From the antique emporiums of Northwood Village to the luxury boutiques of Worth Avenue, the most discerning of tastes will be satisfied by Palm Beach’s array of shopping outlets. Vintage stores and showrooms line these neighbourhoods’ streets, providing a unique experience where fine art, jewellery, fashion and furnishings are all within a stone’s throw of The Chesterfield Palm Beach. Here’s our guide to where to go shopping in Palm Beach.
For high-end boutiques set around a beautiful, Mediterranean-inspired courtyard, wander over to Worth Avenue, which is located just a few roads down from The Chesterfield. Characterised by its verdant foliage and flowers, this charming area is widely regarded as one of America’s most iconic shopping districts. Clothes, accessories, antiques and artworks are all available along here, with high-end stores such as Gucci, Cartier and Chanel nestled between the palm trees.
From Worth Avenue, take a ten-minute stroll north to drop by Rapunzel’s Closet where you’ll find bright, colourful clothes and jewellery, inspired by the sunny climes of Florida, from a variety of brands.
Further along this road lies The Church Mouse, a thrift shop that’s been running for over 40 years. The store is especially popular with locals who come to seek out high-end clothing and furnishings, but boutique owners are also known to stop by to pick up goods for their own stores.
Nearby, Sunset Avenue is home to an array of consignment shops too, including Attitudes, which stocks second-hand designer dresses, shoes and bags by the likes of Lanvin, Valentino and Jimmy Choo. Browse the vast collection of items in-store and set aside plenty of time to explore more of the area’s diverse offerings.
West Palm Beach
West Palm Beach has an even greater choice of outlets for discerning shoppers, and a trip to the area wouldn’t be complete without stopping by Antique Row. In fact, with more than 40 stores – including the 6,500-foot store Antique Row Consignments – it’s one of the most famous spots for antiques in all of Florida. Step back through time as you discover rare period furnishings that fill each of the ornate displays and marvel at works dating back as far as the 17th century.
Drive ten minutes north from Antique Row to arrive on Clematis Street. As the historical heart of Palm Beach, this street is a reminder of the area’s earlier days. Boutiques, homeware emporiums and bars are all found here, with local retailers and national brands interspersed along the stretch.
While you’re in the area, stop off at Pioneer Linens – a luxury homeware store that dates back to 1912 – and take a walk along the beautiful waterfront to admire its well-manicured gardens. And before moving on, venture over to the market at The Bee café (a few roads down, on Datura Street) for organic food and beauty products.
Northwood Village lies just a few miles up from Clematis Street. Here, visitors will find an even larger array of antiques, one-off stores and vintage shops. The once derelict streets have been revived and reimagined to become a destination for trendy locals and visitors. And now, Northwood Village draws in shoppers from Palm Beach and beyond. Drop into Gardenhouse for bright, quirky furniture, photography and wall coverings, discover an eclectic mix of ‘70s-inspired home goods and accessories at Circa Who, and browse the art, furnishings and other unique finds at Something Lively.
Image credits: Cover photo © iStock / ddmitr. A view through an archway on Worth Avenue © iStock / CG-Photos. The palm tree lined Worth Avenue © iStock / ddmitr. Reflections on the water in West Palm Beach © iStock / Sean Pavone. The vibrant Clematis Street © iStock / Jodi Jacobson. Stop by furniture store Gardenhouse © Cheryl Maeder