Arthur MacMillan’s mind was on giving back he when decided to close his beloved business, MacMillian’s Resort Wear, at the end of 2014. And so it came to pass that a couple of days before Christmas, Mr. MacMillan sold his large inventory of colorful slacks and flowing frocks to Revivals – where he knew it would do the most good for the community that had supported him for so many years.
For those who appreciate a little history, resort or beach wear was introduced in the early wartime era. Back then, the more relaxed styles and lighter color fabrics were the privilage of wealthy socialites and movie stars who used their vacation (and fashion) for equal parts relaxation and publicity. At the end of the 1920s, resort wear became more available as ready-to-wear couture, giving a growing number of international elite the opportunity to flaunt the latest fashions while on vacation in exotic locals. Thus, a trend was born. Louge wear has continued to evolve throughout the decades with modern styles ranging from cruise ship chic to golf club casual.
The MacMillan buyout was massive, consisting of both modern-day and vintage items. Well over 10,000 pieces of men’s and women’s resort style clothing was painstakingly relocated from the former store at N. Palm Canyon Drive. Some of the beloved brands that made the journey include Tommy Bahama, Jam’s World, Nat Nast, Kahala, Reyn Spooner, Tori Richards, and many more.
It took more than five days to divide and move the ample inventory to its new home(s) at our three Revivals locations: Palm Springs, Cathedral City, and Palm Desert. Each branch is proud to offer areas dedicated to resort wear in both the men’s and women’s sections with sizes ranging from XS all the way up to 4XL.
True to the Revivals promise to bring you the best at affordable prices, we’ve tagged all lounge wear at 60% to 80% off the original retail price.(Pause for gasp.) We have T-Shirts for $12.00, short sleeve shirts from $25 to $40, skirts and dresses are $25 to $50, and shorts go for $20 to $25. Parents will want to check out the vintage Jam’s World Kids clothes which stopped production in the late 90s – all priced at $10!
Palm Spring is a year-round resort wear town, so come and stock up for that next soiree or day by the pool. And when the compliments about your new vintage tiki dress or that spiffy Hawaiian shirt start rolling in, think fondly of Mr. MacMillian and his love of our beautiful community. We’re so grateful that he chose Revivals as the establishment to pass along such great style and value, knowing that each purchase will help change lives for the better.