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Shopping is a breeze in and around the Greater Palm Springs area. Here’s a quick reference guide to some of the major retail destinations.

Cabazon Outlet Stores
Located 20 minutes west of Palm Springs on Interstate 10, Cabazon Outlets is a popular outlet shopping spot with great deals at hot stores such as Crate & Barrel, adidas, Puma, Oakley, and others. 48750 Seminole Dr., Cabazon. 1-951-922-3000; 

Desert Hills Premium Outlets
Situated near Cabazon Outlet Stores, Desert Hills offers one of the largest collections of designer outlets in the country, including Prada,
Michael Kors, Giorgio, Armani,
and Dolce & Gabbana. And that’s just for starters. 48400 Seminole Dr.,
Cabazon, 1-951-849-6641; www.premiumoutlets.com

Palm Canyon Drive
From regional novelties and resort wear (downtown) to antiques and home furnishings (uptown), Palm Canyon Drive provides an excellent alternative to big-box shopping. Over the last few years, North Palm Canyon has drawn a significant number of retailers and businesses, creating the Uptown Design District: an eclectic group including Tchotchkes, Trina Turk, Modern Way, and more. Further south, you’ll find clothing and lifestyle stores, such as Crystal Fantasy, Chico’s, and Mr. G’s for Kids. The Corridor at Alejo Road offers up Pawz Palm Springs, Just Fabulous, and more. www.palmcanyondrive.org
The River at Rancho Mirage
The River at Rancho Mirage flows with haute couture and nearly 2 million gallons of H2O. Specialty shops include Bobby Chan, Hats Unlimited, Optica, Tulip Hill (for the wine lovers in your group), Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory (self-explanatory), and others. There’s also a whole spectrum of health and beauty offerings, such as Bath & Body Works and ULTA Cosmetics.  71800 Hwy. 111, Rancho Mirage. 1-760-341-2711; www.theriveratranchomirage.com

Westfield Palm Desert
Mall walkers love Westfield Palm Desert, which offers a wide selection of retail outlets, including major department stores and chains such as Macy’s, Express, Foot Locker, and JCPenney to trendy fashion outlets Hot Topic, Forever 21, Hollister Co., and others. Techies head toward Brookstone, Gamestop, or one of several electronic communication kiosks. There’s also a selection of affordable jewelry stores. 72840 Hwy. 111, Palm Desert, 1-760-568-0248. www.westfield.com

El Paseo
El Paseo tantalizes shoppers with jewelry, fashion, fine art, home décor, spas, salons, and more. Stops along the elegant boulevard include The Shops on El Paseo (Burberry, Gucci, St. John, Ralph Lauren, and more); The Centre on El Paseo, featuring established boutiques (Frasca Jewelers, Mr. Marcus, The Upper Crust, and more); The Gardens on El Paseo, offering acres of good taste (Saks Fifth Avenue, Coach, Tiffany & Co., Louis Vuitton, and more); luxurious El Paseo Village (Juicy Couture, Banana Republic, Kate Spade, Bebe, Lucky Brand Jeans, the Apple Store, and more); and El Paseo Collection, boasting more than 20 art venues proffering everything from Western to modern to Renaissance. El Paseo, Palm Desert. www.elpaseocatalogue.com

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