Insider Vintage Shopping With Chairish: Palm SpringsAuthor:California Home And Design
We sat down with Chairish’s Chief Curator and Co-Founder, Anna Brockway to get the scoop on the best vintage shops and most notable trends currently in Palm Springs. Check out the full story in our Spring issue!
Shimmering as an oasis of cool in the California desert, Palm Springs has long been known as a hip R+R hotspot for LA’s in-crowd. But Palm Springs has also become famous as a mecca for vintage-obsessed shoppers with an eye for Mid-century modern style. Once again, Anna Brockway, Founder and Chief Curator of Chairish, our vintage online retail partner, gives us her vintage décor and jewelry shops and stand-out finds in the designer desert.
CH+D: Why do you love Palm Springs for vintage shopping?
Brockway: Shopping Palm Springs, and its lesser known but equally treasure-laden neighbor Cathedral City, is a twice-a-year ritual for me. The local dealers are passionate experts on Mid-century modern design, and their enthusiasm and wisdom are contagious. I always learn a ton from them and am amazed at the generosity of the community. Folks are always happy to point you in the direction of their friend’s shop or to an off-the-beaten-path cluster of dealers where a whole new world will open up to you!
THE SHOPS WE CHERISH
Towne – Décor and Furniture
Towne (see above image) prides itself on finding uncommon and rare vintage treasures that reflect the Palm Springs lifestyle. Towne offers an amazing selection of unique vintage and new home furnishings, specializing in vintage modern and Mid-century decor and accessories.
Trina Turk, the iconic California designer, opened the first of her nine signature stores in Palm Springs. Her boutique was designed by Barbara Bestor, our 2015 Design Icon, is colorful, vibrant…retro, mirroring her signature collection of fashion, jewelry, and décor.
Modernway is Palm Springs’ oldest, vintage mid-century modern furniture store, offering a robust collection and iconic pieces from the ’50s through the ’70s.
Gallery 24 Jewelry has a robust collection of eclectic vintage jewelry from different eras and global destinations. They carry pieces from designers including Miriam Haskell, Kenneth Jay Lane, and Christian Dior.
Trousdale’s offers a wonderful curated collection of eclectic vintage furnishings, modern classics, period lighting, casegoods, patio furnishings, art, and design.
Brothers Patrick and Michael McDonald run No.6, a décor and men’s clothing boutique, where they sell hand-selected, sophisticated home pieces from vintage Hermés, wares from Fornasetti and Sana Maria Novella, and Pucciprint Rosenthal china.