The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on November 10, 1968 · Page 29
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 29

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Sunday, November 10, 1968
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Palm Beach Post-Times, Sunday, Nov. 10, 1968 C5 Come And See! Shopping's Most Exciting In The Palm Beaches Fashion centers in downtown West Palm Beach are as varied as the rest. Burdine's has self-contained specialty shops with the latest in college styles, evening wear, and play clothes, and is tastefully decorated. Norman's and Anthony's, both old-timers in the area, feature year-round tasteful styles. For anyone visiting or living in the Palm Beaches shopping can be a most unusual remarked, "That's probably because tall people have so much difficulty finding clothes long enough to fit them, not because the styles are changing!" Tall people, short people, thin people, and ... pleasingly plump people, are provided with molt delightful shopping conditions in the deluxe Palm Beach Mall. Perpetrators of the alr-condltloned stroll, the Creators of the Mall realized It's much easier to window shop without droplets of perspiration impeding one's sight. (The temperature is always 72 degrees in The Palm Beach Mall. ) Clothing stores range from the opulent Jor-'dan Marsh with everything for everybody, to the pert Cricket Shop, replete with the latest Mod styles and teen-ager ent leers. Fun clothes and sportswear may be found at Judi Lesli, where all but the ultimate in cocktail dresses and ball gowns is available. Exhausted from a run on dirndls, kilts, and Nehru pants suits, Judi LesU's tennis dresses and bikinis are still high on the buyer's favorite list. tickle her fancy at the Potted Daisy. A small Independent shop, the Potted Daisy attracts the "swinging set" . . . anyone from 13 to 50 who Is interested In style and fun clothes for any occasion. Proprietors have found that the Nehru jacket is the biggest thing in sportswear this season, and "sweet little girl" shirtwaists and ruffles have made a comeback. And guess what? The "California look" is a year-round mover In Florida! Most manufaCtur ers produce California styles or their imitations, according to Pottod Daisy sources. Wool clothes for back to school and studying in Europe are favorites in gray and brown, And apparently many winter clothes with lowered hemlines are designed for women who are not quite sure of their knees! Knee coverers may also be found at Moore's, a small speciality shop in West Palm Beach whose owners prefer to offer tasteful casual clothes which remain much the same from year to year. Buyers range from high school age to young marrieds. Although they have demands for "way-out" styles, they have found their best bet Is to stick with old favorites. Amazingly enough, this season they have had no requests for Nehru jackets. A glance at fall clothes here also reveals a slightly lower hemline, but as one saleswoman ft SI o By PHYLLIS McINTYRE Shopping for fashions in the Palm Beaches can. be one of those rare titilating experiences like, sampling properly aged wine or deciding which chateau in France's Loire Valley one would most love to call home. jThe shopper who begins in Palm Beach may happen on evocative Via Mizner which winds enticingly off Worth Avenue like the "pedestrians only" section of Palma on Mallorca, where delightfully small and specialized shops line the cobbled walkway. I Lilly Pulitzer's dress shop is nestled beside Erma Kimberly Imports, which offers a melange of Items for any occasion from ceramic frogs, to Japanese lanterns and straw table accessories. Across the Via is Au Bon Gout, another "we have anything" shop which features an assortment of oddities ... all in good taste, of course. ; Lilly's colorful little boutique, once a favorite haUnt of Mrs. Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, splashes out Florida's brightest and happiest colors to join in the already heady array of tones found in the surrounding palette of shops. Achieving the "shocking" degree in every shade, Lilly's clothes are created with emphasis on comfort and color for people in warm climates who want to be comfortable and look great. The clothes are all original designs and the unique fabrics are hand silk screen printed In Key West. Her most popular style is a loose-fitting sleeveless little shift which is timeless and ideal for most Florida occasions. This year her annex, Men's Stuff, which Is located directly across the Via from the original shop, is booming with extravagant men's styles designed to please the most color-jaded male palate. Slacks, shirts, and all kinds of sportswear are available in vivid solids and prints. Wandering along Worth Avenue again, one happens onto another secreted cache of shops in the Loggia Patio, an extension of the inviting Loggia Lounge perfect for intimate conversation and relaxation. The Salon Francais, featuring clothes in the French style, is found on the ground, while La Shack can only be reached by climbing a flight of winding stone steps. The latter glows with a spice of colors and sportswear perfect for Florida living. The Holland House on Worth Avenue offers tulip-colored garments with a smidgen of Dutch influence. Clothes that are beautiful and chic, ranging from high fashion to casual, may be found in the Cotton Shop. The shop caters to all age groups and carries sizes six to 20. This year their delicious little knits for traveling have been selling In green, bone, and shocking pink, as have their rain and shine coats to ward off possible ill-effects of Florida's rainy season. Miss Georgette designs most of the fashions for Lillle Rubin of Worth Avenue. She believes a woman should emphasize the tailored look for daytime and GLAMOUR at night. "I especially like the brocade Nehru coat dresses they're like something out of 1000 N(ghts! " A staunch supporter of fashion in Florida Miss Georgette remarked, "People in Florida are as well-dressed as people in New York or any other large city. The Florldian has the worldwide look, because people travel more now than they used to. People here used to wear pastels exclusively, but now any color goes." In search of a "look" the discerning shopper will cross sapphire sparkling Lake Worth to West Palm Beach and she may find something to 0 0 all-over lace robe s5 8.99 Compare at 11.99 Enter the glamorous nightworld where romance and fantasy are woven into enchanting creations ... Here, a feminine all-over lacy fObe in Pink, Blue, or Maize nylon. Nylon lined, too. $, M, L. Linitrit Oept., At All 12 JB Stores (A i' , L-v I 1 Jtk 5v - tf ill: l ALE ca dated; : JOYCE RED CROSS SOCIALITES COBBIES COBBLERS Monsanto Monsanto j0(, a step brightly 1 1 Comport ot 10.99 I MATCHING HANDBAGS ' j HAlf fm $890 AND htJ $ jj Q 90AUES TO 20.00N the little crepe classic sweaters of "wear-dated ""Acrilan" acrylic The popular sweater jacket and the ever dependable cardigan. Guaranteed (or one year's normal wear, refund or replacement by Monsanto Textiles Division. All have novelty stitch detail. In Beige. Turquoise. Yellow. White. Pink. Black. Rose. Green. Brown. Sizes 34 to 42 5.99 Sportswear Oepl At All 12 IB Stores Bonded matte jersey caters to color in bright combinations: windowpane top with solid skirt. Gold and Green, Blue ind Mute. Sites 12 to 20. Fabulous faki pood! fur tfiffll I lautli breasted bonded Orion - icrylic ikiifirTiif: Maize. Peach. Aqua. Lilac. 12 to It Dress Dipl.. At All 12 JB SlOfM with mdribou fashion! P12122! Smo-o-o-th sophistication! Evening Splendor in rayon crepe with dramatic maribou trim. Simply sensational in Hot Pink or Turquoise Blue. Si2es 10 to 20 22.98 Press Dtp! . At All 12 IB Store www SHOES 12 CLEMATIS ST. DOWNTOWN PALM HACK MAIL iU I. ATLANTIC, OURAY IIACH J Shop Today 10 A.M. 'Til 6 P.M. Menday, Till 9:30 P.M. 7915 S. Dixie Hwy. Palm Coas Plaza

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