Vancity gals on the hunt for cost-saving ways to add a bit of sparkle to their wardrobe this season need look no further than newcomer retail boutique Mine & Yours. What’s unique about this sweet spot for style? It specializes in upscale consignment and curated clothing sourced from some of the city’s most fashion-forward women.
Having quietly opened a few weeks ago, Mine & Yours is set to launch full-scale sales at their chic boutique located at 1060 Hornby Street (with an official party slated for early November).
The duo of smart fashionistas behind M & Y’s inception are Jigme Nehring and Courtney Watkins, who after having spent a good deal of time in LA over the years, spotted the unique Buy-Sell-Trade trend and started planning. Nehring’s MBA background and penchant for fashion initially lit the fire and got the wheels in motion as the girls began seeking out retail space and stocking up on designer items for a Vancouver location. Having secured a multi-floored spot centrally located downtown, more than 900 items of gently used, on-trend pieces were collected for resale.
Their mandate is simply this: they source clothing that is in-season and in nearly new condition with a mid-range price tag. This insures that there is a constant rotation of fresh picks ready to be plucked up by savvy shoppers. In an effort to differentiate and streamline the consignment process (and make it fashionably fun), Mine & Yours have no contracts, restrictions, or delays on payment or strict rules.
Ladies looking to lean out their wardrobe while scoring a few bucks have a few options. They can either pack up unwanted clothing and bring it directly into Mine & Yours for a once-over by Nehring and Watkins or have them come to you to take stock of possible add-ons to their growing inventory. One thing is for certain: It’s a resellers market given that you’ll get cash fast and shoppers can score 75% off original retail prices to boot.
With pieces scored from the closests of local celebrities, fashion bloggers, stylists and the like, the style bar has been raised high. Expect to thumb through curated racks of chic suits, sweaters, dresses, and skirts and score plenty to guarantee you look your best this season. With brands such as Marni, The Row, Alice+Olivia, Kenzo, Pink Tartan, J Brand, and LAMB in abundance, it’s inevitable that there is something for all refined tastes.