The city of Bolton, ON in the Caledon area is a wonderful place to live. It's only 45 minutes (sans traffic) to Toronto, one of the biggest cities in Canada, and it's only 20 minutes from Toronto's international Airport. Bolton is out in the country and has some amazing arts highschool's for kids to attend, it has pastures to roam in, farms to gaze at, and more farmers markets then you can count on one hand. If I'm being candour here, where it lacks is the shopping. The shopping in Bolton is non existent for the vintage loving, economical, unique looking shopper like myself, and many others I know. This was the case, until March 2012, when a wonderful, artsy, vintage inspired store popped up in the Courtyards in Bolton, Yours Now Mine, Antiques and Vintage.
I just recently found out about this haven a week ago, and since then have frequented the shop twice. I have taken away more clothes then I can carry in one hand. Sarah Boyle, the co-owner of YNM store has a knack for finding vintage clothes, and bringing in canadian designers who have vintage inspired collections of clothing. Sarah believes "There is so much clothing in the world, you don't need to produce another piece of clothing" so she picks...through all the clothing in the world...or at least the warehouse's in Toronto. She's a picker by trade and has a keen eye for fashion. She has been collecting antiques and vintage shopping since she was 16 years old. She's worked for Beyond Retro, styling and shooting photography, worked in LA and New York city, doing photography and even England, where a company hired her to open up a sister shop for them. Here's the kicker. She's only 22 years old.
How you may wonder has this rock star wild child done so much in her life, AND had the resources to open up her own store?
Sarah's best friend passed away suddenly two years ago. She started becoming really close with her friend's mother, Carol Dann. She calls her "my best friend" and the two of them quickly became attached at the hip going to auctions, estate sales and garage sales. Sarah always wanted to pick for herself and open up her own store. Carol Dann supported Sarah's dream and became the co-owner of Yours Now Mine store. They opened their store in Bolton, ON where they both are originally from.
If this isn't enough to get you in to see this girls store, she carries brands like SNAP, Pink Martini, and Heartbreaker, all designers with a vintage inspired or reclaimed vintage collections.
She's located at 18 King St. E, in Bolton, ON in the Upper courtyards.
Go in and see the charming old farm beam wall she's nailed up, or the maps she collected from an estate sale and made in to wallpaper. You could spend hours looking at all of her antiques, tin cans, vintage hair dryers, retro cameras and records. Everything is for sale, and every week there is tons of new clothes.
Visit the store in person and support one of the best stores Bolton FINALLY has to offer local fashionistas!