Deborah Shuart was born and raised outside of Manhattan, but moved to South Florida after college—she graduated from Marywood College and the Fashion Institute of Technology with a bachelor’s degree in fashion, buying, and merchandising—to work for Federated Department Stores (now Macy’s, Inc.) in Miami. Throughout the 1980s, she was a buyer of women’s apparel, but after 12 years and two babies, she struck out on her own to open Deborah James, a high-end contemporary boutique with an emphasis on trends and emerging designers from Europe and the U.S. Now with locations in North Palm Beach, Boca Raton, and Fort Lauderdale, Deborah James has evolved into a South Florida fashion authority. Shuart, who is married and has three grown children, resides in Jupiter.
Style Icon Rick Owens
In Her Makeup Bag Pat McGrath Labs lipstick and gloss
Wardrobe Essentials Marsell shoes and a Cartier watch
Beloved Palm Beach Bite Dover sole at the Palm Beach Grill
Treat Worth Every Calorie A chocolate ice cream cone from Dairy Queen
Signature Drink Champagne
Binge Watches A French Village
Book She Wishes She’d Written Dale Carnegie’s How to Win Friends and Influence People
Last Great Read A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
Fitness Routine Orange Theory, Gyrotonics, and golf
Her Idea of R&R A day at The Breakers Spa
Best Advice She’s Received To meditate
In Her Beach Bag SPF 50, always!
Dream Car A vintage Porsche Carrera
Favorite Vista The Eiffel Tower
Never Travels Without Sovereign Silver Bio-Active Silver Hydrosol for immune
Next Goal To travel again and find new elevated collections for Deborah James stores.
Words to Live By The three Ps: peace, patience, and prosperity