Truckee Shopping

Truckee shopping is best described as eclectic and fun. In a town that, on the surface at least, looks like you’ve stepped back into a time when cowboys ruled, discovering a shop selling world-class art beside a boutique for ultra-funky women’s clothing keeps you wondering what’s coming up next! Whatever it is you’re personally looking for, there’s probably a Truckee store to provide it.  

No worries if you’re not a shopaholic. You can pinpoint exactly what you’re looking for at Truckee stores and get a quick in and out experience. But for people who consider shopping a sport, you can hone your skills to a fine precision here.

Historic downtown is a fabulous place to spend time just wandering in and out of Truckee’s shops that line the main street. On either side of River Street or the streets that intersect, you’ll find clothing, sports equipment, mountain home furnishings, gifts, jewelry, fine art, florists and much, much more. The atmosphere of River Street, with all the adjoining shops and restaurants housed in historic buildings, creates the Truckee shopping experience, a kind that may be unlike others that you’re used to. The Wild West feel of downtown Truckee merges with hip, interesting retailing, and it’s pretty appealing.

Truckee Shopping is Athlete Friendly

Nearby at Truckee Crossroads or Donner Pass Road, you find more great places for Truckee shopping — shops to rent or buy skiing, fishing, biking or hiking equipment, grocery stores, building supplies, hair and nail salons, home and garden supplies, specialty beer and wine outlets, boutiques for locally made jewelry.

One note: Since winter sports are, obviously, so big here, there is a plethora of Truckee shopping that centers around the clothing, equipment and accessories you need to enjoy the snow-covered landscape. You can try out new designs if you’re an expert at your sport, get your boots perfectly fitted and come away with some very helpful advice from the locals who own and work in these Truckee stores.

Truckee Shopping/ Northstar Shopping by Category

Ambassador Toys

Northstar California Resort
Village at Northstar
8001 Northstar Drive, Suite 8106, Truckee, CA
(530) 562-2600

For nearly two decades Ambassador Toys has been a fixture in the San Francisco Bay Area with its three locations. For many years now it’s also been a fixture for kids and parents visiting the Village at Northstar. Winter or summer, think of Ambassador Toys as a pressure-release valve for those days the kids don’t want to ski or the Little Princess in the household... read more

For nearly two decades Ambassador Toys has been a fixture in the San Francisco Bay... read more

Atelier

10128 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, CA
(530) 386-2700

Atelier in downtown Truckee is a place for visitors and locals alike to let their inner artists out. Atelier is a workshop space where accomplished and neophyte artists are encouraged to create in the same space. Along with art available for sale, regular gallery showings and exclusive art supplies, Atelier hosts a wide range of workshops for the public to partake in as well. Try... read more

Atelier in downtown Truckee is a place for visitors and locals alike to let their... read more

Bluestone Jewelry & Wine

10046 Donner Pass Road #3, Truckee, CA
(530) 582-0429

Some things just go perfectly together: wine and roses, wine and cheese, wining and dining. Well, a Truckee business has discovered another ideal pairing — wine and jewelry. It would be easy to pass by Bluestone Jewelry in downtown Truckee if one wasn’t in the market for a ring or bracelet. But don’t let that stop you from popping into the jewelry store for the... read more

Some things just go perfectly together: wine and roses, wine and cheese, wining and dining.... read more

Bubbles Tahoe

Northstar California Resort
Village at Northstar
5001 North Village Drive, #5103, Truckee, CA
(530) 562-1080

The bubble bath is an international symbol of luxury, so it’s no surprise that a world-class vacation destination has a shop devoted to it. Bubbles Tahoe serves up an inventory that covers any aspect of bathing that you can imagine ... and maybe even some you can’t. Browse from among the bath soaps and salts, the scrubs and lotions, hair products (including a vegan conditioner) and... read more

The bubble bath is an international symbol of luxury, so it’s no surprise that a... read more

Cabona's

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... read more

Back nearly 100 years ago Cabona’s was where Truckee’s rough-hewn residents shopped for general merchandise... read more

Copper Lane

Northstar California Resort
Village at Northstar
3001 Northstar Drive, Suite 2057, Truckee, CA
(530) 587-7793

Locals are loyal customers to Copper Lane (previously known as Earthly Delights) because of their amazing baked goods, savory dishes and creative sandwiches. Copper Lane caters to every type of customer with every type of taste but now takes things a step further by offering exquisite wine and liquor options as well. Their Farm to Fork menu is vast and ranges from carry-out entrees and... read more

Locals are loyal customers to Copper Lane (previously known as Earthly Delights) because of their... read more

Dress the Party

10052 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, CA
(530) 536-5111

These days it seems like there are more and more occasions to dress in costume for parties, events and celebrations, from themed pub-crawls to the annual Burning Man celebration. Dress the Party has everything you need to change your look — whether that be a simple party hat for New Year’s Eve or a complete makeover for Halloween. Costumes range from basic prepackaged options to... read more

These days it seems like there are more and more occasions to dress in costume... read more

Ela Chapman

10056 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, CA
(530) 563-3512

Part of what makes shopping fun is the vibe of your host. And Ela Chapman hits it right even before you walk in the door. Ela Chapman is cool on the outside, but inside it offers dresses, sweaters, tops, pants and more all selected with a fine eye. The store also offers a variety of accessories from jewelry and scarves to handbags. And since this... read more

Part of what makes shopping fun is the vibe of your host. And Ela Chapman... read more

Elite Feet

Northstar California Resort
Village at Northstar
Resort at Squaw Creek
3001 North Village Drive, Suite 3051, 400 Squaw Creek Road, Truckee, CA
(530) 562-8922
Resort at Squaw Creek
(530) 583-6300

With decades and decades of boot-fitting expertise that benefits pros and weekend warriors alike, ownership and staff at Elite Feet guarantee their work, so much so that Perfect Fit Guaranteed is the business’ tag line. Along with fitting, Elite Feet carries ski boots, skis, helmets and other accessories. Due to their reputation, and to get even better service, setting up an appointment is advised. ... read more

With decades and decades of boot-fitting expertise that benefits pros and weekend warriors alike, ownership... read more

Erskine Photography

10072 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, CA
(530) 350-6624

There is very little that can be said about the photography of Tim and Michelle Erskine that isn't expressed much more eloquently by the work itself. Fine art and nature, portraits, weddings and engagements and even corporate photography, it all goes beyond just capturing an image on film. Instead, they manage to reveal something about their subjects that was there all along but that took... read more

There is very little that can be said about the photography of Tim and Michelle... read more

Knack

9932 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, CA
(530) 536-5400

The Knack is a fresh, new fine art gallery in Truckee featuring the photography, glass work and encaustics of Nancy Holliday and the industrial and contemporary jewelry designs of Lorien Powers. Check out Holliday's work applied to different mediums, and don't miss Powers' pieces in gold, silver, gems and minerals. The Knack also includes the work of other local artists. Both Holliday and Powers are... read more

The Knack is a fresh, new fine art gallery in Truckee featuring the photography, glass... read more

Lorien Powers Studio Jewelry

1007 Bridge Street, Truckee, CA
(530) 563-8191

The jewelry of Lorien Powers is a haunting mix of nature and industry, a sense of history melded with contemporary fashion. A trained metalsmith, she works with materials such as gold, silver and natural stones using techniques of riveting, roller printing, forging and more to create works that are stunning and unique. Her finished pieces are one-of-a-kind or limited-production items that at once highlight the... read more

The jewelry of Lorien Powers is a haunting mix of nature and industry, a sense... read more