About The Refined Pursuit
Like many others, I cannot afford to buy the latest “It” bag every season. I am always in search of amazing luxury designer pieces – vintage or current – for a fraction of their retail value. I can truly say I have been successful at finding these items by visiting local high-end consignment, vintage and thrift shops. It is truly my belief that no item is out of reach, you just have to be diligent and patient. I spend several hours a week looking for these one of a kind, rare and desirable pieces.
This is where I document my finds, share shopping tips and stories about the people who hunt like me.
Welcome to The Refined Pursuit!
Veronica Amarante’s road to her first love, fashion took a bit of a circuitous route. Just as she moved to New York City in 1995 to attend F.I.T., she was lured into the music business and became a record promotion executive working for companies such as Motown, Atlantic and Loud Records. In 2001, she relocated to Los Angeles to continue her career working for Columbia Records and the Island Def Jam Music Group. Having worked with some of the biggest artists in the industry, including Aerosmith, David Bowie, Beyonce and Jay Z, her professional life was influenced by creative expression, art and style.
In March 2011, she began pursuing her love of fashion again and created BestofPalmBeachConsignment.com. The site showcased the best of Palm Beach County’s high-end consignment and resale shops. In 2012, Veronica decided to change the creative direction of the site and TheRefinedPursuit.com was born.