About Us

Chris James is a stunning, 2,700-square-foot environment for showcasing the latest men’s and women’s clothing collections from around the world. Previously serving as an art gallery, the location opened in 2010 under the direction of Christine Ray-Bratt and Jim Adams, who envisioned the store as much more than a leading vendor of Canadian and international designs.

Their goal was to build Chris James into a full-service fashion boutique that offers one-on-one customer care, wardrobe development and consultation, tailoring, custom-cut orders and private shopping.

Today, Chris James defines contemporary style in Kingston and Eastern Ontario.

Prior to launching Chris James, Christine spent several years managing global luxury brands in Asia before returning to her home town. Jim, a Kingston boy through and through, has owned and operated several prominent retail stores in Kingston, including Sir Gawain Fashion Clothes and two Roots franchises.