Montreal

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Shopping easily qualifies as its own attraction in Montreal. With original French-Canadian designs and brand-name fashions that arrive here before just about anywhere else in North America (save New York), you're bound to come home with something no one else has . . . yet.

Shopping in Montreal

Bodybag by Jude

This studio of popular local streetwear designer Judith Desjardins doubles as a boutique. Pick up knits, denim, microfleece, and cords at the airy loft-like shop. Desjardins’ sleek and easy-to-pair separates in muted tones are known to make appearances at Montreal’s annual Fashion Week, as the designer is a regular at the event.

17 Rue Bernard O., QC, 514-274-5242, www.jude.qc.ca
Tags: shopping | boutique | designer | clothing

Boutique Reborn

This sleek, minimalist boutiquebrings together vintage and ready-to-wear fashions from local and international designers like Japanese mastermind Kenzo Minami (best known for his Barneys New York collection) and up-and-coming Montréaler Rad Rourani.

231 Rue St. Paul O., 514-499-8549
Tags: shopping | designer | vintage

Couleurs

"Take a new look at objects from the past" is the slogan at this wonderful little shop filled to the brim with furniture and items from the '40s to '70s like world-famous American McCoy pottery.

3901 Rue St. Denis, 514-282-4141, www.couleurs.qc.ca
Tags: shopping | vintage

Dubuc

The flagship store for Montréal designer Philippe Dubuc, is the go-to spot for simple, sophisticated clothing lines for men and women.

4451 Rue St. Denis, 514-282-1424, www.dubucstyle.com
Tags: shopping | menswear

Eva B

True fashion hunters know that Montreal is a goldmine of vintage finds. A veritable institution of second-hand clothes, Eva B features a painted wood floor and split-level layout filled with racks of funky duds. It also has a section devoted to flamboyant women’s clothes made onsite.

2013 St. Laurent, QC, 514-849-8246
Tags: shopping | boutique | clothing | vintage

Freitag Concept

The striking original designs make for almost too much eye candy at Freitag Concept, a jewelry boutique devoted almost entirely to sterling-silver items.

3762 St. Laurent Blvd., 514-845-1788
Tags: shopping | jewelry | accessories

Holt Renfrew

For high-end Canadian labels, head north to rue Sherbrooke to find Canada's finest department store; its exceptional collections of cosmetics, accessories, fragrances, and designer fashions for men and women are both high-end and highly civilized - in short, a fashionista's utopia.

1300 Rue Sherbrooke O., 514-842-5111, www.holtrenfrew.com
Tags: shopping | editor pick | designer | menswear

La Maison Simons

To pick up the latest in trendy outfits at reasonable prices, stop by Québec's most popular department store.

977 Rue St. Catherine O., 514-282-1840, www.simons.ca
Tags: shopping | great value | trendy | department store | menswear

Les Cours Mont-Royal

This stellar shopping center does a little bit of everything (jewelry, footwear, décor), but its strength lies in cutting-edge fashion and the hottest designer names (Prada, Versace, Valentino).

1455 Rue Peel, 514-842-7777, www.lcmr.ca
Tags: shopping | boutique | designer

Lola and Emily

Shopping at this boutique is akin to rooting through a friend's closet – albeit an über-chic friend with an armoire full of up-and-coming designer clothes, accessories, and knickknacks.

3475 St. Laurent Blvd., 514-288-7598, www.lolaandemily.com
Tags: shopping | designer | accessories

Marché Bonsecour

As the city’s principal public market for some 100 years, this dome-shaped building also housed City Hall at one point. Now the headquarters for the Conseil des métiers d’art (arts and crafts council) and the Institute of Design, it houses boutiques selling crafts, jewelry, and design items, as well as several restaurants. Contemporary art and photography exhibitions also take place.

350 Rue St. Paul E., QC, 514-872-7730, www2.ville.montreal.qc.ca/marchebonsecours
Tags: shopping | art | things to do | market

Ogilvy's

For upscale name-brands and old-fashioned service, head to this opulent department store where curving staircases and a grand chandelier transport you to another era. Even if you’re not in the market for designer wear, you’ll want to be here between noon and 1pm to witness a unique Oglivy tradition: a bagpiper marching through the store.

1307 Rue St. Catherine O., 514-842-7711, www.ogilvycanada.com
Tags: shopping | things to do | department store

Rooney

When it comes to chic urban streetwear, this boutique shop sells it all: cool t-shirts, great jeans, sneakers, and even the art on the walls.

395 Rue Notre-Dame O., 514-543-6234, www.rooneyshop.com
Tags: shopping | casual

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