Black Friday seems to start earlier every year. In addition to all the stores on your list, please don’t forget to support local. Several boutiques are hosting special events from anniversaries to benefits to holiday shopping parties. Cool pop ups are in the mix, too. It’s a great way to mix and mingle while finding something special for yourself and loved ones.
Hive Palm Beach
Hive Home, Gift & Garden and Hive for Her, Him and Kids celebrates its eighth anniversary with a slew of events throughout Thanksgiving week such as trunk shows, tastings, demonstrations, promotional gifts and raffle prizes. Return for Saturdays with Santa on December 4, 11 and 18, and interior designer Mark D. Sikes’s book signing on December 16.
West Palm Beach sits on the mainland directly across from the island of Palm Beach. The growing city has become a destination in its own right for convention and performing art centers, hip restaurants and shopping of all kinds from major brands to vintage wares. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following links.
West Palm Beach | Palm Beach | Royal Palm Beach
Kids Corner at the Gardens Mall
We love this cute and clever, kid-friendly pop up benefiting the Arc of Palm Beach County. The Gardens Mall’s fourth annual Kids Corner Holiday Shop gives children the independence to purchase surprise gifts for their family, friends, teachers and other important people in their lives with a little guidance from Santa’s helpers. Visit through December 24.
A golfer’s mecca, Palm Beach Gardens is home to the PGA headquarters, the Honda Classic and luxury golf communities, many of which attract famous athletes. The community also shines for its conveniences such as the Gardens Mall and Downtown PBG, among well-tended retail centers. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following links.
Palm Beach Gardens | North Palm Beach
Melbourne Main Street
Melbourne Main Street’s candlelight shopping strolls kick off November 27, with a tree-lighting ceremony, Santa, carolers, horse-drawn carriage rides and merriment at local businesses. Downtown Divas, a women’s fashion boutique with labels like Indah and For Love & Lemons, plans to be part of the weekly fun on Saturday evenings through December 18.
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Melbourne balances the historic charm of a small beach town with the urban excitement of nearby Orlando. With its prime oceanside location along the Space Coast, as well as other bodies of water like the Indian River Lagoon, it’s a fishing, boating and water sports paradise. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following links.
Melbourne Beach | Merritt Island
The Hacker Project
What’s better than one logo-crazed, heritage designer brand? Two! The Gucci Hacker Project between Gucci and Balenciaga pops up in the Miami Design District’s Paradise Plaza through month’s end. Decorated with LED light strips and GG logo carpet, the exclusive collaboration with mashup pieces is only traveling to a handful of North American cities.
The Miami Design District has evolved into one of the most dynamic neighborhoods worldwide for its luxury shopping, dining and home showrooms. Many art and design spaces call it home, too. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following links.
Morningside | Upper East Side | Wynwood Midtown
Solid & Striped
Just in time for beach and pool season, Solid & Striped pops up at the Royal Poinciana Plaza. Find its men’s and women’s retro resort collections through November 28. Michelle Farmer Collaborate’s Friends & Family sale starts December 1 at its Palm Beach location (appointments required). Remaining items will be donated to Dress for Success.
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The iconic luxury island of Palm Beach is shaking up its staid past. Young families who live here year-round and the next generation of snowbirds and visitors are inspiring a new wave of chic shops, restaurants and art galleries. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following links.
Palm Beach | West Palm Beach | Royal Palm Beach
Women’s fashion and lifestyle emporium The Showroom hosts an EF Collection piercing party at its South Miami location on December 9, 5-7 p.m. When purchasing a pair of earrings, clients receive complimentary ear piercing. Other fabulous holiday gifts (including for yourself) are The Great’s cozy sweaters and Tina Frey’s minimal tableware in neutrals.