Affordable, High-Fashion Finds & Antiquities in The Palm Beaches
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (March 31, 2015) - What was old is new again in The Palm Beaches, Florida. No matter what the season, thrifty shoppers can score affordable, high-fashion and discounted designer garb at countless consignment boutiques located throughout the destination.
The Palm Beaches' affluent communities keep local consignment shops continuously replenished, which offers an eclectic range of resale shopping opportunities available from Jupiter to Boca Raton and Palm Beach to Wellington.
"We already have the best in beaches, golf and cultural activities, so it is no surprise that The Palm Beaches also have the best in shopping," said Jorge Pesquera, president and CEO of Discover The Palm Beaches. "Famed shopping precincts such as Worth Avenue and Mizner Park paired with new developments like Harbourside Place in Jupiter and Palm Beach Outlets in West Palm Beach have positioned the destination as a favorite locale for retail therapy."
Here is a sampling of consignment store offerings across The Palm Beaches:
Allison's Vintage Clothing - Find fashions by Schiaparelli, Missoni, Halston, Hermès, Chanel, Adolfo and Lilly Pulitzer at this boutique, which also offers menswear. It is located at Royal Palm Place, 304 S. Federal Highway, Suite 96A, Boca Raton; 561-544-0025, www.allisonsvintageclothing.com.
Classic Collections of Palm Beach - This shop only accepts luxury designer women's apparel, handbags, shoes, accessories, costume and fine jewelry that has been "momentarily worn" or is brand new. It is located at 118 N. County Road, Palm Beach; 561-833-3633, www.classiccollectionsofpalmbeach.com.
Deja Vu Palm Beach - This shop, which bills itself as "consignment for the designing woman," says it has the largest selection of Chanel clothing in Palm Beach, with more than 200 pieces. Open for nearly 30 years, it is located at 219 Royal Poinciana Way, No. 6, Palm Beach; 561-833-6624, www.dejavupalmbeach.com.
Dina C's Fab & Funky Consignment Boutique - Owner Dina Capehart offers a curated collection of clothing and accessories dating from the 1940s to the present time by such designers as Azzedine Alaia, Christian Dior, Chanel, Oscar de la Renta, Gucci, Lacroix, Yves Saint Laurent, Pucci, Galanos, Bill Blass, Geoffrey Beene and Pierre Cardin. She also has a separate men's boutique. It is located at 1609 S. Dixie Highway, No. 2, West Palm Beach; 561-659-1420, www.fabandfunkyvintage.com.
Frugal Fashionista - Savvy shoppers know this as a place to get their Lilly on - as in Pulitzer. But they can also shop for clothing and shoes by Armani, Carolina Herrera, Elie Tahari and Stuart Weitzman. It is located at 825 NE Sixth Ave., Delray Beach; 561-865-7857, www.frugalfashionistashop.com.
Kismet Vintage & Designer Clothing - This boutique offers fashion with a funky twist. Think Gucci tank tops, St. John's skirts and more in downtown Delray Beach's trendy Pineapple Grove. On occasion, the shop hosts concerts and other performances. It is located at 157 NE Second Ave., Delray Beach; 561-865-7895, www.kismetvintage.com.
Man Cave Consignments for Men - Most shops cater to women, but Man Cave boasts its ability to outfit every man from surfers to businessmen, with designer clothing from Ferragamo, Bugatchi and Quiksilver, as well as electronics, sporting goods and memorabilia. It is located at 1535 Cypress Drive, Unit 2, Jupiter; 561-746-2283, www.mancaveconsign.com.
Serendipity High Fashion Consignment Boutique - This shop, just east of Town Center at Boca Raton, offers couture clothing and accessories from Chanel, Hermès, Prada, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Roberto Cavalli, Emilio Pucci, Fendi and YSL, among others. It is located at Glades Plaza, 2200 W. Glades Road, Boca Raton; 561-338-0656, www.consignmentboca.com.
"The Palm Beaches are famous for its upscale shopping," said Paulette Cooper Noble, author of "Bargain Shopping in Palm Beach & Broward Counties: 200 Consignment & Thrift Shops," and owner of the website, www.shoppinginpalmbeach.com. "But a big secret is the incredible bargains available for clothes, jewelry, home decor, furniture, antiques and more, at hundreds of ‘resale' shops throughout the destination, featuring everything from high-end clothing to bargain collectibles."
The destination also attracts some of the nation's top architects and interior designers, providing shoppers with the finest selection of home accessories and luxury products available from a variety of antiques and furniture dealers.
Among the top sources for furnishings, contemporary art and homewares is West Palm Beach's Antique Row. This retail district brings together more than 40 shops along Dixie Highway between Southern Boulevard and Belvedere Road.
Additional noteworthy boutiques for home items in The Palm Beaches include:
Decor Once More - This gallery brings together furnishings by such manufacturers as Maitland-Smith, Drexel, Lexington and Ethan Allen, as well as designers such as Barbara Barry. It is located at 6758 N. Military Trail, Suite 206-209, West Palm Beach; 561-840-8858, www.decoroncemore.com.
True Treasures - For more than two decades, this company has been northern Palm Beach County's go-to place for antiques, top-of-the-line furnishings and accessories. The flagship store is at Crystal Tree Plaza, 1201 U.S. 1, No. 15, North Palm Beach; 561-625-9569. A second store is located at 3926 Northlake Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens; 561-694-2812, www.truetreasuresinc.com.
Past Perfect Consignment - This Boca Raton consignment store is a hub for high-end furniture and accessories, as well as fine china and antiques. It is located at 99 NE Mizner Blvd., Boca Raton; 561-338-5656, www.pastperfectconsignment.com.
About Discover The Palm Beaches
Discover The Palm Beaches, formerly the Palm Beach County Convention and Visitors Bureau, is the official tourism marketing corporation that promotes the collection of 38 cities and towns and 15 tourism districts, commonly referred to as, The Palm Beaches, Florida. Tourism is among Palm Beach County's major industries generating an annual economic impact of nearly $7 billion in the local economy, producing $35 million in bed-tax revenue, lodging sales of approximately $623 million and supporting more than 60,000 jobs.
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