Weekend Itinerary: Palm Beach, FL
Florida's playground for the rich and famous can be amazingly inexpensive and accessible. We show you Palm Beach for the rest of us.
Where to ShopThe Gucci-Pucci set lays claim to Worth Avenue. But for the rest of us, you only have to stray a little from the bankrolled path. From consignment shops on Royal Poinciana Way to home boutiques in the up-and-coming Northwood Village, where once-abandoned stores have been polished back to mint condition, it's a bargain shopper's dream. Sort of like buying Proenza Schouler at Target.
Gardenhouse, a furniture store, stocks bright, candy-colored pieces: a kiwi green dining set, chaise lounges covered in supersize flower fabric, and a pink patent leather ottoman. Owner Cheryl Maeder buys vintage and redesigns with modern flair. How's that for recycling? 437 Northwood Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33407; www.gardenhousedecor.net or (561) 832-8260. Accessories start at $20.
If you could spend hours rummaging through your grandma's cedar chests, don't miss Etc. for framed art posters, Tiffany lamps, and objets d'art for your home and garden. 536 Northwood Road, Palm Beach, FL 33407; (561) 653-0121. Items start at $25.
Pop inside Circa Who, a furniture and accessories store for those who wish it were 1973. Tracy DeRamus and Dawn DeCesare have eyes for all things groovy. 531 Northwood Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33407; www.circawho.com or (561) 655-5224. Accessories start at $10 and furniture at $50.
Though it's consignment, you'll find brand-name clothes, such as Chanel, with the tags still attached, at Deja Vu. We found a $700 Italian Etro jacket for $72.50. Try that on for size. 219 Royal Poinciana Way, Palm Beach, FL 33480; (561) 833-6624.
photo: The goods are aplenty at Gardenhouse. Find colorful indoor-outdoor chairs, fine-art photography, and seashell mobiles.