Going to Montreal and wondering where to shop? Let me help you. Typically, Montreal is very well known for trendy clothing boutiques and amazing restaurants but it is also chock-full of fabulous home decor destinations that are both inspiring and unique. On a recent trip I scoured the city for the best-of-the-best in order to bring you this mini shopping guide to use on your next visit. There is lots here so get ready to have a bit of fun, grab a bagel along the way and pick up a few words en francais.
4246 rue St Denis http://www.zonemaison.com/
Absolutely brimming with modern decor finds this store is the mothership of Montreal style. The accessories are fantastic, the furniture pieces affordable and the store itself is bright, airy and full of possibilities. You will find a million things that you want to take home so for that reason, it’s a must see.
5765 Boulevard Saint-Laurent http://www.stylelabo.com
This store is a more of a concept-space than a livable environment BUT you will find cool pieces that add personality to your home. It’s part antique market, part junk-shop, part trendy downtown workshop. I imagine adding any number of these things to a modern space to jack up the creative content and provoke conversation starters for dinner parties. LOVE the illuminated letters!
1215 Boulevard Cremazie Ouest http://www.maisoncorbeil.com
This is the biggest and most furniture-oriented store that I visited. Maison Corbeil carries the big lines like Ligne Roset and Cattelan but also offers a variety of less-expensive choices that are fantastic. It has a warm yet minimal feel and covers all the bases.
V de V
5042 Boulevard Saint-Laurent http://www.vdevmaison.com/
This store is a cosy little boutique full of warm and friendly Quebecois things. Or maybe that’s just because I visited in mid-November and they were all decorated for the holidays. Either way, it’s a fun treat to visit and you’ll find lots to see. Cabin-chic at it’s best.
Lambert et Fils Luminaires
156 Rue Beaubien Est. http://www.lambertetfils.com/
I don’t know about you, but I can get very bored of seeing the same lighting fixtures over and over again. Which is why I am soooooo excited about finding this amazing small custom shop that makes everything on-site. The lights are modern, elegant, simple and (best of all) unique. They aren’t cheap, but they aren’t break-the-bank crazy either. Love, love, love this place.
That’s all for my adventures and I’m sure there are many, many more. Please write to me with other ideas and I will check them out on my next go-round. What a fantastic, fantastic city. Au revoir mes amis!