Sally Kimball, Owner
"Style is knowing who you are and what you want to say, and not giving a damn!" Gore Vidal
Boy, is that a terrific attitude, or what? Well, if you are one of those fortunate people who have an innate sense of style and can carry off any combination of fashion looks, timelessness, casual or elegant and are constantly being complimented on your "look", then step up to the bar with Mr. Vidal.
But, if you are like most folks, sometimes a different view or opinion, type of place you shop or even reading a period type of book can help you make the metamorphosis from fashion caterpillar to fabulous butterfly!
At Classic Collections we work with our customers to put together the "Best of the Best" and create a fabulous look just for you. Are you
looking for a comfortable St. John suit that you can wear to work? Sounds great...but let's kick it up a bit with a classic Hermes Birkin 35 red handbag-that will have them drooling and wondering exactly what you did for Santa!
Divine Diane von Furstenberg!
Need a gown and want to stick with always right black? Sounds like a great idea but let's make it a Diane von Furstenberg empire wrap dress and add a glamorous ostrich feather bolero!
Want a casual, Chanel blazer that you can literally wear with everything for the rest for your life? Why not...but let's add a terrific, current runway sequined Louis Vuitton "sunshine tote" to stir things up a bit!
Have something at home that you just don't know what to wear with it? Bring it in-let us see if we can find a new way to approach the piece....and, if all else fails, you can consign it with us and buy something else!
Luscious Louis Vuitton!
We are so lucky to have such an abundant and continuous flow of elegant designer and unusual couture merchandise! What you don't find one day, you will be overwhelmed with on another. So come on in and start 2015 with STYLE!!
Louis Vuitton Sunshine!
While we typically wait until February to have our LOUIS VUITTON-A-THON, just like a little kid with a secret, we had to show you some very special items that have just come in! Frankly, we don't think these beauties will be around by February...just saying that this level of merchandise will fly off the floor!
First up, you best get your digitalis ready, because if you have never seen the Sharon Stone Vanity Case, you are about to have heart palpitations!!
|Sharon Stone Vanity Case|
Look "good" while doing "good"! In 2000, Sharon Stone partnered with Louis Vuitton to create a limited edition, special order, line of vanity cases made from the finest leather and toile canvas. The case features Moroccan Vachetta cowhide leather components, including trim on all borders, and a reinforced, sturdy top handle with polished brass hardware. The case opens to expose burgundy goatskin leather interior and a plethora of accessories including a mirror, jewelry case, hard cosmetic case with shoulder strap and a Pochette Twin GM. Also included is a mixing palette that allows you to create the perfect shade of makeup! The evening bag functions as a jewelry case so, in the words of Sharon Stone, "You can just whip it out when you get to your hotel and check it straight into the safe." Since its introduction, over $4 million have been raised to benefit amfAR!
|Luscious Louis Vuitton Sunshine!|
OMG...perfection! Louis Vuitton Sequin Monogram Sunshine Express North South in Gold graced the Fall 2012/2013 runway in Paris! This wool tote is entirely covered in sequins embellished with the Louis Vuitton monogram. The bag features matching rolled leather top handles and leather trim along the top with matte silver hardware. This is a marvelous tote that is suitable for evening wear! Four matte silver feet protect your investment.
Limited Edition Louis Diamier!
Featured in Louis Vuitton's Spring/Summer 2013 fashion show, the "Speedy Cube" in Damier reinterprets this iconic bag. The world renowned Damier pattern is created using the traditional craft of tufting. You will not believe the luxurious 3D effect achieved in cream leather and brown velvet! Interior flat pocket. Fully lined in fine fabric. Dust bag included. Handle Drop: 3". Hurry...this Brand New beauty will not last!
Beautiful Baby Sunshine Express!
Created by Marc Jacobs for Louis Vuitton Fall/Winter 2012-2013, this Limited Edition Sunshine Express Baby Bag is crafted using wool and dark violet leather trim. The piece de resistance? Sequins to form the house's world-famous monogram! This head-turning limited edition bag pays homage to the iconic "Papillion" bag with its rounded barrel shape and round handles with reinforced metal bases.
Memorable Monogram Canvas!
Terrific Talum Pochette With Key Chain!
Carry your small items in style with the elegant Louis Vuitton Monogram "Talum" Pochette Key Cles! Pouch features a half flap and is crafted of Louis Vuitton toile canvas with the world-famous monogram. Natural Vachetta Cowhide leather piping reinforces all borders. Interior is luxuriously lined with beige microfiber. The piece de resistance? The pouch has an elegant but practical brass chain with a D-ring clasp! Use this clasp to attach this fabulous pouch to any of your other Louis Vuitton handbags or as a high-end key holder. Your choice!
The largest member of the Tikal line has just arrived! Triangular in shape, this Louis Vuitton Monogram Canvas Tikal GM will quickly become your favorite "everyday" bag. Features include outer half-flap pocket with turn lock clasp and rounded, elegant lines. The cowhide shoulder strap features brass rings and an embossed Louis Vuitton logo. Canvas interior has one flat pocket and one convenience pocket your essentials. Handle drop: 11".
Exquisite Eugenie Wallet!
A wallet luxurious enough to be named "Eugenie"! Wallet features world famous monogram and has a frontal half flap and a rear zippered compartment. Polished brass push lock. The flap reveals a terracotta cross-grain leather interior with card slots, patch pockets, billfolds and an ID window. Although a wallet, this piece is definitely substantial enough to carry as a clutch! Original box included. Made in France
|Hermes La Legende du Poisson Corail!|
If you are like most people, whether you admit it or not, you probably make a few resolutions at the beginning of each year. I know that one I make (and break) every year is to clean out the clutter of my closets and have them be Architectural Digest perfect. Well, this is never going to happen, but I sure do give it a shot each year. And, it can be a very uplifting experience (not to mention practical) to DE-CLUTTER!
