We all know it’s better for our local economy to shop at the mom & pop businesses, but many of us still head towards the bigger, chain-type retail locations whenever our wardrobe needs a facelift. So, today I wanted to share with you three of my favorite locally owned clothing stores–the ones I head to when I am in the mood for a quick update but don’t want to break the bank.
First up is Junkee Clothing Exchange; it is my go-to shop for one of a kind, vintage inspired pieces. Junkee Clothing Exchange buys, sells and trades clothing, which enables its customers to easily switch up their wardrobes. They keep their store pretty up to date as far as trends go and have their racks organized by garment type and color. Clothing is very reasonably priced at Junkee, and their selection changes everyday. Junkee is open 7 days a week from 11am to 7pm and they are located at 960 South Virginia Street. Junkee scores bonus points in my book because they also have a great variety of antiques to sort through.
Next we have the Niche, which started out as a modestly sized clothing and home décor shop in Shopper’s Square, that has since expanded to four locations in Reno, Sparks, Carson City and Truckee. The Niche features boutique styled clothing at a fraction of typical boutique prices. I often find myself heading to the Niche if I am looking for an outfit to go out in or if I just need something fun. My favorite part about the Niche is that they don’t stock a lot of the same items, so you aren’t likely to run in to someone on the street wearing the same thing. The Reno Niche is open Monday through Saturday from 10am to 6:30pm and Sunday 11am to 5pm. They are located at 1300 East Plumb Lane. Make sure you check out their home décor too; most of the pieces are unique and make for great conversation starters.
Finally is Labels Consignment Boutique, an absolute must for the fashion-minded individual. They carry many different designers, but some of my favorites include Chanel, Free People and BCBGMAXAZIRA—the best part you ask? Everything is on consignment so it’s always reasonably priced. Labels is a great place to shop for any occasion, and you can always be sure to find awesome accessories. Labels is open Monday through Friday from 10am to 6pm, Saturday from 10am to 5pm and Sunday from 11am to 4pm. They are located at 601 West First Street, just outside of downtown.
I’d love to know which local store is your favorite; please share your thoughts below.