After you hit it big in Reno, Nevada’s famous casinos, let’s be honest: it’s time to do some shopping! Whether you’re looking for designer brands or funky one-of-a-kind finds and hidden gems, this list will ensure you hit all the can’t-miss, best-shopping destinations in Reno.
You might as well start chronologically, right? Located right in Midtown, you can find a variety of eccentric vintage and handmade clothing and trinkets at Bad Apple Vintage. If you can’t find just the right outfit there, you can always go across the street to Junkee Clothing Exchange. Junkee has both a ‘vintage’ and ‘retro’ section, so you can take your pick depending on how you’re feeling that day. It’s always an adventure to see what each shop has that day, so plan to spend some time perusing the racks.
If you’re of the Burning Man variety or prefer unique, locally flavored shops, head to Midtown and visit Culture. There you will find a little bit of everything and anything, from costume-like clothing, pins and patches, beard styling products, and accessories you didn’t know you’d always wanted. At Crystal Cove, you can add to your collection of magical stones and powerful crystal jewelry to aid you in all sorts of pursuits. If you’re feeling adventurous, the Chocolate Walrus in Midtown is the perfect mix of eclectic fun costumes, accessories, items you might need for a bachelorette party, and classy adult-themed attire. You might want to leave the kids at home when you visit this one, though.
If you’re hoping to do some shopping while keeping your ecological footprint small, check out Green Rush Eco Clothing. Stocking a variety of clothing and accessories made from sustainable fibers and upcycled/recycled materials, everything on their shelves is made with the planet in mind. At Recycled Records, you’ll find an extensive collection of used CDs, vinyl, DVDs, and even VHS and cassette tapes — if you still have something to play them on. This is the perfect place to find something vintage and maybe even rare for that music or movie lover in your life. For the yogis among you, head to Hello Yoga. Sustainable clothing made for both time on the mat as well as staying styling and comfortable, mala beads, candles, you’ll find just about everything you need for your yoga lifestyle here.
Also in the Midtown District, ladies who are seeking something a little different will find a pleasantly curated collection of attire at Sierra Bella. The owner has found a way to blend a little Southern California flair into Reno’s chic scene, so you’ll be creatively clad. Dressed Like That is in Reno’s emerging Fashion Row, and features retro and pinup-style clothing from modern designers. Suffice to say, your new style will turn some heads.
Home and Garden
What’s a new closet full of clothes if your home hasn’t been refreshed? Transcend Interiors is staffed by friendly, knowledgeable people who will help you transform your home into something supremely unique and personal. You’ll find interesting staple furniture pieces, statement decor, and designers who will help you put it all together. Then visit Micano Home and Garden to get to work on your yard. Specializing in only handmade, unique items (sometimes one-of-a-kind), you’ll be sure to find your flavor whether that’s rustic farmhouse or gothic artsy chic.
Looking for that one-stop-shopping solution? Reno has an array of shopping centers to keep you busy for hours. Meadowood Mall has most of the traditional chain stores you might expect in a mall, while The Outlets at Sparks is an outdoor shopping center with name brand stores at discount prices. The Summit at Reno can become an all-day destination with restaurants, a movie theater, events and other entertainment as well as a variety of clothing, shoe, and jewelry stores. There’s even a Reno Blow Dry Bar if your hair needs a little touch-up after a full day of trying on clothes.
Don’t forget, Reno isn’t just great for casinos and shopping, it’s family-friendly too! Check out this article to learn more!