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Our Provenance

I opened The Perfect Provenance in a 2016 to bring a uniquely luxury lifestyle store and cafe concept to downtown Greenwich, Connecticut. A gallery for the senses, The Perfect Provenance offers a curated, a one-of-a-kind collection of fashion, food, home and lifestyle products in our flagship Greenwich location. With an emphasis on craftsmanship, quality and tradition, our international designer fashion and accessories for men and women, luxury home gifts, fine fragrance, beauty and collectible works of art rotate seasonally, so there’s always something new to discover and delight. 


 At the Perfect Provenance -- which literally means a place of origin; including that of a work of art or archaeological specimen --we seek to introduce a new exhibition three to four times annually, that focuses on a cultural, travel or art inspired theme. Our award-winning Café 47, led by Chef Duane Shand, is fully integrated into the retail experience, offering a bespoke menu that changes seasonally with our exhibitions.


We invite you to discover some of our favorite things that have brought joy to our lives and add a flourish to our world. Come in, discover, find something you love—and please, eat! 

What is Luxury?

Before opening TPP, I worked for more than 25 years as a public relations and marketing professional.  During that time, I have seen the luxury market grow rapidly around the world. Sometimes, so rapidly, it seems products just keep getting more and more expensive, but not necessarily of better quality. Popular culture has created a mass luxury mentality where quality is no longer the driver; instead it’s about labels, labels, labels. Labels and branding were originally created so you, the customer, would know who made your product, and the care and artistry that went into it. Today, in America and around the world, that ideal can seem very far away when you walk down the average main street or high street and see sameness all around.


But true luxury isn't about the 'labels' or even the price tag. Luxury is, or at least should be, about the original ideal behind the product —the quality, design, craftsmanship, uniqueness, and the experience—the provenance if you will—of owning it! Think of the most treasured object you bought on a vacation or a wonderful gift from a loved one. Price and labels hardly matter. What really matters is where you discovered it, how the fabric feels, the meaning behind the smallest of details on a hand painted item, or the ability of a scent from a special candle to transport you to another place and time.  Where you bought it, can be just as important as the item itself.


At The Perfect Provenance, we hope you can discover a new kind of luxury, an authentic luxury that has been around for thousands of years. Perhaps a new artist, a beautifully designed scarf or a new insight about the world around you, through our rotating, seasonal exhibitions and the sense of community we offer. Our kind of luxury is about the story behind who and where your product was made. We invite you to join our Curators Club so we can learn more about you and your interests and lifestyle. Thank you for visiting! We wish you health and happiness, the greatest luxury of all.


Lisa Lori

Meet Our Founder -- Lisa Lori


“In our store & Cafe 47, we want to recreate the feeling you get when you’re on vacation and buy something special that becomes an incredible memory, something you cherish every day.” 


I spent 25 years living and breathing the world of luxury working for some of the world's leading international brands and retailers in fragrance, fashion, spirits and travel.  More recently, I owned a PR firm with offices in New York City and Greenwich, Connecticut. My access to celebrated artists, artisans,and designers and  the education I received along the way and the breathtaking places I toured from Europe to Napa Valley, all instilled in me an appreciation for craftsmanship, quality and tradition. These became the tenets and foundation of my second act: my lifetime dream-come-true to open a retail and online luxury boutique.

I conceptualized The Perfect Provenance to include all my passions in one place, The Perfect Provenance brings art in all its forms—through fashion, fragrance, food and home décor—to downtown Greenwich, Connecticut and online. Our rotating collection of international designer fashion, tabletop, gifts and collectible works of art, along with our Perfect Provenance signature Circle of Life fine jewelry and Smile Collection created in collaboration with my children and Operation Smile, change seasonally, inspired by culture and lifestyle trends seen, heard, smelled, tasted and touched around the world.   I hope you will find it in a word -- perfect.

Store & Cafe 47 Hours

We are open daily for lunch & shopping

Monday - Saturday -- 11:00 aM - 5:30 PM 

Sunday: 11:00AM - 4:00PM 

We host special multi course dinners the first weekend of every month.


Cafe 47 is now open every day of the week.  Sundays we are open for Brunch 11:30 a.m to 3 p.m.  If you are interested in hosting a private event in our home, our minimum number of guest is 14 for dinner and 20 for cocktails. We invite you to bring your own wine or liquor, and have a $15 corkage fee per bottle.  For reservations or questions, please call 203-900-1131 or write us at info@theperfectprovenance.com


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