November 2013




Oscar de la Renta Silk Ombre Cocktail Dress

An article in The New York Times recently discussed "The Demise of the Fashion Eccentric". Noting that "true eccentrics are the kind of people whose entire existence is devoted to individuality and innovation". The article goes on to address how prevalent the "fake" eccentrics are today. "These are the imitators, publicity scavengers, the ones who think it's merely about fame and attention... showoffs who dress up for the cameras".




Judith Leiber Croc


We couldn't agree more. More of this

fake "high" fashion is definitely less in terms of class and taste. To that end we see much of the fashion world harking back to the days of "Style and Substance", and are delighted to see so many elegant and timeless styles revisited in current designer's portfolios!



Christian Dior Leopard

It's our belief that many shoppers are looking for clothes and handbags that are perfectly crafted and timeless enough to last more than one season. This resurgence and love for the classics is evident with many of the looks and styles reminiscent of such legendary designers as Yves St. Laurent, Hermes, Christian Dior, Bill Blass, Oscar de la Renta and, the holy grail of timeless chic, Coco Chanel.  



Jimmy Choo Pumps




These iconic designs are clearly evident on the runways and in the most exclusive stores now...and it appears

that they will continue to be staples for  the upcoming months.


Naturally, the beauty of shopping at Classic Collections is that we provide you with a wide variety of timeless fashion-some of it from the original geniuses and some of it from the newer designers. Our "Passion for Fashion" is continuously inspired by the newest looks that are often derived from the classics.


Emauel Ungaro Raincoat

Our philosophy is that if a fashion

piece (clothing, handbag, shoe, jewelry or gown) is a classic design, beautifully tailored,made with rich and lavish fabrics or materials, top-quality hardware, is hand crafted or personally pampered by the assembled couture team, then it is a piece of substance and represents the height of fashion and discerning style. We enjoy collecting these elegant and marvelous treasures for your worthy consideration!







DEC. 4TH & 5TH!!


Classic Collections is pleased to announce a Holiday Fashion Celebration featuring the exquisite, brand new gowns, cocktail dresses and ensembles from world-renowned designer and fashion collector, John de Medeiros. 

On December 4th and 5th, Mr. de Medeiros will be featuring

Sally and John de Medeiros

a stunning selection of his own creations as well as hand-picked items from fashion forward designers such as Lorry Newhouse, Stephen Yearick, Ton & Linda Platt Frascara, Talbot Runhof, Cristian Ruberto and others.


Please join us from 11a.m. to 7 p.m. both days to meet with Mr. de Medeiros and enjoy pricing well below retail! Discounts of 40% to 65%!


A portion of sales proceeds from this event will benefit the American Humane Association.




Copious amounts of classic and coveted Chanel pieces have recently arrived at the shop!
Chanel Luncheon Suit
We're talking about those instantly recognizable, flirty little 'luncheon suits', jackets, dresses and accessories.   Sporting the nearly perfect marriage of tailoring and structured femininity and created with divine fabrics and lots of double CC buttons or hardware, these are truly pieces for the discerning Chanel collector.


Certainly not to be ignored is the remarkable selection of

Chanel Quilted With Gold Hardware Handbag

classic Chanel handbags in all styles, colors and sizes! With more coming into Classic Collections every day, we are thrilled to offer this growing and truly amazing inventory.


Chanel Tote

By the way, for those savvy fashionistas who understand the long-term stability of certain investments (say stocks or real estate) we would add to that list current or vintage Chanel clothing and handbags...they will never lose their value!


However, friends, we give you fair warning: This

Chanel Evening Clutch

merchandise literally flies out of Classic Collections, and once it's gone, it's gone! It's impossible to tell you how many times we have heard the saddest words a retailer can hear..."What do you mean it's SOLD?! I wanted that"! It's trite, but true: if you see something in a consignment shop that you covet and  love, can afford and it fits you perfectly...then for heaven's sake, BUY IT! We can't 'order' you another one!!!





