Get Your Retail Therapy On at These Great Palm Springs Shopping Malls



If you're looking to get a healthy dose of retail therapy, Palm Springs has your fix. The desert is teeming with indoor malls, designer discount outlets and shopping districts offering everything from 

If you're in need of a mall with anchor stores like Macy's and JCPenney, plus traditional mall fixtures like a food court and kiosks, Westfield Palm Desert is your ideal destination. As the desert's only indoor shopping mall, Westfield Palm Desert offers dozens of retailers, plenty of eats and a movie theater where adults can enjoy a film with beer or wine. If you'd rather shop outdoors and soak up the desert sun, outdoor districts like the Shops on El Paseo or The River are prime destinations. El Paseo is a stretch reminiscent of Rodeo Drive, filled with a mix of boutiques and designer shops, while The River offers mid-range shops. Old Town La Quinta is another outdoor shopping center, featuring local boutiques and a Sunday street fair that always draws a crowd.

Are you more of a bargain hunter? Then, hop in the car and head about half an hour north to Desert Hills Premium Outlets. The shopping center offers a myriad of discount clothing, accessories and home goods from brands like Coach and Nine West.

Ready to get your retail therapy on? Check out the full list of the desert's best shopping centers below.




If you love brands like Oakley, Guess and Reebok but hate paying full price, head about half an hour north of Palm Springs to the Cabazon Outlets to score your beloved brands at discount prices. The Cabazon Outlets feature over a dozen brands,...  Read More




Charming, retro and uniquely Palm Springs are three ways to describe the Uptown Design District, and if you're a modernism fan in any sense, you won't want to miss the shops in this district. This stretch of Palm Canyon Drive celebrates the...  Read More




Every Saturday and Sunday morning, the College of the Desert parking lot transforms into the desert's largest street fair. Hundreds of vendors set up makeshift shops at this street fair, resulting in hours of shopping and bargain hunting. You'll...  Read More




Old Town La Quinta features dozens of boutiques and restaurants in the heart of downtown without a chain in sight. This is the perfect spot to find unique gifts for friends and family back home. Within these boutique shops, you'll find items...  Read More




A stroll through downtown Palm Springs is a must for any trip to the desert. The downtown area is a shopping mecca for anyone who loves art, boutique clothing stores and all things modern. Spend a day looking for antique treasures at thrift...  Read More




Love designer labels but not the designer prices? Head to the Desert Hills Premium Outlets in Cabazon, where you can score trendy merchandise from hundreds of designers at a fraction of the retail price. Less than an hour from Palm Springs, this...  Read More




Whether you want to window shop under the warmth of the desert sun, look for a new piece of art to have shipped back home or browse the latest desert fashions, The River in Rancho Mirage is the lifestyle shopping destination for you. While you...  Read More




Want to enjoy shopping with your favorite retailers in an air-conditioned mall? Head to Westfield Palm Desert, one of the only traditional indoor shopping malls in the Coachella Valley. Anchored by retail giants like JCPenney, Sears, Barnes and...  Read More




The Gardens on El Paseo is an upscale retail shopping center in Palm Desert. Located in the heart of El Paseo, a street inspired by the famous Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, The Gardens are a separate shopping mall between San Pablo Avenue and...  Read More




While Beverly Hills has Rodeo, the Coachella Valley has El Paseo. The Shops on El Paseo shopping district is often compared to the iconic Los Angeles shopping district, and for good reason. With blocks of boutiques, high-end retailers and quaint...  Read More


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Meet Marissa Willman

Marissa Willman moved to the Coachella Valley in 2001 and loves discovering the best that the desert has to offer. As a Palm Springs local, Marissa enjoys sharing her knowledge of this desert...  More About Marissa

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