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.
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.
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 Tahoe Nevada Love, Orenda and Pantry Products. Work up an appetite while shopping? There are also unique dining options such as Sugar Love Chocolates, Global Coffee and Chomp.
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. Golden Jackal offers a truly unique selection of carefully curated, one-of-a-kind items, from vintage clothing to t-shirts sporting classic throwback designs from Reno’s early casino days.
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 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-friendly 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.
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.
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. 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.
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.