Palm Springs, CA
Peepas, located in the heart Downtown Palm Springs, is known for it’s clever and chic assortment of relevant items and gifts including men’s & women’s apparel, art, candles, birthday cards, and seasonal goods. It has become a go-to destination for Palm Springs locals and tourists.
The inherent brilliance of the store is rooted in the store owner Jeff’s ability to bring in goods that fit with today’s times. Jeff happens to be a gay business owner, who makes it a point to support other LGBTQ, black and female brand/artists. Many of the items in the store pay homage to current and everlasting trends embraced by these communities.
One strong partnership Jeff has nurtured showcasing current trends in pop culture is with local artist Chris Burbach, originally from St Louis, who now splits his time in Palm Springs. Burbach has been able to carve out a popular niche by sketching portraits of famous people on canvas using pop art block and color techniques.
Take for instance his sketch of the American sitcom classic, The Golden Girls. Burbach captures the essence of Dorothy, Rose, Blanche, and Sophia exactly how we lovingly remember them on the show.
(Burbach’s Golden Girls Portrait sold at Peepas)
When Schitts Creek had its moment in 2020-2021 by winning a slew of Emmy Awards notably nabbing the title of Outstanding Comedy Series in 2020, Peepa’s had not only prints of the award winning characters, but smile inducing mugs as well.
(Burbach’s Schitt’s Creek Portrait sold at Peepas)
Now coming off a torrent of her own Primetime Emmy, Critic’s Choice, and Golden Globe award wins for her performance in the hit series White Lotus on HBO, actress Jennifer Coolidge has her own portraits and mugs sold at Peepas, with a memorable quote from the latest season.
(Jennifer Coolidge Mug sold at Peepas)
Peepas is nestled in the heart of Downtown Springs located at 120 N. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262, A full collection of Chris Burbach’s portraits at Peepas can be found online here.