Vintage Versace, Chanel, and a Prada dress straight from the runway? This wasn’t your typical run of the mill preview. I got a chance to check out the Lab S/S ’14 preview a couple weeks ago and was floored by the gems I found, in particular, bright red vintage Chanel double breasted wool blazer, rose metallic Valentino heels, and a Prada dress straight from the F/W ’99 runway. While we’ve already covered some of the best consignment stores around town, Lab has somehow managed to fall under our radar. Lab carries an impressive stock list with designer labels as Celine, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Tory Burch & Helmut Lang to name a few. Carrying a variety of categories from jeans, tops, dresses to bags, jewelry & accessories, Lab covers the bases establishing it as a one stop shop for designer treasurers.
Beginning as a pop-up shop in 2009, founder Lauren Baker decided it was time to set up a brick and mortar store soon after in 2010. Gaining steady media attention and support from celebrities such as Rachel McAdams & Serena Ryder, Lab recently launched their web store in 2013, which can be found here. While the majority of merchandise is pricy, you can find steals in the under $150 section and under the sale section where merchandise is separated by percentage off. With a plethora of merchandise and designer options, check out Lab if you’re looking to get your designer fix at half the price.
Check out the gallery below for some of my favourites!