Montreal is blessed with diverse neighbourhoods, stunning scenery and a thriving cultural scene that easily make it one of the most desirable places to live in Canada.
With a range of independent shops selling local and international designers, it’s easy to be well-dressed here too. Just ask Montreal native and Instagram fashion favourite, Tika the Italian greyhound!
If you’re looking to up your style game this season and support local, take a look at our roundup of the best independent shops Montreal has to offer.
Did we mention they’re all just a stone’s throw from your Trylon apartment?
1. La Petite Garconne
3650 St Laurent Blvd
Rooted in simplicity and casual sophistication, this women’s boutique offers everything from comfy loungewear and work-appropriate pants to jewellery and skincare. Featuring local designers alongside a Made in Canada line, it’s the place to go to find those forever pieces.
2115 Rue Crescent
This upscale boutique in the heart of downtown Montreal features a mix of international designers and local brands. With a classic minimalist aesthetic, stores devoted to both men and women’s’ clothing and a team of dedicated stylists onsite, you’re guaranteed a personalised shopping experience every time.
Head next door for a coffee and discover home and lifestyle accessories in their newly opened concept boutique. Latte anyone?
395 Notre-Dame Street
Featuring classically cool brands like APC and Adidas alongside up-and-coming designers, Rooney focuses on quality manufacturing above all else. The sleek showroom is full of classic, everyday staples for both men and women, while their online shop offers the same experience from the comfort of your own home.
With a unique story behind each piece and a quality built to last, you’re sure to find something worth talking about at Rooney.
4. Boutique Unicorn
5135 St Laurent Blvd
Full of local, national and international independent designers, Boutique Unicorn is the place to shop for unique finds in Montreal. With everything from clothing and swimwear to jewellery and accessories, it’s hard to leave empty-handed here so be sure to bring your wallet!
5. Citizen Vintage
5330 St Laurent Blvd
For a sustainable alternative to fast fashion, head to Citizen Vintage.
Here you’ll find clothing from local designers alongside the in-house brand and a selection of vintage pieces. Using deadstock fabric and up-cycled clothing, the duo behind the store are creating style with a conscience. Who says a great jacket can’t change the world?
6. Annex Vintage
5364 Saint Laurent Blvd
If you find yourself in the Mile End neighbourhood, Annex Vintage is well worth discovering. With a wide selection of vintage clothing, home goods and accessories, it’s the perfect place to pick up a unique art print or two.
It also claims to be home to Montreal’s largest collection of artist pins and patches, but there’s only one way to find out…
6725 Rue St Hubert
For the ultimate streetwear, look no further than clothing and lifestyle store, Lopez. Featuring styles rooted in punk and skate, the designs embody the spirit of the diverse neighbourhood where you’ll find the store.
One for those looking to inject some personality into their wardrobe.