Palm Springs shopping
The Palm Springs retail scene, once dominated by tacky souvenir and sunglasses shops, has pumped up the hip factor in recent years to cater for the flurry of newcomers. Nowadays you can spend a pleasant afternoon scouring the funky home design and vintage stores. Power shoppers of all stripes converge at the Desert Hills Premium Outlets in Cabazon (about 20 miles outside of Palm Springs) for can't-be-missed bargains from the likes of Coach, Gucci, and Nike. Determined to pay retail? Hit the upscale shopping scene along Palm Desert's main drag, El Paseo.