El Paseo: Palm Desert’s Premier Shopping Destination
Start your shopping adventure on El Paseo – Palm Desert’s impressive mile-long shopping district. Known as the "Rodeo Drive of the Desert," this mix of more than 300 shops offers everything you could ask for.
Overflowing with jewelry, apparel, art, home décor and more than two dozen restaurants, cafes and bakeries – many with outdoor terraces or patios – it’s the perfect place for lunch, coffee or a glass of wine between shops.
There’s even the annual Fashion Week El Paseo™ in March, which showcases the latest trends and styles from some of the country's most up-and-coming designers.
The Gardens on El Paseo and El Paseo Village
In the midst of this shopper’s paradise, you’ll find The Gardens on El Paseo, a 200,000-square-foot ode to all things fashionable and chic. Not only is this major shopping destination replete with luxury department stores such as Saks Fifth Avenue and designer brands like Tiffany & Co., Louis Vuitton and Eileen Fisher, but it’s also the perfect spot to tickle your taste buds at some of the city’s most delicious restaurants.
One block west of The Gardens on El Paseo, you'll find El Paseo Village, a natural extension and evolution of all you've come to appreciate about The Gardens. There you'll find more of the upscale brands you love, including TUMI, Apple and Kate Spade.
The Shops on El Paseo
At the west end of the shopping district, celebrated designers, specialty retailers and fine restaurants make up The Shops on El Paseo. With retailers including Burberry, Gucci, Escada and Ralph Lauren, The Shops at El Paseo represents a well-edited selection of glamorous retailers that will keep you delightfully entertained.
Art along El Paseo
As you meander through El Paseo, it’s impossible not to be tempted by the eclectic art galleries that line the streets. More than a dozen different galleries beckon you to come in and take a look at some of the area’s most celebrated talent. Featuring collections of contemporary, abstract and traditional art, you can indulge your creative side while absorbing all the culture that El Paseo has to offer.
El Paseo Shopping Tips
- Travel easily with the free El Paseo Courtesy Carts: Taking you to and fro along the famed El Paseo shopping district and its popular stores, art galleries, and restaurants, the golf cart-style Courtesy Carts are the perfect way to be chauffeured and focus on what’s important (the shopping, of course!)
- Linger over lunch: Searching from store to store for that perfect something can wear you out. Refuel and refresh with a leisurely lunch break at one of El Paseo’s many cafes and restaurants. Not only will you feel better, but trust us: there’s no nicer setting than an El Paseo patio to enjoy a great sandwich, a cool glass of lemonade or a fresh cup of coffee.
- Make time for culture: Not only will you find a variety of outdoor art installed along El Paseo as part of Palm Desert’s Art in Public Places program, but you’ll also find countless treasures within the area’s art galleries. And you don’t have to be in the market for a masterpiece to enjoy it – looking is always welcome here. El Paseo is also the home to the El Paseo Art Walk on the first Friday of ever month, where you can tour the galleries with other art lovers.
- Try it at night: Come during the day for your retail fix, but don’t forget about El Paseo when the sun goes down. At night, the focus shifts and this shopping Mecca becomes a hub for dining hot spots and outdoor lounges.
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