Isn’t this super cute? I wish I had a room like this in my house!
Founded in 2009 by Lauren Baker, LAB Consignment is a boutique that sells a variety of clothes and accessories. The great thing about LAB Consignment is that the items vary in price and era. She has created a boutique that successfully mixes fabulous vintage pieces from years past along with great contemporary pieces that are on trend and brand new. You will definitely find the more high end, expensive items but there are also very reasonably priced items as well. I saw some cute purses for under $20!
Lauren shares her creative inspiration behind why she chooses the pieces she has in her store and her thoughts on fashion.
What inspires you to create?
I go on my gut instinct when curating my collection. I know what I feel will sell and I know what is on trend. I try not to over think my picks, I now within the first 5 seconds of touching a garment whether I want it or not. Then I inspect it for flaws, etc.
What is one tip you would give to an up and coming boutique owner?
My advice to a new boutique owner is to be determined and set realistic goals. Start small, and get a great publicist. I love the team at Clutch PR, I owe them a lot of gratitude.
Finish this sentence
Fashion is subjective.
Share a favorite quote that you use as a creative inspiration.
All you need is love, love is all you need. (a quote for life in general)
Even if you aren’t a fan of consignment shops, you should definitely stop by LAB Consignment. With her great eye for detail, Lauren chooses great items that will appeal to any shopper. Plus, if you live in the Toronto area, you can stop by the physical version of LAB Consignment on 15 Ossington Avenue and see the pieces in person!