The Sporting Life

Keep cool while looking hot in activewear from the desert’s chicest boutiques.



The Masters — the Choice to Win collection at Lady Golf, The Fashion House, features light-fast 200 Coolmax material with two layers for moisture wicking to keep wearers cool and dry.

Courtesy of Lady Golf

While the fabulous climate allows desert dwellers to participate in sports year-round, summer heat in the Coachella Valley can present wardrobe challenges. But with many sportswear lines adopting savvy street styles, there’s no need to sacrifice fashion for function.

This season’s designs are suitable for tennis, golf, swimming, and equestrian activities, with apparel transitioning easily from the playing field to evening events. Showcasing light layers to pair with basics, flowing fabrics, eye-catching color, and strong texture, these high-quality breathable materials won’t hinder performance or recreational panache.

Established in 1982, Lady Golf, The Fashion House has a reputation for distinction among fashion connoisseurs. Owner Karen Cantrell draws on her background in couture sales and merchandising to offer golf, tennis, and equestrian apparel, plus accessories and designer shoes. This boutique sources its custom collections from all over the world, bringing classic and modern artisan designs to the valley.

Look for labels such as Golftini, MDC Sportswear, Loft 8, Jofit, and Tail, with exclusive valley representation of Vivacity Sportswear. The Masters — the Choice to Win ladies pants, skorts, skirts, and shorts are a perfect solution for our desert climate challenges. The 200 Coolmax material is light-fast, with two layers for moisture wicking that keep wearers cool and dry. Garments may come with a soft liner to shield the wind or may be unlined with a lightly peached inner for comfort.
73608 Hwy. 111, Ste. 1, Palm Desert
760-773-4949; www.ladygolf.com

Pete Carlson’s Golf & Tennis showcases apparel, footwear, accessories, and equipment for men and women, offering one of the largest selections of name-brand golf and tennis merchandise in the desert. Pete Carlson himself is the heart of the store and is often seen with a friendly smile while chatting with customers or offering his expertise. A jazz enthusiast, Carlson hosts concerts, charity events, fashion shows, and demo days to complement his business.
73741 Hwy. 111, Palm Desert.
760-568-3263; www.petecarlsonsgolf.com

New to Palm Desert this year, the PGA Tour Superstore features a focused selection of golf clothing and gear for adults and children by premier brands such as Nike Golf and Jamie Sadock. Beyond sportswear, footwear, and accessories, the store offers personalized experiences with an assortment of golf carts, an indoor putting green, hitting bays with simulators, and club fittings and repair. The store’s hip vibe and tagline — “If it’s on tour, it’s in here” — are right on target.
72280 Hwy. 111, Ste. 110, Palm Desert.
760-601-3450; www.pgatoursuperstore.com

Trina Turk Palm Springs brings the local resort aesthetic to life with stylish yet laid-back California designs. Featuring chic activewear, matching sets, and airy sleeveless pieces for warmer weather, Turk’s collection is on trend with comfortable fabrics and flattering styles with vibrant colors and prints. The designer has launched a new line of women’s workout wear, and Mr. Turk swimwear’s retro vibe and modern fit also make a big splash in and out of the pool.
891 N. Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs
760-416-2856; www.trinaturk.com

In the heart of the Uptown Design District, Wil Stiles represents the quintessential Palm Springs active lifestyle. This hot spot offers an array of bright, colorful, and contemporary European sportswear reflecting Stiles’ “Livmor Plaimore” philosophy. Look for spring/summer essentials such as high-quality men’s chambray and cotton shirts under the “Wil Stiles of Palm Springs, California” brand. Designs restyle traditional cuts and fits, adding a pop of the unexpected with featured two-tone fabrics. Think plaid or gingham with a polka-dotted overlay. Stiles’ summer jacket line made from necktie silk brings an interesting twist to evenings out.
875 N. Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs
760-327-9764; wilstiles.com

Palm Springs Shopping Golf Apparel

Orange crush and marine blue separates from The Masters — the Choice to Win collection at Lady Golf.

Courtesy of Lady Golf

 

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