Douglas Fredericks runs a quaint vintage shop on Palm Beach that could blow your mind, you know, if you're into that sort of thing. I am. The locals call him E.J. (his middle name) and they raid Groovy Palm Beach Vintage for the vintage Lilly Pilitzer and Emilio Pucci he's become known for since turning the lights on seven years ago. Brightly patterned blazers and psychedelic print dresses line the walls and ceiling. Gucci snaffle bit loafers, Aldens, and Pucci heels nonchalantly sit on display. But like any great vintage shop worth its weight in gold buttons, you still have to dig.
Despite the prodigious curation, what you don't see is E.J.'s private collection that isn't for sale. It alone contains over 40 vintage mens Lilly sportcoats (the one he's wearing is his favorite) and more Pucci than you could poke your signet ring finger at. All is hardly lost. I poach a pair of white bucks ($40), a paisley ascot ($25), and a Gant foulard tie ($20) originally sold at a men's shop by the name of Ermilio. The piece I really wanted? A crazy print mens Lilly blazer with original gold buttons ($525).
Photographed on Palm Beach, FL