Meet the Owner
Christina’s personal taste comes from her overseas travelling from Germany, Panama, and Pakistan as a child where she was exposed to many exotic sights, sounds, colors, and cultures. Her parents were a major influence on her sense of style. Her British mother, Jean, was a classic dresser with a love for pearls, and simple silhouettes.
While living in Germany Christina’s sister Sarah turned two and Julia Child baked her birthday cake to celebrate the occasion. Christina’s father, Joe, was a world traveler, with an admiration for a high quality of clothing and a true love for luxurious fabrics such as cashmere, silk, wool, Irish linen & Egyptian cotton. He taught Christina to look for and appreciate signs of quality seams with matched stripes and plaids, how the fabric under a collar was different than the overall fabric of a jacket. He would crush fabric in his hand, hold it and let go to see if it wrinkled. He would say, “This is the fabric you would want to avoid; you would look like you have been sleeping in your suit.”
Christina’s earliest fashion memory is wearing a white lace dress with brown satin bows on the shoulders in the 6th grade that her father bought for her from Garfinkels.
In 1992 with five Hermes scarves and one scathingly brilliant idea, Christina decided to open her own business; having recently become a single parent and wanting to have her daughter, Arianne, with her as much as possible this was the option that made her happiest.
Christina’s philosophy is, “To find the best of the best. We have a very high standard for our customers who also have a love for luxury items. We take the hard work out of resale shopping by selecting the highest quality and cleanest items for you.” Over the years, having been blessed with some of the most talented and creative staff, we continue to offer not only high-end designer items but also an assortment of unique and sometimes eclectic pieces.
“Fashion is Fun”, I really believe it can be a most enjoyable pastime.
Just shy of their 30th year in business, New to You, Inc. carries on Christina’s love of the unique and eclectic, with a taste for high quality, designer pieces.