A high-end consignment store stocked with hip, designer clothing opens on Dundas West
After more than two years managing Ossington boutique Jonathan and Olivia, Britt Rawlinson has developed a clear sense of what west-end women want to wear. To wit, V S P, Rawlinson’s new consignment shop at Dundas and Brock, is full of crisp basics and playful dresses from labels like Marni, Dries van Noten, Celine, Acne and Rag and Bone, as well as a tightly edited selection of designer shoes, bags and jewellery. Most of it comes from Vespucci Consignment, her mother’s 10,000-square-foot consignment institution in Calgary, with new shipments arriving regularly (“I go visit her and take all the good stuff,” says Rawlinson). Prices are around a third of the original value, which translates into $14 for a lower-end shirt; about $60 to over $150 for designer tops; and $1,500 for a vintage Chanel suit in impeccable condition. For those looking to sell, consigners can bring by items at any time and generally receive about 45 per cent of the final sale price.