1 The Church Mouse Resale Shop, located at 374 South County Road in Palm Beach is celebrating its 40th year of business.
2 The Church Mouse is the thrift shop of the Episcopal Church Bethesda By the Sea. The proceeds raised by the shop are awarded as grants to area non-profits.
3 Susan, who visits Palm Beach often, makes the rounds of her favorite used clothing stores.
4 Perusing the evening wear racks, I was very impressed with the selection.
5 They accept gently used items such as household goods, linens, furniture, art work, jewelry, books, small electronics, as well as women’s, men’s, and children’s clothing.
6 This is a good place to shop if you need a basic television.
7 Or old LP recordings
8 I'm always interested in decorator fabrics.
9 $360.00 for 20 yards is an especially good price for this Scalamandre fabric.
10 Very affordable dishware
11 And objects for the home
12 This is a popular shop for men and women alike.
13 This is what the neighborhood looks like.
14 Susan next took me to Attitudes Consignment at 212 Sunset Ave. http://www.attitudesofpalmbeach.com/servlet/StoreFront
15 This upscale resale boutique has been a premier women's consignment shop for over 18 years.
16 Really great shoes!
17 Susan spied this Emilio Pucci silk shawl.
18 It was even marked down!
19 And these Lilly Pulitzer sunflower/paisley pants
20 A very good price
21 We saw this great Gianni Versace bag for $85.00.
22 They carry high end designer name brands such as Chanel, Fendi, Coach, Dolce & Gabbana, Manolo Blahnik, Giorgio Armani, Burberry, Louis Vuitton, Christian Lacroix, Jimmy Choo, and more!
23 We were very impressed to see this rather uncommon Goyard handbag. This one is personalized and is extremely limited.
24 They also have great jewelry.
25 Then we took a little stroll to.....
26 Razamataz Consignment Boutique at 208 Sunset Avenue.
27 I was immediately drawn to this fantastic Ralph Rucci evening gown - I simply loved it!
28 They also carry high-end clothing and accessories.
29 Like this Chanel jacket
30 And many furs
31 Susan thought I should buy these Elie Tahari wedges, but I already have something similar.
32 I really enjoy looking at well-constructed clothing.
33 Alexis has this same Loius Vitton tote - it's great for overnight trips.
34 This classic dog bowl was sitting outside the door of our next stop.
35 Classic Collections is located at 118 N. County Rd. http://classiccollectionsofpalmbeach.com/index.html
36 Classic Collections showcases only the "Best of the Best" and accepts well-known designer women's apparel, handbags, shoes and accessories that have been "momentarily worn" or are brand new.
37 I tried on a stunning Akris coat.
38 Here I am with owner Sally Kimball.
39 Right down the street is Groovy Palm Beach Vintage located at 108 N. County Rd. This amazing shop is owned by Douglas E.J. Fredricks.
40 Groovy Palm Beach Vintage claims to have the largest selection of vintage Puccis and Lilly Pulitzers of any place.
41 This store is a real blast from the past. These are original 1960s Emilio Pucci.
42 One of Susan's favorites......
44 A 1960s psychedelic multi-color leisurewear dress by Eduardo
45 A vintage 1960's dress by Vested Gentress - a company based out of Valley Forge, PA from the 1960s to the 1980s.
46 Another Vested Gentress with winking horses.
47 Margie was a television situation comedy from 1962. This is a handbag from that era.
48 Wild glasses
49 A classic pillbox hat - a mod design from 1960 by Mr. John Hats
50 Trying on an Emilio Pucci headband
51 I actually bought this Pucci jacket.
52 A customer trying on 1970 Lilly Pulitzer Jeans - They have never been worn and still had the original price tag. They fit her very well. Looking on is Becky Goodman, a regular customer.
53 Douglas E.J. Fredricks - the owner of Groovy Palm Beach Vintage.
54 Our last clothing store was Déjà Vu at 219 Royal Poinciana Way. It, too, has many gently used, top-quality pieces.
55 These pearls look so real and were so reasonably priced. I told Eliad to buy a necklace for his wife.