Agent 99 & Blueprint Clothing: Two Peas in a Pod

By Rosalyn Gambhir

Two sister stores stand side-by-side, but little would you know they are owned by one owner. Unique in their own way, Agent 99 and Blueprint Clothing are the apples of owner Cyndy Gibson’s eye. Her vision of these stores completely embodies who she is as an individual and her personal style. You could say she is Kingston’s very own exuberant Betty Johnson but toned down just a smidge.

 

While trying to get two little girls out the door each morning, Gibson and her partner Rob Sinclair manage to run Agent 99 and Blueprint Clothing smoothly. With a clothing and business-oriented mind, the idea of both stores came together very quickly. The opportunity of being an entrepreneur grew fonder in their early twenties and inspiration for the current Agent 99 concept and location was the arrival of The Gap in the 90’s. Small businesses in the area learnt to co-habit as the neighborhood around them started to blossom. Blueprint’s location opened its door shortly after the opening of Agent 99 in 2002. Through community involvements and contributing to local charities, Agent 99 and Blueprint Clothing are two thriving fashion locations in the heart of downtown Kingston.

 

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Don’t be surprised with the layout of store changing weekly as new arrivals are always coming in.

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Shine bright like a diamond? What girl doesn’t want to?

Agent 99 is a little piece of heaven with racks upon racks of dresses from TFNC London, Mink Pink, BB Dakota and oh so much more. Known for its annual three day Holiday Dress Trunk Show, Agent 99 has a phenomenal dress selection with several stand out numbers. You are sure to fall in love with the timeless and classic pieces in this boutique. Upon instantly walking into Agent 99, my eyes gravitated towards a stunning French Connection sparkle maxi dress with cap sleeves and sequinned finish; it sure was a party showstopper with a simple cut to give it effortless class! Little black dress anyone? This store is a girl’s dreams come true. If you’re looking for some trendy and fresh finds, then look no further than Agent 99 in Kingston.

 

Blueprint Clothing on the other hand could be described as, “indie, real and downtown” according to Gibson. It does not cater to a certain demographic but rather a lifestyle offering brands likes Herschel, Ben Sherman, Lacoste, Vero Moda, Jack & Jones and Soia & Kyo. Creating an experience and connection with shoppers is important to Gibson while offering unique quality pieces. Catering to both men and women, Blueprint is a mix between classic style and hipster fun. Every season, this store brings unbelievable fashion finds from the likes of dresses, sweaters, and pants to accessories like no other! If you are fashion conscious, you will love Blueprint.

 

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Cozy sweaters are found through Blueprint clothing and perfect for the holiday season.

Cyndy’s favorite product: Levi’s bought used in 1992 that are high waisted with crazy Navaho patches all over the front and she can still rock them. Both stores unique in their own way are most certainly worth a day or weekend trip to Kingston. Be sure to stop by Agent 99 and Blueprint Clothing at 244 Princess and 246 Princess, Kingston respectively.