The VSP Archive now at SIMONS

The VSP Archive now at SIMONS

     While 2020 has been a year like no other, September still marks the advent of a new fashion calendar and a chance at renewal. At VSP, we always commemorate the passing of summer with a wardrobe refresh, sending our inventory team on a search for the best cozy knits and leather boots, while slowly editing out airy dresses and strappy sandals. Over the course of our thirty-year history in luxury consignment, we’ve been through this cycle many times. This September, we wanted to do something extra special for our fall collection by collaborating with another family-owned fashion industry veteran, Simons. As their first ever foray into resale fashion, Simons is now offering a never-before-seen selection of pieces curated from the VSP Archive.


    Simons is an iconic Canadian retailer, with a history dating all the way back to 1840 when John Simons, the son of Scottish immigrants, first opened his storefront Simons Hard Goods in Quebec city, which later became La Maison Simons. Today that same store is known as Simons, and is run by the fifth generation of the Simons family since 1840, brothers Peter and Richard. In 1996, the brothers took over from their father, and started expanding into new cities. In 1999, they decided to venture beyond Quebec City and open a store in Sherbrooke, with another to follow on Rue Sainte-Catherine in downtown Montreal. Today, the retailer has fifteen locations across the country, each one the epicenter of contemporary and designer fashion in that city. Simons is the destination for fashion connoisseurs looking for the season’s most covetable handbags, ready-to-wear, and shoes.


    The VSP Archive selection for Simons spans our greatest hits of the 70's, 80's, 90's and early aughts. We hand-selected pieces for their historical importance: from archival Jean-Paul Gaultier, Escada, and Sonia Rykiel, to more recent and avant-garde pieces from the likes of Junya Watanabe, Galliano, and Comme des Garçons. While curating the selection from our archive, we also encountered pieces from discontinued labels whose legacy lives on such as the iconic Bill Blass and dreamy Told Oldham. We picked silhouettes our clients love such as sumptuous trench coats, vintage tweed jackets, and statement fall dresses.


   VSP and Simons have always shared a space at the intersection of Canadian fashion history and our communities, and now we also share the vision of a sustainable fashion future. As resale fashion becomes an integral part of a greener future for the industry, we are delighted to be partnering with Simons to expand the circular economy and to have the VSP Archive live within their iconic selection of brands and pieces.

Shop the VSP Archive now at Simons

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VSP Consignment's collection is hand-selected by our stylists to include pieces that are masterfully crafted, versatile, and contemporary. Although many of our pieces are pre-owned, we strive to collect items of excellent condition but on occasion, there may be slight signs of wear. On pieces which do not include the size and fabric tag, we make an educated guess to the best of our ability and it is noted in the description. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions regarding an item you are interested in.

Mint

Perfect or pristine, with little to no signs of wear. With or without original retail tags.

Excellent

The item is in excellent pre-owned condition with faint visibility of use. No noticeable flaws have been found.

Vintage

This indicates that the item is a collectible circa twenty years or prior. Natural distressing, if any, is characteristic to the beauty of use. It is still in good condition for an item from a previous time. Any specific flaws will be noted on individual listings.

Very Good

The item is in great pre-owned condition, but has slight signs of natural wear and tear, which are noted in the condition description of the item.

Good

The item is in good condition, but has minor flaws and/or signs of wear. These will be noted in the description of the condition of the item. Flaws are most likely repairable or already repaired, and still wearable with care.

As Is

If a piece is marked “As Is” its condition has been taken into account when determining its value and price adjustments will not be made. All flaws will be listed under each item’s description. Items marked “As Is” are final sale.

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