store located just a few minutes east of the Strip across from the Casino Center shopping center where the Green Door and Entourage Men’s Spa are located. It’s a small store dedicated to the kinky. The owner is Franz Pass from Germany.
In 1985, Franz opened up The Black Room, a fetish store in Irvine, California. He built up a reputation for quality and worked with people from fetish photographers like Gerry Koehler, Ken Markus, and David Jackson (of DDI) to legends of the adult film industry like Ron Jeremy, director Jim Powers, and Brianna. He’s also provided outfits for fetish models like Mistress Persephone, Kumi Monster, Masuimi Max, and Dita von Teese.
In 2010, Franz decided he wanted a change of scenery and moved to Las Vegas. He quickly set up shop off the Strip and opened a new version of the store.
Rating: Dirtee, Freq-E, Nasty and Naughty. For people who know what they want!
LOVE STORE (Four Locations)
2100 S Rainbow Blvd, Las Vegas
4335 N Rancho Dr, Las Vegas
4440 E Cheyenne Ave, Las Vegas
251 E Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas
The Love Store is a local Las Vegas chain with locations throughout the valley. This is a great place for couples. It has a high-end vibe and stocks pretty much everything from books to heels.
The staff is friendly at all the locations and their prices are better than the other chain stores. They have a wonderful clearance section that’s often overlooked.
These stores are large and feel glamorous. Some of their bondage items are exactly the quality that the hardcore freaks are looking for but with a great selection for beginners. Their new location on Charleston has a fantastic Arts District mural. The thing that’s interesting at the downtown location is they require ID from everybody who walks through the door. As an adult, I found it annoying but I guess they have their reasons.
Rating: Clean and nice. Kinda place you can bring your lady and good for beginners.
2923 Sammy Davis Jr Dr, Las Vegas
Lion’s Den has 48 stores across the U.S., though their two stores in Nevada are really the company’s only presence in the western states. The store on Sammy Davis Jr Dr is a big outlet and sells a great range of club wear as well as toys, DVDs and other accessories.
This store is right down the street from Deja Vu and Sapphire. They don’t have as large a selection as Deja Vu but most of the prices are better. Example: the Hitachi Wand Original at Deja Vu up the street is $119 and at Lions Den it’s $90! They also offer locals a 15% discount. Very friendly staff.
They also have a clearance area and multi-channel arcade. A+
Rating: Clean and nice. Kinda place you can bring your lady or good for intermediates but also a bit naughty because of the video arcade.
3781 Meade Ave, Las Vegas
An old-school smut bookstore with an adult theater on site. There are two rooms with three movies playing in each.
You get free entry to the theater with a ticket to the arcade, which has 100 digital channels to view. They mainly sell printed material and DVDs but you can also find toys, lingerie, etc.
This place is in an old warehouse. When I went in it seemed to have a dirty gay vibe. All the products for sale were quite dusty or faded and old. Lots of hardcore movies in the glass cases. Mostly seems to be a creepy jerk-off theater.
Rating: Super naughty and like a total molester creepy vibe.
HUSTLER (Two Locations)
620 E Sahara Ave, Las Vegas
Open: Sun-Thurs 11 am to midnight /
Fri-Sat 11 am to 2 am
6007 Dean Martin Dr, Las Vegas
Open: Sun-Thurs 11 am-2 am /
Fri-Sat 11 am-4 am
Both of these Las Vegas locations are glitzy, with wide open windows, glamorous window displays and nice interiors. It’s like being in a department store like Nordstrom.
Hustler sells the usual selection of sex toys but they also have a great selection of kinky products like sex swings and sex machines, as well as clothing and outfits from their own Hustler Fetish range.
The store on Sahara is way more friendly than the one in the strip club and the prices are about 10% less on Sahara. They offer a rewards program for regular customers so be sure to give your info.
Rating: Super clean and vanilla.
“LADY C” LEATHER
3719, 4037 W Sahara Ave, Las Vegas
Open: Monday to Saturday, 11 am to 6 pm
Nevada’s premier leather and fetish store, “Lady C” Leather specializes in handmade accessories, toys and clothing for kinksters. Popular with the BDSM community, the prices aren’t cheap but you will be getting high quality hardware here.
