Everyone seems to believe that having a nice summer tan makes you look healthy, younger, happy, and relaxed.  Well, we all know about the dangers of tanning in the sun and the short and long term problems that overexposure to UF sunrays (and tanning beds) can cause.  From heatstroke all the way up to skin cancer, the “Pros” of tanning seem to be outweighted very heavily by the “Cons”.  

It’s that time of year when we are almost in full summer spirit!  Yes, indeedy, it is in the 90’s here in Palm Beach and everyone is starting to think ocean, pools, frosty margaritas, garden salads, lazing around and dressing in cool, comfortable clothes.  We have a terrific assortment of designer

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Emilio Pucci 

Born into one of Florence's oldest noble families in 1914, Emilio Pucci represented Italy in the 1932 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, New York.  Pucci's formal training included study at Reed College where he received a skiing scholarship.  How apropos that Pucci's first designs were for his alma mater's skiing team.  The early success of his designs that used technologically advanced stretch material inspired Pucci to open his own couture salon in Capri in the late 1940s.  Support from opinion leaders such as Stanley Marcus (of Neiman Marcus) and legendary style icons, including Marilyn Monroe, Sophia Loren and Jackie "O", made "Pucci" a household name by the 1960s.  In fact, Pucci was selected to  design six complete collections for Braniff hostesses, pilots and ground crew between 1965 and 1974....by 1968 Barbie had versions of all of his first four uniforms!  Today, Pucci is no less relevant! 

What a windfall for Dads, Grads and your favorite guys this month!

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Classic Collections is pleased to have had an "A+" rating with the Better Business Bureau for many years!

summer dresses, sexy sandals, Hermes light colored purses, stunning hats to shade the sun, and beautiful Italian cotton and French linen shirts for men.  

Our App, "Classic Collection Consignment", is now available through the Apple Store and is free to download to your IOS device.  Have an Android?  No worries, our App is also available in your Android App store!  

Welcome to the future!  We hope to see and visit with you a lot!

Always the best, 

 

Sally Kimball

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"I don't design clothes, I design dreams.” 

Ralph Lauren

FAKE TANNING is the answer!  Whether you do it yourself with creams and sprays, go to a Spray Tanning establishment or get “Airbrushed”, a form or spray tanning, you will wind up looking a bit more colorful, glowing and bronze for up to 3 to 7 days.  All of these products use the exact same active ingredient, DHA (dithydroxyacelone) that interacts with your own skin’s chemistry to turn it tan or bronze.  This does NOT provide any protection against the sun’s harmful UF rays, so make sure that you still stay OUT of the sun!

Before using any of these methods to be beautifully bronzed, there are a few things that you must do:  shower and exfoliate every inch of your skin with an exfoliating mitt.  Skip putting on lotion as the tanning products stick best to dry skin.  Shave your legs and other areas at least 12 to 24 hours before you get the product applied.  

Once ready, make sure that alcohol, a common ingredient in many spray tanners is not the first or second ingredient mentioned in the ingredients list.  It does not produce a smooth tan.

Just in over 50 pairs of classic and whimsical cufflinks that are the perfect gift for any fine gentleman!  With brands such as Tiffany, Tateossian of London, Zenga, Burberry and more these cufflinks range in price from $40 up to $500.  Made of gold, sterling silver and a variety of carved and movable pieces, there is something special and charming for any fashion conscious fellow! 

And talking about ties?  Well, we have hundreds of high-end designer ties that are colorful, classic and just plain fabulous!  Choose from designers such as Pucci, Brioni, Hermes, Christian Dior, Chanel, Stefano Ricci, Zegna, Ferragamo, Farberge, Lavin, Faconnable, Gucci, and so many more.  

Colorful summer shirts in linen and cotton abound from France, Italy, the United Kingdom and the good old US of A!  Robert Graham, Etro, Brioni, Loro Piana, Ralph Lauren Purple label, Hermes, Burberry, Zegna and others.

More excellent news about Classic Collections Gentry!  With the success we have experienced in our first season, we are announcing that we are moving next door to 114 N. County Road which will give us double the space to feature our wonderful designer men’s clothing, shoes, jewelry, barware and crystal, art and home decor items.  This move will take place by the end of June so look for our newly expanded Gentry right next door by July 1st!

So, acknowledging that having a warm, tan color is about the best accessory one can have for the summer, how can we look mildly tan without endangering our health?

Fashion Tips:  

Summer's Glow!

Once tan, you should wash your face within 4 hours and the rest of your body within 6 hours.  Don’t scrub yourself dry with your towels….blotting is best.  And, if you are showing off your new tan in a pool setting, be careful because the pool’s chlorine can bleach you tan right off.  Quick dips are the best bet!

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And don’t over-moisturize your skin with lotions and body butters…they will break down the chemistry in your tan. 

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If using a spray tanning system or airbrushing, make sure you are in a well-ventilated space.  Make sure you ask for a LVLP machine (low volume, low pressure) and ask for protective nose pieces and eyewear.  

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Use moisturizers sparingly

to extend your tan!

Finally, when things are getting uneven or just fading a lot, use that exfoliating mitt again and rub it away.  Tans last differently for each person as it really is the speed at which your skin cells turn over.  Nothing you can do about this, but it will help to keep the amount of moisture your skin is exposed to at a minimum to prolong your tan’s life!

NEWS FLASH!