Like a magnet, I was pulled into the extraordinary boutique, Marilyn’s on Fifth in Naples, when I first spied the colorful array of smart designer fashions hanging among the appealing displays of accessories. Once inside, I stayed put and have returned over and over again over the years because of the incredible owner, Marilyn Hellman, her wealth of knowledge on all things couture and the ease in which she could pull together the perfect outfit for me. All of those “perfect outfits” have proved to be timeless as they still hang in my closet and are my “go-to” ensembles on any given occasion. To complete my wardrobe, Marilyn has outfitted me with the accessories she’s acquired on her many shopping jaunts through Europe. And oh the shoes!….Marilyn, as only she can, has managed to ferret out the most talented craftsman Europe has to offer. She has chosen these exceptional people to produce her wares. You will not find handmade shoes, jewelry, dresses or blouses like these anywhere else. Once you’ve worn an ensemble purchased from Marilyn’s it will be a treasure unlike any you’ve owned before.