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Lauren Baker

Founder, LAB Consignment

LAB Consignment is a Toronto-based consignment service specializing in the resale of chic, gently used, designer and ladies clothing, shoes and handbags. <br> <br> Beginning as a pop up shop in 2009 LAB garnered lots of attention from Toronto fashion media, founder Lauren Baker decided 2010 was the right time to open up a brick and mortar in the hip Queen West/Ossington shopping district in the back of her friends shop Silver Falls, in which celebrities such as Catherine Keener, Rachel McAdams and Leslie Feist have been seen shopping at. <br> <br> In 2011 Lucky Magazine included LAB in their famous shopping guides. Eager to fill the shop with more luxe goods, LAB re-located to posh Avenue Rd and expanded their online shopping presence. <br> <br> 2013 found LAB eager to expand yet again, with a new web store and expansion of the brand to include a national consignment mail-in program. <br> <br> Twitter: @labconsigment <br> Instagram: @labconsignment <br> <br> LAB's current collection is available for sale online at <a href="http://www.labconsignment.bigcartel.com" rel="nofollow">www.labconsignment.com</a>
A Crash Course in

A Crash Course in Consignment

If you're interested in becoming a consignor, there are several tips you can follow to maximize your clothes' resale value. But before you haul a garment bag full of clothes to the local consignment shop, it's best to define "consignment," as it is often confused with descriptors like "vintage," "second-hand" and "retro."
03/27/2012 12:46 EDT
7 Fall Wardrobe

7 Fall Wardrobe Classics

For many ladies, a change in season means a change in wardrobe -- and, inevitably, an upward change in your credit card balance. But stacking your drawers with classic, well-made pieces is a great way to save money and look amazing for any occasion.
11/05/2011 09:05 EDT
Chic Boutique Shopping

Chic Boutique Shopping Etiquette

In retail, we're taught that the customer is king -- but that doesn't mean they're free to act like a royal pain in the ass. Here are some rules that all clothing shoppers should respect, particularly in vintage or consignment boutiques.
09/15/2011 06:46 EDT