Palm Springs, CA
The Webster, a luxury multi-brand omnichannel retailer, announced today that they would open their ninth permanent location in Palm Springs, making this their fourth location in California, following their 2020 openings in Los Angeles and Montecito at Rosewood Miramar Beach. The uptown Palm Springs location opens in true The Webster fashion, immersing themselves immediately into the scene, aligning their timing with Coachella and the biannual art exhibit, Desert X. The concept of the retailer was created during Art Basel, when Founder and CEO Laure Hériard Dubreuil attended the fair for the first time and became inspired by the culture of Miami, which now over a decade later has become a vital part of their brand identity.
The 4,200-square-foot storefront is a 1970s revival property with strong structural details representative of Palm Springs’s notorious stylistic history, was renovated by French interior designer Stéphane Parmentier. This will be the third location designed by Parmentier, building continuity among The Webster store design with key design elements found in Montecito and Toronto, connecting the three boutiques while still approaching each location design through an individualized lens that reflects the community they are set in. “Each The Webster project is approached with such heart and emotion. Every detail has such a meaningful purpose, exuding luxury while creating a welcoming and comfortable environment for all,” says Stéphane Parmentier.
(Interior of The Webster, Palm Springs)
The inspiration for The Webster in Palm Springs is drawn from Brazil, more specifically, strong references to design from Saõ Paulo and Brasília, such as elements of geometric and timeless architecture. This aesthetic fuses seamlessly with the sensual and free spirit that is at the core of The Webster’s DNA and how they approach everything from the stores they create to the curations that are housed in them. Upon entering the store are two seating areas that are a tribute to Brazilian designer Oscar Niemeyer’s genius, with architectural chairs upholstered in fabrics in off-white, light pink, and mustard, dark brown leather, and rich wood hues. The pink cloud ceiling ignites the eye from the moment of entry, capturing the essence of the sunsets over the Copacabana and an ode to The Webster’s signature pink. The store is lined with shelving and rails that are rendered in white sand-inspired fabric, reminiscent of the buildings and beach in Brasília, while contrasting Amazonian earth color flooring runs throughout, creating the perfect canvas for the colorful selection of ready-to-wear, shoes, and accessories to stand out. A constant in all The Webster boutiques is the presence of a unique and personal art and sculpture collection, including what Laure calls her “good luck charms” featuring pieces from her husband, artist Aaron Young. On display in Palm Springs, you can find his pieces Jackie Boo, Auto Pilot, and Webster Pink.
(Interior of The Webster, Palm Springs)
“It is truly an incredible feeling to continue growing our physical footprint, following our clients where their lifestyle takes them, and introducing new clients to The Webster experience, especially in a dream setting like Palm Springs. This desert oasis embodies so much of The Webster brand, from art, design, and culture to the following of our love of sunshine that comes from our Miami heritage. Launching in Palm Springs truly completes our California expansion which has been a focus for the company over the last few years, and we are so excited about the opportunities that this new city has to offer.” says Laure Hériard Dubreuil.
The Webster is home to the industry’s leading fashion designers for women, men, and kids’ ready-to-wear, shoes and accessories. The unique curation features brands such as Alexander Vauthier, Amiri, The Attico, Balenciaga, Casablanca, Celine, Diesel, Gallery Dept., Fendi, Gucci, Jacquemus, Louisa Ballou, Marine Serre, Nahmias, Paco Rabanne, Pucci, Rhude, Rick Owens, Roberta Einer, Saint Laurent, The Row, Who Decides War and more are creatively merchandised throughout the store. LHD, the retailer’s private label line designed by Laure herself, adds a strong presence to the merchandising with bold silhouettes and playful prints. Their curation expands further into their client’s lifestyles with a highly refined selection of fine jewelry, home, and beauty verticals.
To inaugurate the opening of this location, The Webster partnered with AMIRI and Pucci to create two individual capsules inspired by iconic Palm Springs fixtures like Cabazon Dinosaurs that greet you as you enter the city and the festival culture that takes place on annual basis. These exclusive collections are available in all The Webster boutiques, including the newly opened Palm Springs boutique and on thewebster.com. In addition to these, The Webster partnered with Hourglass Cosmetics to have on display til May 7th, their latest partnership with Desert X, which features a limited-edition Voyeur Eyeshadow Stick Duo, with two new hues inspired by artist Rana Begum’s work that converges light, color, and form.
The Webster Palm Springs is now open at 850 North Palm Canyon Drive. Palm Springs, California 92262.