Best Clothing Stores in Tahoe

10 Best Clothing Stores in the Lake Tahoe and Truckee Area

The clothing stores in Lake Tahoe are an interesting mix of fun boutiques and sports stores, in between you will have western stores like High Chapparal which sells classic cowboy hats, jeans and boots and the fun and funky Bespoke or Mo, Joe & Zoe in Truckee. If you are looking for something special for a location wedding or anniversary, Fine N Funky in the Boatworks Mall in Tahoe City will have something special. The owners travel the world for unusual items to add to their collection. Other eclectic clothing items can be found at Sassafras in Tahoe City and Gaia-Licious Global Gifts in South Lake Tahoe. Also in Tahoe City is the wonderful Ruffles and Ruffnecks, where you can find clothing for children and infants.

For your outdoor gear to beat the elements, save some cash to go shopping at the area's Patagonia and North Face stores for soft fleece, warm base layers and waterproof jackets. Both of these stores are conveniently located in various ski villages on the lake. You can also support the locals at Tahoe Mountain Sports where you can pick up both summer and winter clothing, gear, shoes and accessories. For some fun gifts, head to the Tahoe Hemp Company (THC) on the South Shore for some environmentally-friendly clothing and some fun laughs with the locals who run the shop.


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 eco-conscience and green items such as men's and women's clothing, T-shirts, jackets, hats, bags, purses, wallets, bath and body products, shoes, books, gift items, local made jewelry and more. The items are of high quality and many of the T-shirts play off the Tahoe/THC theme. The women's jackets and coats are surprisingly soft and stylish. Many of the items are a priced a little high, but the customer service and cool staff make it worth it to spend some time and little of your vacation dollars at this local Tahoe store.

Recommended for Clothing Stores because: The Tahoe Hemp Company is a great place to buy a souvenir to remind you of the relaxed vibe of the Tahoe area.

Christina's expert tip: Eco-conscious, green shopping on the South Shore.

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South Lake Tahoe

The High Chaparral western clothing store is located in South Lake Tahoe's Heavenly Village. High Chaparral is a unique place to shop and celebrates the western locale where Tahoe sits. They carry western apparel, accessories, items for the home, blankets, belts, boots and Moccasins and hats. They offer items from brands like Annie Oakley, American Ranch Designs, Cripple Creek, Dorfman Pacific, Tony Lama and Hike America. The store itself is jammed packed with tons of items and is fun to roam around in. You can pick up some great western jeans or just look at their artwork which includes Native American art, stuffed animals and jewelry.

Recommended for Clothing Stores because: High Chapparal offers different styles than the area's typical ski and sports stores.

Christina's expert tip: The store offers items for all price ranges.

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The North Face store is located at the Northstar California village and is home for all levels of outdoor enthusiasts. The store has a large selection of performance and adventure apparel along with footwear that is made to stand the test of the elements. The store offers jackets, fleece, thermals, sport and city clothing for men, women and children and each item is backed with the North Face's quality guarantee. The North Face features products from brands such as Sunnto, SIGG, Leki and Columbia River Knife and Tool. The North Face also offers essential camping and outdoor equipment, from tents to sleeping bags to backpacks. You can pick up local and regional maps, area specific books, or check the community board for upcoming events to help plan your adventures.

Recommended for Clothing Stores because: This store will come in handy during a stay at Northstar.

Christina's expert tip: The prices of this store are high, but the quality is superb.

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Gaia-licious in South Lake Tahoe offers a relaxed and sensual shopping experience. An eclectic selection of candles, jewelry, body lotions and perfumes, clothing, music and books are in this delightful little store. Their clothing runs the gamut from hippy style to chic yoga and they are made for comfort. Gaia-licious also offers items for yoga, meditation, Eastern philosophy and study, incense, massage oil and baby gifts. The prices are reasonable and the selection is large. Their book selection is personally selected to encourage a healthy and happy lifestyle. Gaia-licous also has special events during the holidays (like henna and glitter tattoo night!) and offers special costume items for parties, Halloween and Burning Man.

Recommended for Clothing Stores because: Gaia-licious has some beautiful clothing from around the world.

Christina's expert tip: Gaia-licous also carries Fair Trade, locally made and eco-friendly gifts.

