We are an independently owned local business that has been around for 15 years. No, really! Do you remember a little store called Robes and Relics on 104 Street and 82 Avenue? Hey, that's us! We changed the name to Red Pony when we moved a few blocks east to 101 Street, and finally in 2015 we came to our lovely new home* here in the Garneau neighborhood.
Like you, we love fashion and that thrill of finding a truly unique piece, or scoring a great deal. And like you, we also think about the ecological impact of fashion. Effects of manufacturing on the environment, potential human-rights violations on the production line, and contributions to the overflowing landfill sites when items are discarded are part of the white noise in our heads that can take the fun out of shopping. We believe most quality clothes have a lot of life left in them, and what one person might consider out of place in their wardrobe (you know the feeling...."why did I buy that, I never wear it!") is potentially the perfect item missing from another's closet. Everyone wins! We are committed to developing our community, and clothing that does not sell in the store (and that the owner does not want returned) is donated to local charities that make an immediate, positive impact on the lives of others.
My name is Yannick and I own Red Pony with my spouse, Rod. Rod also owns the Acoustic Music Shop and together we have two young daughters. I am originally from Belgium, I love knitting and fibre arts, pretending to understand what is happening in yoga class, and of course fashion things! I am a busy activist-mom, and although I don't usually work in the store during regular business hours, I come in to check things out and share some of my great finds with you!