While you’re in Reno Tahoe, you want to dine, hike, ski and live like a local. After all, the region’s diverse culture is likely a big part of why you want to be here. So while you’re visiting, why not shop like a local as well? There has been a steady growth in locally-owned retailers popping up in neighborhoods throughout the city. Discover treasures at one of the many unique thrift stores. Get dressed to the nines for a night out with your friends. Or fill your suitcase with the perfect gifts for even the hardest-to-shop-for friend back home.
Nestled in the heart of Reno you will find Home Means Nevada, a locally-owned and operated store doubling as the Reno Tahoe Visitor Center. Inside you will find Reno Tahoe swag, Home Means Nevada brand apparel, souvenirs and all the necessary guides, brochures and maps to help you make the most the most of your time in our region. Next door is Bumblebee Blooms, a flower boutique serving the Reno area with fresh floral arrangements and gifts.
The Basement, in the historic Post Office Building, is an unexpected experience for all your senses. This underground venue is a modern marketplace for those seeking the tastiest and most unique items. Retail shops include NØRDIK and Micah Blank Jewelry. Work up an appetite or get thirsty while shopping? Grab a cup of coffee at Vida Coffee or enjoy a cocktail at Seven Troughs Distilling.
Midtown Reno is one of the fastest-growing neighborhoods in the Biggest Little City, with thrift shops and record stores, as well as gift boutiques and beauty salons. For a unique thrifting experience, stop by Junkee, offering lots of vintage clothing and decor.
The Melting Pot World Emporium, one of Reno’s coolest culture stores, is a Burner’s favorite place to shop before heading to Black Rock City. They specialize in goggles, body paint, tights, yoga wear, faux fur, hats, flasks and so much more.
The staff at Reno Bead Shop will help you find the perfect piece of ready-made jewelry, or inspire you to create your own! Book lovers will be in heaven at Sundance Bookstore, located inside a historic mansion, with each room filled with a different literary genre. Sittie and Sage, located on Saint Lawrence Ave. in Midtown, carries a selection of women’s clothing, jewelry and accessories.
One of the newest Midtown destinations is Sticks, a center filled with distinct shops and eateries. Here, you can enjoy an acai bowl, brunch or dinner. Treat yourself to some retail therapy, and they are all within steps away from each other. Find trendy fashion for men and women at Nomad Boutique or Sierra Belle, where they carry handmade products, many made locally. Satori Movement is a local boutique specializing in all things yoga, dance and wellness. Discover something unique for your home at Transcend Interiors or pamper yourself with natural skincare products from Dragonfly Bath & Body LLC.
You’ve likely seen at least a handful of iconic shots of paddleboarders skimming through Lake Tahoe’s blue water. Stand-up paddleboarding, or SUP, has grown in popularity in Reno Tahoe in recent years, and Lakeshore Paddleboard Co. in Reno has a board to suit any ability.
The shops at South Creek Center are in a league of their own. In fact, you might need a full day to explore this walkable 18-shop center and their food and drink options. Start with The Freckled Frog for eclectic home accessories, antiques and gifts, or browse one of their clothing boutiques such as Shoe, Southcreek Clothing Co., Triggers Boutique and many more. Quench your thirst or satisfy your appetite at the coffee shops, bars, or restaurants that call this shopping center home.
Don’t limit yourself to these neighborhoods! Plenty of other one-of-a-kind shopping destinations are popping up around Reno Tahoe. Take a drive to Dickerson Road for a visit to Strange Bikinis, where you’ll find style-forward bikinis, with a selection of ready-to-wear styles or custom-made options available. Treat yourself to a personalized shopping experience at Biggest Little Fashion Truck, where you can find clothing and accessories to perfectly fit your style. Just down the street, you can shop a selection of locally-crafted pottery at The Wedge Ceramics Studio or even sign up for classes to create your own.
If “Fashionista” is your middle name, you won’t want to miss The Niche, located at the Airport Square-Costco Center by the Reno-Tahoe International Airport. The Niche is a hip boutique shop offering home decor as well as trendy and international lines for women of all ages.
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