The holidays are fast approaching—which means it’s time to get shopping! This year, we touched base with agents across our various office locations to get the inside scoop on the best shopping in each region. From Beverly Hills to Punta de Mita, you’re sure to find that perfect something for every special someone on your holiday list. And if you’re in the area, don’t forget to drop by The Agency and say hello!
When it comes to holiday shopping in Beverly Hills, it doesn’t get more classic than Gearys on Rodeo Drive. From fine jewelry and designer watches to luxe dinnerware and posh home goods, the neighborhood mainstay is a go-to for Beverly Hills locals in need of a little something with a major wow-factor. Got a jetsetter on your holiday list? Maison Goyard, The 225-year-old French purveyor of luxury luggage and accessories—recognized the world over for its iconic, Y-patterned motif—just opened its flagship store on Rodeo Drive, a two-story, garden-themed display of lust-worthy luggage and leather goods. When in doubt, an ethically-sourced cashmere sweater from Brunello Cucinelli will do the trick, and if you’re looking for something to impress the discerning fashionista of the family, pay a visit to Kyle by Alene Too, the hip clothing boutique helmed by Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Star Kyle Richards, which stocks everything from the latest Citizens of Humanity jeans to perfect For Love & Lemons party dresses.
No trip to Calabasas is complete without a visit to the world-class, charming retail and entertainment center, The Commons at Calabasas. The open-air complex is home to a wide array of upscale shops, restaurants and specialty boutiques—including Kate Spade and L’Occitane—as well as movie theatres, live musical entertainment and kid-centric performances that will keep the whole family entertained. While in the neighborhood, pay a visit to FRENCH, a new high-end concept shop where patrons are made to feel as if they’re exploring a French farmhouse where everything happens to be for sale. The shop features a carefully curated selection of hard-to-find French goods that will delight the most discerning on your holiday gift list, Including Limoges porcelain, French antiques, fabrics from Provence and AOC olive oils that make excellent stocking stuffers. A bonus? They also offer cooking classes!
Celebs and Pali locals alike flock to the Elyse Walker boutique in the village for its curated selection of covetable pieces from Saint Laurent, Stella McCartney and Isabel Marant, along with its namesake shoe collection. The sprawling, 6,500-square-foot shop is spaced out between three seamlessly connected spaces blending high and low fashion—from New Years Eve ensembles to beach-ready t-shirts and flip flops. For the loved one who has everything, a floral arrangement from local flower boutique Isarose in the village is sure to make a good impression.
PALM SPRINGS & PALM DESERT
There’s no shortage of excellent shopping in Palm Springs, from quirky shops to high-end boutiques and refined art galleries. In the spirit of the town’s rich history and architecture, upscale gift boutique Just Fabulous sells everything from arty coffee table books to midcentury-inspired wall art and iconic photographs of Palm Springs from days bygone. Fashionistas throng to Trina Turk for bright, poolside frocks and elegant leisure wear. Not only is nearby El Paseo home to our Palm Desert office, but some of the best shopping in the area at The Shops on El Paseo, including Gucci, Burberry and Ralph Lauren. Meanwhile, edgy locals head to La Quinta’s Elizabeth & Prince, an upscale boutique owned by two former New Yorkers that brings SoHo’s urban edge to the laidback desert enclave.
A shopping mecca in its own right, San Francisco’s got it all, from the eclectic boutiques and record shops of Haight Ashbury to fine art galleries, jewelry stores and trendy shops of Union Street and the sprawling—and festive—Westfield Shopping Center in Union Square. If you’re really looking for something special, stop by The Agency’s first ever retail shop at our Noe Valley office for branded caps, t-shirts and other one-of-a-kind swag.
PUNTA DE MITA
This unspoiled, blue-water paradise is home to some of Mexico’s finest beaches—and best holiday shopping. If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind gift for someone back home, The Boutiques at Punta Mita, located off the main lobby of Four Seasons Punta Mita, features an array of gift options, including apparel, fine jewelry, local artworks, handmade gifts and more. When in doubt, a nice bottle of tequila is always a good call. Revolución Del Sueño, the popular retail mecca in nearby Sayulita, features a curated selection of jewelry, home decor, and limited edition contemporary creations, while the traditional markets and shops of Punta de Mita Village are the perfect place to score special gifts evocative of the region.
More than just beautiful beaches and delicious cuisine, Los Cabos has emerged as a world-class shopping destination. Impress the art aficionado in your life with a little something from the San Jose del Cabo Gallery District, where high-end galleries display original art and one-of-a-kind jewelry from artists around the world. For the lover of all things luxury, Luxury Avenue on the beautiful Cabo San Lucas Marina features Cartier, CH Carolina Herrera, Salvatore Ferragamo, Swarovski and more.