Don’t forget about the three Rs: rest, relaxation…and retail! When you visit Palm Desert, shopping is sure to be at the top of your list. Home to luxury couture shops, locally owned boutiques, charming art galleries and dazzling jewelry stores, Palm Desert shopping offers something for every style – and every budget.
Need help figuring out where to start? Take a look at these options – you’re sure to find one that fits you just right:
Start your shopping adventure on El Paseo – Palm Desert’s impressive mile-long shopping district. With a mix of more than 200 shops, restaurants, art galleries and more, El Paseo offers everything you could ask for.
Overflowing with jewelry, apparel, art, home décor and more than two dozen restaurants, cafes and bakeries – many with outdoor terraces or patios – it’s the perfect place for lunch, coffee or a glass of wine between shops.
There’s even the annual Fashion Week El Paseo™ in March, which showcases the latest trends and styles from some of the country’s most up-and-coming designers.
Need a lift? Hitch a ride on one of two El Paseo Courtesy Carts, which offer free transportation services along the street seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., October to May. Download the “Ride Circuit” app to track their route on a map.
The Gardens on El Paseo
A 200,000-square-foot ode to all things fashionable and chic. Filled with luxury department stores such as Saks Fifth Avenue and designer brands like Tiffany & Co., Louis Vuitton and Eileen Fisher, it’s also the perfect spot to tickle your taste buds at some of the city’s most delicious restaurants.
The Shops on El Paseo
At the west end of the shopping district, tantalize your senses with first-to-market stores and restaurants including Porta Via, Eddie V’s, Daily Grill, Ralph Lauren, Athleta and so much more! The Shops on El Paseo represent a well-edited selection of glamorous retailers and delicious restaurants that will keep you delightfully entertained.
Discover Art along El Paseo
More than a dozen different eclectic art galleries beckon you to come in and take a look at some of the area’s most celebrated talent. Featuring collections of contemporary, abstract and traditional art, indulge your creative side while absorbing all the culture that El Paseo has to offer.
As Palm Desert’s largest indoor mall, The Shops at Palm Desert offers fashionistas more than 150 places to shop, plus a food court.
The Shops at Palm Desert is the place to go to find your favorite national-brand retailers, including Macy’s, JCPenney, Barnes & Noble, H&M, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Aeropostale, Victoria’s Secret and other trusted names. Meanwhile, the mall’s food court boasts a wide variety of food, from juice smoothies to Japanese – and plenty of dessert and drinks, too. So whatever you’re craving on your shopping trip, you can always pop in for a snack or a meal.
The Street Fair
Other Palm Desert Shopping
Palm Desert is home to more than a dozen shopping centers and plazas featuring local retailers and national stores within the city, some of which are listed below.
Just outside the Coachella Valley, Cabazon is home to the Desert Hills Premium Outlets, a sprawling mall filled with countless high-profile designers at deeply discounted prices, as well as its more intimate neighbor, the Cabazon Outlets. Combined, these two outlets make for a great destination in their own right, or the perfect stop if you’re driving to or from Palm Desert from the Los Angeles area.
Highway 111 at Fred Waring Drive
Shops include Target, Best Buy, Ulta, Petco, T.J. Maxx, Marshall’s, DSW Shoes, Old Navy and Total Wine & More, among many others. Dining includes Islands, Chuck E. Cheese, IHOP, French Corner Cafe and Chipotle.
Monterey Avenue at Dinah Shore Drive
Stores include Wal-Mart, Sam’s Club, PetSmart, Kohl’s, Ashley Furniture and more. Dining includes Panera Bread, Del Taco, El Pollo Loco, Starbucks and more.
One Eleven Town Center
44419 Town Center Way
Stores include Nordstrom Rack, Whole Foods Market, HomeGoods, Skechers Factory Outlet, Sleep Number and PetSmart.
Plaza de Monterey
Monterey Avenue at Country Club Drive
Stores and restaurants include Bristol Farms, Los Pepes, Papa Dan’s and Sherman’s Deli.
Town Center Plaza
Fred Waring and Town Center Way
Stores and restaurants include Trader Joe’s, Michael’s Crafts, Tuesday Morning, Fisherman’s Market and Paradise Cove Café.
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Palm Desert Visitor Services
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