Archive for January, 2017

Jan
27

You want to buy fashion that is made right here in Montreal by ethical designers whose work is unique, funky and hip right? Looky here. We have the top picks in our city.

Montreal is my hometown; and I love it when I meet travellers in my store who ask where they should go next.  I whip out a pen and paper and start drawing up a map with all my favourite things in the neighbourhood…. best lunch at Aux Vivres, best coffee at Melbourne..and so on.  This list is born of that desire to share what only a local can know.

There are as many styles on this list as there are designers.  As I was researching my fashion-designer colleagues, I was stunned to find out how many of us there are in Montreal.  I want shoppers (and especially tourists) to be able to discover stores that they would never find anywhere else in the world; stores that are completely unique to this city.  I added what I felt would be the most important information: The price range, the size range and a brief description of the style. A few designers also make girls clothes in addition to their women’s wear collections; you will find the size range noted next to the adult women’s sizes.

The Boutiques on this list are in no particular order of preference or quality.  They represent the best in many different styles and sectors.  Please click on the links to see the individual designer’s websites and most up-to-date photos of their collections.  This way you can decide which appeal to your taste and budget. Then take your list, your map, and go shopping!

 

 

KATRIN LEBLOND  designer: Katrin Leblond
4647, boulevard St- Laurent, Montréal, QC, H2T 1R2
PRICE: $60-$400   SIZES: XS-XXL & Kids sizes 2-9 ($60-$148)
STYLE: colourful, artistic and embellished knits, ageless appeal, feminine, unique prints, casual dresses, art-skirts, jewelry & accessories, unique made-to-measure bridal.

MELOW   designer: Mélissa Bolduc
PRICE: $120 – $400   SIZES: XS-XXL
STYLE : muted palette, contemporary, asymmetrical cuts, jersey, edgy draped knits.

KSL  designer: Katy St-Laurent
PRICE: $89-$170   SIZES: XS-XL & Kids sizes 4-12
STYLE: sporty, transformable, travel clothes, athletic, high performance

GENERAL 54   designer: Jennifer Glasgow
PRICE: $50-$450   SIZES: XS-XL
STYLE: classic, chic, original cuts, funky office wear, sophisticated patterns

MAILLAGOGO  designer: Carine Chatelais
PRICE: $60-$200   SIZES: XS-XXL
STYLE : sweater knits made in house, creative, timeless, casual and work appropriate

COKLUCH  designers: Laurie Lemieux et Christine Geurin
PRICE: $80-499   SIZES: XS-L & Kids sizes 2-6 ($22-$79)
STYLE  urban, contemporary, hip, working-girl, trendy

DINH BÀ   designer: Dinh Bà Nguyen
PRICE : $120-$200   SIZES: XS-XL
STYLE : geometric prints, dark colours, feminine modern, office chic, mature woman

CRÉATIONS MÉTAMORPHOSE   designer: Karine Demers
PRICE: $60-$175   SIZES: XS-XL
STYLE : mixed prints, flirty and funky, eclectic, gypsy boho, urban

FRANCOIS BEAUREGARD  designer: Francois Beauregard
PRICE:  $60-$550   SIZES: XXS-L
STYLE : simple clean cuts, casual elegant, high-quality basics, chic

LUC FONTAINE  designer: Luc Fontaine
PRICE:  $89-$150   SIZES: XS-XXL
STYLE : knits, tunics and dresses for mature woman, feminine contemporary

BETINA LOU   designer: Marie-Eve Emond
PRICE: $40-$300   SIZES: XXS-XL
STYLE: preppy, understated, minimalist, modern, young, hipster

BODYBAG   designer: Judith Dejardins
PRICE: $90-$300   SIZES: XS-XL
STYLE : chic and edgy staples for young professionals, interesting cuts

ATELIER B  designers: Catherine Métivier & Anne-Marie Laflamme
PRICE: $100-$350  SIZES: XS-XL
STYLE: young and trendy, hipster basics, natural fabrics, office casual

HIGH-END

MARIE SAINT PIERRE  designer: Marie Saint Pierre
PRICE: $200-$2000   SIZES: 4-16
STYLE : Luxury high-end, artistic, contemporary cutting-edge fashion, colourful

SCANDALE  designer: Georges Levesque
PRICE: $85-$700  SIZES: S-L
STYLE: Timeless, artistic, fancy party dresses, gypsy chic

IRIS SETLAKWE  designer: Iris Setlakwe
PRICE: $125-$900   SIZES: 0-14, XS-XL
STYLE : career, contemporary, feminine, matt jersey

ARIANE CARLE  designer: Ariane Carle
PRICE: $200-$3000   SIZES: 4-22
STYLE : evening gowns, bridal, mother of the bride, made-to-measure, gala

ISABELLE ÉLIE   designer: Isabelle Élie
PRICE : $150-$2000   SIZES: 4-12
STYLE : feminine, corporate, classy, evening, coats

MILÈNE B   designer: Milene Belair
PRICE: $100-$1300   SIZES: 4-12
STYLE : architectural, monochromatic, contemporary minimal, masculine edge

DENIS GAGNON   designer: Denis Gagnon
PRICE: $100-$600   SIZES: S-L, one size
STYLE : oversized and loose fitting, futuristic, modern monochromatic, edgy

MENSWEAR

DUBUC   designer: Philippe Dubuc
PRICE: $200-$2000   SIZES: 38-46
STYLE : classic minimalist, unique suits, coats, urban wear, casual

ACCESSORIES

LES COUREURS DE JUPONS  designer: Geneviève Paquette
PRICE: $50-$200   SIZES: XS-XL
STYLE: recycled leather and fur accessories, vintage inspired jewelry, belts, hats, unique prints, tribal

OPHELIE HATS   designer: Corinne Serruya
PRICE: $38-$170
STYLE: classic and funky hats, fascinators for all occasions

m0851   designer: Frederic Mamarbarchi
PRICE:  $400-$500
STYLE : leather handbags, backpacks, pouches, jackets, travel bags

LOWELL   designers: Rachel Fortin et Mathieu Mudie
PRICE: $60-$700
STYLE: recycled leather and fur, clean-line purses, backpacks, wallets, hats, ear-muffs

 

Designers:  My intention in making this list was to promote locally-made Montreal fashion.  It is hard to find us in a simple google search.  I had no idea when I started, that this document would take me over 50 hours of research and phone calls to produce.  I did it because I believe that if we promote each other, we can all rise up together. Please share widely.  If at any time you would like to be removed from this list, please call 514-678-9616 and ask for Katrin.

Jan
16

Made from authentic Dutch wax prints by Vlisco Holland, this skirt is a piece of art.  Planets and Space adorn the front and the back in white, purple and beige.  It is meant to be worn high at the waist and there are two button options on the waistband. With deep pockets on either side, this skirt is both pretty and highly functional.  It is trimmed in brown mesh.

Cosmic Skirt by Katrin Leblond

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