Lake Tahoe Shopping

Lake Tahoe seems to have a little something for everyone, and Lake Tahoe shopping is no exception. Diverse just like location, Lake Tahoe shopping blends sports gear shops, indie boutiques, galleries, gift shops and furniture stores, among others, to create an eclectic gamut of commerce. For example,  Squaw Valley shopping mixes an eclectic little grocery experience with national name sporting gear outfitters, chocolatiers, jewelry and a pet emporium! Your visit to Tahoe City gives you a chance to treat yourself to new pair of skis from a winter sports outlet and a chainsaw-carved bear.

Why Lake Tahoe Shopping?

Are you thinking, “I didn’t come all the way to Lake Tahoe to shop!”? Now is the time to evaluate your priorities: You came to Lake Tahoe for the setting, the sports or the attractions. Think about it. Lake Tahoe shopping falls into each of these categories. There aren’t many places where you can find multifarious shops like Greenwich Village-worthy boutiques sitting beside winter sports outfitters as they do in Truckee shopping. The blend of the Old West and groovy California setting creates a shopping excursion that’s worth exploring. And with all the sports you may plan on doing during your vacation, it’s nice to have stores, like the ones you’ll find in South Lake Tahoe shopping, that can supply you with gear and cover you from head to toe with high technology fabric designed to enhance your performance, whether that be on something that slides, bike tires or on foot. Trust us, Lake Tahoe shopping is an activity you won’t want to miss.

Lake Tahoe shopping embraces the area’s laid back West Coast vibe, reflected by individual stores. You can find shops that encourage a healthy body, mind and spirit in Incline Village shopping. If you want to get your hands on some locally handcrafted pottery, furniture or other crafts, the galleries and home furnishing stores found all around the lake will give you a piece of Tahoe to take home.

Check out the listing below and start planning your Lake Tahoe shopping days. Even better, check out the featured Coupons and Shopping Sales that’ll keep you and your wallet happy throughout all the shopping.

Lake Tahoe Shopping by Area

South Lake Tahoe | Truckee | Tahoe City & West Shore | Squaw Valley & Alpine Meadows
Kings Beach & North Shore Incline Village & Crystal Bay

Lake Tahoe Shopping by Category


930 Tahoe Boulevard #201, Incline Village, NV
(775) 831-2800

Breathe promotes a “conscious living style with their selection of women’s attire, home decor and gifts. You’ll find casual clothing, swim wear, yoga apparel and active wear from Lucy, Beyond Yoga, Free People and Jaia as well as footwear from Haviana, TOMS and Ugg Boots. For accessories you’ll find a great selection of locally made jewelry, sunglasses, scarves and Big Truck hats. Breathe is also host to interesting home accessories, food and gift books, candles and a whole section of books and other items for babies and toddlers. Stop on in at Breathe to get something special for yourself, a gift for a friend or just to stop and breathe for a moment.


10100 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, CA
(530) 587-3161

Back nearly 100 years ago Cabona’s was where Truckee’s rough-hewn residents shopped for general merchandise geared toward mountain living. As the decades have passed the needs of residents and visitors have changed and so have Cabona’s offerings. The area’s oldest retail store now offers sportswear for women and men inspired by and designed for the great outdoors. Colors, fabrics and styles of the apparel carried by Cabona’s take their cues from the seasons and the surrounding mountains. Look for brands like Woolrich, Pendleton, Kavu, Levi’s, Fig and Conrad C among many others. Along with handbags, accessories for women include fragrances, jewelry, sunglasses and hats. Men will find hats, socks, belts and more.

Cha Fine Teas

12030 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, CA
(530) 536-5043

There are legions of coffee lovers out there and places for them to gather in Truckee and beyond. But thanks to Cha Fine Teas, lovers of loose-leaf tea now have a place of their own in town. And while there are more than 60 teas available, the offerings don’t end there. Shoppers can sample teas or sit down with a hot cup of tea or chai as well as a cold glass of tea — shaken or sparkling. The menu also includes green tea smoothies with various flavors like Raz-Berry blend, butternut squash or carrot apple. Have a friend or family member who is a tea lover? Cha Fine Teas has gift baskets and accessories as well as spices, essential oils and items from local bakers. Look for classes too, like Tea 101. And, yes, coffee is available.

