Montreal

"Bonjour/hi" is the local greeting in this gorgeous bilingual city—and the shopping is just as awesomely eclectic.

Atelier B.

Made from eco-friendly fabrics, this local label’s tailored skirts and shorts are sold across Canada, but only here can you shop the line in its adorable entirety.

5758 Blvd. St.-Laurent, 514-769-6094, atelier-b.ca/en

Cahier D'Exercices

Stepping off the cobblestoned Old Port streets into this sleek designer store is like crossing into the future—the suspended racks dangling Marni shifts and Céline tops are that cutting-edge.

369 rue St.-Paul O., 514-439-5169, cahierdexercices.com

Citizen Vintage

Perfect for those who fear the cluttered and the musty, this sunny space neatly displays everything by trend (’70s Levi’s here, ’90s floral dresses there), so digging is kept to a minimum.

5330 Blvd. St.-Laurent, 514-439-2774, citizenvintage.com

Éditorial

If Pop Montreal (kind of like Canada’s SXSW) had an official shop, it would be this downtown boutique crammed with music-festival-flavored clothing, like boho tanks and studded cutoffs. Their crop tops and slogan tees would look right at home in Cara Delevingne's closet.

1455 rue Stanley, 514-849-3888, editorialboutique.com

Les Étoffes

A chilled-out setting (blue walls, a turntable spinning Abbey Road) takes the stress out of splurging on cult-favorite designer goods, like Christophe Lemaire coats and A Détacher tunics.

5253 Blvd. St.-Laurent, 514-544-5500, lesetoffes​.com

Ssense

The online designer-retailer’s first real-live store features cool-kid favorites (Chloé trousers, Lanvin sneakers) and an ingenious service: Anything on the website can be overnighted to the shop, without obligation to buy.

90 rue St.-Paul O., 514-289-1906, ssense.com

Inheritance Shop

Our favorite store in the eclectic Le Plateau area spotlights indie labels on the brink. Here’s where to score Won Hundred sandals and Wood Wood totes before the rest of the world. 


4357 Blvd. St.-Laurent, 514-509-1675, inheritanceshop​montreal​.com

Les Montures

Local DJ Nicolas Hamel parlayed his passion for vintage glasses into a full-time job with this tiny, hip shop for rare styles (’30s Dior frames, ’80s Alpina neon shades) and Hamel’s own retro-inspired line.

174 rue Bernard O., 514-507-8282, lesmontures.com

Reborn

Lining this moody, narrow boutique are Acne moto jackets, RAD leather boots and Raquel Allegra shredded knits—basically, all things black, edgy and seriously badass.

231 rue St.-Paul O., 514-499-8549, reborn.ws

Rooney

We found flirty Parker dresses, shiny Bass loafers and, in the men’s section (which takes up the bulk of the store), Homespun Henleys that look just as good on us.

395 rue Notre-Dame O., 514-543-6234, rooneyshop.com

Want Apothecary

Inspired by 19th-century pharmacies, this Westmount shop, owned by twins Dexter and Byron Peart, samples a bit of exquisite everything—floaty Filippa K tops, Parisian candles and the brothers’ own line of internationally loved canvas bags.

4960 rue Sherbrooke O., 514-484-3555, wantapothecary.com