Sure, I know I got those shoes at 75% off their original price, but I haven't ever worn them in the 3 years they have sat in my closet, so, it's the old heave-ho! And the 6 pairs of jeans I found with original tags still attached at a resale shop? Great deal....but I never lost the 7
|Glorious Gucci Tall Boots With Bamboo Heels!|
pounds to fit into them...the first person probably didn't either! And I guess we have to address the handbags, scarves and other accessories that I just KNEW would look perfect with something or other, but somehow I have never even cut the tags off.
|Limited Edition Louis Vuitton 150th Anniversary Bronze Theda!|
And you wonder how consignment and resale shops have all these new things? Well, darlings, it's by helping people like you and me de-clutter and clean out our closets that are over-full and packed with beautiful fashions that we both: (a) should not have bought in the first place (aka fashion faux pas); (b) will not lose the weight to fit into; (c) will not use no matter how great a deal you got; (d) the color still will look bad on you with or without a tan; (e) you didn't follow the rule of 3 items out of the closet for every 1 coming in!!!!
So, go and take a gander at your closets...try, really try, to be ruthless with yourself (it might help to have a friend assist you) and start to LET IT GO! The consignment process is simple and clearing out will be a relief, a weight off your mind, a terrific way to monetarily recoup some bucks for your fashion faux pas and open your closet for new fashions. It's funny, many of our consignors become our customers when they realize the savings on the caliber of luxury merchandise that we carry, just as many of our customers become consignors and find a good home (and some spare cash) for their unused luxury clothing, handbags, shoes and accessories. Talk about a WIN-WIN!!!!
Please give us a call before you bring items to the shop...this helps us determine if your luxury merchandise is currently marketable. Needless to say, all items must be in impeccable condition and seasonally appropriate. We will make house calls, honor appointments and discretion is always observed. Remember, we want to sell your stylish and timeless fashions for you.
Classic Collections is proud to support many charities and in December we were delighted to lend our efforts to the LADY IN RED GALA which benefited the American Humane Association. This was the 21st annual gala put on by the Leaders In Furthering Education (LIFE Foundation) which is an organization originally started by and still magnificently run by the most generous and benevolent Lois Pope.
Held at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, the "Night in Shanghai" evening started with cocktails around the pool under the stars and a magnificent Silent Auction. The ladies of Classic Collections were there to use their retail skills and help with the organization and buying of some of the fabulous items that were offered.
Stunning Sally Kimball and Marvelous Martin Short
Then it was on to dinner with dear friends as guests walked through colorful lanterns into the ballroom. Guests were entertained by legendary comic, Martin Short, who kept the party going with his raucous wit and sharp humor. The Sultans of Swing started their fabulous music and everyone-I mean everyone-danced the night away until the wee, wee hours!
It's always good to know who you are doing business with and if they are ethical, trustworthy and conduct themselves in a professional manner with dedication, high standards and a devotion to their community.
We are very pleased to announce that Classic Collections became a "Preferred Dealer" with the largest luxury on-line marketing company in the world, 1st Dibs. Selected as one of their Fashion Dealers, we have had tremendous success with our fine merchandise on this site, which bills itself as offering "The most beautiful things in the world". We have found that 1st Dibs has opened our market literally to the world, and we are delighted to report that we have received orders from England, Dubai, Brunei, China and countries throughout Europe. Obviously, this is a marvelous benefit for our consignors who now have access to the fashionistas of the globe for their marvelous merchandise! (www.1stdibs.com)
We have also become a member of House Account, a shopping app that connects shoppers with local boutiques that take advantage of professionally-curated shopping, personal service and offers specialty retail experiences. This marvelous company is featuring Classic Collections in their January profiles as THE most exclusive consignment shop in the Palm Beach County area. Look for special promotions upcoming in major magazines and websites! (www.houseacct.com)
We are also proud to announce that Classic Collections is an accredited business registered with the South East Florida Better Business Bureau and that we hold a coveted "A+" rating! We adhere to the BBB's Code of Ethics and truly believe that high standards of ethical behavior and trust is NOT just a slogan to put in your advertising, but a way of life that we practice.
We are also members of the Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce and participate in many of their events on a year-round basis. Every year, we are proud advertisers in their Palm Beach Guide & Phone Book and, of course, you can access our website and read all about Classic Collections through a link on the Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce website:
We are proud to be members of the Palm Beach Civic Association and have been active in community events, business panels affecting traffic, parking and bridge issues and support the fine work of the dedicated people who give freely of their time to make Palm Beach a better place to do business. www.palmbeachcivic.org.
|Classic Collections Family!|
Here at Classic Collections, the glass is ALWAYS half full and we take the same approach to a New Year! Rather than dwelling on the Ebola world medical crisis, elections won or lost, the security woes that could be ahead, we tend to look forward to a fresh beginning on the calendar and embrace the upcoming times. We think of all the things we want to do, places to visit, friends to make, treasures to find. The world is our oyster, and right now, we want to share those oysters (and pearls) with you!
This year, let's make the decision to see the world as beautiful and awesome, inviting, inspiring, uplifting and be thankful for the blessings we have. Let's agree to share our bounty, health, educational and financial largess with those in need. Let's smile more, disagree less, gain emotional strength, lose physical weight, and be healthy and grateful for a fresh start in 2015! It's going to be STUNNING!
Classic Collections - 118 North County Road, Palm Beach, Florida 33480 Phone: 561-833-3633
Hours: Mon - Sat 10am-5:30pm
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