Montreal is one of the trendiest cities in Canada. Its streets are filled with beautiful, fashionable people. With thousands of boutiques to choose from, where to begin your shopping journey? Here are a list of the top quaint, trendy, and hip boutiques that scream the Montreal style just for you!
1. Editorial Boutique
Editorial Boutique is where high-end fashion meets everyday street wear. Located on Stanley in between de Maisonneuve and Saint Catherine, this small boutique carries a electric mix of high-end affordable street lines from LA, New York, Montreal, Italy, France and Australia Including: J Brand, Luv U Always, One Teaspoon, Current Elliot, Vince, Jeffrey Campbell, Brandy & Melville, UNIF, Fine Collection, My pants, Erin Wasson, Bing Bang, House of Harlow and a collection of Vintage Frames.The store is suppose to resemble your stylist best friend’s closet: The Narrow store is filled with many fashionable statement pieces that range from dresses and casual wear, to bold statement jewelry and that perfect pair of shoes.
2. Jeans Jeans Jeans!
Discover one of the city’s hidden gems Jeans Jeans Jeans for a shopping experience like no other. Their focus is to offer you friendly and skilled service in a casual environment to make sure you leave feeling great in your new denim. Jeans Jeans Jeans sells a large assortment and variety of different brands such as Diesel, Gsus, Cheap Monday, Hudson, Mavi and True Religion. Also did I mention their prices are also some of the best in the city and they offer free hemming service!
Jeans Jeans Jeans!
5575 Casgrain Ave.
3. Unicorn boutique
Relaxed yet fashionable is the way of this store. Boutique Unicorn is one of the more accessible stores out of this list. Their style aims more towards the younger trendsetters. but a lot of the pieces are so flattering and simple, you could be good to wear them for a long time to come.
80% of the store’s selection comes from Montreal designers, so here you’ll find elegant dresses and separates by local darlings Mélissa Nepton, Ève Gravel, Betina Lou, Grob and Barilà. You will also find Canadian designers outside of Montreal such as; Toronoto’s Dagg & Stacey and West Coast’s BC footwear. and about another 20% comes from international brands like Cheap Monday.
5135 Boul. Saint-Laurent.
4. Tres Chic
Praised for their smart sense of woman’s wear, Très Chic Styling’s team has all the right tips and tricks to help you assemble that perfect designer wardrobe and outfits for all occasions.
With Très Chic’s extensive collection of designer dresses and gowns, onsite stylists help you coordinate your closet without breaking the bank. Top-name labels by way of designer clothing, dresses, gowns, accessories, shoes and jewelry can all be found at amazing prices, rekindling your love affair with looking like you stepped off a runway or red carpet.
1069 Laurier Ouest,
5. Le petit Garconne
“1861 is for the girl that is inspired by Marie-Antoinette,” she explained. “Back in the day, party time, dresses, champagne, cupcakes, really like the store you want to go to when you have an event and you want to get dolled up. [La Petite Garçonne] is more subdued, more sophisticated, more serious. The clothes are more work-appropriate, edgier, much simpler than what we offer in 1861.”
But even though the clothes are decidedly more modern, stepping into the new store still feels like you’re taking a walk through time. “We were inspired by old Paris from the beginning of the 20th century,” said Ho. “From the décor to the clothing, it’s the beginning of time when women started to work.”
The working woman aesthetic guides not only the store’s décor and the choice of labels, which include bold, menswear-inpired pieces by labels like Mackage, FCUK, Ted Baker, House of Harlow, Dolce Vita, Soaked in Luxury. It also suggested the shop’s name, a nod to a tomboyish era of fashion. – MontrealGazette.com
“I was inspired by the word garçon, which is very french, and all the clothes are very menswear inspired. So we played with the word, for the stronger working woman.”
La Petite Garconne
3650 Boul Saint-Laurent.
6. Boutique 1861
If you’re in the market for anything frilly, frivolous and exceptionally girly Boutique 1861 is your destination. With its vintage jewelry and ultra feminine pieces, the boudoir feel to Boutique 1861 will surely inspire the post modern Marie-Antoinette in any girl. With two locations on both the main (3670 Boulevard St Laurent) and 1861 St Catherine West, the unmistakable pink boutique is hard to miss. The store itself feels like a proper candy store. Its adorable pink, champagne and black themed interior and exterior storefront, complete with vintage tables, lace and frills as far as the eye can see makes for an easy new romance and some long time love affairs. The boutique is sure to please anyone looking for one of a kind, eclectic and girly pieces. Catering to both the working woman with more conservative vintage cut dresses, skirts and blazers, as well as to the fashionista with daring lace numbers, Boutique 1861 has something for every woman and every budget. With a newly launched website, 1861 is now accessible 24/7 and offers free shipping on transactions worth $150 or more. With its endless shipments of new stock weekly and ever ready sales associates to guide you through the boutique’s girly wonderland, a visit to Boutique 1861 is sure to melt any fashionista’s heart.
3670 Boul Saint-Laurent.
7. Cahier d’Exercices
Cahier d’Exercices is a modern stone-and-timber space stocked with cutting-edge clothing and accessories from labels such as Céline, Dries Van Noten, Rick Owens Palais Royal, Kimberly Ovitz and more. “There are so many amazing collections, from both up-and-coming as well as established designers, that are not represented anywhere in Montreal,” says avant-minded owner Laura Gurantiano. “I wanted to do something totally different in women’s wear.” As for the shop’s clever concept, “We wanted a name that could evolve with our collections. Cahier d’Exercices (‘notebook’ in English) makes us think of a work in progress: notes, ideas, sketches, whatever you want it to be.” Whether or not you’re headed back to school this fall, there’s no better time to take a page out of this high-fashion book.
369 St-Paul St. W.
8. Frank & Oak
Ethan Song and Hicham Ratnani are childhood friends who grew up in Montreal with a shared passion for walking the line between art and technology. Ethan has always been captivated by the delicate and connective relationship between products and people. Hicham graduated from McGill University with a degree in engineering and a few bumps and bruises after being a starter on the school’s football team. After a few consultation gigs, they both made a pact to start their own company. It’s their common talent and characteristics that Frank & Oak was born from. They opened the store with the mission of helping a generation of men dress and live well at reasonable prices with a simplistic and classic style.
Frank & Oak
160 Rue Saint Viatuer Est #105
9. Tozzie for men
Boutique Tozzi is an upscale menswear boutique for those who are looking to build their perfect wardrobe. Opened Fall 2010 by Joey Tozzi, a fashion buyer with over a decade of experience, Boutique Tozzi is Montréal’s premier destination for those on the hunt for the latest and most tasteful in menswear. Located in the heart of Crescent Street, the boutique is surrounded by magnificent architecture, lively cafés and some of Montréal’s most exciting clubs. The minimalist all-wood Zen décor compliments the extensive selection of today’s best labels and top designers offered at this unique spot. Their customers will enjoy a relaxing shopping experience in a peaceful environment while sampling a selection of the trendiest brands of men’s clothing and accessories.
2115 & 2095 Crescent Street
SSENSE is an high end boutique and international online retailer known for its directional selection of over 150 brands including Givenchy, Rick Owens, Alexander Wang, Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen and Off-White. Since 2003, they have expanded into a global destination for online luxury receiving over two million visitors per month and as of 2010 SSense opened its two-story boutique in the historic old Montreal. The boutique features runway designer clothing and accessories for men and women.
90 Rue Saint Paul Ouest