Palm Springs, known for its amazing restaurants and fun bars, is also one of the best Mid-Century shopping meccas in California. Throughout the city, you can find many vintage and resale shopping destinations from thrift stores that benefit nonprofits to art galleries and chic Uptown Design District boutiques with one-of-a-kind funky finds.
You don’t have to go hog-wild and redo your entire home — a new chair, wall accessory, lamp, or centerpiece can go a long way to freshening up your home and giving it that mid-century modern vibe. Most will ship right to you. Here are some of our favorites:
As seen on many an HGTV Palm Springs episode, this showroom specializes in unusual Mid Century finds. Most items are new, inspired by the years gone by.
The Galleria feels a little like an open-air marketplace nestled in a vintage Palm Springs building. Made up of several different shops, the Galleria boasts an impressive range of midcentury-designed and vintage clothing as well as eclectic items and antiques — from art, pottery and sculpture, to small furniture, lighting, accessories, and design-oriented books.
This home design shop is in the up-and-coming Perez Road Art & Design District, in nearby Cathedral City. Hedge is a wonderful place for one-of-a-kind finds. They offer a range of moderately priced furnishings, art, and home goods, ranging in styles from Danish Modern to Mid-Century. The store has a bit of celebrity appeal, as well—it's the work of designer Thomas Sharkey and Charles Pearson, who used to be actress Shirley MacLaine's assistant. (Only open 12-5 PM Thurs-Sun)
Also found in the Perez Road Art & Design District, At Hom offers a wide variety of vintage, mid-century, and modern designed furniture, art, and accessories in over 5,000 square feet of showroom. Many interesting collectibles including a large collection of original vinyl records. Open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Sunday from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.
An exquisite collection of mostly new and some old Mid-Century designed pieces. Furniture, art, and accessories.
This is a stunning gallery of unusual high-end finds. It is a huge space filled with furniture, lighting, and art. Many pieces are rare and always impressive.
12,000 square feet of Mid-Century antique dealers! You will find furniture to paintings and everything in between. This co-op specializes in Mid-Century dealers, with buyers coming to shop here from all over So-Cal.
The North end of Downtown Palms Springs is filled with many amazing boutiques and showrooms, most specializing in Mid-Century inspiration. From the mod outfits of Trina Turk to one-of-a-kind design pieces from The Shops at Thirteen Forty-Five. This area is bustling, and growing every day with new stores and businesses.