10Best Shopping Malls and Centers in Lake Tahoe

If you are shopping in the Lake Tahoe area, there are not too many larger malls to go to, but what Tahoe does have are smaller shopping centers and cute, little ski villages that features stores selling clothing, ski gear, outdoor gear, food, home design items and even children's toys.

The various malls in the Tahoe area include the Boatworks Mall and the Cobblestone Center in Tahoe City. There is also several large malls like the Summit and Cabela's just outside of Tahoe in the Truckee and Reno areas. The best shopping at Tahoe is at the various ski resorts including Heavenly, Northstar and Squaw Valley in the Olympic Valley. Each of these resorts feature villages with shops like Patagonia, The North Face, Oakley and True North. Ski and outdoor gear rule in the mountains and you are sure to find something that you can use in Tahoe or take home as a gift.

Other shopping areas include the Artisan's Market Place in Truckee which features locally made art by artists in the area. This is a great place to find that perfect gift. Locals like to shop at places like this as well as shops like the Lululemon outlet in Truckee. If you are visiting the Truckee area, the entire historic downtown has dozens of clothing, jewelry and artisan shops as well as restaurants and cafes.



The Factory Stores at the Y in South Lake Tahoe is located where Highway 89 meets Highway 50. The outlet stores offer great shopping with great prices. Some of the stores include Adidas, Great Outdoor Clothing, Styles For Less, Pearl Izumi,...  Read More



For lovers of the outdoors, Cabela's is one of the top places to go shopping for hunting, camping, fishing and other outdoor gear. Cabela's Reno is located about 20 minutes from Truckee and is located along the I-80 near the California border....  Read More



Many of the ski resorts in the Tahoe area have villages which feature restaurants, special events and lots of shopping, but only one of them includes a free ice skating rink in the winter. The stores at the Village at Northstar near Truckee...  Read More



For women in Lake Tahoe and Truckee who are addicted to yoga clothing for use on and off the mat, head to the Lululemon Athletica store in Truckee, California. Lululemon makes beautiful and technical clothing for yoga , running, and most other...  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

Cobblestone Center
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The Cobblestone Center in Tahoe City has won awards for its Bavarian-style architecture and features several local shops, a cinema and a restaurant. The shops include the Kalifornia Jean Bar, Kunst Furniture, Bluestone Jewelry, New and Used...  Read More



Give yourself over to the charm of Lake Tahoe at this alpine-styled shopping village, which invites folks to stroll about on cobblestone streets, tempted by a range of upscale goods. Various stores like the Kalifornia Jean Bar, Oakley, and...  Read More



The summit is located on the Mount Rose Highway in South Reno and only 20 minutes from North Lake Tahoe. The Summit is an outdoor mall that features stores like MAC, Apple, Dillards, Old Navy, Bath & Body Works, Banana Republic, J. Crew,...  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



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


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