Fans of midcentury-modern design will love to stroll Palm Springs’ Uptown Design District. Heading north from the Palm Canyon Theater of North Palm Canyon Drive, you will find shops and galleries with furniture, art, books and clothing, as well as coffee shops and restaurants. Here are a few highlights from a shopping excursion that preceded our lunch at EIGHT4NINE.
While this large space has an abundance of retro-inspired merchandise, I especially liked its superb selection of coffee-table books on modernist themes. The staff members are notably friendly and helpful.
515 North Palm Canyon Drive. Tel. (760) 864-1300
Here you will find an impressive collection of 20th-century furniture and lighting, chandeliers, sculptures and fine art.
Christopher Anthony Ltd.
803 North Palm Canyon Drive. Tel. (760) 322-0600
Known for her colorful resort clothes, Trina Turk opened her first shop here on Palm Canyon Drive in 2002. Today she has boutiques elsewhere in the U.S., including in Miami and Honolulu. Her women’s clothes have been augmented by a line of men’s clothing (Mr. Turk) and, more recently, home décor.
891 North Palm Canyon Drive. Tel. (760) 416-2856
This store is dedicated to authentic and unique pieces of collectible designer furniture, rugs and accessories, plus record players from the 1950s to 1970s (some in better shape than others).
745 North Palm Canyon Drive. Tel. (760) 320-5455