Vintage and Mid-Century Modern shopping in Palm Springs

“I don’t do fashion, I am fashion.”
— Coco Chanel


Style. You either have, want it, or need it. What we wear and surround ourselves with is an external expression of who we are. To paraphrase Coco, we are fashion, and our fashion is us.

In California, there is no better destination for vintage and mid-century modern style than Palm Springs. From fashion and accessories to curios, furniture, and antiques, Palm Springs is a veritable ode to the enduring American style of mid-century modernism. Boasting one-of-a-kind stores, boutiques, and artist studios, a day of exploring here will be rewarded with many joyful discoveries.

In Palm Springs, there are multiple shopping districts where like-minded artisans and boutique owners have come together to share their passion. It makes for a fun and easy shopping experience. Here are some suggestions on where to begin your journey.

Palm Springs Vintage Market

A not-to-be-missed event. Held on the first Sunday of every month, the Palm Springs Vintage Market is a great place to explore. The city’s standing as a center for all things mid-century modern means there are many unique and rare items, often only available in Palm Springs. From vintage furniture, to fashion, antiques, and objects d’art, you never know what you might find.


Palm Springs has many high-quality vintage clothing boutiques to discover. Two favorites included The Frippery and Mitchells Palm Springs. Both offer an extensive, curated selection of fashion and accessories and are favorite destinations for Hollywood costume designers looking for inspiration. Also consider stopping in at Dazzles to view their amazing collection of retro and bakelite jewelry.

Vintage Variety

A popular one-stop shopping option is The Shops at 1345, located in the iconic E Stewart Williams Design Building. There are more than a dozen merchants and boutique owners dedicated to the ideals of mid-century modern art, design, and architecture. 

Another wonderful option is Gypsyland, a leader in unique and quirky fashion and design pieces for more than two decades. Hot tip: We have heard through the grapevine that more than one of their vintage dresses has ended up on the red-carpet during Hollywood’s award season.

Classic Furniture and Antiques

One of the most recognizable areas of mid-century modern design is in furniture and household accessories. From the classic Eames Chair to stylized lamps and classic sofas, the mid-century modern aesthetic continues to be enjoyed and appreciated. An excellent first stop is Hedge, a store and gallery specializing in an ever-changing collection of eclectic and vintage pieces. Boomerang is also a must visit. A leader in the vintage and mid-century modern field for almost 40 years, their focus is on authentic, elegant, enduring designs.

Concierge Recommendations

There are more than 100 high-quality vintage stores, boutiques, and galleries in the Coachella Valley, often grouped within a few blocks of each other. Many of the shops mentioned are in the Uptown Design District, a vibrant neighborhood that offers the added benefit of having many cafés, patios, and lounges for when it is time to stop for some refreshments. Another popular destination is the Backstreet Art District, home to many artists and artisans whose craft is inspired by the mid-century modern movement.

When it comes to undeniable style, Parker Palm Springs sets the standard. Our private estate, known as the best boutique hotel in Palm Springs, is a mid-century modern marvel. A regular Condé Nast Readers Choice award winner, our property combines understated luxury with a sense of playfulness that allows you to truly unwind with style.


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