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A new gem of a gift shop is now open at The Cromwell, the new boutique hotel on the Strip. Curios brings with it a taste of England with brands such as Papaya, Ben Sherman, quotable products from Sugar Boo, girly stuff from My Flat in London and even a top hat made by Christy's especially for the royals. Rare vintage sunglasses, jewelry from King Baby and more seem to meet your eye wherever you look. Guys can find their fill of mustache waxes and bow ties while those in the market for decor might enjoy the fancy toilet brush or chess piece candles. Sure, there are chips and liquors as you would find in any resort gift shop, but beneath these high-vaulted ceilings, leather adorned walls, newspaper-print tile and distressed wooden planks is a place to find the perfect gifts for him or her. Much like the Alice in Wonderland display found within, Curios feels like falling down the rabbit hole to a whole new world. Do take a look around.