As young girls, we remember visiting little intimate boutiques in the city with our mother. We would run between the racks of gorgeous silks and play while our mother tried on the latest looks. The store owner never complained, and always made sure to give the best service. This type of boutique still lives in the city amongst the fast fashion retailers, thanks to family-run businesses like Christian Boutique, a high-end boutique that caters to the working woman who likes to put on a nice evening gown for a party at night! Located in in Corso Italia at 1236 St. Clair Avenue West, the shop was established in 1974 by its owner Nello Bianco, his wife Rita and daughters Melissa and Sylvia. The Bianco’s invited loyal customers, media and industry people to a private, intimate cocktail reception to show off the boutique and model the latest looks! This this family has taste! Names like, Badgley Mischka, Anna Sui, Moschino Cheap and Chic, Brunello Cucinelli, Class by Roberto Cavalli, Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti and more! We were impressed with the store’s ambiance and layout! Not overwhelming, but simple. The clothes really speak for themselves.
We definitely plan on heading back to Christian Boutique! Visit the boutique online, christianboutique.ca or make a trip to 1236 St. Clair Avenue West.
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