Look Cool at the Pool

Sure, Palm Springs summers are hot, but you’re hotter! As you wade into pool season, make sure you dip your toes into these local vendors. After all, you’re not just swimming to beat the heat; you’re also shattering expectations and blowing up social media. The following necessities will assure that you get seen on the scene (like. a. queen.)!

To conquer the A-list, make a beeline for Destination PSP. One of the most unique gift shops in Palm Springs, their custom merchandise fits your mid-century modern attitude. Deck your deck with souvenirs, poolside wear, apparel, housewares, and more galore!

destination psp

Get ready to throw some shade (in a nice way) at Sunglasses of Palm Springs. The UV rays won’t obstruct your gaze, because this selection features a stellar variety of top-notch sunglasses to fit your radiant style.

Hold your sunny-side up high with some help from Desert Hatter. Brimming with over 1,000 luscious lids, they’ve got the right hat for where it’s at (Palm Springs, of course). Block out the sun, tamp down your tussled locks, or just doff your decadent side. Hat’s that!

Fashion is bulging out of every skimpy, stylish seam at Mr. Turk, rocking designer swimwear and trendy accessories aplenty. With a wide variety of sexy suits, shorts, and sandals, you’re guaranteed to make the other bathers totes jelz (ooh, did we mention their tote bags?).

The exterior of the Trina Turk Boutique in Palm Springs, CA. This boutique houses her main collection as well as her Swim & Spa, Mr Turk, and Residential collections.

Seaplane Shirts is blast of brilliance nestled stylishly in the Uptown Design District. “We grab and celebrate the beauty that’s in the wearer,” says owner Schuyler Brown.  Seaplane is about all the colors in the sea and the sky. In these colors, we have exactly what’s necessary to make each person radiant!”

Speaking of rainbows (and when AREN’T we?), you can simplify your summer by going au naturale and OMG at one of our hometown’s legendary LGBT clothing optional resorts. Their pools heat up (and we ain’t talking temperature) as the summer intensifies, so bare it all and have a ball!

By Kevin Perry

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