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Reno is not known for any unique items or magnificent shopping. If you're coming here looking for one-of-a-kind-antiques and homemade jellies, you'd best go elsewhere. What you will find here is a number of big American-style malls with all the usual suspects like Banana Republic, Pottery Barn, Williams-Sonoma and Gap. There are also a lot of outdoor stores that cater to the outdoor enthusiasts. Most of these places are kind of spread out, so you'll most likely need a vehicle if you plan on doing a lot of shopping.

Legends

Neighborhood: Sparks

This relatively new outdoor shopping center continues to grow with more stores and restaurants. One of the center’s main anchors is Scheels, one of the largest sports stores in the world, which offers supplies for any needs. Big-name brand outlet stores such as Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th, Vans, BCBG, Best Buy, Forever 21, Nike, Michael Kors and many more will leave your hands full and wallets empty. Spend the day shopping, sitting near art sculptures, fountains and huge fireplaces and eating at the outdoor mall’s restaurants.

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The Summit

Neighborhood: Downtown Reno

Located on the south end of Reno, this outdoor shopping mall has fine dining and fine shopping. You'll find a bunch of the regular stuff here like Dillard’s, Gap, Apple, Banana Republic, White House Black Market, Abercrombie and Levi’s. You could easily spend a whole day exploring the many shops. And when it comes time to eat, you'll find places like BJ’s Brewery, Firkin & Wolf, Carino’s, Buffalo Wild Wings and the Chocolate Bar. You can also take in a movie at the Century Theaters and there are regular special events like the Sip and Stroll Wine Walk from 2 to 5PM on the second Saturday of each month. There's also a farmer's market every Saturday from 8:30AM to 1PM.

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Meadowood Mall

Neighborhood: Downtown Reno

Meadowood Mall is the area’s only enclosed regional shopping mall. The center is anchored by two Macy’s stores (men’s and women’s), JCPenney and Sears. You'll find more than 100 shops here, along with all the fast food stuff you'd expect at any other mall. When it comes to eating, one gem in the rough here is 775 Gastropub which has an extensive beer menu, great burgers and some wild game dishes.

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The Shops at Heavenly Village

Neighborhood: South Lake Tahoe

The Shops at Heavenly offer an eclectic mix of products, from fashionable lifestyle apparel and accessories to sporting goods and art. This dining, shopping and entertainment venue, located about an hour and 20 minutes from downtown Reno, offers national brand shops such as Patagonia, Harley-Davidson and Quiksilver, and small boutiques such as garyangelica, Sealed With A Kiss and The Gold Store. Popular restaurants include Kalani’s, Wolfgang Puck Express and Driftwood Cafe, which are tasty for lunch or dinner or just a quick bite. For a fun activity after dining and shopping, catch a movie at the eight-plex cinema or try ice skating or mini-golf at the seasonal outdoor pavilion.

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The Village at Northstar Stores

Neighborhood: Truckee

The Village at Northstar is one of the most popular mountain villages in Lake Tahoe, about 40 minutes from downtown Reno. You can find everything from ski and snowboard equipment, designer shoes and fine art to handmade jewelry, children's boutiques and toy stores. Weary shoppers can take a break in one of the many eateries and lounges. Restaurants include Mikuni Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar, Olivier Napa Valley, Earthly Delights for a healthy salad or sandwich, Rubicon Pizza Company, Baxter’s Bistro for fine dining and Grapes & Grounds for wine and coffee. Don’t miss the fabulous Autumn Food & Wine Festival every September.

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