While we have been open all summer from Thursday through Saturday, we are delighted to announce that we will be going back to our normal schedule of 6 days a week, Monday through Saturday from 10am to 5:30pm beginning September 14, 2015. Yes, hard to believe, but we have missed our loyal customers, consignors and friends that pop in to bring new items, check out sales and to tell us of their summer adventures. So, welcome back! Come in and see all the new items that we have been collecting and get a final look at the FABULOUS sales that we have!
We will be clearing our shop of all Sale Items by the end of September. For those looking for real bargains on luxury designer clothing, shoes, handbags, and accessories, the clock is ticking! Items are reduced from 30 to 50 to 70% off OUR original prices (which, as you savvy shoppers know, is way, way below retail!) So please come in and pick up some incredible luxury designer pieces before they are cleared from the floor. Once they're gone, they're gone!
Statement pieces are such a marvelous way to welcome back our loyal customers and consignors! We are heading into fall with such an abundance of fabulous new merchandise that you will be dying to come shopping! We are delighted with our new selection of designer handbags, gowns, shoes, accessories, cocktail dresses, costume jewelry and "to-die-for" fine jewelry!
Leading the pack in handbags are several new Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Hermes, Celine, Bottega Veneta, Yves Saint Laurent and Dior stunners!
Lovely Louis Vuitton "Judy"
Coveted Celine Mini Trapeze!
Always fashionable, these classic styles are the backbones of casual and business outfits and will never go out of vogue. After all, what is an outfit without the perfect handbag, shoulder bag, tote or
evening clutch? Oh, and the evening handbags by Judith Leiber, Valentino, and the inimitable Coco Chanel, to name a few, will certainly be a hit at all of those elegant charity balls! No doubt, Classic Collections has a veritable treasure trove of handbags that will update and perfectly complement your day and evening ensembles. Remember, it's never too early to prepare for the upcoming Social Season's events!
Forever No. 5!
We have an incredible selection of casual and sophisticated cocktail dresses to help you kick off the season at all of the upcoming soirees. Labels such as Valentino, Dolce & Gabbana, Armani, Escada, Versace, Missoni and others abound. One can never go wrong in a lovely, flirty dress and with the right accessories and shoes, fashion memories are made!
Chole Kimball in Alfred Fiandaca
Jessie Kimball in Jenny Packham
Coco's Coat of Arms Necklace!
Whether you have the classical taste for Hermes and Chanel or lean toward the funky, always recognizable Kenneth Jay Lane, we are currently stocked with tons of marvelous fashion jewelry. We are now featuring pearl and sterling designs and the simple semi-precious rings and earrings from several local designers and the zany collections of vintage jewelry from clients around the country.
Brilliant Bellville Sassoon!
Yes, it's that time of year again when fashionistas start planning their grand entrances to the innumerable events that take place in Palm Beach each season. Where else can one find the variety and quantity of couture and famous designer gowns and evening wear of such caliber? We've got a simply unparalleled variety of stunning evening gowns for your pleasure!
Make sure you check out our "Newest Arrivals" each Wednesday on www.1stdibs.com. Simply type in "Classic Collections" in the front page search bar and "Classic Collections Fashion" or "Classic Collections Fine Jewelry" will pop up. Select one or both to browse through and enjoy first looks at the newest additions to our collections!
What a terrific time of year...beautiful colored autumn leaves swirling around, bright blue skies and air that feels just the tiniest bit nippy! Fall is finally arriving and thank goodness after the hot, hot days of summer! Indeed, the "Social Season" is upon us with holidays just around the corner!
