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Get Your Burning Man Supplies in Reno

Essential Stuff for Citizens of Black Rock City

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Get Your Burning Man Supplies in Reno
Photo © Stan White
With Reno being the world epicenter for Burning Man (or at least the closest big city), it naturally follows that we have a resident collection of interesting stores equipped to support the somewhat unusual supply needs of Burners. While virtually any food, clothing, or hardware store can be pressed into service, these locally-owned emporiums take Burning Man seriously and carry the stuff needed by successful citizens of Black Rock City.

Burning Man Clothing and Accessories

  • The Melting Pot World Emporium - This is THE Burning Man store in Reno. They've got every costume item you can imagine, along with numerous other appropriate accessories. The Melting Pot is also the one and only walk-up ticket outlet in Nevada. Owners Eric and Monique Baron know what they're doing, having attended the last 15 Burning Men (Mans?) in a row.

    1049 S. Virginia Street, Reno, NV 89502
    (775) 322-9445

    Monday - Friday: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
    Saturday: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
    Sunday: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

  • Junkee Clothing Exchange - Junkee is a used, or recycled, clothing and decorating store set up in a recycled building in the funky shopping area along Virginia Street.

    960 S. Virginia St., Reno, NV 89502
    (775) 322-5865

    Monday - Sunday: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

  • Twin Cities Surplus - Need a huge barrel for water? How about a camo net for a shade structure? This kind of stuff and lots more is available at Twin Cities Surplus. When you come in looking for Burning Man paraphernalia, they know what you're talking about.

    1675 E. 4th St., Reno, NV 89512
    (888) 323-5630

    Monday - Saturday: 8 a.m.- 6 p.m.
    Sunday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

  • Paper Moon - Specializing in Utilikilts, worn by the Black Rock Rangers and other fashionable Burning Man men. Other Burning Man supplies like hats, bandanas, and reusable wipes.

    550 W. Plumb Ln., Reno, NV 89509
    (775) 827-9933

    Monday - Saturday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
    Sunday: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

  • Prism Magic - Specializes in tie-dye, but has all sorts of "Playa Wear" like crinolines, sarongs, hats, vintage clothing, and other unique items.

    2161 Pyramid Way, Sparks, NV 89431
    (775) 356-5577

    Monday - Friday: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
    Saturday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
    Sunday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

  • PolyEsthers Costume Boutique - Custom made costumes for Burning Man and other events like themed parties and pub crawls.

    655 S. Virginia St., Reno, NV 89501
    (775) 420-5050

    No specific hours. Call or click to schedule an appointment.

Pedal Power - Bikes for Burning Man

With the possible exception of virgins (first-time Burners), everyone knows that a bicycle is as essential to enjoying Burning Man as an amply supply of Pabst Blue Ribbon. Reno has bike shops that can fix you up with an appropriate playa-grade clunker, or you may choose to rent a ride and return it after the burn.

  • Reno Bike Shops - From this selection, Black Rock Bicycles may be your best bet for Burning Man bikes.
  • Sierra Adventures - A Reno outdoor outfitter that rents bikes and other gear, and can arrange shuttle service to Black Rock City. (866) 323-8928.

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