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The Ultimate Guide To Shop Local in Reno Sparks Area

One of the things I love most about Reno is the abundance of incredible, local small businesses. No matter the service, item, or specialty, someone in Reno offers it.


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Shop Local in Reno Sparks

If you’re looking to shop local and support small businesses this season, here is a great resource to put you in the right direction.

Beauty

Prude and Boujee

Location: 10 Mary St., Reno, NV
Instagram: @prudeandboujee
Nevada Moms Discount:  Show one of our stickers at checkout or use NMOMS for 10% off the purchase. (works online too!)

Vania has contributed articles to Nevada Moms and her husband Chris are the owners of this beautiful Asian skincare and sheet mask shop Prude and Boujee.

One step inside their brick and mortar space located at 10 Mary Street and you are instantly transported into a relaxing and serene environment. As a nurse practitioner, Vania offers beautiful wisdom on healthy skincare and their flagship store offers sheet masks and skincare from across the globe.

Mist-Me-Mel

Instagram: @mist_me_mel

Need a bronze tan in the middle of winter? Mist-Me-Mel is a mobile spray tanning service that brings the bronze to you. She also offers in-studio tans out of her home located in North Valleys. Special pricing for groups and tanning parties!

Avance Plastic Surgery Institute

Location: Reno, NV
Instagram: @avanceplasticsurgery__
Discount: Use Nevada Moms for 15% off non invasive procedures and services

Dr. Dayan comes highly recommended and is a huge supporter of Nevada Moms!  He offers minimally invasive procedures as well as the more commonly known cosmetic surgeries! Use NVmoms for 20% your first botox treatment.

Vintage

The Nest

Location: 201 Keystone Ave, Reno, NV
Instagram: @thenestreno

Tessa Dee Miller is the owner of one of Reno’s most unique antique and vintage shops. Located near the “With Love From Reno” mural, Tessa’s business is focused on upcycling and sustainability.

Walking into her shop is like a dream come true as each vintage and antique piece feels as though it has been selected with purpose and care. Shop her beautifully restored pieces and check out her page on upholstery refinishing and repair.

Junkee

Location: Reno Public Market
Instagram: @junkeereno

Junkee is the kind of place that makes you want to dive headfirst into planning the most epic themed party you have ever dreamed of.

With half its store dedicated to vintage clothing and costumes, and the other half to antiques, it is easily a dreamland you can get lost in for hours.

Food and Beverage

Butcher Boy Reno

What do you get when you mix a legacy of amazing customer service with quality meats and seafood? Butcher Boy! The Jolly family has been in the butchering business since the 1930s and their local hotspot still embodies true, old-fashioned quality service.

Browse their website to purchase the perfect cuts for your entire family!

Cheese Board

caterer reno

Location: 247 California Ave, Reno, NV and 15435 Wedge Pkwy Suite 100, Reno, NV
Instagram: @thecheeseboardreno

What could possibly be better than sisters who continued the legacy of a local cheese and wine shop formerly owned by Debbie Branby?

Kristin and Caitlin were long-time employees who purchased the business in 2017 and have made a name for themselves in the Reno food, wine, and catering scene.

Their food is an integral part of the community and its events and the Kintop sisters are proud Reno natives who take pride in serving their community.

Reno Public Market

Location: 299 E Plumb Lane, Reno NV, (Plumb + S. Virginia)
Instagram: @renopublicmarket

Enjoy several different local food options, drinks, dessert and even shopping! They often have fun local live music and donuts and cartoons on select weekends! A must visit.

Coffee

We have some amazing local coffee shops! Check out our list of the best coffee shops in northern Nevada!

Clothing

State 36 Clothing

Location: Online
Instagram: @state36clothingco

Located in the Arlington Garden Mall, State 36 is a one-stop-shop for anything and everything Nevada themed.

From hoodies to ornaments, baby onesies, and stickers, you’ll want to buy each and every item to send to all your non-Nevada natives.

Nomad Boutique

Location:726 S Virginia St, Reno, NV.
Instagram: @nomadboutique

If you have ever dined at Reno’s famous breakfast eatery Two Chicks Reno, then all you have to do is walk across the street for two of the trendiest fashion boutiques.

While their spaces may be small, their shops are packed with beautiful sweaters, hats, jeans, and accessories that will make the perfect gifts for Christmas.

Have a mimosa and brunch at Two Chicks and then head across the parking lot to shop!

Sierra Belle

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Location: 726 S Virginia Street, Reno, NV
Instagram:@shopsierrabelle

Located in midtown this boutique offers clothing and accessories that are both trendy and affordable!