Products range from cuffs, collars and gags to floggers, paddles and restraints. As they say, from ‘mild to wild,’ you should find what you need at Lady C’s.
This is by far my favorite shop due to the quality and workmanship the husband and wife team put into the products. They are in the back, hand-crafting the items right there on site. This is not the cheap stuff you get at a chain. This is heavy punishing leather.
This is the type of place you go to when you know exactly what you want. It’s like buying a Rolls Royce versus a Sentra. They have a bondage room set up for photograhy with spanking benches, St Andrews cross, etc. I’m not sure if you can rent that for a shoot or what.
Rating: Clean but Naughty. Not recommended for beginners or people on a budget. Professionals, doms, and subs only. Nothing cheap or crappy available.
2424 Western Ave, Las Vegas
Peepland mainly offers an arcade where freaks can watch a wide selection of movies. They also sell some DVDs and other odds and ends. It’s not a sex shop. It’ll appeal to those who want a dirty and smut-filled time. They charge you fifty cents or a dollar just to walk in (lol).
Rating: Hardcore. Freaks. Perverts. Dirty almost homeless people.
ADAM AND EVE (Two Locations)
3231 N Decatur Blvd, Las Vegas
Sun 10 am – 5 pm / Mon-Thur 10 am – 9 pm /
Fri-Sat 10 am – 10 pm
2600 W Sahara Ave #103, Las Vegas, NV 89102
Sun-Thurs 10 am – 10 pm / Fri-Sat 10 am – 12 am
Adam and Eve is a nationwide chain that offers franchising. It started out as a mail order company back in the day. I think they still do a lot of that plus online sales.
The prices are sky high and the items they carry are of the lowest quality. They really don’t even carry much selection. They mark everything up and then offer online coupons for deep (like 50%) discounts.
The stores are clean and well lit. They just opened a new location on Sahara next to my favorite cheap food — Maui Rose.
Rating: For total beginners and couples.
ADULT SUPERSTORE (Three Locations)
3850 W Tropicana Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89103
3226 W Spring Mountain Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89102
1147 Las Vegas Blvd. South Las Vegas, NV
There are three Adult Superstore locations in Las Vegas. Each has a range of male and female toys, lingerie and accessories. They also stock quite a decent range of BDSM and fetish.
This is not a specialist store so don’t expect anything heavy duty but they have a huge selection. Most have an arcade. They also have the best prices on toys in the Las Vegas valley. A dildo is half the price of what it is at most stores.
Let’s face it, most sex toys are sorta disposable so even though the quality of some of the items here might not be the greatest, who cares when it’s cheap and you’ll probably throw it away anyway! (They used to have a Main Street location but it’s now closed.)
Rating: Intermediate, good for couples. Best prices in the valley.
DEJA VU LOVE BOUTIQUE
3247 S Sammy Davis Jr Dr, Las Vegas
This place is a straight up tourist trap! They do have a great selection and everything you could need but its all over priced due to its proximity to the Strip and the Fashion Show Mall. As an example, a Hitachi Wand Original was $119 here, while down the street at Lions Den it was $89 (plus 15% local discount). They have an arcade and obviously the museum and strip club next door.
Rating: Good for couples, beginners and intermediates. Great selection. High prices.
DEJA VU ADULT EMPORIUM
4335 W Tropicana Avenue, Las Vegas
What’s interesting is that this is the exact same company/store as above but the prices are DIFFERENT! I went yesterday to research and the benchmark Hitachi Wand Original is only $99 here! They mark it up 20% by the Strip lol.
Great selection. Clean store. Helpful staff and multi-channel arcade. I’d call this the locals’ Deja Vu.
Rating: Good for couples, beginners and intermediates. Great selection, Nice atmosphere.
Talk of the Town
1238 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89104
You know the place. It’s a gentleman’s club but the Talk of the Town also sells a small selection of adult DVDs and novelty items. It all seems old and dusty and why not just walk across the street to the Adult Superstore?
Rating: Good for most degenerates. Not really for couples.
7467, 6760 Boulder Hwy, Las Vegas
Report to come.