Forever Rox

930 Tahoe Boulevard #203, Incline Village, NV
(775) 831-4544

Since 1984 Forever Rox has been a great source of gems and jewelry in Incline Village, providing advice, repairs and creating custom designs that can turn your vision into a reality. You’ll find only natural gems from the earth – yellow, pink, blue or the whitest of diamonds  as well as rare sapphires, rubies, opals and emeralds from around the world in all cuts, shapes and sizes. Their friendly staff of Gemological Institute-trained experts can help to educate and guide you to the perfect selection. Using the latest technology their skilled master craftsmen will design and create custom pieces to suit your needs and can repair, restore or recreate most jewelry on site. Forever Rox is open Tuesday through Saturday. If you’re in the market for some one-of-a-kind jewelry, something vintage or a dazzling gemstone, Forever Rox, with more than 1,000 pieces in stock, is sure to have some sparkle to please your eye.

Mountain Hardware & Sports

11320 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, CA
(530) 587-4844

Truckee’s Mountain Hardware & Sports is a small-town hardware store — and a whole lot more. As a full-service Ace Hardware Store, there is a wide selection of lumber, tools, plumbing, lighting, garden and automotive supplies as well as a full-service paint shop. But even if you’re not undertaking a DIY project, you’ll want to check out the eclectic personality of the nearly 40-year-old Truckee standby. Wander the 17,000-square-foot store for camping/hunting/sports equipment, unique home décor and kitchen items as well as toys for young and old. Mountain Hardware & Sports also stocks a wide selection of fashionable-yet-functional apparel and footwear for any type of mountain outing. And don’t fret if you suffer from fishing fever. Mountain Hardware & Sports is the place in town for fishing equipment and advice on where to hook the elusive big one. The store is employee-owned, so there is always a helpful person around to answer questions.


Mountain Home Center

11403 Brockway Road, Truckee, CA
(530) 587-6681
10115 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, CA
(530) 550-8800

If it has to do with summer or winter living and doing it with both form and function, Mountain Home Center knows a thing or two. With more than 30 years of doing business in Truckee, Mountain Home Center makes it easy to enjoy summer living with a wide selection of outdoor furniture, grills, smokers and pizza cookers. You’ll also find a stylish selection of dinnerware, table settings and a variety of other accessories. Mountain Home Center has a large selection of umbrellas, hammocks, outdoor rugs, cushions and pillows to keep things cool and comfortable. Need a gift for a birder? They have a selection of bird feeders, bird baths and bird houses as well as other garden art like wind chimes. If it’s winter, Truckee Home Center can help you stay cozy both inside and out with a huge selection of gas fire pits and tables as well as traditional woodstoves and contemporary gas fireplaces and inserts. And what would après-ski be without a hot tub? No worries. With two locations in Truckee, Mountain Home Center has you covered.

Northstar California Resort

5001 Northstar Drive, Truckee, CA
(530) 562-1010

Of course Northstar at Tahoe Resort has skiing, but its range of offerings make the longtime Truckee fixture a four-seasons must visit. With upgrades, remodeling and the addition of a mid-mountain Ritz Carlton hotel, Northstar has upped its game in recent years. Considered to be the resort for families looking to ski on the North Shore, there is now more challenging terrain to be had amongst the resort’s 3,100 skiable acres, 100 trails all serviced by 20 lifts. Nine advanced runs have been created on the backside of Northstar, which is called, yep, The Backside. There are seven snowboarding terrain parks and pipes to give beginner and advanced riders more room to shred. Of course there is a world-class view of Lake Tahoe from atop the mountain’s 8,600-foot summit. But not all the fun is had on the slopes. There is a 9,000-square-foot ice rink in the middle of the village accompanied by live music, snacks and beverages for those not into skiing. Visitors will find dozens of places to eat and shop from sushi and pizza to Patagonia and The North Face. There is even a movie theater for visitors and locals alike. For those into hiking in the snow and skinny skis, there are 35 km of groomed and tracked trails for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. The fun doesn’t end when winter does, however. Northstar features one of the earliest — and now most extensive — lift-assisted mountain bike parks in the country. Northstar features an 18-hole golf course and has a variety of lodging options from luxury hotels, condos and home rentals.


