New retailers and restaurants arrive in time for a season of shopping, strolling, and patio dining.
By Lisa Marie Hart
Photography courtesy of the companies
Autumn 2021 is giving the Coachella Valley plenty to look forward to on El Paseo, where eight new businesses are planning their grand openings in the coming months. Several more have recently opened their doors. This season offers more new shops and restaurants to check out than any in recent years. Get out and experience the seasonal flavors and stylish fall colors.
Cuts, color, balyage, and makeup services can all be found in a gorgeous new location on El Paseo. Celebrity hairstylist Agim Rakipi has built a reputation on trust, creativity, and attention to detail by making a personal connection with his clientele.
The Gardens on El Paseo, Level 1
There’s a mission driving this activewear made for all of life’s adventures: “to ignite the limitless potential of all women and girls by finding connection and confidence through movement.” Sizes XXS to 3X support the brand’s aim to create an inclusive community for all ages, shapes, sizes, identities, and abilities. Find supportive pieces that move comfortably from fitness to errands to friend time. Sport-specific collections are tailor-made for yoga, running, hiking, swimming, tennis, and golf.
73-080 El Paseo, Suite 5
Fig + Nash
A high-profile corner showroom on El Paseo marks the second location for Mick Fox and Dino Raimondi, who founded their design firm in 2016. In demand for model home design, commercial projects, and luxury residential, the team offers new lines and both an aesthetic extension of and departure from their original showroom in Palm Springs’ Uptown Design District.
73-200 El Paseo, Suite 4A
Golden Interior Design
Coachella Valley native Bella Golden taps into 16 years of industry experience and her knowledge of desert-appropriate materials and landscape elements at her new interior design studio. “My passion lies in solving design puzzles through functional floor plans and unique customized solutions,” she says. “I strongly believe that your space should be timeless, functional, and comfortable, and that you should be able to stop and focus on something you love about your design each day.”
73-200 El Paseo, Suite 2F
Olivier Napa Valley
This is the first taste Southern California will have of this gourmet grocery and gift shop, founded in St. Helena in 1993. The small purveyor added a second location, in Carmel, in 2017. They use their own recipes to create many of the specialty food stuffs. Sample and indulge in sauces, tapenades, olive and dipping oils, vinegars, mustards, jams, and more. Kitchewares from knives and chop blocks to linen towels are as giftabale as the French soaps, candles, and custom gift baskets.
73-655 El Paseo, Suite H
The Perfect Pair
Formerly J.Stephens, this shoe palace has reopened under a new name and takes pride in providing friendly service, an outstanding selection, superior value, and uncompromising quality. The combination adds up to anyone who walks through the door being able to find the perfect pair every time.
73575 El Paseo
This contemporary California Bistro and Bar describes itself as “a neighborhood restaurant with a world-class feel.” Named for the Italian phrase for for “take away,” the classic yet creative menu features dishes that would travel well. Fresh baked goods, locally sourced produce, “all natural” meats and wild-caught seafood complement almost 150 wines from around the world, including a private consignment of mature Classed-Growth Bordeaux. With locations in Beverly Hills, Calabasas, and Pacific Palisades, Porta Via is making its way to Palm Desert and The Shops on El Paseo. They will serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner seven days a week.
73-100 El Paseo, Suites 1&2
This womenswear line is inspired by the idea of “Romanticism Redefined.” Every piece is imbued with thoughtful details creating a decidedly elegant way of dress that defines romance for now. The Fall 2021 collection debuts a new-found romance marrying optimistic futurism with a nod to a decadent past.
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The brand has experienced a pioneering American journey since Robert Redford purchased Utah land in 1969. The first catalog mailed out in 1989 has now come to be known as an imaginative hub of men’s and women’s clothing, rustic furniture, hand-hewn home décor, artisan jewelry, and handcrafted boots with Western details and modern flair. The brand’s Fall 2021 offerings create “an opportunity to discover and appreciate the wonders of our natural world.”
The Gardens on El Paseo, Level 1