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 Women's Clothing because: Check out this store's after-season sales for great deals.
Christina's expert tip: The prices of this store are high, but the quality is superb.
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, beadwork, ceramics paintings and eco-friendly soaps and lotions from High Sierra Botanicals. Artists represented all live in the immediate area and their items are priced reasonably. The Artisan's Market Place is located in the Blue Victorian, 10382 Donner Pass Road, Brickletown, in historic Truckee. Open daily 11 am – 6 pm, except Tuesdays. The market place will be open daily from 11 am – 6 pm, except Tuesdays.
Recommended for Women's Clothing because: This is such a cute and unique shop in a small, Western town.
Christina's expert tip: The jewelry collection at the Marketplace is extensive.
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 Women's Clothing because: The women's clothes at the THC are surprisingly pretty and affordable.
Christina's expert tip: Eco-conscious, green shopping on the South Shore.
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 Women's Clothing because: The women's fleece tops at this store are heavenly.
Christina's expert tip: This Patagonia shop has a resident kitty cat.
For women in Lake Tahoe and Truckee who are addicted to yoga clothing for use on and off the mat, head to the Lulumon Athletica store in Truckee, California. Lulumon makes beautiful and technical clothing for yoga , running, and most other sweaty pursuits. The company create components for people to live longer, healthier, more fun lives. This small store and showroom of the popular clothing line includes the staples and basics in all sizes and colors as well as a friendly and knowledgeable staff. The Truckee Lulumon also offers plenty of local yoga, cross fit and other exercise classes.
Recommended for Women's Clothing because: Tahoe and Truckee are very health conscious and Lulumon fits in perfectly.
Christina's expert tip: The yoga showroom only takes credit cards, no cash. Also, they are only open Friday-Sunday.
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 Women's Clothing because: The accessories and items at this store are always changing.
Christina's expert tip: Take your time in this store, there are a lot of items tucked in the corners.
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 Women's Clothing because: Mo, Jo and Zoe is a female and family run business.
Christina's expert tip: Mo, Jo and Zoe is conveniently located in downtown Truckee.
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 Women's Clothing because: There are several women's clothing stores at the Boatworks Mall.
Christina's expert tip: The Sidestreet Boutique has a caf� inside the store where you can grab coffee and a snack or lunch.
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 Women's Clothing because: The selection at Fine N Funky is impressive for such a small town.
Christina's expert tip: The store has a nice selection of Michael Stars dresses.
This cute boutique in Truckee is always getting in the newest fashion and styles of clothing and home items including dresses, jeans, tops, hats and other accessories. The styles range from urban chic to country comfortable and the items are within every woman's budget. The Niche also offers gifts and home decor like metal and wooden signs, candles, jars, vases, wrought iron decor, mirrors and clocks. The Niche was voted "Best Independent Home Furnishings Store", "Best Women's Clothing Boutique", and "Best Boutique Clothing Store", by the Reno News and Review Readers Poll, and Best of Reno - Top 101, by Reno Magazine.
Recommended for Women's Clothing because: The Niche has locations in Reno Nevada, Sparks Nevada, Carson City Nevada, and Truckee California
Christina's expert tip: The Niche is open every day from 10 to 6.