Rosedale gets a new designer resale boutique from a former Holt’s bigwig
Christina McDowell has a ton of luxury retail experience: for more than a decade, she was a national image consultant and spokesperson for Holt Renfrew. Now, she’s scouring the city for the best almost-but-not-quite-new designer pieces—from Rick Owens leather to Stella McCartney frocks—and selling them at resale prices at her newly opened Yonge Street boutique, Clementine’s. Inside, racks and display cases are decorated with a mix of classic pieces (Elizabeth and James trousers or a Jil Sander jacket) and edgier accessories (Balenciaga pumps or David Yurman jewellery); there’s also a well-appointed lounge for image consulting and personal shopping services from McDowell herself. Right now, a few great bargains include Prada tortoiseshell shades for $195 (originally $350) and Paige Denim skinny jeans for $150 (originally $295). But indecisive shoppers beware: most items are one-off, so if you like something you’ll have to snap it up before it’s gone.
1260 Yonge St., 416-966-2662, clementinesluxury.com