Love That RED!

Who can resist the beauty, the power, the boldness, the strength of that marvelous color RED?  Certainly not men!  Results of a 2008 study by the University of Rochester found that RED ON WOMEN DRIVES MEN WILD!  According to the study, RED made women more attractive and sexually desirable and men became more attentive, amorous and (gasp) generous!  Who knew?
Red and Black Rabbit Cape With
Red Nicholas Kirkwood Heels

Certainly in most cultures RED is the symbol of passion, love, beauty, courage, loyalty honor and success.  In short, RED GETS YOU NOTICED!  Whether it's a woman executive's red power suit, a regal gown worn to the Red Cross Ball, an iconic men's smoking jacket from Tom Ford for Gucci, a stunning Birkin or Chanel handbag, a plush and yummy cashmere scarf, perky red sunglasses or a stunning ruby and diamond brooch, the color red inevitably provokes the strongest reaction of all colors.  (This even works in nature-although it has more to do with fruits, flowers and animals than shoes!) 

Chanel Red
Satin Evening Bag

Tom Ford for Gucci
Red Velvet Jacket

Marvin Katz
Ruby Diamond Octopus
Palm Beach is a town that loves red...the more the better!  The social season explodes with philanthropist Lois Pope's LIFE gala "The Lady in Red".  Swarms of stunning ladies draw attention in so many shades of red that Picasso himself would be enthralled!  Moving on to the Red Cross Ball, one can see distinguished guests and Ambassadors from all over the world escorting regal ladies adorned in our favorite color (not to mention all those red cummerbunds and bow ties that the fellas sport!)  Of course, February brings the Heart Ball which, natch, honors one's heart...the color of life!




Without doubt, RED 
IS THE COLOR OF CONFIDENCE and it looks great on everyone.  It can be worn full out-with a daring, authoritative "Here I Am" look, or it can be used with a more subtle and playful confidence-the peek of the red soles flashing as you walk (courtesy of that rascal Mr. Louboutin), a hint of red at the waist with a fabulous belt, a cinnabar or red coral necklace or earrings or the pop of a patterned red scarf.    So, ladies, it's time to find your "Inner RED" and wear it the way, it's a color that truly looks good in all seasons!!!  

Vivacious Valentino
 Red Satin Clutch

Hermes Red Lizard Constance Bag

Luscious Leiber 
Red Lizard Bag


We have had the most wonderful influx of clothing, scarves, fine and costume jewelry, handbags and shoes from the House of Chanel in the past month!

Without a doubt, we have enough quality Chanel merchandise to fill up our VIP "Chanel Room"!  

Our Chanel clothing ranges from coats, day dresses, tweed suits and jackets, fabulous sweaters, flirty blouses, and marvelous scarves.  




Our selection of accessories and costume jewelry is unbelievable!  The jewelry ranges from classic necklaces, brooches, earrings, bracelets and, of course, the silk Camellia pins! The assortment of belts is wonderful with the classic chain belts with gold toned chains and black leather to the more unusual multi color Gripoix and even stone buckle belts that perfectly complement iconic Chanel medallions.  We also have a limited amount of fine Chanel jewelry!



The shoe selection is marvelous, ranging from the classic two toned "cap" shoes, to boots, flats, business heels and quirky spring sandals that only the House of Chanel could design! 


Needless to say, our Chanel handbag offerings grow each day as our loyal consignors bring us their Chanel treasures!  Form evening bags to daytime purses to travel bags, we have a wide variety of classic Chanel bags to choose from! 



It's hard to be happy that it's winter when you are experiencing the kind of storms that hit most of the country in January with 3 to 10 feet of snow.  It's difficult to be excited by a magical snow storm when you can't get to your car, have days of shoveling snow in front of you and are wearing old parkas and galoshes and thermal underwear.  So NOT stylish!

We are here to perk up your winter with some wonderful merchandise to bring out your inner "Fashionista" during these winter days.


Yves Saint Laurent Brown Mink

Alaska Fur Gallery
Sheared Beaver

Neiman Marcus
Barguzin Sable
It is simply impossible not to imagine wrapping yourself in one of the  beautiful furs that we currently have in inventory.  Select from a stunning collection that includes vintage Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Long Brown Mink Swing Coat, Alaska Fur Gallery Ravishing Red Sheared Beaver Maxi Coat, or even a Magnificent Neiman Marcus Russian Barguzin Imperial Sable Short Coat!

Marshall Field's
Spotted Lynx

Guaranteed Original Shearling With Python

Chinchilla & Mink
Wish for a shorter jacket?  No worries!  We have an enormous selection that rivals Saks or Neiman's!  With brands such as Revillon, Marshall Field's, Yves St. Laurent, Maximillian, Alexander McQueen and more, we are offering mink, sable, fox, beaver, chinchilla, shearling, rabbit, lynx, and other exotic furs.  

