How we Started
As a kid growing up in South Lake Tahoe in the 1960’s and 70’s, I have so many great memories of life in Lake Tahoe. Many things have changed and evolved since then but the beauty and soul of Lake Tahoe will always remain and continue to grow. Having been in the clothing business for over 20 years, I wanted to create a trademarked local brand for visiting tourists and locals alike. I put together a collection of throw-back designs with a vintage look and found a manufacture who made authentic vintage dyed T-shirts and sweatshirts. Next, was joining forces with my friend and business partner Bill who owned a screen printing business for the last 30 years. We began testing hand mixed ink colors on our vintage style fabrics to come up with the perfect blend for our T-shirts, Sweatshirt and Hoodies. We created a true retro style with a weathered and worn look as no two are alike. Once we felt we created the perfect garment we expanded to a full line of the highest quality products including Caps, Boardshorts, Rashguards, Tank Tops, Shirts, Shorts and Bags. We found an ideal location at Ski Run Marina and opened our first Beach Shop in South Lake Tahoe. We look forward to opening additional stores around the Lake Tahoe area. We hope you become a fan, we would love to become your favorite apparel company.
Kathy - Founder/Owner
The softest T-shirt you will ever buy! Vintage Tahoe® T-shirts are unique and meant to have a vintage look. The acid wash burnout fabric is put through a special process to reveal years of authentic weathering and vintage worn-in feel. As individual as you are. Each garment has a unique look & shade. We worked hard to create a T-shirt that is super soft and looks weathered. With this process applied to your T-shirt it will continue to weather with each washing.
Because of this process…No two shirts are ever the same!
All of our products are hand screened with hand mixed inks specifically made to compliment each garment color to give an authentic vintage look and feel. Weathered & worn in all the right places…Destined to be your favorite!
Why Visit our Store
We are the Funky lil’ shop with the coolest tees! Come visit the most unique shop in all of South Lake Tahoe. You won't find our apparel anywhere else. All of our souvenir items are handmade by us and can only be purchased in our store. We are Lake Tahoe’s local trademark brand offering T-shirts, Sweatshirts, Tank Tops, Shorts, Caps, Boardshorts, Sunglasses, and Bags. We also design and sell Lake Tahoe vintage metal signs and stickers, along with handcrafted bottle openers, key chains, magnets, stickers, coasters, necklaces, and more. If you are looking for a one of a kind souvenir, stop by Vintage Tahoe Beach Shop and take home something special.