Escada Sequins Gown


Yes, all of you social butterflies...it's that time of the year again! The parties, galas, luncheons, cocktail soirees, cultural events, charity endeavors, dinner parties, trunk shows, gallery openings, committee meetings...we could go on and on! This presents one with a daunting and exhausting schedule! But seriously, all of these occasions require one to be fashionably dressed and sumptuously styled and we are prepared to offer you some marvelous creations!





We currently have the largest selection of

Emanuel Ungaro

cocktail attire and gorgeous gowns that we have ever assembled.  Whether you prefer the older designers such as Fiandaca, Scassi, Rose Taft or Bob Mackie or lean toward the more current crop of creators such as Badgley Mischka, Monique Lhullier and others, we have a stunning assortment in all sizes that can accommodate your black tie/gown requirements.



Vicky Teal Fuschia Gown

We have more gowns being put out every day so if you happen to come in and don't find something to your liking or size, please give us a call so we can update you on new arrivals.



And, don't forget that we have an amazing collection of evening bags, fine and costume jewelry and evening wraps to compliment your ensemble! You will always be "Classically Collected" with us!




Tiffany Leopard Handbag




Just in time for season, we are delighted to present an assortment of beautiful Tiffany handbags. Many designed by Lambertson Truex, these handbags bring their distinctive style and impeccable craftsmanship directly to Tiffany & Co. which bought the handbag firm in 2009!



Known for their leather and exotic bags made of

Tiffany Glazed Croc Clutch

snakeskin, suede and natural-grain calf, the Lambertson and Truex label has helped Tiffany extend their reach to the luxury market beyond jewelry.



This collaboration has an interesting design component: no matter what the style or color, each bag is designed to have somewhere, as an additional detail, the classic Tiffany robin egg blue! So whether it is the interior

Tiffany Robin's Egg interior

leather, a clasp, or a key holder, one will notice the handbag as a Tiffany piece once they spot that eye-catching robin egg blue color!



Elsa Peretti For Tiffany


So come in and shop this prestigious label. We also have classic Tiffany belts and handbags by the famous designer, Elsa Peretti, as well as the occasional piece of coveted Tiffany jewelry!





Back of

 Roberto Cavalli Jacket


Fall just wouldn't be as "feisty" without marvelous and luxurious leather.


We are proud to present a beautiful assortment of leather and suede jackets,

Giorgio Armani

Leather Jacket

slacks and skirts by designers such as

Roberto Cavalli, Giorgio Armani, Yves St. Laurent, Jill Sander, Oscar de la Renta, Escada, DKNY, Ralph Lauren, and Piazza Sempione among others.


Glen Arthur Python Crop Jacket


While we Floridians only get to wear

leather a few months, many of our clients scoop these stylish fashions up and take them to colder climes...so come on in while we have such a great selection.                                                               





Sally Struts Her Fall Style!


Thank goodness for November! What would we do without a month that actually helps us to focus on being grateful for the many blessings that we have and remember and do something constructive for those who may not be as fortunate as we are.



Therefore, as Classic Collections completes its sixth year of business, it is with deep recognition and GREAT appreciation that we acknowledge the many people and things we are thankful for-wonderful old and new friends, loyal consignors, enthusiastic and delightful customers, good neighbors, a terrific computer/web technical

support group and a dedicated, hard-working, cheerful and pleasant staff (take a big bow Dove, Debbie, Marianna, Wendy and Stephanie)!  


   Classic Collections Crew

(L-R) Dove, Sally, Debbie, Stephanie, Marianna and Wendy

We are so very grateful for your business, encouragement, suggestions, support, fashion sense and the fun we have through your shopping experiences. We deeply appreciate and credit your support for our efforts to give back to the community through the

donations we make to so many needy organizations. Among those charities benefiting from that generosity are the Tri-County Humane Association, The Salvation Army, Morse Geriatric, the Church Mouse, and the American Humane Association.



So, we really and truly THANK YOU and wish you, your friends and family a Happy and Healthy Thanksgiving!




Have a bountiful Holiday!






Thank You for your Business!


10 % Discount on any one item!



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Classic Collections - 118 North County Road, Palm Beach, Florida 33480    Phone: 561-833-3633
  Hours: Mon - Sat 10am-5:30pm
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