November 2011


Who but the inimitable Coco Chanel (1883-1971) could utter

Chic In Chanel

those words with such great authority and conviction? Amazing that today, 40 years after her death, the fashion world still craves her extraordinary style and taste and honors her legacy through the purchase of over $2.5 Billion worth of Chanel products per year (2010 figures). Indeed, with 310 Chanel stores all over the world, this privately held, gigantically successful company is certainly something that Gabrielle "Coco" would be exceedingly proud of today.


Copious amounts of classic and coveted Chanel's have recently arrived at the shop! We're talking about those

Chanel Silk Scarf
Sensational Silk Scarves

instantly recognizable, flirty little 'luncheon suits', jackets, dresses, handbags, scarves and sweaters.   Sporting the nearly perfect marriage of tailoring and structured femininity and created with divine fabrics and adorned with lots of double CC's either on buttons or hardware or woven into the silk and wool patterns, these are truly pieces that go beyond fashion and will

Chanel Knit Suit
Chanel Knit Suiting

remain stylish for many years!


Oh, and did we mention the shoes, boots and vintage jewelry? Honestly, if there ever was a question of the stability of certain investments, say stocks, real estate or Chanel jewelry, clothing and handbags, we know where we would put

Amazing Chanel Boots

our money! But, we give you fair warning: this merchandise literally flies out of Classic Collections and once it's gone, it's gone! It's impossible to tell you how many times we have heard the saddest words a retailer can hear... "What do you mean it's SOLD??? I wanted that"!


Jewels By Chanel

It's trite, but true: if you see something in a consignment shop and it fits you perfectly, you love and can afford it...then for heaven's sake, BUY IT! We can't 'order' you another one!!!







Lavish Collection of Louis Vuittons

With the tremendous success of our first Louis Vuitton-a-thon this past spring, we are bringing it back by popular request just in time for the holidays! With over 30 vintage, hard to find and currently practical pieces, we are pleased to offer this unprecedented array of the always stylish Louis Vuitton luggage, handbags and other accessories.


Showcasing several "hard sided" pieces from large and medium suitcases to train cases and hatboxes, this collection is without doubt worth checking out. 


These FAB pieces will be on the floor starting on Thursday, November 10, 2011 and be showcased over the Veterans Day holiday. Hurry in-this collection is all we have right now and, it goes fast!


Feeling Foxy?

Raring for Rabbit?

Craving Chinchilla?

Marvy In Mink?

 Beautiful In Beaver?



Fabulous In Fur


Yes, it's that time of the year! We have received our big seasonal shipment of FABulous furs from our exclusive furrier, Skaneateles Furs! I must say, Eloise has outdone herself this year in choosing a plethora of elegant, unique designs as well as bundles of "fun" fur pieces---from neck rings with rabbit ruffles to sporty knitted fur scarves, mink mittens to cuddly cashmere, fur-fringed shawls and wraps to toasty jackets and coats.


Mink Mittens


 Working with many different designers from all over the world, Skaneateles Furs has consistently provided Classic Collections with a delicious selection of lightweight capes, vests, jackets, wraps, neck pieces and one-of-a-kind coats. 

Unique Laser Cut Sheared Beaver With Fox




Whether you are looking for something to wear with jeans or an

evening gown, we can provide you with something really special. All you Santas take note: you can't go wrong giving a woman fur!!!!


Our Woman In Fashion!


Mark your calendars and make sure you make time for this season's first Women and Fashion Luncheon on December 6, 2011.  This exciting, informative series, the brainchild of Palm Beacher Anita Gabler, is held on Tuesdays during season at various venues and explores different aspects of the fashion world---from the history of Chanel to fashion tips and secrets to current new Spring looks and trends.


Sally Kimball, owner of Classic Collections, will be the featured speaker on December 6 at Nick and Johnnie's restaurant speaking on the "Thrill of The Hunt"---discovering fabulous fashion treasures and revealing inside secrets of the designer and luxury resale and consignment world.  A short fashion show will feature the "best of the best" couture ball gowns, clothing, handbags, fine jewelry and accessories---all from Classic Collections.


