May  2014 


Come and see (no pun intended) the most spectacular collection of brand new designer sunglasses we have ever had!  All of these are made in Italy featuring the latest styles of trendy, top quality, substantial sunglasses by designers such as Roberto Cavalli, Armani, Rock & Republic, Prada, Gianfranco Ferre and Chopard. 


Chopard sunglasses are synonymous with quality craftsmanship and are the standard for which all sunglasses are made. With shiny ivory frames featuring precious rose gold, these stylish sunglasses are classic yet entirely contemporary.

Rhinestone Embellished Chopard

Resolutely Chopard, the elegant frames are discreetly embellished by a touch of sparkle and further enhanced by a graduated green -to-camel lens, or customize them with your prescription. These are brand new, 100% authentic, made in Italy, and come complete with Chopard box, case, cloth and certificate of authenticity.


Most of these modern, quality frames can be used for prescription lenses (with the exception of the shield and aviator styles) and some come with all authentic

The Perfect Pradas

paperwork.  Shapes and materials include round, rectangular, tortoise, metal, lucite and others, and some are embellished with Swarovski crystals, gold accents and brushed steel. 


Priced 33%-50% BELOW retail value, these styles must be seen to be believed.  Start off your summer in new designer shades---at these incredible prices, you can buy several pairs!




Mona the Mad Hatter!

So many hats, so little time!  At least this month we can make good arguments for shopping for hats!  Think of all the events where a spectacular hat will turn heads--Mother's Day, the Kentucky Derby, Memorial Day, Cinco de Mayo (okay, that's a reach) and just plain old sunny days where one must take shelter from all that sunshine.  Classic Collections has a fabulous variety of hats this season from designers such as Galanos,

Sally in the Shade!

Eric Javits, Mona the Mad Hatter, Tapoo, Biltmore and others.  Made of straw, silk, cotton or other materials, and available in solid colors, patterns, feathers and more, we can offer you a terrific topper for your pleasure!




What woman doesn't like jewelry?  Classic Collections is fortunate to represent many wonderful local and interesting designers. 




Maria Hamilton Sparkles

Fairly new to the jewelry world, Maria Hamilton, originally from Caracas, now calls Florida her home.  Working with gemstones and crystals, Maria is known for her unique rings, stunning "flashy" necklaces and beautiful bracelets.  Recent 2011 winner of the "International Emerging Jewelry Designer of the Year Award," we are proud to bring you Maria's wonderful and distinctive jewelry.




From stunning brooches by Fabrice to classic pieces by Kenneth J. Lane, to stack-able bracelets

Iradj Moini Brooches

by Alexis Bittar to rare Chanel pieces, we have the most sublime assortment of earrings, necklaces, rings, brooches and unique costume pieces by name designers that you would be delighted to give as gifts...or keep for yourself!   




Mother of Pearl Hair Comb set in 18k Yellow Gold 
with 1.13ct Pave Diamonds


Our fine jewelry line has grown immensely this year with our affiliation with several out of state jewelers, estate managers and new designers.  Consider the Harry Winston 18K watch with several alligator bands for variety, Tiffany mabe pearl and 18K gold earrings, various pieces of David Yurman, antique hair combs in 18K yellow gold with pave diamonds and mother of pearl, fancy estate diamond rings,

24ct Aquamarine in Carved White Gold setting

unique bracelets, jade and lapis pieces, unusual gemstones set in carved 18K white gold setting, and so many others!  It really is the time to shop for these unique, one-of-a-kind pieces before they go into the vaults for the summer!







of Monte Carlo

Who can resist a gal in a simple, summery slip of a dress....preferable with the skirt flipping flirtatiously and a little skin showing around the shoulders?


Enter a smashing selection of summer creations that we are offering by designers such as Chanel, Akris,

Tadashi Shoji

Diane von Furstenberg, Moschino, Nicole Miller, Dior, Tory Burch, Jovani, Dolce & Gabanna, Badgley Mischka, Christian LaCroix, Missoni, Pucci, Versace, Roberto Cavalli and more! 


We LOVE these little dresses-from strapless, spaghetti straps, sleeveless, ¾ quarter

Badgley Mischka

sleeves, long sleeves, wrap-arounds, shifts, tea-length, silks, cottons, linens, stretch mesh-knit....we've got them all!  Wear them for cocktails, work, running around, shopping, daytime, night-time, traveling and more, a simple little dress will always brighten your life.  




