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.
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
3889 rue St-Denis, Montréal, QC, H2W 2M4
PRICE: $120 – $400 SIZES: XS-XXL
STYLE : muted palette, contemporary, asymmetrical cuts, jersey, edgy draped knits.
KSL designer: Katy St-Laurent
3997, rue St-Denis, Montréal, QC H2W 2M4
PRICE: $89-$170 SIZES: XS-XL & Kids sizes 4-12
STYLE: sporty, transformable, travel clothes, athletic, high performance
GENERAL 54 designer: Jennifer Glasgow
5145 boulevard St-Laurent, Montreal, QC H2T 1R9
PRICE: $50-$450 SIZES: XS-XL
STYLE: classic, chic, original cuts, funky office wear, sophisticated patterns
MAILLAGOGO designer: Carine Chatelais
380 De Castelnau Est, Montréal, QC, H2R 1P9
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
410A Rue Villeray, Montréal, QC H2R 1H3
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
1455, rue Amherst, Montréal, QC H2L 3L2
PRICE : $120-$200 SIZES: XS-XL
STYLE : geometric prints, dark colours, feminine modern, office chic, mature woman
CRÉATIONS MÉTAMORPHOSE designer: Karine Demers
2037, rue Parthenais, Montréal, QC, H2K 3T1
PRICE: $60-$175 SIZES: XS-XL
STYLE : mixed prints, flirty and funky, eclectic, gypsy boho, urban
FRANCOIS BEAUREGARD designer: Francois Beauregard
204 Avenue Laurier O, Montréal, QC H2T 2N8
PRICE: $60-$550 SIZES: XXS-L
STYLE : simple clean cuts, casual elegant, high-quality basics, chic
LUC FONTAINE designer: Luc Fontaine
1289, rue Ontario est, Montréal, QC H2L 1R7
PRICE: $89-$150 SIZES: XS-XXL
STYLE : knits, tunics and dresses for mature woman, feminine contemporary
BETINA LOU designer: Marie-Eve Emond
6510 Avenue Henri-Julien, Montréal, QC H2S 2V2
PRICE: $40-$300 SIZES: XXS-XL
STYLE: preppy, understated, minimalist, modern, young, hipster
BODY BAG designer: Judith Dejardins
17 Rue Bernard O, Montréal, QC, H2T 2J6
PRICE: $90-$300 SIZES: XS-XL
STYLE : chic and edgy staples for young professionals, interesting cuts
ATELIER B designers: Catherine Métivier & Anne-Marie Laflamme
5758 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2T 1S8
PRICE: $100-$350 SIZES: XS-XL
STYLE: young and trendy, hipster basics, natural fabrics, office casual
MARIE SAINT PIERRE designer: Marie Saint Pierre
2081 Rue de la Montagne, Montréal, QC H3G 1G2
Rockland Centre, 2305 Chemin Rockland, Mont-Royal, QC H3P 3E9
PRICE: $200-$2000 SIZES: 4-16
STYLE : Luxury high-end, artistic, contemporary cutting-edge fashion, colourful
SCANDALE designer: Georges Levesque
3639 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2X 2V5
PRICE: $85-$700 SIZES: S-L
STYLE: Timeless, artistic, fancy party dresses, gypsy chic
IRIS SETLAKWE designer: Iris Setlakwe
1066 Avenue Laurier O, Outremont, QC, H2V 2K8
PRICE: $125-$900 SIZES: 0-14, XS-XL
STYLE : career, contemporary, feminine, matt jersey
ARIANE CARLE designer: Ariane Carle
364 Boulevard Saint Joseph O, Montréal, QC H2T 2N9
PRICE: $200-$3000 SIZES: 4-22
STYLE : evening gowns, bridal, mother of the bride, made-to-measure, gala
ISABELLE ÉLIE designer: Isabelle Élie
1073 Avenue Laurier O, Outremont, QC, H2V 2L2
PRICE : $150-$2000 SIZES: 4-12
STYLE : feminine, corporate, classy, evening, coats
MILÈNE B designer: Milene Belair
5259, boulevard Saint-Laurent, Montréal, Qc H2T 1S4
PRICE: $100-$1300 SIZES: 4-12
STYLE : architectural, monochromatic, contemporary minimal, masculine edge
DENIS GAGNON designer: Denis Gagnon
170 Rue Saint-Paul O, Montréal, QC H2Y 1Z7
PRICE: $100-$600 SIZES: S-L, one size
STYLE : oversized and loose fitting, futuristic, modern monochromatic, edgy
DUBUC designer: Philippe Dubuc
417 rue St-Pierre, Montréal, QC H2Y 2M4
PRICE: $200-$2000 SIZES: 38-46
STYLE : classic minimalist, unique suits, coats, urban wear, casual
LES COUREURS DE JUPONS designer: Geneviève Paquette
2627 Rue Masson, Montréal, QC, H1Y 1W1
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
3868 St Laurent Blvd, Montreal, Quebec H2W 1Y2
STYLE: classic and funky hats, fascinators for all occasions
m0851 designer: Frederic Mamarbarchi
1-3526 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2X 2V1
2-Complexe Les Ailes, 677 St. Catherine St W, Montreal, QC H3B 5K4
STYLE : leather handbags, backpacks, pouches, jackets, travel bags
LOWELL designers: Rachel Fortin et Mathieu Mudie
5364 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2T 1S1
STYLE: recycled leather and fur, clean-line purses, backpacks, wallets, hats, ear-muffs
Clients: 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 and go shopping!
