Forget florals for spring! These four Palm Beach boutiques pull out showstopping patterns and silhouettes to start off the new year fresh and fabulous.
Aliett maxidress in Kalidascope
Michelle Farmer Collaborate
Spring has sprung, and it’s brought a whole collection of brand-new silhouettes and styles to try. Michelle Farmer Collaborate boasts evergreen gowns and dresses that spotlight embellished bustiers, feminine boning, bias-cut, easy-to-wear pieces and so much more. “We are celebrating our 10-year anniversary of being open in Palm Beach this March,” says founder and president Michelle Farmer. “Our collection is colorful, playful, timeless and luxurious—you feel great right when you walk in the door. The majority of our fabrics are lightweight silks, fine cottons, linen, eyelets and lace that feel heavenly to the touch and wear beautifully in any climate. Customers love the bespoke component to our collection where they can customize our ready-to-wear pieces in any color or fabric, and we have everything you need from the beach to a black-tie.” From the Aliett gown to the Sassy top, Michelle Farmer has everything needed to strut around Palm Beach in style. 105 N. County Road, Palm Beach, 561.659.4005
“Palm Beach beauty is what you will find in the newest collection of Daniella Ortiz handbags and jewelry,” says co-owner and designer Daniella Ortiz. “With more than 15 different colors and unique designs, we have something special for every occasion.” With no detail overlooked, all DO handbags and jewelry pieces are handcraft ed and stitched in Argentina, featuring the finest leathers and exotic skins. Keep it simple with the Mia leather handbag, or make a statement with favorites like the Sophie lizard shoulder bag. 256 Worth Ave., Palm Beach, 561.366.0008
Sitting in the heart of Palm Beach, J’da brings the heat this season with its one-of-a-kind clothing and accessories. Designer, owner and recent Palm Beach local Ceyda Avunduk prides herself on collections that are 100% handmade in her home country, Turkey, and neighboring regions by skillful craft swomen. New this season, the five-inone J’da clutch—available in 15 colorways and three leathers—will complete any and every look. “You need to be ready for any occasion any time in Palm Beach,” says Avunduk. “Th is small but multifunctional purse gives you that chance. You will be ready for every occasion—shopping, brunch, dinner and even the beach.” Capitalizing on flexibility and style, the purse spotlights an adjustable and detachable strap, six built-in credit card slots and can be worn cross-body or around the waist. Via Bice, 313 1/2 Worth Ave., #A3, Palm Beach, 561.328.8570
House of Clyde Hats
For House of Clyde, the new year brings a new focus on felts. Having a flair of the dramatic, House of Clyde hats boast fresh colors and styles that pay homage to Palm Beach, intertwined with an edgy and modern vibe. “Hats are the first thing that is noticed of the outfit; I want it to be dramatic and breathtaking. I want to keep my creations spontaneous and fresh,” says owner and hat-maker Scott Harper. “I work in a void. I need to create from a place that is not in competition but by complement.” Th e one-of-a-kind designs are all handmade, and it’s safe to say Harper never shies away from creating outside of the box. All custom orders can be placed online, so complete your spring style with unique prints, featured accents and neutral hues.
Photography by: PHOTO BY NICK MELE