Visit Vintage Market in Palm Springs
Updated: Jan 23, 2020
Does your trip to Visit Palm Springs include you being here on the first Sunday of the month? If so, there is a unique opportunity for you to attend an event in the Palm Springs Cultural Center’s parking lot.
On this day, the Palm Springs Vintage Market showcases over 100 vendors who bring their collections and special finds to share and sell. As you may know, Palm Springs is a haven for Modernism aficionados. Interior decorators come to find treasures for their clients' homes. For their task often is to furnish iconic architectural homes with authentic items from the era.
However, you do not have to be a decorator. This event provides an opportunity for you to get up on a Sunday morning, buy your coffee and carry it through a plethora of aisles, and, perhaps, bring back memories of your childhood. Better yet, take your children with you and explain to them how certain items were part of your life.
Categories of items:
This is a ring recently purchased from a woman who had a booth to sell her mother's jewelry.
You can expect to find costume jewelry, antique jewelry, Indian jewelry, and beautiful jewelry newly created by our outstanding local artists.
Moments in Palm Springs History
There are booths with old Hollywood photos. Occasionally you can even find a piece from one of the old historic hotels or restaurants.
Looking for a unique chair or bar stools? More than likely, you can find them here. The chairs in the picture are just one example of one's recently at the market. There are numerous side chairs, coffee tables, and even full dining sets.
Vinyl Records and Books
If the vendor doesn’t have what you are looking for, ask, and give them the challenge to do the hunt with you. After all, often, these vendors have spent a lifetime pursuing their passion. They are the experts.
Pottery and Glassware
Whew, what do you need? Cocktail shakers, decorative glass for your bookshelf, planters, and salt and pepper shakers make this place a collector's dream.
Want something unique to plant in your yard or, perhaps, add to your cacti collection? You will be very hard-pressed to walk away with nothing from here. Plus, the vendor often showcases some of her rare cacti for you to see.
If this all sounds a bit daunting, never fear. The organizers have thought of that too. There is an area where you buy some baked goods, sit in lawn-type chairs, and listen to local musicians.
Oh, there is also an ATM nearby if you want it. Many vendors take credit cards, but often cash carries with more bargaining power. By the way, bargaining is allowed.
Kathy Condon is a freelance travel writer and blogger. She is the Founder of the Palm Springs Insider Guide Her book It Doesn’t Hurt to Ask: It’s All About Communication was named Best Book Finalist By USA Book News Kathy@kathycondon.net