Shopping Palm Springs
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Shopping Palm Springs
Credit: Nathan Cox

9 Coachella Valley Shops We Love for a Spring Wardrobe Refresh

Pick Out the Perfect Sundress and Sandals at These Stylish Desert Shops!

The Earth is finally getting closer to the sun, and spring fashion is in full bloom with bright palettes, bold patterns and so much floral it’ll make you dizzy (in a good way!). To help get you ready to welcome warmer weather, we’ve rounded up the best places to refresh your wardrobe. Greater Palm Springs has all the quintessential shops for a springtime fit, and we’re spilling the tea on the best local gems to grab unique pieces you’ll wear on repeat. As your social calendar starts to fill, your closet should too! And we’re happy to help you hone your springtime look.

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Connie Roberson

Shopping Palm Springs
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Connie Roberson at The Shops on El Paseo is a boutique clothing line founded by Elite model Connie Roberson. Her clothing is elegant and distinctive with its simple lines and attention to detail. This chic collection consists of timeless pieces that can be worn as everyday staples or used to turn heads at your next big occasion. Each piece is handcrafted in the US and made of luxury fabrics like silk, wool and linen. These garments will be in constant rotation, from bold patterns and colors to a classic white button-up that will keep you cool while looking hot.

Location: Palm Desert


Oliver Peoples

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If you want to look fabulous and gain instant fashion points, stop by Oliver Peoples at The Shops on El Paseo and snag a pair of shades! Born out of Southern California’s eclectic culture, they’ve created something better than trendy: sleek frames that will stay in style for years to come. The hands of experts prototype these sunnies before the final frames are approved for production. That means each pair is meticulously designed to be the most flawless version possible. The quality of their specs speaks for itself. They’ll look good for every sunrise, sunset and all the moments in between. 

Location: Palm Desert




Consider yourself a fashion enthusiast? Elevate your spring wardrobe with a stop at The Shops on El Paseo’s Grayse! This boutique’s modern collection of specialty separates is sure to wow. From embellished tops and dresses to Italian silk printed tunics and perfectly detailed leather jackets, Grayse’s luxury women’s lifestyle collection will have you looking all sorts of fab this season. If elegance and glamor are your forte, this upscale boutique is a must-visit!

Location: Palm Desert


Hi-Desert Daydream

For the artist, maker and dreamer inside all of us is Hi-Desert Daydream—a collective space where creators and vendors can come together to deliver the epitome of desert-style fashion. Whether you’re looking for a festival look or something more casual, this boutique has you covered. You can find apparel from 39 Fox, Hound & Fox, Roaming Travelers and more! You’ll love browsing the shop and finding versatile vintage pieces like dresses, tees and hats that will help create your new capsule wardrobe.

Location: Twentynine Palms 



Candice Held

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Candice Held is a seasoned designer with an impressive client list that includes Beyonce, Paris Hilton and Britney Spears. Her clothes are sure to make anyone feel like a celebrity, and she designs all her original prints for the textiles and patterns of her clothing, which are available at her flagship store in Palm Springs. Bold patterns and bright color choices give her brand a lively personality that will add a pep to anyone’s step after they walk into her cheerful shop. 

Location: Palm Springs


Elizabeth & Prince

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Elizabeth & Prince has the wardrobe pieces for the inspired wanderers and seekers that want to look like they just stepped off an indie record photo shoot. Inspired by The Big Apple, owners Shawn and Analiza Holoubek have carefully curated an incredible shopping experience with clean lines and a modern edge. They carry quality essential pieces that belong in every closet, such as a classic white button-up or a vintage band tee, and those key elements that give your style some desert soul.

Location: Palm Springs


Rancho Relaxo

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Rancho Relaxo in Rancho Mirage (and now in Palm Desert) is one of those unique boutiques that fully encompasses the vibe of desert living. It’s modern but not stuffy; fun without being kitschy. The vibrant clothing will call you in from the street, and you’ll find an eclectic variety of goods, from men’s and women’s clothing to home decor. Owner Stella Adena stocks brands from local creators, luxury designers and some of her own beloved designs. Be sure to pick up one of her iconic roadrunner tees! 

Locations: Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert


Thick as Thieves

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Thick as Thieves is a boho dream come true with cactus and macrame welcoming guests to peruse the boutique to find vintage apparel and accessories they didn’t know they needed. We recommend picking up a pair of woven flats and a desert hat to mix into your regular rotation—great for brunching on warm spring mornings and keeping you cool as those temps start to rise. You can also find some graphic tees that’ll have you dripping in Southern California cool year-round.

Location: Palm Springs


The Frippery 

The Frippery in Palm Springs will dress you in frocks ready to chill by the pool while sipping cocktails or during a spiritual journey in Joshua Tree. Many of the items are one-of-one vintage finds, but plenty of caftans in endless patterns and colors will fit any size and every personality. The airy and whimsical silhouette is easy to dress up or down, making it a perfect fit for an occasion. The best part: they’re flattering on everyone!

Location: Palm Springs

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Lauren McCarran is a freelance writer specializing in content creation for media outlets. Her work with numerous publications and brands has helped her develop a unique and engaging writing style. Lauren loves to keep a finger on the ever pulsating world of pop-culture while staying in the know of the latest trends and happenings.


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