The Valley has so much to offer residents and visitors but one of the best things about living here is the Shopping Along El Paseo. El Paseo has a number of elegant, luxury and chic shops that will make even the biggest shopping hater take notice.
Also dubbed as the “Rodeo Drive of the Desert” without the high-end attitude, El Paseo’s shoppin g district has over 300 stores with everything from fashion to art to jewellery and more. There is a combination of individual-owned boutiques and big name stores. When you need a break from the shopping, you can eat at one of the many restaurants, with some of California’s best chefs in the kitchen.
The open-air shopping experience is one that visitors are awed by and locals rave about.
Some of the more well-known stores located on the El Paseo strip include:
- Kate Spade New York
- Brooks Brothers
- Louis Vuitton
- Saks Fifth Avenue
- Tiffany & Co.
- Ralph Lauren
Smaller, boutique stores also line the El Paseo shopping area. These include Francesca’s Collections, which does have locations all over the U.S., but has unique offerings of women’s clothing, accessories and home and giftware. Von Wening Art also makes its home in El Paseo. With custom oil paintings, portraits, abstracts and landscapes by artist Maximillian Von Wening, as well as handmade furniture by Sam Maloof, this store is one that you can’t miss.
Besides the shopping, the malls in the El Paseo area also host fun events. On August 27th you won’t want to leave your pooch at home, as Saks Fifth Avenue celebrates the Dog Days of Summer where dogs will be gifted with treats and have a chance to win some cool prizes.
Checking the websites of the various malls in El Paseo is also handy, as some put coupons on their site and let you know about sales. The Shops on El Paseo maintains a blog where they list the latest events and sales.
Reviewers of the area are happy with the service they get in the Palm Desert shopping district, even the ones who only came to window shop. The art scene is definitely a draw, as well as the high-end shops.
The shopping in El Paseo is definitely one of the perks of living in the Palm Desert, among many.