Est. 2009, LAB is a Canadian online boutique specializing in the resale of chic, gently used and new, designer and contemporary ladies handbags, footwear, accessories, and clothing.
Beginning as a pop up shop in 2009 LAB garnered lots of attention from Toronto fashion media, founder Lauren Baker decided 2010 was the right time to open up a brick and mortar in the hip Queen West/Ossington shopping district in which celebrities such as Catherine Keener, Rachel McAdams and Leslie Feist have been seen shopping at.
2013 found LAB eager to expand yet again, with a new web store shipping worldwide and expansion of the brand to include a national consignment mail-in program. LAB closed their Avenue Rd location and committed to the online world 100%. Supporters include Amy Millan, Emily Haines, Serena Ryder, and Stephanie Mark of The Coveteur.
2016 presented an offer LAB couldn't refuse. Expanding to Hamilton in which luxury goods at resale prices had yet to break through. Operating 100% online.
2017 LAB welcomed brand new beauty to their inventory, which has LAB being the only resale shop doing this at such a large scale.
2019 LAB celebrated 10 years of business!
2020 reared its ugly head and presented LAB with some decisions. Owner Lauren Baker decided to make some swift changes. Re-Branding to LAB Luxury Resale, a website re-launch, and opening a second division under the LAB umbrella: The LAB Edit. The LAB Edit focuses on essentials that consumers are looking to for comfort during this new frontier. From bodycare, to loungewear, to pleasure devices, LAB is expanding and the future looks bright.
2021 New Logo! New Site!
2022 LAB launches an HQ in Ancaster, On which includes fulfilment, photo studio, showroom and offices.
2023 LAB celebrates 14 years in business, continuing to be a trailblazer in the resale world.
LAB IN THE PRESS
Stealth Shopper Visits LAB Consignment Studio and Online Store HQ - The Toronto Star April, 2014
How to make money from your closet: The insiders guide to consignment, and more - fashionmagazine.com
26 Stylish gifts by Canadian female entrepreneurs we admire - shedoesthecity.com
Best Online consignment stores in Canada - Today's Parent
10 Online Shopping sites to visit right Now - Elle Canada
Amy Millan loves LAB in The Kit - Summer 2013
National Post profile (of our previous location on Ossington)
LAB has been called one of Toronto's hottest stores by Fashion Television guru, Jeanne Beker.