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Please help me find a playa jacket that was sold in Reno

Postby ivorypale » Sun Oct 02, 2011 10:43 pm

My neighbor let me wear his beautiful jacket when it got so cold on Thursday night and I'd love one of my own. He told me he got it in Reno on his way in at one of the many places selling Playa gear. Unfortunately he could not recall which shop and I come from the east and never pass through Reno.

It was full-length, long sleeved, teal/green with some intricate embroidery designs. I wish I had a picture or more information. Being able to wear that coat was such a lovely gift that night, I'm hopeful one of you may be able to point me in the right direction.
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Re: Please help me find a playa jacket that was sold in Reno

Postby BBadger » Sun Oct 02, 2011 11:09 pm

Oh hey, someone gave me this needle, and told me that he found it in this haystack (in Reno of all places). It was 2" long, silver, and sharp. I'm hopeful one of you may be able to point me in the right direction.

Though in all seriousness, Reno is a big place and that clothing description is not going to help much. You'd be better off trying to recreate it from memory using materials.
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Re: Please help me find a playa jacket that was sold in Reno

Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Oct 03, 2011 8:49 am

Next time it could also help to read the label and find out brand, etc.
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Re: Please help me find a playa jacket that was sold in Reno

Postby MOOP_Nazi » Mon Oct 03, 2011 5:39 pm

ivorypale wrote:My neighbor let me wear his beautiful jacket when it got so cold on Thursday night and I'd love one of my own. He told me he got it in Reno on his way in at one of the many places selling Playa gear. Unfortunately he could not recall which shop and I come from the east and never pass through Reno.

It was full-length, long sleeved, teal/green with some intricate embroidery designs. I wish I had a picture or more information. Being able to wear that coat was such a lovely gift that night, I'm hopeful one of you may be able to point me in the right direction.


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If it looked and felt like a hand made coat, going from the comment about the intricate embroidery, my guess is going to be "The Melting Pot" on Virginia Ave. They have some very cool stuff in their and they are also Burners...
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Re: Please help me find a playa jacket that was sold in Reno

Postby tattoogoddess » Mon Oct 03, 2011 5:45 pm

http://www.facebook.com/themeltingpotworldemporium

Im looking at there photos right now.... I could spend a few grand in there no issue! So much cool stuff!
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Re: Please help me find a playa jacket that was sold in Reno

Postby moonrise » Wed Oct 19, 2011 8:21 pm

The Melting Pot is the Reno store for NEW playa clothing and stuff. Yes, they are burners.

Junkee clothing (quality second hand) is nearby, across the street from The Melting Pot, also burners.

Prism Magic has NEW burner clothing and stuff. They're located in Sparks or Spanish Springs, near Reno off Pyramid Hwy, also burners.

There may be others, these are the most popular and all I can recall at this moment. Good luck!

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Re: Please help me find a playa jacket that was sold in Reno

Postby lucky420 » Thu Oct 20, 2011 7:38 pm

it was probably from the Melting Pot....gorgeous clothes there for sure
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Re: Please help me find a playa jacket that was sold in Reno

Postby ivorypale » Thu Oct 20, 2011 9:13 pm

Thanks guys!
I'm pretty sure it was the Melting Pot. It looks like their store is closed now but they will be opening an online store soon. I hope I can find it there!
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Re: Please help me find a playa jacket that was sold in Reno

Postby Sham » Thu Oct 20, 2011 9:31 pm

From what I can see online, there was a restaurant with a similar name in Reno that closed. The counterculture store that we know and love is still open, and will be opening an online version very soon in addition to the store. I called the phone number and they appear to still be in business.

Can someone clarify if this is correct?

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Re: Please help me find a playa jacket that was sold in Reno

Postby lucky420 » Thu Oct 20, 2011 11:03 pm

No, they are still open. I just bought some stuff there last thursday. Their store is stocked to the gills...
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Re: Please help me find a playa jacket that was sold in Reno

Postby Drawingablank » Fri Oct 21, 2011 8:40 am

I wish that place was in New York - cause we don't have enough cool places to shop in New York City.
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Re: Please help me find a playa jacket that was sold in Reno

Postby ivorypale » Fri Oct 21, 2011 9:01 pm

Awesome, thanks guys! I was looking at <a href="http://www.facebook.com/themeltingpotworldemporium?sk=info">their Facebook info</a> which said status: closed, I'm happy to hear that is not the case.

I'm going to give them a call tomorrow and hope I can find this playa haystack coat :D
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Re: Please help me find a playa jacket that was sold in Reno

Postby ivorypale » Thu Dec 15, 2011 11:27 am

I've been talking to Dixie at The Melting Pot for a few weeks and we actually found the jacket! They didn't have it in stock but they are ordering it for me. It is a weird brand that I never did find online called "The Royal Collection".

Thanks everyone for your help and suggestions. Dixie and The Melting Pot are totally awesome!
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