UNIQUE FINDS in Greater Palm Springs
Many visitors can’t wait to find the perfect art piece, groovy cocktail dress or retro lamp while antique and vintage shopping in Greater Palm Springs. The destination’s history as a Hollywood playground and midcentury modern mecca has inspired an array of consignment stores and antique malls peddling all your must-have curios from yesteryear. Clothing. Jewelry. Furniture. Décor. So many vintage gems—and pieces from the past—just waiting to be discovered.
Start your throwback treasure hunt in the Uptown Design District of Palm Springs, home to an eclectic mix of restaurants, galleries and shops. Pick out a breezy, printed caftan from the brightly colored racks at The Frippery before scooping up some authentic, vintage costume jewelry from Dazzles. And leave plenty of time to browse all the Mad Men-era furnishings at The Shops at Thirteen Forty Five before buzzing over to Palm Desert, where The Fine Art of Design overflows with fabulous fashions from the ’50s, ’60s and beyond.
Palm Springs Vintage Market
Held monthly from October through May, the open-air Palm Springs Vintage Market features booth after booth of interesting finds from every era (though midcentury modern décor and furniture disappear off the tables pretty fast). Pay a small entrance fee to explore this spectacular assortment of vintage garbs and objets d’art, located at the Palm Springs Cultural Center and within walking distance of many Palm Springs hotels and restaurants.
If you’re in the market for vintage, big or small, who, you ask, has it all? Greater Palm Springs, of course. It’s the one stop shop for all the pieces of yesteryear that you just can’t live without. From bellbottoms, to baubles, bright boxes, to...