Home of the annual “Modernism” festival celebrating all things midcentury modern, Palm Springs is a haven for design enthusiasts and collectors – which means that it boasts an outstanding collection of vintage stores! Read on for a rundown on the cream of the crop.
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A La Mod Mid-Century Shop
A La Mod offers an expertly curated selection of furniture from well-known designers like Isamu Noguchi and Frank Gehry, and their showroom sets range from larger pieces like sectional sofas and dining-room tables to decorative lamps and mirrors. Owners Jimmy and Miguel are always on hand to answer any questions, and they’ll steer you to the perfect conversation piece for your home.
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BLVD – Boulevard Home Furnishings
Boulevard was opened in 2010 by Hollywood set decorator Jay Hart and business partner Clay Kline, and Hart’s background in set design shines through in this immaculately staged gallery of new and vintage furniture, lighting, and accessories. This store showcases the 1960s and 1970s, including several valuable pieces by Charles and Ray Eames, but Boulevard’s collection includes nearly every decade of the twentieth century.
Slightly off the beaten path, this spacious gallery of eclectic art and furniture is the co-creation of Thomas Sharkey and Charles Pearson. Although Hedge features a sizeable collection of pieces by famous designers, prices are moderate, and budget shoppers will find plenty of smaller ornaments and accessories to carry home.
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The Private Collection
The Private Collection is an impeccably organized consignment store owned by Sally Anderson, who takes a personal, hands-on approach to providing her clients with the very best. The Private Collection is less focused on midcentury modern than other stores on this list. Visitors will find a breathtaking display of pristine Lalique glassware and jewelry, as well as prize Art Deco and Mission-style furniture.
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A midcentury modern antique mall hosting displays from over a dozen different merchants, each with their own extraordinary cache. Shoppers will find everything from vivid Bakelite jewelry to cat’s-eye sunglasses to standing brushed-steel lamps and Brutalist furniture. Whether you’re a Fiestaware fan or a vintage Armani aficionado, the vendors at Spaces have a treasure trove for you!
Are you interested in hearing more about the midcentury architecture and design tradition that makes Palm Springs such a uniquely beautiful city? At Iconic Properties Palm Springs, we’ve made vintage and architecturally significant buildings our specialty. Contact us for a consultation today!