August 2011


Dog Days of Summer

Poor misunderstood dogs. How exactly did it happen that they bear the brunt, blame and misfortune of being designated as the harbingers of the hottest, muggiest part of the summer season?


Sally and Dogs

Sally with Tina, Aretha, Katie, and Annie

Well, blame the ancient Greeks and Romans who believed that Sirius, also

called the "Dog Star" which is in close proximity to the sun during the period of July 24 to August 24, was responsible for the extra hot weather. Since Sirius is the brightest star in the night sky, the ancients thought that it's heat, combined with that of the sun, was the cause and therefore responsible for the extraordinary hot and sultry weather. Hence, the "Dog Days" of summer.

Teal and Toby

Teal and Toby - Have Dog Will Travel



While the actual dates of "Dog Days" varies greatly from region to region, depending on latitude and climate, we can definitely tell you that we are experiencing MAJOR DOG DAYS here in Palm Beach! So to help you through this steamy, toasty time, we thought you might enjoy some pictures of our staff with our furry friends!


Clearly, Classic Collections loves animals, and we want to pass some interesting info along to you. The ASPCA recommends taking these simple precautions to help your pet from overheating, dehydration, heat stroke and sunburn:

  • Wendy and Emma
    Wendy and Emma
    A summer check up to the vet is a must ..... especially for heartworm.
  • Keep pets in the shade if outdoors, give them plenty of fresh, clean water and do not over exercise.
  • Know warning signs of overheating:  excessive panting, difficulty breathing, increased heart rate, drooling, weakness, stupor, collapse or seizures, and body temperature over 104 degrees.
  • NO Parking! NEVER leave an animal in a parked vehicle which can become a furnace in no time, even with the windows open.
    Dove and Her Pack
    Dove and Her Pack
  • Don't leave pets unsupervised near pools or water and make sure on boats they have flotation devices.  Not all dogs are good swimmers!  Rinse dogs off after any type of swimming.
  • Keep summer hair styles short to prevent overheating.  Never cut to the skin - leave at least one inch so there is some protection from the sun. 
  • Debbie and Anubis
    Debbie and Anubis
    Watch those hot streets!  Don't walk or let your dog linger on hot asphalt.  Being close to the ground, your dog's body can heat up quickly and sensitive paws can burn.
  • This is a no-brainer.  Leave pets at home when you go to watch fireworks.  They really, really don't enjoy them like we do.


Well, after much nudging from friends, customers and consignors, Classic Collections is finally making our debut on these social media networks! And we are really excited that we will be able to be so connected to all of our Classic Collection devotees! (Be careful what you wish for......!)



For those of you who like the chatty, let's talk about fashion, life and what's going on style of our newsletters, do not despair! We plan on continuing this monthly feature and hope that you will continue to read it and send us your thoughts on what we are showcasing and focusing on for each month. Of course, we have a lot of fun with this and get together to do all those pictures and in general it's a fun project for the Classic Collections staff.



We have made some FABulous changes to our website, making it more user friendly and easing the method for you to purchase items online. We added an enhanced "Wish List" where you can list designers and/or styles you would like to purchase or get info on, and on our end, we will enter the info into our database, run a report, and email you with existing items in inventory, and alert you as we have new items come in.


New Categories added include Luggage (due to the great success of our "Louis Vuittonathon" campaign), Vintage Jewelry and Fine Jewelry, which we are now taking on consignment.


Most of all, we now feature the ability to link to our Facebook and Twitter accounts, and our Blog. Look for a great deal of activity in early September as we begin our end of summer sales to make room for the terrific merchandise we have been collecting all summer.



You can access our Facebook page by entering the following name in the Search box at the top of your Facebook page: Classic Collections, or by entering the following url in your browser:  www.facebook.com/ClassicCollectionsofPalmBeach



 You can find us on Twitter at:  www.twitter.com/CCofPalmBeach


BLOG Blog Spot

Our blog can be found at




We intend to use our "Dog Days" wisely-staying inside with air conditioning, but we are going to be available by appointment for merchandise pickups by consignors. Here's the way this service will work. Call or email us with a request to pick up your merchandise. We will go through our records and inventory and select your items for pickup. We will call or email you with a date that your things will be returned to you. If you do not make that pickup as scheduled and do not give us a courtesy call to reschedule, we will give you a grace period of 5 days and then will donate your items to charity.


We must make room for our fall merchandise and ask you to consider our space limitations and the fact that we have made appointments with many of you for pickups only to never see you when we agreed to return the merchandise. Over our time in the business, we have tried to be VERY considerate to our consignors and appreciate the marvelous items they consign with us. Please, please show us the same consideration and if you want your items back, give us the courtesy of reclaiming them when you have promised to do so. Thank you in advance.



OOOOOOOOHHHH!   Can't wait for that first hint of fall and the marvelous luxury clothing, handbags, shoes and accessories we have been searching out all summer for your pleasure!


Kenneth Jay Lane
Kenneth Jay Lane




We have some stunning selections of vintage jewelry! These bodacious baubles are featured by designers such as Kenneth J. Lane, Givenchy, Schiaparelli, Whiting & Davis, Kramer, Ferragamo, Yves St. Laurent among others.





Save The QueenIf you have never had the pleasure of seeing the fashions created by husband and wife team, Mark and Elena Fantini of Italy, then you are in for a major treat! Their label, "Save The Queen" was born in 1985 in Florence and the clothing, designer evening dresses and casual tops are based on original works of art. Elana Fantini, the creative genius of Save the Queen, ties her designs to traditional Italian art and utilizes craftsmen from Tuscany, Molise and Abruzzi to produce her one of a kind pieces. These artisans work with ancient techniques of embroidery, lace making, and fabric printing to create modern, edgy and unique pieces that blend the best of the old world with today's current trends. 

Save The Queen








Gorgeous in Gucci

The "Best of the Best" Handbags are Coming! We are expecting a major shipment of Chanel, Hermes and Gucci handbags for your pleasure when we open in September. From vintage to current styles, there will be several to choose from and all are in excellent condition...some are new with tags! For those of you with this type of merchandise languishing in your closet, give us a call. By consigning now, you will have handy cash to

buy yourself some of the new fall styles on Worth Avenue!





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