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.
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.
Artist? Artsy? Patron of the Arts?
Lover of all things Frida?
Welcome to the Fall collection, inspired by Leonard Cohen, embellished back details, fabulous sleeves, mesh trim and polka dot details.
Available in store at 4647 St-Laurent, Montreal, Canada or online at store.katrinleblond.com
All made ethically in a studio where everyone on the team like to show up for work on Mondays. Made with love and inspired by art. Click on images for links to store.
When a sweater is not enough and really you never want to get out of bed; that’s when it’s time for a sweater coat. You can wear leggings and a thin long sleeved top (basically pijamas) and throw on an Ivko knit wool coat, and VOILA! You look glamorous and feel cozy. Add a pair of knee high fall boots and you will feel like a superhero. Now take on the world. You are beautiful and powerful (and cozy and warm)! Shop Here
These sweaters are for you: Forest Fairies, Fall Hikers, Cross-country Skiers, Dog-walkers, Leaf Rakers, Mothers, Lovers of fresh air! Brave the changing temperatures with warmth and JOY! I say “joy” because it truly is possible for a beautiful cozy sweater to make you happy every time you put it on. I call objects like that “Happiness Triggers”, and I try to surround myself with functional Beauty for that reason. #IVKO
Every sweater is linked to the IVKO STORE. If you want to shop, just click on the pictures. Or go to shop
When the second delivery of Ivko showed up, it became clear that we had some winning outfits on our hands. We have tried all these sweaters with both skirts and they all match beautifully. I must admit, that I really love this first long Jacket paired with the wool skirt the best. It makes a stunning combination, but the short Jacket with the notched collar is a close runner up for fabulousness! We haven’t even added all the accessories that are possible. You’ll have to shop around the site and have a look HERE.
Welcome to cooler days and wooly sweaters. To enjoying your tea a little bit more deeply and adding layers to your body.
The cocooning phase has arrived and covering up your hands and head and neck are starting to feel like good ideas.
I always notice the first real cold days arrive and everyone is so desperate for a hat, that they will put any old knit tuque from the bottom of their glove compartment on their heads. Why not be ahead of the game this year and get yourself a hat that will make you want to embrace Fall with open arms.
Shop Fall Accessories here
Delightful color combinations and beautiful motifs. The Royalty collection is this year’s pinnacle of jacquard design. It is pure perfection of detail and confection. Inspired by stone carving on castles and Renaissance motifs, its is sumptuous and divine. The high quality merino wool yarns feel amazing against the skin.
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Katrin Leblond’s new collection – Nouvelle Collection
for girls 2-9 years old – pour fillette de 2 a 9 ans
Launch Party – Party de lancement
Saturday June 4 11am-5pm – Samedi 4 Juin de 11h-17h
4647 St-Laurent blvd.
Face painting all day – Painture sur visage toute la journee
Every now and then I let myself get carried away with some unreasonable project that will take far too long to execute and that is when we make art here in the studio. A few examples are here for you to see (and click on if you want to purchase). The cat skirt is a second edition and comes in a black or charcoal ground. The influence was a pop art. The mermaid skirt is the vision of our current intern Emma Bootman. She has a great artistic eye.
Light and floaty, these blouses are like the sweetness of warm Spring days. Exquisitely soft and only slightly sheer, this blouse is perfect for the buds of Spring or the high Summer heat. Wear it for it’s beauty, or to cover from the sun. Wear it loose or belted, wear it tucked in or out. Can you tell that we just love it!
Ok, please forgive the ridiculous styling of this shot. That’s how Ivko styled their Spring 2016 shoot this year.
I know none of you will be wearing a leather fringe purse or a 70 headband, but hey, that chunky turquoise ring is kind of nice.
Enough of the boring, overpriced brunches. Order copies of Color Her for May 8, and treat your mom to hours of meditative fun. Enjoy a 20% discount with promo code “MOMLOVE”. Place your order by May 1st to ensure delivery by Mother’s Day.
Let her imagination fly as she creates strong female combinations – perhaps a farm girl with a mermaid tail. Or a multi-tasking goddess riding a skateboard. She doesn’t even have to stay within the lines.
You may have noticed yourself that coloring is akin to meditation. It has been shown to help with dementia, anxiety, depression and PTSD. And heck, it’s just fun. We moms can always use more of that.
