The Deserts shopping

Sports & Outdoors in Joshua Tree National Park

Nomad Ventures

Expertly curated store with brand-name gear for numerous outdoor adventures, especially rock climbing and hiking. Staff is expert when it comes to local terrain and can provide invaluable tips and insights.
Art in Greater Palm Springs

Shag Store

Nobody does art that epitomizes Palm Springs cool like Shag (aka Josh Agle). His sleek, sly, saucy and smart pieces portray poolside party people, sashaying starlets, mid-century modern mélanges and luscious landsca…
Design in Greater Palm Springs

Destination PSP

This temple to Palm Springs style is situated among run-of-the-mill gift shops on busy Palm Canyon Dr. Eye-poppingly colorful mid-century-inspired treasures include barware and tableware, T-shirts and swimwear, art …
Thrift Shop in Greater Palm Springs

Angel View Resale Store

At this well-established thrift store, today’s hipsters can shop for clothes and accessories as cool today as when they were first worn a generation or two ago.
Mall in Greater Palm Springs

El Paseo Shopping District

Elegant and flower-festooned El Paseo shopping strip in Palm Desert has been dubbed the ‘Rodeo Drive of the Desert.' Although it does a handful of blue-chip brands such as Escada and Gucci, most retailers are actual…
Books in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

Borrego Desert Nature Center

This nicely curated store run by the nonprofit Anza-Borrego Desert Natural History Association specializes in desert-related books, publications and gift items. The group also organizes tours, lectures, guided hikes…
Fashion & Accessories in Greater Palm Springs

Trina Turk

Trina makes form-flattering ‘California-chic’ fashions that are beautifully presented amid shag carpeting and floral foil wallpaper in her original boutique in a 1960s Albert Frey building. Her Mr Turk menswear line…
Mall in Greater Palm Springs

Desert Hills Premium Outlets

Bargain hunters, make a beeline for dozens of outlet stores: Gap to Gucci, Polo to Prada, Off 5th to Barneys New York. Wear comfortable shoes – this mall is huge! It’s off I-10 (exit at Fields Rd), 20 minutes west o…
Vintage in Greater Palm Springs

Collectors Corner

It's a trek from central Palm Springs (about 12 miles), but this two-story shop is oh so worth it for its bevy of antiques, vintage clothing, jewelry and furniture. Proceeds benefit the Eisenhower Medical Center.
Vintage in Joshua Tree National Park

Funky & Darn Near New

On Yucca Valley's vintage row around the Pioneertown turnoff, this cute boutique sells immaculate hand-picked preloved clothing from campy to classy along with upcycled items and fair-trade goodies.