The place: This charmingly crowded, walk-in-closet-size shop is stuffed with authentic designer clothing that’s sold on consignment. After running an on-line store for two years, best friends Stella Kim and Jina Han, both 28, opened on the outskirts of Yorkville and Rosedale in early May.
The stuff: The pair keeps consignors’ identities secret and is able to stock exclusively high-end designer items (either new or as good as). On one of our visits, we spotted a gold Burberry Prorsum dress ($1,460) and vintage Hermès scarves ($120). An impressive accessories collection includes black Christian Louboutin pumps ($345), leather Proenza Schouler boots ($500) and an assortment of bags, like a limited-edition Louis Vuitton Speedy ($1,100) and a miniature Chanel tassel purse ($725).
The customer: Rosedale consignors in need of seasonal closet space and trendy Yorkville bargain hunters unwilling to venture to Kensington Market and West Queen West. MTV hosts Dan Levy and Jessi Cruickshank, who film down the street, have popped by.
Our favourite thing: From last season, a rare, hot pink, mint-condition Matthew Williamson jacket with structured shoulders ($650).
Haute Classics, 946 Yonge St., 416-922-7900, hauteclassics.com.