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With its new location at 1054 Yonge St., Clementine's has switched its focus from resale to a curated mix of fashion and lifestyle pieces.Cheol Joon Baek/Courtesy of manufacturer

Toronto luxury shop Clementine’s has a new home just down the street from its original Rosedale location. The concept boutique, which reopened in October, has hit pause on its former focus on designer resale in favour of a curated mix of new fashion and lifestyle pieces. The selection consists primarily of female-led companies working with sustainability in mind, such as Mad Et Len, Ms Min and By Malene Birger, in categories ranging from fashion and accessories to skin care, design objects and coffee-table books. In addition to an exclusive in-house line, Clementine’s Privé, find a selection of Canadian labels including Unttld, Maison Bedard and Dennis Merotto.

The store is a professional partnership between creative director Christina McDowell and her daughter, Kelly McDowell, retail director. “We have a very separate skill set and it blends quite well,” Christina says. Part of what they say unites their working relationship is the value they both place on offering their signature customer experience. “We are nuanced in that we offer a relationship-based service of fashion, home, design. Relationship meaning that, when someone comes in, we will find the best pieces for them, for their lifestyle, for their budget, for their body type,” says Christina, who spent 15 years in image consulting at Holt Renfrew. “We’re not here to sell mass volumes,” Kelly says. “Our goal is to make sure that you feel good.”

Clementine’s, 1054 Yonge St., Toronto, 416-966-2662, clementinesluxury.com.

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Clementine’s Privé Satin Stretch Sage Bomber, $675.

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Clementine’s Privé Metallic Hooded Mercury Anorak, $1,295.

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Clementine’s Privé Ink Collection Dress, $675.

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