Find vintage treasures in Palm Springs
With such a rich history, it's no surprise Palm Springs is a vintage shoppers paradise. From furniture, to clothing, estate jewelry, and more — if you're looking for something with a bit of a pedigree, there are plenty of places to shop where you can find unique treasures.
Palm Springs Vintage Market
One of the best places to begin a vintage shopping excursion is by visiting the Palm Springs Vintage Market.
Set up outdoors in the parking lot of the Camelot Theatres, the market is held the first Sunday of each month. Dozens of merchants lay out vintage dishware, collectibles, kitchenware, clothes and pre-loved furniture as curious shoppers weave their way along the aisles.Admission is $5 and it’s worth noting the market is seasonal, wrapping up in May and resuming in the fall.
Location: 2388 E Racquet Club Rd, Palm Springs
North Palm Canyon Drive
One place you can head to where there's a full array of stores is N. Palm Canyon Drive. Known as the Uptown Design District, there are dozens of clothing, vintage, furniture, and jewelry shops clustered in this area. While pretty much all of them have some amazing treasures, here are just a few great and popular suggestions.
From dresses with crazy loud prints to outfits with original 70’s and 80’s pedigrees, you can find a host of vintage duds at the Frippery. The Frippery specializes in “desert lifestyle” wear and accessories including “mod, resort, bohemian and a little rock n roll”.
Location: 664 North Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs
*Image courtesy of The Flippery
Deja Vu Vintage Finery is another fun destination in Palm Springs. You can find fashion that dates back to the 50’s like gowns and dresses for the ladies, as well as sport coats and shirts for the gents. Deja Vu also sources high end designer clothing from the likes of Dior, Valentino, Givenchy, Vuitton, and Chanel.
Location: 664 N Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs
This treasure chest bills itself as “the world's largest curated marketplace for vintage & antiques”.Indeed you can find a plethora of jewelry here — enough to make even the late Elizabeth Taylor jealous. Many of the folks working here are collectors themselves, so if you’re looking for a particular treasure, just ask.
Location: 465 N. Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs
Art and furniture are the primary draws to this chic shop. See amazing vintage sculpture and paintings or shop retro upholstery and pillows. There’s also often a lot of bar ware, so if you’re looking to deck out a vintage bar cart in the Mad Men style, this is the place to start your hunt.
Location: 830 N. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs
*Image courtesy of BLVD
This is just a small selection of some of the largest and most well-known vintage shops in Palm Springs. Part of the fun is not only hunting for those vintage treasures, but finding yourself just the right shop that will often have what you're looking for.
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