Yes, we know that it's truly spring, but do you really, really trust that it's going to be warm for all of May and June?  After this winter, we have our doubts so we offer a wide variety of shawls, pashminas and scarves to keep the chill off and still allow you to slip gradually into more spring and summery frocks.  Not to mention, that everyplace will start to crank up the air conditioning, so be ready for the artificial arctic blast in restaurants, theatres, and museums...it is a reality!




Classic Collections is now making appointments to help you clear out your closets.  If you have a lot of merchandise, we will come to your house and help you de-clutter.  Why not make room now for your fall merchandise and anything that you buy over the summer?



But time is limited, and the clock is running out.  Call us now for a personal consultation and appointment.  We also will accept out-of-state shipments once we have discussed what items you may want to consign and ship directly to us.  Please remember that we try to be "seasonally conscious" and have limited space.  




Yes, it's official; the Flagler Bridge (North bridge from West Palm Beach to Royal Poinciana Way in Palm Beach) will be closed May 12 to November 1 of this year (hopefully). 


So, we really need to have a discussion about the traffic and parking situation.  It is expected that the traffic on the Okeechobee bridge will be extremely heavy especially during "rush" hours.  To accommodate shoppers, we will be opening at 10:30 AM and closing at 5:30 PM so that we can help you avoid traveling to Classic Collections during peak traffic hours.  These hours should also help ease up the parking that is available.  We also remind you that our Web Store is always open (24/7) and we are happy to ship any items to you during this time free of charge.  All with no worries about traffic jams or the dreaded "parking enforcement" folks !


While we do not like to take political stands, we invite you to read the following letter we sent to the Mayor of Palm Beach, Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce, Palm Beach Daily News (Shiny Sheet)  as well as the Palm Beach Civic Association which published it on their web-site: 



Bridge Alert, Business, Flagler Memorial Bridge, Government, Transportation

Business Owner Reacts to Flagler Bridge Closing Plans

By: R. Michael Brown - 2014-04-09


The Civic Association received the following letter today from Sally Kimball, a member and business owner in Palm Beach:



It is with complete dismay that I heard the news today about the closing of the Flagler Bridge.  While I understand the safety issues (after all, I cross the bridge a couple of times a day myself and don't want to be in danger) it is terribly disturbing that no alternative short-term plan has been made for some passage-way to the Royal Poinciana Business area and north residential neighborhoods of the island.

Obviously, there is a great amount of trepidation that the officials will keep their promise to open the bridge on November 1st as they have not adhered to promises already made to the business and residents of Palm Beach.  Fool us once and all that jazz.

How exactly do State and Department of Transportation officials think the businesses that depend on local residents can continue to keep their doors open for this long a duration?  How difficult will the town make it for people who actually do brave the impossible traffic conditions to park for longer than the prescribed hour?  How much extra time will be needed for employees of these business to tackle the traffic funnels on the other two remaining options on and off the island.  Where is the guarantee that the bridge will be open during the "season" without our active and affluent citizens  having to resort to demanding (some may say begging) the State of Florida to have some compassion for our situation?   How pleased should everyone be that the $10 million bridge band-aid didn't work and is just another example of your tax dollars NOT at work?

With all the hullabaloo raised regarding the PUD-5 Proposition vote, the money spent over the last 9 years, the acrimony created between neighbors and friends, the question needs to be raised:   was it all a just waste of time, effort and money?  What developer, restaurant or business owner  in their right mind would even want to be in the Royal Poinciana location for the next several years?

Who are we kidding...this bridge has been old for a long time.  It had been unstable for the past several years.  Where were the creative thinkers and engineers and planners with alternate options IN PLACE so that in the event of a major problem we would not be in this situation?   At the town meeting last fall when the Department of Transportation director said, "well, we never had this problem before..." I found the publically admitted lack of forethought stunning.

For heaven's sake, we landed ON THE MOON almost 45 years ago and a small bridge that is only 4  lanes wide can't be built within a year or so?  Either our expectations and standards have been drastically lowered or we have lost our voice, trusted the wrong people, been wildly manipulated by county, state and federal officials and funded countless contractors and government entities with no perceivable benefit to our town.

Shame on the State, shame on the Florida Department of Transportation, shame on the the Palm Beach officials who believed their promises, shame on the citizens and business who didn't demand more, sooner.

Now how do we keep business doors open, residents safe in emergency fire and health situations, tourists still seeking to experience "Palm Beach" and maintain the daily life that we came to take for granted?  It's time for us to put our heads together to mitigate a bad situation, develop incentives for customers and residents alike to support the businesses of our town and set  achievable (though perhaps expensive) goals for the contractors and officials to complete this project or develop alternatives within defined time periods or suffer severe legal and monetary penalties.

With respect,  Sally Kimball

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