By Britton Griffith
A Sierra summer is calling! With days filled on the lake, adventures on the mountain, pool time in the BLC and brunching along the Truckee River, we hope you packed some stylish essentials for your visit. If not, here are some places to find the latest trends.
The Shops at Heavenly Village are a daydream for touristy take homes. This shopping experience will allow you to get all of the basics like sunglasses at Sunglass Hut, adorable outfits at What a Girl Wants and outdoor necessities at Earthbound Trading. You can find the cutest pieces for the little ones at Little Blue House by Hatley, which has bathing suits and other summer pieces specifically for children. Sealed with a Kiss is one of the key places to make a stop, with everything you need for a date night, summer wedding or beach look. theshopesatheavenly.com
Taking an afternoon to spend shopping is one thing, but to feel really spoiled you have to head to the Village Center Tahoe. This tourist and local hotspot is full of art galleries, designer brands and sassy salon shops. Sidestreet Boutique is one of my favorite locations to change over my closet each season. This shop is coined “Best Clothing Store in South Lake Tahoe” and is even more charming as it has been family owned and operated since 1972. Check out Savvy Lake Tahoe where you can accessorize your suit with the cutest jewelry and snag some flip flops. villagecentertahoe.com
Truckee River tops and shops
Along the Truckee River in downtown Reno, definitely check out the Patagonia Outlet Reno. Summer offers so many wonderful activities in the sunshine. If you’re into hiking, biking, swimming or just exploring the mountains, Patagonia has everything you need to kick off an adventure! Also, if you plan on camping under the stars, this is a one-stop shop for any and all of your recreational needs this season. With so much to enjoy in the Sierra, you need clothes that work for you while exploring this beautiful region. Once downtown give yourself a reward for shopping and pop in to any of our local bars and restaurants with great patios and views of the water. patagonia.com
While downtown, take a break from the sun and check out Tahoe Nevada Love in The Basement. This locally owned and operated brand embodies their region and their mission for a “rugged body, conscious mind lifestyle.” Great for both men and women, this is where you’ll find that perfect trendy hat, patches or gifts for family back home. tahoenevadalove.com
With so much to enjoy in the Sierra, you need clothes that work for you while exploring this beautiful region.
If your luggage content needs a total overhaul, look no further than The Outlets at Sparks Marina. Looking good feels even better when you know you got a steal on a designer brand. You can stop by Banana Republic, Converse, GAP and Lane Bryant outlet stores and ensure you get the latest fashions at an appealing price tag. A must-stop shop is the Levi’s Outlet (Did you know the first Levi jeans were made and created in Reno?). This location is also great for all ages and a fun, family friendly way to spend a day. With stops like Forever 21, H&M, Buckle and Motherhood Maternity, there is something hot for everyone at a great price. outletsatsparks.com
Before the sun sets on the Sierra, make sure your swimsuits, shades and summer dresses are the hottest styles and coolest trends courtesy of the Reno/Tahoe shopping scene!