NM Cashmere and Beaver

Chanel Mongolian Lamb Vest

Brown Mink Knit
Vest with Pom Pom

As Cindi Lauper once said, "Girls Just Want to Have Fun!"  Perhaps, these little "Fun Fur" items will tickle your fancy?  Chanel Mongolian Lamb Vest?  Neiman Marcus Cashmere Cardigan With Sheared Beaver Front?  Or maybe a Mink Knit Vest will do?  These are perfect for casual, yet chic, outings and make terrific Valentine's Day gifts!  

The wonderful news for our customers is that we have almost every fur on sale right now featuring impressive discounts of 25 to 40% off!  We offer domestic shipping and can help you with storage if you are local.


Okay, even down in Florida, we love to wear boots during the winter.  With designer boots from Chanel, Dior, Valentino, and Tod's we have a terrific variety for you to choose from!  


Tan and Black Mod Ankle Boots

Over the Knee
Stacked Heels

Quilted Leather
Back and Heels


Tods Riding Boots
Tod's Color Blocked Riding Boots
Valentino Suede Tall Boots
Valentino Suede High Heel Boots

Dior Crocodile Embossed Boots


The one thing we CAN thank all the Presidents of the United States for is the big weekend when we all get to shop for bargains.  Well, not to be outdone, Classic Collections will be offering most of our winter stock at sale prices that range from 20 to 50% off for the entire month of February!  This will include some simply stunning coats, sweaters, winter skirt and pant suits, furs, handbags, shoes and boots ...all available at a fraction of the original cost!

We  have just received some fabulous news designer men's clothing and fun home décor!  We must make space for this new influx and are offering 20% - 30% OFF EVERYTHING STOREWIDE! HURRY IN TO GET THE BEST SELECTION!

Just in, an assortment of new shirts still in the bags, from PINK of London in bold stripes and checks, in hot colors of lavender, pink, and blue, in the hard to find sizes of 18 ½ to 19 neck and 37 ½ sleeve with French cuffs for the tall and large gents. As well as shirts by Ralph Lauren Purple Label, Brioni, Salvatore Ferragamo and other top designers, from Small all the way to Extra Large!

Ram's Head Vase

Stag's Head Vase
Home décor has been very busy, with caviar dishes being the hot item currently, love that Osetro!  Just in, make a bold statement with these divine vases, reminiscent of a faience pottery, one vase depicts relief ram heads, and the other stag heads, all on a rich black background with painted foliate decoration in tones of gold, standing on decorative scroll bases.  


Sally Presents The House of Hermes!

We were so pleased to be invited to the Acorn Club in Philadelphia in January to speak on "The House of Hermes".  The Acorn Club is the oldest women's club in America, having been founded in 1889 and who's motto is "Women who value tradition and shape the future".  What better venue to discuss the remarkable House of Hermes and its history, traditions and growth through the ages!

Sisterhood of the Hermes Scarves!

The lecture was sold out and the ladies were such a pleasure to meet.  Most of them came in draped in Hermes scarves which was just the touch that gave a wonderful spirit to the lecture!  After a lovely lunch and the gracious accommodations, we can say that we would gladly return for another visit!  Much thanks to the fabulous Club staff and to Mary Vaira, the event organizer!


While it may not be a topic we love, having a tiny shopping addiction is certainly an issue we all can relate to.  We discussed the attraction women have for handbags and shoes and why we are so enamored with them.  With a great deal of mirth, we shared stories of excess shopping, sales tricks the retailers use and the inevitable over abundance of shoes and handbags in our closets. 

With a nod to the psychology of "why" we do these things, we discovered there ARE ways to restrain our impulsive shopping  habits (freeze you credit cards in a big container and go shopping...when you come home, take container out of freezer and it will take 2 days to defrost.  That gives you time to re-consider buying!)  A serious topic for some, but for this crowd it was more humorous and we all had a warm feeling of solidarity in terms of our shopping habits!

Cupid's Arrow is aimed at all lovers this Valentine's Day!  Need that perfect gift?  Classic Collections has a bevy of beautiful items for that special lady and a horde of handsome things for that exceptional guy!  

For Her:  Baubles, Belts and Bags are in Abundance!

Hermes Belt

Chanel Flap Bag

Citrine Earrings

For Him:  Magnificent Masculine Timepieces and Accessories!

Baume & Mercier

Jensen Cufflinks

Hermes Ascot


Classic Collections - 118 North County Road, Palm Beach, Florida 33480    Phone: 561-833-3633
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