Italian boutique to open first U.S. location in Palm Beach Gardens

Antica Sartoria, an Italian boutique known for its causal beach-chic style, will open its first U.S. location on Thursday at Downtown at the Gardens in Palm Beach Gardens.

Palm Beach County resident Renee Schaefer decided to bring the brand to Palm Beach Gardens after visiting Italy last year.

The 1,200-square-foot boutique is located on the ground floor next to the shopping hub’s center court. The store offers a variety of rare items, including blouses, embellished denim, bathing suits, printed cover-ups, dresses, caftans, necklaces and boho-inspired beach bags. Designer Giacomo Cinque only makes a certain number of each item, which are sold at 16 stores throughout Italy and will also be available at the new Palm Beach Gardens location.

“We walked into a store in Capri and fell in love everything about the collection and the beachy chic vibe the brand represents,” Schaefer said. “Designer Giocomo Cinque has done an exquisite job creating fresh, inspiring and statement-making pieces that women and children feel gorgeous wearing.”

The Palm Beach County location is a change for Schaefer, who with her husband, Curtis Sigretto, currently owns two local Halloween Express franchise locations.

Sigretto, who founded Halloween Express in 1989 and served as president of more than 220 stores, will serve as the boutique’s consultant. Wayne Jenkins, the founder of Wellington-based Captive One Insurance, is the lead investor.

 

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