10 Best Shopping in Lake Tahoe and Truckee

Many towns around Lake Tahoe have their distinct shopping districts. On the South Shore, there are gift shops and larger name stores like Patagonia, North Face and Quicksilver. In Truckee on the North Shore, there are dozens of boutiques and art studios that feature handmade items that reflect a mountain style.

If you are strolling around old downtown Truckee, head to High Camp Home for rustic but stylish items for the home, the Artisan's Market Place for locally made jewelry, art and sculpture and if you like to cook, you will go crazy at the two-story Cooking Gallery that is chock full of items for the amateur or professional chef.

If you head to Tahoe City or South Lake Tahoe, check out the THC-inspired clothing at the Tahoe Hemp Company or pick up a (Heart) Tahoe sticker or some local artwork at the darling Trunk Show.

There are a few small shopping malls around the lake: Boatworks Mall and the Cobblestone Center in Tahoe City and The Shops at Heavenly are smaller shopping malls that offer higher end clothing stores, bookstores and speciality food shops. The Cobblestone Center also has one of the best antique stores at the lake, the Alpine Antiquer.



The Shops at Heavenly are located just below the Heavenly ski area in South Lake Tahoe. The village includes an eclectic mix of shops from fashionable lifestyle apparel, accessories and art. The shops include the Pacific Crest art gallery,...  Read More



This independent shop for both amateur and professional cooks is nothing short of a culinary lovers dream come true. The shop is two stories of beautiful cooking equipment, cookbooks, spices, cutlery, pots, pans and anything you can think of for...  Read More



The Artisan's Market Place in Truckee is located in the cute shopping area of Brickeltown and is a unique gallery that represents work by 15 local artists. The items available for purchase include art glass, knitted creations, woodwork, jewelry,...  Read More

South Lake Tahoe


The Tahoe Hemp Company is South Lake Tahoe is not your average counter-culture shop. The emphasis of this business is to emphasize the importance of hemp as a sustainable crop and design material. The THC (a play on words, of course) sells...  Read More



Gaia-licious in South Lake Tahoe offers a relaxed and sensual shopping experience. An eclectic selection of candles, jewelry, body lotions and perfumes, clotting, music and books are in this delightful little store. Their clothing runs the gamut...  Read More



High Camp Home is located in the small town of Truckee, just north of Lake Tahoe. They are one of the leading design firms in the area and their high quality and beautiful furniture is available for purchase at the store in downtown Truckee....  Read More



Owned by a high fashion designer turned mountain girl, Bespoke is a fun and unique shop in historic downtown Truckee that celebrates everything vintage, kitschy and natural. When you first step into the small shop, you will first be drawn to the...  Read More



The Boatworks Mall is an indoor, enclosed mall right on the shore of Lake Tahoe with a wonderful view of the marina. The design is woodsy and typical Tahoe with lots of wood, large beams and an open and airy entryway. Inside is several clothing...  Read More



This unique little shop in Kings Beach on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe sells beautiful items from Thailand and Vietnam. There is also a small tea garden where you can order some tea and relax in the shade of the pine trees with the nearby sound...  Read More



This small, but sweet boutique in the Cobblestone Shopping Center in Tahoe City has made a name for itself for selling only handmade items from over 30 different artists in the Reno, Tahoe and Truckee area. The store is full of unique items like...  Read More


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Christina has lived in the Reno/Lake Tahoe area since she was a baby. A first-generation Nevadan, her Danish parents instilled in her an intense love of travel and the wild, rugged outdoors...  More About Christina