Note: Updated January, 2021
When the rich snowbirds leave South Florida in April for points North, many clean out their closets and get rid of cocktail dresses and gowns that were worn in “the season”. Heaven forbid one should wear the same dress for two seasons. The upshot of that? It’s an ideal time to go fashion hunting at consignment shops from Jupiter and Boca Raton to Palm Beach and Wellington. At some of the shops you’ll find antiques and collectibles as well, and there’s a consignment shop too for men. Where to go? Here’s a list put together by colleagues at Discover the Palm Beaches. Love to hear if you have any others as well!
Antique Row — Located in West Palm Beach, Antique Row is a charming district with over 40 antique shops offering an impressive selection of 17th to 20th century antiques, fine and decorative arts, period deco, vintage and modern furnishings, and much more. All within walking distance, this vast array of quality antiques stores, specialty shops and art galleries are complemented by several award-winning restaurants. http://www.westpalmbeachantiques.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.
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 Church Mouse near Worth Avenue is said to be one of the top donation based resale shops in the country. Last time I was there I bought a wonderful, glam hostess skirt. The store is over 4,500 square feet, and sells everything from top shelf designer clothing, handbags, and accessories to furniture, crystal, china, and books. T.561-659-2154.