— CAPE AND SKIRT Zebra print cape and skirt, silk blouse. — SUNGLASSES Gucci — SHOES Moschino vintage, stylist’s own. — BRACELETS Silver cuff bracelets, UNOde50. Photographed at Hotel Paseo. 1959 MG provided by Joe’s Classics
Feel your mood shift gears as you slip into the relaxed mindset that is El Paseo. The San Jacinto Mountains frame this premier shopping and dining destination set in the heart of Palm Desert, where leisure and extravagance meet with comfortable ease. A blissful embodiment of Southern California’s resort lifestyle, the district reveals 250 places to discover amid the warm sunshine of this palm tree-lined oasis. The avenue’s spectacular setting, vibrant events, and gourmet cuisine inspire the timeless thrill of the hunt.
Exemplary showrooms have given the avenue its “Rodeo Drive of Palm Desert” reputation. Succumb to indulgent desires at will.
Escada, Grayse, Gucci, Johnny Was, Kate Spade, LillyPulitzer, Trina Turk, Saks Fifth Avenue, St. John, Ralph Lauren.
The independent shops of El Paseo have a penchant for interpreting trends, adapting runway looks for SoCal style, and exceeding expectations with personal attention and exclusive lines.
El Paseo Originals
BB.one, BGs El Paseo, blonde, Democracy, Earth Spirits, Fe Zandi, Haute Couture, Nicole, Pink Club,Riga Designs, Summer Colony Living, Troy, Wayne’s Collection.
Names You Know
Like meeting up with an old friend, these are the shops you revisit for wardrobe staples, versatile layers, and seasonal sales that make shopping fun. A dressing room is calling your name.
Ann Taylor, Anthropologie, Banana Republic, Chico’s, Eileen Fisher, Fresh Produce, J. Jill, J. McLaughlin, Leggiadro, Loft, Lucky Brand Jeans, Nina McLemore, Soft Surroundings, Talbots, White House | Black Market, XCVI.
Velvet suit, Ralph Lauren.
Cashmere turtleneck, Ralph Lauren.
Pick Your Passion
Showrooms and boutiques of apparel shoes, and accessories
Salons, day spas, and beauty retailers
Stores for home furnishings, décor, and kitchen essentials
Miles from Palm Springs International Airport
Drive, Walk, or Ride
Our scenic mile-long esplanade leaves the choice to you. Cruise with the top down, stroll and see where the day takes you, or step aboard the complimentary yellow Courtesy Cart to your next stop.
An All-Inclusive Destination
— Shopping, Dining & Art Galleries
— Salons, Cosmetics & Spas
— Home Accents & Floral Design
— Yoga & Fitness — Pet Groomers
— Tailoring & Jewelry Repair
— Interior Designers & Architects
— Real Estate & Legal Services
— Travel Agencies
— Dentists, Chiropractors & Optometry
— Financial Service Companies
In Celebration of Food & Fashion
Two of El Paseo’s signature annual events share back-to-back dates in March making it effortless to attend both. Fashion Week El Paseo presents eight inspired evenings of runway shows featuring international designers and emerging talent. Palm Desert Food & Wine curates a 3-day journey of personal culinary experiences. Top chefs take the stage for hands-on cooking demos paired with tastings of innovative cuisine and trending libations.
When to Happy Hour
As early as 11:30 a.m., drink specials and light bites honor the fine art of feeling festive and seizing the day. See p. 65 for a round-up of cocktails by some of the street’s top-shelf mixologists.
Yes, We’re Dog-Friendly
With plenty of cool, shaded seating areas and stores that provide a doggie water bowl at the door, pets feel the love on El Paseo. From morning walks to afternoon adventure, the avenue welcomes leashed pups great and small. Naturally, please pick up after your pooch and ask stores before entering.
A Historic Avenue
Back in 1946, visionary Cliff Henderson purchased 1,700 sandy acres with a dream of developing a city around an elegant shopping avenue. Today, palm-studded El Paseo encompasses Palm Desert’s past and future with sun-drenched sophistication.
PHOTOGRAPHY THROUGHOUT BY FAB FERNANDEZ; STYLING BY NEIL COHEN; HAIR & MAKEUP BY JEN PLUS COLOUR.