Order yours today for the mom, daughter, sister, raging granny, aunt, wife, partner, girlfriend, baby mama, student, teacher, or special amiga you admire. And watch the relaxation set in.
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Studio Sale – Vente dAtelier
Katrin Leblond Design
11-12-13-14 Mars, de 12-18h
4647 St-Laurent, Montreal
Studio Sale Day 1 is today.
Store only opens the front door at 12noon today. Open until 8pm.
Mega liquidation of old inventory up to -70%. Tops for $30. Also, take a peek at our newest creations from Spring Collection 2016!
Il y a assez pour tout le monde. Nous avons beaucoup de marchandises et tout doit partir! Portez vos plus beaux sous-vêtements et venez essayer de jolis vêtements de marques à prix de liquidation fous. Amenez vos amies, vos mamans, vos filles! Soutenez les entreprises québécoises en magasinant local. Sentez-vous belle et recevez beaucoup de compliments!
Boutique Katrin Leblond 4647 St-Laurent, Montreal, 514-678-9616
So I looked around my store one day and realized I had nothing with my classic storybook embellishments on them. So I took the plunge into some ideas I had been dreaming of. Here is the resulting production.
It may be the deepest of winter outside, but in the studio, and therefor my mind, it is all about Spring.
Here is a peek at things to come and the process of making them in my studio.
Sale time. With new things on their way, I am feeling very motivated to clear out the old inventory. I have just posted many styles on sale in the online store at www.katrinleblond.com. I even put the Ivko on sale, though I usually don’t until much later in the sale season, but there wasn’t much, so I thought why not.
New headpieces made after returning from an inspiration trip to Mexico. The land of colour!
Here is a swatch of Ivko knits coming soon.
ethical, natural, local and beautiful. shop online now.
I like gifts.
I have a small gift for you if you love my designs and IVKO sweaters.
I have created a promo code that will earn you a $20 discount on any purchase in my online boutique. (must spend over $100, but we all know how easy that is! expires Dec 24th)
enter “holidaycheer” at checkout
Ivko style 52729 Black
This coat is made from Ivko’s hand made boiled wool and is lined with beautiful turquoise satin. It is long and has pockets. The collar is cozy and slightly padded. The embroidery of multi colored flowers also includes sections with gold thread.
This is the extra thick wool collection from Ivko. They are divinely beautiful and ohh soo warm. This coat is made from Ivko’s thickest wool and is double knit for a very thick effect. It is long and has pockets. The collar can be worn open or buttoned up.
Attention American customers: All prices are in Canadian Dollars.
Never be cold again!
This year Ivko went in a new design direction: Geometric, dots, circles, stripes.
It’s a refreshing alternative for those of us that already have many Ivko sweaters with florals and wallpaper motifs.
Priced from $179-$239
Sizes XS/S, M, L/XL
Free Delivery in Canada and the US
The Fall Collection is filling up the store. This year I have focused on completing the needs of my boutique, by creating pieces that will be truly practical for a Northern climate and still feel feminine. Her is a combo I am feeling particularly cute in.
The pants also come in black with a B+W polka dot cuff, a crazy colourful quilted floral print with black cuff, and a B+W herringbone all over.
The Off-the-shoulder ballerina top comes in red lace, grey floral, hot orang/red, B+W stripes. It’s a nice piece for transitioning to Fall. It has long sleeves, but because it is off-the-shoulder it feels like it has a Summer vibe.
The New collection for 2015 is a vision of mixed motifs and contemporary styling.
The inspirations for their collections are “James Dean”, Urban landscapes, and of course flowers, flowers, flowers! This year stripes play a big role in multicolor layering combined with painterly roses and traditional arabesque lines. There are items styled for the dramatic woman; bright colors on a black base, and there are softer more nature-inspired palettes of brown, beige and taupe with a touch of coral.
The magic of Ivko, is that there is something for everyone. There are cozy coats for the cottage, elegant boiled wool coats for the finest occasion, but best of all, there are practical sweaters for the schoolteacher, the artist and the yoga instructor.
Never stop being creative!
This is my newest art project; a collaboration with graphic designer Iris Glaser. We were inspired by a window display we painted in my store in December of fairies, Fridas and fashionistas. (see pictures here) A few months later we spent some time on the idea of a colouring book for girls and women that would reflect our current experience of art and feminism. Mix and match was the perfect way to express our varied selves, ever changing and all ages. Drawing from the comtemporary and the mythological, we created 12 plates that were fun and empowering images. We chose cardstock so that the book can be used with watercolours as well as markers. Making sure every head, torso and legs were equally fun and different, we made sure not to include stereotypical professions or princesses. No princesses at all! Believing we need to actively choose the images we surround ourselves with, our ladies show a diversity in their expression of femininity.
Here is my daughter Victoria working on her first mix. She calls this one the ladybug girl. She really loves the hair and the robot girl legs.
Iris painted this spectacular mermaid singer.
The book is available for purchase online and in my boutique.