Shop local and Stay safe on Dickerson Road in Reno
By Mary Alice Hass
There is a common buzz around Reno: How do I protect myself and the community but still buy from my favorite local businesses? We’ve compiled three businesses on Dickerson Road who are following strict health and safety guidelines that you can shop from. Here is an answer to the common question.
BLFT is a boutique focused on delivering style and confidence in a healthy and safe way to their customers. Shop their online store for a no-contact experience or book a time slot to privately shop, free of charge. BLFT offers personal styling, at six-feet apart, and they can assist you with any style tips, questions, or suggestions you need. (Oh, and for locals, they’ll even drop your purchase on your doorstep.) blftreno.com
Safety precautions pro tip: The store is reserved for you. Masks required. Hand sanitizer and gloves provided. The owner/personal stylist wear masks and maintain six-feet distance. No one is allowed to enter the store while you are shopping.
Wedge Ceramics Studio and Sierra Water
Create a ceramic pot at Wedge Ceramics Studio and pick out a plant next door at Sierra Water to complement it. Wedge offers private classes for a safe and personal experience. Sierra Water is home to many green friends: succulents, indoor plants, air plants, as well as gifts. thewedgeceramics.com
Safety precautions pro tip: Only four people are allowed in Sierra Water and 10 people in The Wedge. Masks and social distancing are required. Everyone who enters is asked to use hand sanitizer. Call to schedule a private lesson with The Wedge and double-check Sierra Water new hours.
Big news! Strange Bikinis just launched a second collection with a focus on becoming more sustainable than ever. They’re taking their most loved fabrics from previous years and using them to create new styles in an effort to become zero waste. Additionally, they’re using two completely new biodegradable swimwear fabrics that no one on the market has. strangebikinis.com
Safety Precautions pro tip: For no-contact shopping, they offer car delivery for online orders so you can get your swimsuit the same day free of shipping. For in-store shopping, they ask every person to wear a mask, wash their hands before shopping, and maintain distance from other customers. The store is only operating at partial capacity with cleaning scheduled routinely.
The number one buzz in Reno is respecting the community and staying as safe and cautious as possible. These three businesses are providing contactless and safe in-person experiences so you can still buy locally and keep yourself and others safe. Check them out!