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Lake Tahoe and Truckee Shopping

For shopaholics and window shoppers alike, The Village at Northstar, Truckee and North Lake Tahoe have some wonderful boutique stores.Whether you’re seeking outdoor gear,that perfect piece of art, unique clothing that can’t be found elsewhere or a special treasure to remind you of your time at Tahoe, hunt no further than our staff-curated list of top shops below. And, let us know if you have additions for the list!

The Village at Northstar



  • Ambassador Toys
  • Mine


  • Simply Tahoe
  • Village Candle Shop
  • Pottery Painting & More

North Lake Tahoe and Truckee


California 89 – the cool and different Tahoe clothing your wardrobe is seeking


Kalifornia Jean Bar – premium denim brands and enviable fashions

Mo, Jo and Zoe
Staff recommends: check out their jewelry section—choices are extensive and very reasonably-priced

The Niche – unique and affordably-priced clothing and gifts for the home


Art Galleries & Glass Blowing / Metal Sculptures / Woodwork

Art Obsesessions

Bolam Gallery

Carmel Gallery – unique and expressive landscapes of the world, especially the Sierra Nevada region


Word After Word Bookshop – Cozy shop downtown with endless Lake Tahoe and Truckee books and unique gifts. Children’s storytime readings happen Saturday & Sunday at 11 am.
*Staff recommends: passionate, knowledgeable staff; you can’t go wrong with a “Staff Pick” book


Bespoke–décor, crafts, Tahoe books, stationery, jewelry, gifts
*Staff recommends: find beautiful, Tahoe-inspired and all-occasion letter pressed cards

Cooking Gallery – everything for the home chef; spices, sauces and more
*Staff recommends: any of the gorgeous ceramics lining the front windows

Joanne’s Stained Glass – everything stained glass

La Galleria – artisan jewelry and home décor

Lorien Powers Studio Jewelry – industrial contemporary design pieces

Riverside Studios – impressive art and jewelry co-op featuring the works of 5 talented, local artists
*Staff recommends: Mommy-pot, a perfect vase for the single flowers picked by little ones

Tahoe Oil and Spice – tasting room, infused olive oils and balsamic vinegars
*Staff recommends: we can’t get enough of the white truffle olive oil.

The White Buffalo – extensive inventory of gold, silver and native American jewelry

Truckee Variety Co. – the ultimate toy store with games, toys,crafts, souvenir shirtsand even old-time candies
*Staff recommends: grab a retro lunchbox (metal!) or 5-foot stuffed snake!

Sporting Goods


Mountain Hardware & Sports – it’s a hardware store yet offers mountain attire and home décor
*Staff recommends: Grab some bait and tackle, cute accent pillows and new Sorels – all under one roof

Dave’s Ski and Snowboard

Paco’s Bike and Ski
*Staff recommends: The service at Paco’s is unparalleled; the staff can help you with repairs or new equipment

Tahoe Sports Hub

Home Goods / Furniture / Interior Design

Spirit Interior Design

East West Hospitality Tree