Shop Local: Savvy Boutique

Savvy Boutique LogoSavvy Boutique is a high-end clothing store located at the Summit Mall in south Reno. The owners, Amy and Angela Robinson, have self-described the store as a “mini Nordstrom” featuring such brands as SplendidElla MossYoung Fabulous and Broke, Michael Stars, Hudson Jeans, J Brand JeansTOMS shoes, Sanctuary Clothing, and King Baby. It’s pretty awesome that Reno finally has access to designer name brands in a boutique setting, but the prices may be considered a bit steep for the average Reno local. Sure, you are shopping some of the best brands, but is the price tag really worth it?

Personally, I have never been a huge fan of traditional boutique shopping, and by traditional I really mean expensive. Part of me has always wanted to believe that by spending $200 on a pair of designer jeans, you’re paying for quality and that the jeans will last forever, but the sad and honest truth is they won’t. They will start to fade and the material will thin just the same as any other pair. I can attest to this through first hand experience. I think I take pretty exceptional care of my clothing–gentle washing, always following proper care instructions, and utilizing my dry cleaner every chance possible–yet no matter how much I spend on an article of clothing it still slowly deteriorates over time.

With that being said, the store is fresh and modern with sleek, clean décor, the service is dialed in, and the selection is frequently updated. If you are willing to shell out for name brands I would highly recommend checking out Savvy, and even though it is pricey the store is locally owned, so spending there is going to do our economy more good than supporting chain stores.

Savvy Boutique is located at 13925 S. Virginia Street Suite 216. It is open Monday through Saturday from 10:00am to 7:00pm and Sunday from 11:00am to 6:00pm. The store also has a second location in Incline Village; it is located at 899 Tahoe Boulevard Suite 300. It’s open Thursday through Sunday from 9:00am to 5:00pm.

How do you feel about paying for quality? Share your thoughts below!


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