Thursday, January 27, 2011

All Things French Week- "Le temps de faire du shopping" Travel and Shop Pick- Montreal

I remember my first visit to the Ste Catherine area of Montreal. I was so dazzled and overwhelmed by the fabulous apparel and accessories choices, I did not make a  single purchase. The selections were exquisite, edgy, unique and had European flair. One of the best places in the world to shop and what a beautiful city to do it.

Les Ailes de la Mode
This gorgeous department store sells everything from Paper Denim and Cloth to Diesel.
677 rue Ste- Catherine W

Bella Pella
Edible ingredients in bath and body products. Edibles like olive oil and avocado are just a few of the ingredients. Try the chocolate massage bar.
3933 Rue St Denis

Blue Marine and Co
Great store with extensive inventory for hanging out,  from denim to knits.
977 rue Ste- Catherine W

Mid Century design,Scandinavin vases and vessels and 1960's Ouebecoise ceramics.
3901 rue St-Denis

As my Canadian friends can attest, one my favorite stores anywhere in Canada. Jacob is a very similar to Zara, trendy work related clothing and fun clothes for going out.
1220 rue Ste Catherine

Eco Darling
Recycled and sustainable home accessories, clothing and beauty products.
69 rue Villeneuve Quest

Rugby North America
Wonderful leather goods like handbags and jackets.
3526 Blvd St Laurent

Mimi and Coco
Italian made tees and tanks and great prices.
4927 rue Sherbrooke

Sexy,sexy but classy clothing from this great store.
3651 Blvd St Laurent

 Friperies (Friperies is French for secondhand)

Just featured in NY Times article about Montreal this store sells top labels including Dior and Gucci.
1800 rue Notre Dame Quest

La Gaillarde- Friperies
Vintage picks at great prices. Lots of reworked pieces too.
4019 rue Notre Dame Quest

Vintage clothing made from reclaimed vintage fabrics. Loved all across Canada.
4832 Blvd St- Laurent

Every era and at great prices.
151 Ave,des Pins Est

From Adidas to Manolos this family owned business established in 1940 carries venerable brands from all over the world.
1191 rue Ste -Catherine

Mona Moore
Best show store in Montreal, brands from top names including Mark Jacobs and Pierre Hardy. A must visit.
1446 rue- Sherbrooke W

Space FB
A favorite of many in Montreal, designed by Francois Beauregard, clean wonderful athletic clothes in beautiful colors.
Les Cours Mont Royal Shopping Center

Espace Pepin
Art and Fashion are always a wonderful combination. Artist Lysanne Pepin showcases her work along with a fashion line from local designers.
350 rue St Paul W

Best selection of Mid Century modern furniture and housewares at great prices.
1023 and 1036 rue Ontario

A great store to visit, they are always a step ahead of the trends. They stock edgy labels before anyone else.
4910 rue Sherbrooke W

Abe and Mary's
We love shopping and giving to a good cause. This store is an apothecary, a cafe and lovely merchandise from Philip Lim among others. The best thing is that one percent of every sale goes to Alzheimer's research.
4175 rue Jean Talon Quest

Beautiful Inuit art, jewelry and craft. The moccasins for children and infants are very cute!
79 rue St-Paul Est

Au Revoir!

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