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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 an steady growth in locally-owned retailers popping up in neighborhoods throughout the city. Discover a treasure at one of the many unique thrift stores, get dressed to the nines for a night out, or fill your suitcase with the perfect gifts for even the hardest-to-shop-for friend back home.

Downtown Reno

Nestled in the heart of Reno you will find Reno eNVy, a locally-owned and operated store doubling as the Reno Tahoe Visitor Center. Inside you will find Reno Tahoe swag, Reno eNVy 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.

Reno Envy downtown Reno

Reno eNVy in downtown Reno

The Basement, in the historical 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 Tahoe Nevada Love, Orenda and Pantry Products. Work up an appetite while shopping? There are also unique dining options such as RAWBRY, Sugar Love Chocolates, Global Coffee and Chomp. 

MidTown Reno

MidTown Reno is one of the fastest growing neighborhoods in the Biggest Little City, with thrift shops to record stores, and gift boutiques to 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. Have a young shopaholic with you, or just want to feel like a kid again? Then plan a trip to Happy Happy Joy Joy, filled with classic toys and uncommon gifts.

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 and treat yourself to some retail therapy, all within steps away of each other. Find trendy fashion for men and women at Nomad Boutique or Sierra Belle, where they carry handmade products, many made locally. Find your ‘om’ at Hello Yoga, offering a wide selection of eco-friendlly clothing and yoga gear. Discover something unique for your home at Transcend Interior or pamper yourself with natural skincare products from Dragonfly Bath & Body LLC.

Sierra Belle at The Sticks shopping center Reno

Nomad Boutique at Sticks


South Reno

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 handful of 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 one of the coffee shops, bars or restaurants that call this quaint shopping center home.

Freckled Frog - shopping at South Creek Center in Reno

The Freckled Frog at South Creek Center

Other Local Shops

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. Across the street is Sierra Water Gardens, which carries all types of succulents, air plants, terrariums, indoor plants and water plants so you can design your own garden-inspired masterpiece. Across 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.

sierra water gardens

Sierra Water Gardens on Dickerson Road


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 trendy boutique shop offering home decor as well as trendy and international lines for women of all ages.

Larkellen is a boutique featuring new-to-Reno and locally made products. It is operated by mother and daughter where they strive to exclusively sell locally sourced, handmade, eco-friendly and organic items.

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