March 24th, 2010
Was it dumb luck that we scored a vintage Balmain dress for $12? Somewhat, but we also stepped into the right consignment shop.
Shaughnessy and Kitsilano label lovers supply the store with lots of mature brands like St. Johns and Lida Baday, but there are gems for the younger set too. Like a tweed and leather-trim Michael Kors suit ($24), patent ombré Stuart Weitzman wedges ($38), chunky Chloé cardigan ($48)—all nearly new—and our Balmain bargain (pictured).
With winter pieces priced to clear and spring stock about to be put out (like Ferragamo slingbacks and Prada sandals), it’s prime haute-hunting season.
Act II Boutique, 2599 W. 16th Ave., Vancouver, 604-733-5515, open Tuesday-Saturday.