Reservations are required and must be made through Women and Fashion and tickets must be purchased in advance.  Call 561-676-1168.  Registration starts at 11:30 followed by lunch, fashion show and discussion. It's really a fun day and all women who have a passion for fashion will enjoy the event!




Dazzling Diamonds

After months of working out details, Classic Collections is pleased to announce that we are now accepting fine jewelry on consignment. If you are like most of us, you have boxes of fine jewelry that you no longer wear, don't want or your life-style has changed and pieces are no longer practical.


Rather than sell your earrings, rings, bracelets, necklaces and brooches for "melt" value, why not recycle your once-precious pieces for someone else's pleasure? By consigning jewelry, you have the ability to get money for items that have value for their style, vintage and rarity rather than just for the weight of the metal or size and quality of the stones.

Perfect With Pearls


Working with certified appraisers, we will be delighted to assess the market value of your merchandise and offer it for sale in our shop at 118 N. County Road as well as in our on-line boutique. Utilizing both sales venues, you will have a greater success of selling your jewelry to the thousands of clients who make up our customer base.


Fine Gold and Diamonds

Appointments are necessary for fine jewelry evaluation and security measures are in place so your merchandise is safe, protected and insured. Please call for more details and set up your appointment now to make money out of unworn treasures!

Dare to Wear


By the way, our customers are calling daily asking about the new fine jewelry line! Whether buying for themselves or for holiday gifts they are-across the board-excited and anxious to peruse the great treasures coming in!!





Maria Hamilton Collection


We are so lucky to have such a fabulous relationship with local designer, Maria Hamilton. Born in Caracas, Maria has taken her talent to new levels with her new collection that is currently debuting at Classic Collections.

Brillant Gemstones


Using very large and uniquely cut and shaped gems such as amatrine, green amethyst, morganite, smoky quartz, rutilated quartz and unusual various shades of topaz, citrine and amethyst, many of these designs are embellished with Swarovski crystals or cubic zirconias and are set in sterling silver or 14 k. gold. Most of these pieces are one-of-a-kind and come from the fertile imagination of Maria, who just won the "best new jewelry designer" award in the U. S.  

Sterling Silver Snake




More pieces will be available prior to the holidays, so come on in and stake your claim EARLY. Maria will also size rings at no charge for our customers.






Always in style, Classic Collections Gift Certificates are the perfect gift for any woman who enjoys designer and luxury clothing, handbags, shoes, scarves and jewelry. Don't know what to get Mom, sister, friend, boss, grandma, aunt or hostess?   These beautiful certificates are available at the register or in our online boutique and can be purchased in any amount. They are good for one year after purchase and apply to all of our merchandise...including sale items.


Are you a "Last Minute Shopper"? Fear the L.M.S. shudders no more and get your Classic Collections Gift Certificates. Your recipient will love you for your thoughtfulness and can shop to her heart's content...for a year. And with the stream of elegant, designer fashion merchandise constantly arriving, there are new treasures to find daily! Now, that's a great present!





Thank goodness for November! What would we do without a month that actually helps us to focus on being grateful for the many blessings that we have and remember to do something constructive for those who may not be as fortunate as we are.


So, as Classic Collections completes its fourth year of business, it is with deep recognition and GREAT appreciation that we acknowledge the many people and things we are thankful for-wonderful old and new friends, loyal consignors, enthusiastic and delightful customers, good neighbors, a terrific computer/web technical support group and a dedicated, hard-working, cheerful and pleasant staff (take a big bow Dove, Wendy, Debbie and Bethany!)      


We are so very grateful for your business, encouragement, suggestions, support, fashion sense and the fun we have through your shopping experiences. We deeply appreciate and credit your support for our efforts to give back to the community through the donations we make to so many needy organizations.


So, we really and truly THANK YOU and wish you, your friends and family a Happy and Healthy Thanksgiving!



Save 10%

Have a bountiful Holiday!


 10% off any one item in store!

Through Nov.30, 2011

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