Luxe for less

Richmond Hill Post - - LIFE -

Jeanne hits up the city’s top de­signer con­sign­ment bou­tiques, dis­cov­er­ing the world’s hautest la­bels at prices you won’t be­lieve. For­get Holts — think a value re­volt

Strike a pose CHANEL AT HAZELLILY, 3235 YONGE ST., ORIG­I­NAL RE­TAIL: $2,700, HERE: $1,695 “Who doesn’t love a per­fect lit­tle Chanel cam­era bag? Such but­tery leather, and I ab­so­lutely love this tas­sel. Wow!”

Shake it off CHRIS­TIAN DIOR AT SEC­OND NA­TURE, 514 MT. PLEAS­ANT RD., ORIG­I­NAL RE­TAIL: $1,000, HERE: $550 “Fringes fringes fringes — you can’t go wrong with fringes! This is such a sexy Dior boot.”

Push the but­ton BURBERRY AT LAB CON­SIGN­MENT, LABCONSIGN­MENT.COM, ORIG­I­NAL RE­TAIL: $1,350, HERE: $695 “Th­ese Burberry booties mean busi­ness! They’ve got a lot of this strappy S& M thing go­ing on and are dan­ger­ous in a sexy way.”

Slow se­duc­tion LAN­VIN AT SEC­OND NA­TURE, 514 MT. PLEAS­ANT RD., ORIG­I­NAL RE­TAIL: $3,000, HERE: $725 “What a fab­u­lous evening bag, so ro­man­tic with the gros­grain rib­bon wo­ven through the chains. We love what Al­ber El­baz has done with Lan­vin.”

Noir ap­peal YVES SAINT LAU­RENT AT I MISS YOU, 63 OSS­ING­TON AVE., ORIG­I­NAL RE­TAIL: $1,500, HERE: $950 “How can you go wrong with a bag of this na­ture? I love the fact that it’s not bur­dened with any lo­gos what­so­ever.”

Block it out MARNI AT GARB, 1046 QUEEN ST. W., ORIG­I­NAL RE­TAIL: $1,800, HERE: $486 “Here we’ve got this colour block­ing go­ing on — lovely. This is very sleek yet roomy and it has great pock­ets. A steal for un­der $500.”

Artis­tic lean ROGER VIVIER AT REWIND, 598 MT. PLEAS­ANT RD., ORIG­I­NAL RE­TAIL: $680, HERE: $175 “The col­oration is phe­nom­e­nal with the ch­est­nut brown and the teal and the ochre.”

All tied up BA­LEN­CI­AGA AT HAUTE CLAS­SICS, 1454 YONGE ST., ORIG­I­NAL RE­TAIL: $1,600, HERE: $540 “Th­ese are brand new lace-up booties, which is un­be­liev­able. They look like old skate shoes from the ’40s.”

Hearts on fire MOSCHINO AT I MISS YOU, 63 OSS­ING­TON AVE., ORIG­I­NAL RE­TAIL: $950, HERE: $175 “They’re just clas­sic in their own kooky way. Very glam with that sig­na­ture fluffy lit­tle red heart.”

Baroque lean­ings PRADA AT CUR­VA­CEOUS CON­SIGN­MENTS, 7670 YONGE ST., ORIG­I­NAL RE­TAIL: $800, HERE: $150 “There’s a very ex­otic feel to th­ese with the lace over gold satin. A stun­ning evening shoe with a kit­ten heel.”

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