Q&A with Beth Buccini

PBI chats with the former fashion editor on a few of her favorite things.

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Showstopping fashion has long been a source of inspiration for Beth Buccini, founder of Kirna Zabête. Voted “Best Dressed” in high school, the Virginia native parlayed her keen eye for style into a career in magazines, first as the assistant fashion editor at Mirabella and then as fashion editor at New York Magazine. She went on to open Kirna Zabête, a favorite of fashion’s in-the-know crowd, in Manhattan’s Soho neighborhood in 1999. Since then, the store has added three more locations—including a newly minted Palm Beach outpost—to share Buccini’s handpicked pieces from big-name designers such as Gucci and Christian Dior, as well as up-and-coming lines like Attico and Monse. With parents and in-laws who own homes in Palm Beach, Buccini, her husband of 17 years, and their four children are frequent visitors to the area. Now, with her luxe retail space in The Royal Poinciana Plaza, she’s eager to lay down roots of her own.


Favorite Fashion Designers: Rosie Assoulin and Johanna Ortiz. I love how strong, feminine, and beautiful their clothing makes women feel.
Recent Coveted Purchase Calvin Klein Spring/Summer 2018 look 47 cherished Palm Beach Activity A long walk on the beach first thing in the morning
Never Leaves Home Without: An Angela Puttini pinky ring
Beloved Music: Fleetwood Mac, The Rolling Stones, and ’70s classic rock
Now Reading: The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin
Signature Drink: Moscow Mule
On Her Wish List: Fendi’s Peekaboo bag with a ribbon handle
Go-To Hostess Gift: Candles from Fornasetti and The Luxuriate, or a coffee-table book like Rosé All Day: The Essential Guide to Your New Favorite Wine
Best Palm Beach Bite: The Macho Salad (chicken, avocado, dates, goat cheese, and corn) at The Honor Bar

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