What makes a woman absolutely just know that the season is turning? Of course, we're talking about the arrival of the Fall Fashion Bibles, weighing in at 4 to 6 pounds each. Yes, it's all about the fashion magazine trifecta of Vogue, Vanity Fair and Harpers Bazaar. Not to be outdone, there's also Elle, InStyle and the always fashionable W Magazine to put you in the autumn mood. And we don't know about you, but every morning when one checks overnight emails, there are tons of fashion oriented posts-from the major department stores (Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdale's) to the specialty stores (Salvatore Ferragamo, Gucci, Jimmy Choo, Valentino, Escada, Etro, D & G, Akris and so many more) to the "Shopping Websites" such as 1stDibs, Gilt, the RealReal and others. Having come through many three digit degree days, it's such a pleasure to peruse the perennial autumn favorites...especially tweeds! Check out the Automne-Hiver Collection of Yves St. Laurent, Ralph Lauren Collection and Giorgio Armani and Prada (what were they thinking with those hairdos?) for your first peeks at those luscious tweedy looks. The sumptuous fabrics of Versace, Chloe, Dior, Michael Kors and Dolce & Gabbana among others just make one want to wrap up and take a walk in the chilly, star laden nights. Ohhh, and did we mention the cashmere, tweed, fur wraps and shearling in all variations? Absolutely makes you want to go tailgating and toss down some spiced hot cider!
Needless to say, it's fun to shop for new designer clothing and jewelry, but it's even better to be able to find exceptional consigned pieces that in many cases are brand new. Consignment shopping is cost effective and allows you to try new looks for a fraction of the price of retail purchases. And, the beauty of understanding the theory of re-sale is that if you do buy something at retail and it doesn't fit, or you never wear it, just bring it in to us. That way, you have the opportunity to receive cash back to partially cover the original purchase and you can shop again-guilt free!
We are currently making appointments to accept fall and winter inventory. We are asking that you call us before you come in so that we can determine if we can accept all of your merchandise. If we can't, we can direct you to various charities that will be delighted to work with you for your tax deductable items. We also offer pickup by appointment and are happy to have you ship merchandise to us with advance notice. Just give a call, let us know what you have, and we'll take it from there!
We are pleased to work with estates and those downsizing, and offer discreet and professional services to those who may need assistance in clearing out large homes. We have exceptional references and can provide the backup paperwork often needed for legal reasons.
WELCOME CLASSIC COLLECTIONS'
We are pleased to announce that John de Medeiros is bringing his lifetime of high fashion experience to Classic Collections this year!
Long a favorite mentor to the chic, avant-garde and stylish ladies of Palm Beach, Miami and New York, Mr. de Medeiros brings his sense of fashion, future trends and knowledge of superb tailoring and fabrics to clients and customers. Don't miss out on the unparalleled style expertise John possesses!
Eliza Tizabgar has been a fixture on Worth Avenue since the 1990s. You may remember her from Douglas Hannant, Rene Caovilla, and most recently, Calamassi Italy. As a Board Member of the Worth Avenue Association, Eliza has also been responsible for coordinating some of Worth Avenue's most memorable events, including the annual Christmas Tree Lighting and Pet Parade. We are so pleased that Eliza has joined the Classic Collections family this season!
The Unsinkable Sally Kimball!
Oh yes, indeed, we take the threat of storms, hurricanes and tropical disturbances very, very seriously. Having grown up at the Jersey Shore (our house was literally built on the sand beach), I know the power and unpredictability of Momma Nature. Of course, the technology of anticipating storm paths and intensity has been vastly improved since way back then, but some things are deeply ingrained in one's mind.
So, when there is any indication that we may anticipate some frisky weather, the Classic Collections team goes into high alert. We dissemble all the window displays, move the merchandise into the back of the shop, put up tarps, tape the doors shut, place sandbags inside doorways and raise up and cover all of our computer and electronic equipment. We treat your merchandise as if it is our own, in our own home. Our promise to you is that we will do everything in our power to ensure that your items are as safe and sound as possible each and every time!
Classic Collections - 118 North County Road, Palm Beach, Florida 33480 Phone: 561-833-3633
Hours: Mon - Sat 10am-5:30pm
PALM BEACH'S PREMIER LUXURY CONSIGNMENT SHOP