THE DOG DAYS OF SUMMER!
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 with Tina, Aretha, Katie, and Annie
Well, blame the ancient Greeks and Romans who believed that Sirius, also
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 - Have Dog Will Travel
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!
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
A summer check up to the vet is a must ..... especially for heartworm.
|Wendy and Emma|
- Keep pets in the shade if outdoors, give them plenty of fresh, clean water and do not over exercise.
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|
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.
summer hair styles short to prevent overheating. Never cut to the
skin - leave at least one inch so there is some protection from the
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.
|Debbie and Anubis|
is a no-brainer. Leave pets at home when you go to watch
fireworks. They really, really don't enjoy them like we do.
NEW WEBSITE, FACEBOOK, TWITTER AND BLOG ACCOUNTS
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Our blog can be found at
SCHEDULING APPOINTMENTS FOR PICKUPS!
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
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.
BLOCKBUSTER FALL LINEUP OF LUXURY MERCHANDISE!
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|
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
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.
|Gorgeous in Gucci|
"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!
CELEBRATE THE DOG DAYS OF SUMMER!
10% OFF OF ANY WEBSITE PURCHASE IF YOU SEND US A PICTURE OF YOUR PET!!
Use Coupon Code: SS070711
Classic Collections - 118 North County Road, Palm Beach, Florida 33480 Phone: 561-833-3633
PALM BEACH'S PREMIER LUXURY CONSIGNMENT SHOP