Strange Bikinis

2115 Dickerson Ave, Reno, NV (appointment only)
Instagram: @strangebikinis

Ali Conways is the epitome of having a dream and making it come true. Her handmade, beautiful swimsuits are made of a dreamy fabric and her body-positive vibe makes every woman feel like she can rock a sexy swimsuit.

Her custom prints are sewn into a flattering and unique style and her website is a shining example of inclusivity and empowerment.

Ella Beanies

Instagram: @ellabeanies

Nicole creates beautiful crocheted beanies and cozy goods by hand!

Biggest Little Baby

7693 S. Virginia Street., Reno, NV
Instagram: @biggest_little_baby

Family and friends are everything for both of these small businesses!

Owners of Biggest Little Baby Ashley, Erin, and Sarah are three moms who have become one of Reno’s favorite sources for baby gifts, parental education, fitness/yoga, and an all-around supportive environment for all moms and moms-to-be.

They are currently open for browsing and curbside pickup.

Shay Co Shop

Location: The Basement, Reno, Nevada
Instagram: @shaycoshop

Located inside the Basement this little boutique is adorable.  Great for gifts for baby and kids items from bows, clothing, skin products and more!

Little Red Wagon

Location: Tuesday – Sunday: 10am – 6pm
Instagram: littleredwagonkids

This local boutique has something for your kids! They carry size newborn-12 and they also host classes and workshops!

Toys

Toys N More 

Location: 4809 Kietzke Lane, Suite C, Reno, NV, 89502
Instagram: toys_n_more_of_reno

This local toy store has something for kids of all ages.  From the most popular toys to something more unique.  They offer gift wrapping and even wish boxes which is perfect for birthdays and holidays. They even have an area for hosting birthday parties!

Learning Express 

Location: South Towne Crossing, 197 Damonte Ranch Pkwy D, Reno, NV 89521
Instagram: learningexpressreno

Locally owned by 2 mamas this is a must visit local toy shop. From the best educational toys, puzzles, games, and the latest must haves you’ll find something here! They also have wish boxes for kids, customization, and gift wrapping.

Additional Local Favorites

White Daisy

Location: 171 Los Altos Pkwy, Sparks, NV
Instagram: whitedaisydesignsvc

Shop home decor, gifts, + custom signs and so much more! Love this locally owned boutique.  They also have a location up in Virginia City!

The Waste Less Shop

Location: 7300 Rancharrah Parkway Suite 120, Reno, NV 89511
Instagram: @thewastelessshop

Clean sustainable items for everything you need for not only your home but also your skin/beauty routine.  We love their new baby/kid section.  Don’t forget to head in on a Tuesday for their 10% off tap Tuesday!  Their bulk bar is amazing with dry shampoo, laundry & dish soap, body scrubs and so much more!

Pro Tip:  Bring your own shopping bag!  They do have them available for $1 if you forget!

The Stylish Scribe

245 Vine Street, Suite A., Reno, NV
Instagram: @stylishscribe

Jessica Nicely is the owner of one of Reno’s trendiest custom card and invitation shop, located downtown at

What began as an effort to create a stylish invitation for her own destination wedding has emerged as The Stylish Scribe.

Her unique talent, combined with a brick and mortar business where you can shop everything from planners and stationery, Jessica is a must stop for all your invitation dreams!

Sierra Water Gardens 

2135 Dickerson Road, Reno, NV
Instagram: @sierrawatergardens

Looking for peace, zen, and beautiful plants? Sierra Water Gardens will satisfy that and more. Their spaces take you out of Reno and into a serene and peaceful space.

Whether you’re looking for a gorgeous handmade pot, delicate house plant, or small, unique gifts that are handcrafted with true beauty, both businesses are sure to deliver.

Wyld Market Collective 

Location: Inside Reno Public Market, 299 E Plumb Lane, Reno NV
Instagram: @Wyldmarket_

Wandering Wyld has served as a platform for local makers, creatives + micro-entrepreneurs to start, grow and evolve their businesses since 2018. They offer pop up retails and markets, business services and more!

Breweries and Bars

These are some of our readers’ local favorites.

What’s your favorite small shop?

If you have a Reno or Sparks favorite small business, be sure to comment on this blog or on our Instagram!

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Kacey Queen is a co-founder of Nevada Moms

Kacey received her bachelor's in Psychology while cheering for the University of Oregon. They moved to Reno in 2014 and have loved it ever since. She is a dedicated homeschooling mother to her three children.

She serves on the board for Northern Nevada Health Systems, and Northern Nevada Sports and Recreation, and she is passionate about her community.

Kacey loves exploring with her family and finding family-friendly events and activities! A few of her favorite things include family adventures, exploring the outdoors, working out, local coffee shops, and dessert!