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The clothing store, Mo, Jo and Zoe, located in the cute town of Truckee is a mom and daughter operation with grandmother (Zoe) as inspiration. The women's store carries stylish clothing for women, teens and children as well as accessories, hat, scarves and shoes. Their items are affordable and much of the unique jewelry is made by the owners. They also offer brands like Blowfish Shoes, Mavi Jeans, and Mystree and clothing for larger sizes. The store also has special events all year long. Sometimes the events correspond with other stores, restaurants and bars in the immediate downtown Truckee area.

Recommended for Clothing Stores because: This is the best store in the area for teens and younger shoppers.

Christina's expert tip: Mo, Jo and Zoe is conveniently located in downtown Truckee.

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South Lake Tahoe

The Patagonia store at the Heavenly Village near the Heavenly ski resort is located right next to the Heavenly Gondola entrance. This store offers the largest selection of high-quality Patagonia clothing and accessories for men, women and children in the Lake Tahoe area. This store offers the stylish and well-made items that have made Patagonia a favorite among outdoor sport enthusiasts. The store stocks seasonal items for both summer and winer and will sometimes have a sale rack with marked down items. The staff at Patagonia in the Heavenly Village are active outdoor enthusiasts, and passionate about Patagonia products and environmental initiatives.

Recommended for Clothing Stores because: The staff are also a great resource for where to go in the Tahoe area.

Christina's expert tip: This Patagonia shop has a resident kitty cat.

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South Lake Tahoe

Sidestreet Boutique, located in South Lake Tahoe near the Heavenly ski resort, features clothing, accessories, shoes, jewelry and furs for men, women and children. They also have a large infant clothing section. Sidestreet, which has been in the area since 1972, features both brand name and independent designers including Sympli travel clothing, Naughty Monkey, Sky Clothing, bebe, Haute Baby, Eileen Fisher, Isabella Fiore, Jag Jeans and Double D Ranch. The store also sells accessories by Baggallini Bags, Blowfish Shoes, Ugg Boots and Anuschka. Sidestreet Boutique also sells their own brands of wallets. The store also has a "man cave" for husbands and boyfriends to relax with coffee and TV, or their wives can join them at the Sidestreet Caf� for coffee, snacks or a daily lunch special.

Recommended for Clothing Stores because: While most of their items are for the home, their T-shirts and hats are so unique and fun.

Christina's expert tip: The Sidestreet Boutique has a caf� inside the store where you can grab coffee and a snack or lunch.

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Fine N Funky's at the Tahoe City Boatworks Mall has been in the area for several decades and offers stylish and fun clothing and accessories for both women and men of all ages. The owners travel around the world to various markets to find unique looks for locals, travelers, sporting professionals and celebrity clientele who shop here. Fine N Funky sell brands like Bella Luxx, Blue Moon, Diesel Jeans, Frye, Gypsy Junkies and Love Heals. Choose from stylish denim to dresses, from accessories to beauty items in this beautiful and fully stocked store right on the shores of Lake Taho

Recommended for Clothing Stores because: The prices of this store are fairly high, but you are bound to find something unique.

Christina's expert tip: The store has a nice selection of Michael Stars dresses.

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Keena (formerly Sassafras) in Truckee is a cute, little boutique with clothing, shoes, jewelry and gifts. The friendly staff will help you find the perfect item to take home to remind you of Lake Tahoe or to give as a gift. Keena sells stylish and eclectic clothing, shoes, jewelry, hats, lingerie, scarves and homemade soaps, lotions and other beauty items. You are bound to find an entire outfit at a price that won't break your wallet. The store also has a view of the lake and is conveniently located near the restaurants, coffee shops and other stores around this small community.

Recommended for Clothing Stores because: Keena is a new store, but has a great selection of gift items.

Christina's expert tip: Take your time in this store, there are a lot of items tucked in the corners.

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Ruffles and Ruffnecks has been selling adorable clothing for children and infants in Tahoe City for the last 40 years. They not only have every day and special occasion outfits for kids, but also sell unique toys and games. Another great area is their accessories for little girls that includes purses, boots and shoes and items for the hair. The store's infant section includes sweet onesies, dresses, outerwear and a great selection of cloth diapers and eco items for both mom and baby. Ruffles and Ruffnecks will have regular sales both online and at the store. The store is located in the Cobblestone Center in Tahoe City and it fun to browse�even if you don't have children.

Recommended for Clothing Stores because: Ruffles and Ruffnecks goes beyond your typical children's clothing store with great gift ideas for baby showers.

Christina's expert tip: The infant and baby section has some great gift items for new mothers.

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Meet Christina Nellemann

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