Shops on El Paseo
Though not technically in the confines of Palm Springs, the Shops on El Paseo in Palm Desert is an oasis of luxury shopping. Just 30 minutes southeast of the city, the mile-long stretch features favorites like Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Bottega Veneta, and Baccarat alongside boutique gift stores and art galleries.
Owned by two-time Academy Award–nominated set designer Jay Hart, Boulevard is a treasure trove of home decor old and new. Visitors can expect pristine vintage furniture from the 1950s, ’60s, and ’70s stocked alongside original art and accessories from brands like Arteriors and Knoll.
Flow Modern Design
A hybrid between a sleek art gallery and an impeccably curated vintage boutique, Flow Modern Design is one of the desert’s must-hit shops for the design-obsessed. A rotating selection of contemporary art from painters, photographers, and sculptors like Eric Nash and Bianca Juarez nicely offsets mid-century furniture from some of the era’s most prolific designers.
The Shops at Thirteen Forty-Five
Tucked inside an iconic 1955 building designed by E. Stewart Williams, the Shops at Thirteen Forty-Five are a must-visit for gifts with local desert flair. Head to Towne Palm Springs for pristine mid-century furnishings, take a browse through Crater Studio and Melissa Morgan Fine Art for works by local artists, or pick up a perfectly kitschy souvenir at Palm Springs Style.