There’s no better place to shop, dine and experience the leisure and extravagance that Greater Palm Springs has to offer than El Paseo Shopping District in Palm Desert. The El Paseo Shopping District combines leisure, luxury, and extravagance to form the ultimate Greater Palm Springs shopping experience. Add in opportunities for delicious dining and elegant design, and it’s easy to spend the day acquiring unique finds, eating delightful meals, and enjoying the upscale vibe one expects when shopping in Greater Palm Springs.

Check out our guide for El Paseo Shopping District and you’ll soon be setting your sights on the destination this season!

Where to Shop & Dine

Known for being the Rodeo Drive of the desert, always on-trend, upscale El Paseo Shopping District pairs two shopping centers, The Shops on El Paseo and The Gardens on El Paseo. Together, these shopping centers create an impressive mile-long shopping oasis. Find your bliss among the wide variety of locally-owned boutiques, upscale stores, and renowned international brands.

The Shops on El Paseo

Start your day of shopping on a high note at world-renowned Ralph Lauren for chic fashions and more for the entire family. If you're looking for new sunglasses or eyeglasses or seek to upgrade your current pair with a fresh, stand-out style, look no further than Oliver Peoples.

Stay up to date with women's designer fashion and clothing by hitting Chico's. There you'll find full lines of dresses, tops, skirts, jackets, pants, and accessories. Brighton Collectibles is all about the details. Their exquisite jewelry, handbags, charms, and every creation begins with sketches from their masterful designers.

​​Athleta doesn't disappoint with sportswear and accessories for women and girls. Whether it's running, hiking, or yoga, the Athleta designs look as amazing as they perform. White House Black Market offers designs to take your style to the next level with perfect-fitting clothing that others will believe is tailor-made. If you want to stand out in the crowd, definitely check this one out.

Shopping on an empty stomach is never ideal. Daily Grill has made from scratch American favorites you'll love, from tasty burgers to signature steaks to brunch items on the weekends. California Pizza Kitchen, with its hearth-baked pizzas, pastas, salads, and sandwiches, is another fine option.

The Gardens on El Paseo

The Gardens on El Paseo Palm DesertKeep the momentum going after all the great finds at The Shops on El Paseo by heading to The Gardens on El Paseo. Embrace the pinnacle of luxury at Gucci with their world-class handbags and luggage, men's and women's fashion, and eye-catching eyewear. There's no need to stop treating yourself, so make your way to Lululemon for high-end athletic wear that looks incredible and makes a statement.

Delicate and pretty finds are also available for purchase at Anthropologie showcasing modern elegance and bohemian-inspired women’s looks in fashion, accessories and gifts. While nearby is Loft which is a women's apparel brand known for its career wear, dresses & separates in contemporary styles. For those looking for a more bold and colorful approach to style, check out Trina Turk at their Palm Desert boutique which carries Trina Turk and Mr Turk men's and women's clothing, dresses, swimwear, accessories, and select home decor. Find styles suited for your weekday to weekend wardrobe, including casual to cocktail attire, everyday separates, professional men and women's suiting, and of course, vacation-ready clothes, swimwear, and cover-ups. A popular and prominent stop along the way is Sundance. A leading lifestyle shop that offers a carefully chosen assortment of distinctive, high-quality clothing and accessories for men and women, as well as jewelry, home decor, and accessories. Sundance transforms the customs of genuine American heritage into a timeless and innovative style.

Saks Fifth Avenue The Gardens on El PaseoLocated in the center of The Gardens on El Paseo is Saks Fifth Avenue, a stand-out luxury department store that offers the finest in designer collections and cosmetics. Close by are also ever-popular brands like Tommy BahamaJohnny Was, Pottery Barn and SaritAmong the long list of other captivating shops to explore at The Gardens on El Paseo are Tiffany & Co. for jewelry, Louis Vuitton for handbags, luggage, sunglasses, jewelry, and watches, and J. Jill for relaxed and inspired women's clothing.

Signature Griddled Meatloaf & EggsSurely, by now, you'll need great eats to fuel the rest of your Greater Palm Springs shopping adventure. The Hideout Kitchen + Bar serves up mouthwatering gourmet comfort food. Sullivan's Steakhouse has irresistible hand-cut steaks, fresh seafood, impressive bar bites, live entertainment, and so much more.

More mouth-watering  options await you at Piero’s PizzaVino in Palm Desert is another great option if you're craving Neapolitan pizzas from a wood-burning oven, plus pasta, antipasti, wine and more. If international cuisine is more your thing, then you’re welcome to enjoy a charming Parisian meal at Café des Beaux-Arts. The French-inspired bistro provides must-try entrees like Crepes stuffed with ham and cheese or strawberries for breakfast, savory Spinach Quiche Lorraine for lunch and Duckling á l’Orange for dinner.

Mitch's on El PaseoYou can also try out other restaurant favorites like Armando’s Bar & Grill or Mitch's on El Paseo Prime Seafood, which serves up signature prime steaks, sushi, seafood, fresh fish selections and much, much more. Come in for a tasty lunch, or opt for a stellar dinner under the stars at Mitch’s. However, if you’re going to visit a steakhouse while in Palm Desert, go to Mastro's Steakhouse on El Paseo. Everything from their superb service to their award-winning cuisine offerings will leave you feeling happy and full. In the mood for something sweet? Grab some gourmet, handcrafted frozen custard at Perfect Pint.

What to Experience

El Paseo Courtesy Cart

Courtesy Carts on El Paseo

See everything on the El Paseo shopping strip by traveling in style on the free golf cart-style El Paseo Courtesy Cart. To catch a ride, simply flag down a driver and they will come to pick you up wherever you’re at!

Fashion Week El Paseo

Celebrate fashion and style in Greater Palm Springs during Fashion Week El Paseo! The annual event takes place at the Gardens at El Paseo, featuring designer runway shows, exclusive meet and greets, as well as trendy trunk shows.

Palm Desert Food & Wine Festival

Happening in the heart of the El Paseo Shopping District is the Palm Desert Food & Wine Festival.  Experience good eats and informative cooking demonstrations from acclaimed chefs from across the county during the event. While there, also check out the many appetizing food booths and fine-dining restaurants that will be showcased at the festival this year.

El Paseo Art Walk

CODA El PaseoJoin the distinguished El Paseo Art Walk on the first Friday of every month, November through May, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Take in the sites at art galleries throughout the shopping district as you check out exhibit openings, artist receptions, public street art and more.

Get even more out of your trip to El Paseo Shopping District by booking a stay at Hotel Paseo, one of the newest, chic properties in the oasis! If you 're looking for more unique boutiques and vintage finds, check out our Shopping in Greater Palm Springs page.

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