Le Marché MTL
Stepping into this charming Plateau boutique is like poking around in someone’s closet — but you get to take the goodies with you! Kafi Dublin opens her treasure trove of one-of-a-kind style where local and foreign designers, vintage accessories and Montreal panache become one.
Le Marché MTL: 24 Rue Des Pins (www.lemarchemtl.com)
The crème de la crème of the manufacturing district in Montreal, the Chabanel 555 is home to the Centre International de Mode ã Montréal (CIMM) during Fashion Week. Open to the public only on Saturdays between 9am and 1pm, bargain seekers come here for the sample sales of over 850 brands and collections. Items are $120 and up.
Chabanel 555: 555 Chabanel Ouest (www.montrealfashionmart.com)
Owner Elaine Léveillé describes her Westmount boutique as “vintage with character”. Here you’ll find hand picked, high quality, restored vintage pieces that are relevant today, from a golden crochet vest, to a pristine black tailored veston, to shiny black clutches and pinup platforms. Most items are under $100.
E.R.A. Friperie: 1800 Notre-Dame Ouest
The newly renovated mall in Town of Mount Royal (TMR) is a chic alternative to shopping the downtown area. Shop like mad at Browns, Lily Simon, or even the Bay and dine in comfort at their posh food court with a built-in glass fireplace. The Rockland center will cater to your every need.
Rockland Center: 2305 Rockland Road (www.centrerockland.com)