Celeste Tabora's Top Thrift Stores in Palm Springs
FROM THE ARCHIVES
Originally published April 2013
Gypsyland photo c/o Palm Springs Life
Things change with the wind in the desert cities – places open, places close, places move, and as Weekend 2 of Coachella approaches, we thought it was due time for a refresh of the “Top Thrift Stores in the Desert.”
Once again, pro-thrifter Celeste Tabora has curated a list of her top stops for finding vintage gems in the desert close to the festival site. So if you are lamenting missing a bunch of parties from Coachella 2013 Weekend 1 – Keep calm and go thrifting!
1. Resale Therapy
67800 E Palm Canyon Dr, Cathedral City, CA 92234 | www.shopresaletherapy.com
Don’t go shopping on their website, as that will surely prevent you from even being interested in going. Instead, go to the shop! I found many a designer item! Some items are expensive, it’s true – but they have great things on sale and a “nothing over $10 section.” So, if you’re into classic pieces and have a collection of la crème de la crème of labels you want to add to, this seems to be the place. I have been in the market for an ‘80s era Lanvin monogram cross-body purse for about a year now, and I found it here and it was half off! This well-curated shop is en route from Palm Springs to the festival grounds right on 111 – so plan for a pit stop!
2. American Cancer Society Discovery Shop
42446 Bob Hope Dr - Rancho Mirage, CA | www.discoveryshop-ranchomirage.org
Your chances of finding some good ol’ vintage vinyl and furnishings here are great! Clothing is so-so.
3. NU4U Thrift Store
69550 Hwy 111, Rancho Mirage | Website
Worth a visit, but I make no promises of finding your best Coachella outfit to date here. Mostly furniture and accessories for someone with a good imagination and budding stylists.
4. Deja Vu Vintage Finery
664 N. Palm Canyon Dr. Palm Springs, Ca | www.dejavuvintagefinery.blogspot.com
This place totally understands the desert clothing vibe. Ladies - if your wardrobe is lacking, give this place a visit.
5. Gypsyland | www.facebook.com/gypsyland.thrift
This place is great for mid-century furniture, but I can never tell when to go or when they’re open or where they’re going to be! Gypsyland is not just a name it seems. Follow this nomadic shop on Facebook and look at their last posts and see if you can catch them!
Angel View Thrift Mart
73468 Highway 111, Palm Desert, CA 92260 | www.angelview.org
Still a good stop (see original post).
Revivals | www.revivalsstores.com
It is important to note that my favorite Revivals location has closed, and a new one has opened! Here are the Revivals locations in order of importance:
72750 Dinah Shore Dr, Palm Desert, CA - This location is right off the freeway.
68401 Highway 111, Cathedral City, CA - This one is off of Hwy 111, the main desert drag.
611 South Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs - This one is in Palm Springs and most likely picked over.
If anyone tells you to check out Mixed Trading Co., they are closed so don’t go driving around looking for them like I did. | www.facebook.com/MixedTradingCo
Celeste Tabora is the owner and founder of CT&CO, a music and lifestyle marketing company based in Los Angeles. She currently consults on Social Media Marketing at Warner Bros. on all your favorite movies. You can keep up with her over at www.celestetabora.com and on Twitter @celestronica.