930 Tahoe Boulevard #204, Incline Village, NV
(775) 831-5000

Panache is a sweet little boutique carrying women’s fashions, home decor and gifts with a Tahoe flair. Women’s apparel comes in the latest styles from the hottest designers – Hudson Jeans, Frye Boots, Tribal and TOMS shoes. Accessories include sunglasses, handbags, hats and jewelry, much of it locally made. For the home you’ll find accent furniture, artwork, lamps, vases, candles and candle holders, wind chimes, mirrors and clocks to name a few from their broad selection. Tableware includes serving plates and bowls, decanters, flatware, napkins and dishes. Panache is also a great spot to pick up greeting cards and gifts, for kids or adults, with a great selection of coffee table and gift books, stuffed animals and children’s footwear. Gift registry and shipping are available. Panache is light and airy, open daily in the Raley’s Center for whenever you need to add a little panache to your life.

Tahoe Mountain Sports

11200 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, CA
(530) 536-5200
(866) 891-9177

From summer to winter, Tahoe Mountain Sports is fully stocked with the latest gear for any adventure into the surrounding Sierra. Planning on hiking, climbing, mountaineering or a trail run? TMS offers backpacking gear ranging from packs, stoves, sleeping bags and tents to water filters, trail food and more. For those moving fast, TMS has performance footwear for walking and running as well as apparel to enhance every activity. Don’t own a bear canister for your backpacking trip into Granite Chief Wilderness? No problem. TMS rents a variety of summer season camping equipment, even wetsuits. If snow is on the mountains, TMS can outfit any backcountry adventure whether it’s on snowshoes or skis. From maps and avalanche safety gear to everything to keep you warm and dry, TMS has it, including full backcountry ski-package rentals. In winter the store also sells permits for area SnoParks. 

Talbot Photography

889 Tahoe Blvd., Suite C, Incline Village, NV
(775) 832-7054

It’s near impossible to spend any amount of time in the Lake Tahoe region without encountering the photography of Chris Talbot. His images of the lake and its surrounding natural beauty may be found on the walls of hotels (including a large exhibit at the Hyatt Lake Tahoe), restaurants, offices, homes and in gift shops throughout the basin. Besides Tahoe he’s also spent much of his life traveling the world and has wonderful images from throughout Asia, Eastern Europe and Central America as well as rural Nevada and other stateside locales. Chris excels at real estate, architecture, resort, golf and food photography and has been published in numerous golf, travel and real estate publications. Talbot Photography also shoots portraits and special events around Lake Tahoe, having photographed over 700 weddings. Chris understands every aspect of photo composition and passes this knowledge on through custom photography tours around Lake Tahoe. He will take you to the most scenic spots and train you in the technical and practical aspects of taking the best photo you can. Whether you’re looking for a wedding photographer, some schooling on your camera skills (and a guide around the lake) or just something beautiful to hang on your wall, check out Talbot Photography.

The Village at Squaw Valley

1750 Village East Road, Olympic Valley, CA
(800) 403-0206

The Village at Squaw Valley is northern California's example of a ski hamlet, offering a little bit for everyone. The rooms all have views of the mountains and are located a few steps from the various base area ski lifts. Rooms are situated above the plethora of shops and restaurants with balconies looking out over the hustle and bustle below. The variety of restaurants and shops is created to connect with the needs and wants of the variety of guests that visit the area. For example, for the 20-somethings there are three different bars that are busy on weekends and holidays. For couples, there are romantic restaurants and couples activities like sleigh rides to inspire connection. For families, there are a variety of restaurants and shops that keep all ages occupied plus a museum highlighting the area's ski heritage, miniature golf, climbing walls, the Trilogy Spa, Sky Jump (an acrobatic bungee play gym for all ages) and the Wanderlust Yoga Studio. The Village is also the launching place for the aerial tram, which flies another 2,000 vertical feet up, to High Camp located at 8,200 feet. Here you will find hiking, disc golf, the High Camp Pool & Hot Tub as well as dining and bar options. In February, the Village is host to a week-long, kids-focused event, Kid-O-Rama. The non-stop fun that focuses on youngsters offers fire trucks, snowplows and grooming equipment plus dancing to street concerts and children-centric concerts, or they can get artistic at the craft and game room. The entire Village becomes a virtual ghost town during mid-October to early-November. If quiet doesn't bother you, this is an excellent time to get incredible discounts on rooms.

Wildwood Makers Market

989 Tallac Avenue, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 541-0700

Tahoe folk tend to be a hands-on sort of people, whether by necessity or inclination. Wildwood DIY Boutique caters to this attribute, with handmade items as well as the resources to help customers make their own creations. You'll find gifts and crafts from independent artists in the shop, craft kits and a craft classroom. The shop gives classes on do-it-yourself projects, and you can even book your own DIY party or event.