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950 N. Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, CA. 96145
Monday-Wednesday 11-5; Thursday-Saturday 10-6. Closed Sunday.

Sassafras, a darling little shop in Tahoe City's Lighthouse shopping center (right next to the Safeway and CVS), boasts beautiful women's and girl’s clothing, jewelry, accessories, and an absolutely delightful selection of unique household and personal items to dazzle the soul and senses.

Everything in Sassafras is so unusual, which speaks to the style and panache of owner Roxanne Williams, who has consistently managed to feature the most whimsical, colorful, and attractively designed items in her cozy, lakeside shop. From classic and tasteful fashion jewelry, to every conceivable accessory – socks, scarves, hats, a small retinue of shoes for every occasion (including collectible baby shoes), wallets, belts, and purses – Sassafras is stocked to outfit styles both vintage and modern. The common denominator is classy and beautiful. Elegant stockings, bras, and other necessary and lovely lingerie bespeak Valentine’s Day all year long; and, the always chic and varied clothing designs (sweaters, dresses, blouses, jackets, pants) encourage dressing up, or winding down, as suits every occasion.

Let me mention that retinue of shoes again: from silken slippers, and sandals that whisper summer and long evenings on the pier, to exquisitely crafted leather shoes and boots by Corkys Elite, featuring colorfully designed patterns of every hue in the rainbow. These striking, better-than-Dorothy’s, creations inspire a fine sense of the dramatic, for the feet.

Some items are definitely "high-end,” yet most are satisfyingly so, reflecting a true quality of materials and craftsmanship. Sassafras also offers something for almost every price range, from small gifts like boxed note cards and incense, to artisan soaps, lotions, picture frames, and larger items such as kites and candelabras. Decorative teapots, mugs, candles, magnets (not your run-of-the-mill, touristy kind), and music CDs by local artists round out the entrancing selection of goods to be found at Sassafras.

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