Pristine is a unique lifestyle clothing boutique, located in the historic Uptown district of Saint John, New Brunswick. Pristine was established in 2013, drawing influences from the art, music, and action sports scenes. The store offers clothing and accessories exclusive to not only uptown Saint John, but the East Coast as a whole.
For us, Pristine is not only a word, but a lifestyle choice, which the store aims to fill with its unique, vibrant and exclusive shopping experience. From the exposed brick walls, to the hand-built wooden shelving, we give you the big city boutique experience in a small town atmosphere.
Harrison Teed – Owner
Born in Saint John, New Brunswick Harrison showed a unique eye for snowboarding and skateboarding. He perused his passion by starting a small skateboard wholesale company with Josh Palmer in 2010 called the Artificial Project. Harrison became heavily involved in the skateboard industry, selling boards and clothing to many stores across Atlantic Canada, such as Ballistic in St. Johns Newfoundland and Pro Skates in Halifax.
With a keen eye for fashion and design in 2013 Harrison started hashing out his plans to create his vision of a Skate-tique. Here enters Pristine, a lifestyle shop providing an exclusive shopping experience with high-end lifestyle fashion in a creative environment.
Harrison graduated from Rothesay High School, and pursued psychology at the University of New Brunswick Fredericton. Harrison has given time volunteering to children’s skateboard and snowboard camps, Coaching soccer and hockey, and participated in entrepreneurial seminars for teens in Saint John and surrounding area.
Matt Shields – Social Media, Design
A lifelong lover of fashion, music, and action sports, Matt joined Team Pristine in the summer of 2015. With an eclectic taste in clothing, music, and style, Matt was a perfect fit at the store.
Matt handles most day to day business at the store, and also acts as lead stylist for clothing photo shoots, and runs the store social media accounts. Matt is also involved in clothing selection, purchasing, and design.
You can find a recurring style column written by Matt in the online and print publication The District.