First look at the map here http://www.gwally.com/directions/reno.pdf
Now some of the best places aren't on themap. I'll describe them below.
: The cheapest and largest food store in town. On the map find Hwy 395 heading north, and crossing McCarran Blvd. Exit east on Mccaran, now see the Home Depot on the map? It's right accross the street with some fast food and a walmart.
: The largest thrift shop in town, slightly higher prices since it get's lots of customers. Again, find 395 north, and exit east onto Oddie Blvd. Now see the clump of stores listed including the lowes? It's right in the same center where the lowes is, next to a raleys, near a shopko, and next to a great chinese food restruant.
A Thrift store
: This is a good, cheap thrift store. On east I-80 exit north onto S McCarran Blvd. Turn west (left) onto E Prater. turn into the shpping center including the McDonalds that's accross the street from the target on the map. It's in this shopping center, as well as a McFrugals, which is like a dollar store, but better. Also, while driving north on S Maccaran you'll pass a shopping center with a safeway and a dollar store.
Another Thrift store
: a pretty good place. See E Plumb Lane on the map by following 395 south? See the Costco there? This store is right off of plumb lane on the backside of the Costco shopping center. a little hard to pull into heading west, but worth looking at.
McFrugals, Toys R Us, Family Bargain center
: Follow 395 south bound untill you get to McCarran Blvd again. You'll need to come up McCarran heading west, or exit 395 on the South Virgina/Kietzke exit, using the S Virginia ramp. Then turn left (S) on virginia, then left (East) on McCarran. Now on the map do you see the circle where the meadowwood mall is? see the trader joes accross the street? Well that trader Joes is in a hige shopping center containing a Toys R Us, a McFrugals (cheap everything) and a family bargain center (cheap standard clothing, if you want to modify or ruin anything).
I hope this helps you all out. Lates.