"Bonjour/hi" is the local greeting in this gorgeous bilingual city—and the shopping is just as awesomely eclectic.
If Pop Montreal (kind of like Canada’s Coachella) had an official shop, it would be this downtown boutique crammed with music-festival-flavored clothing, like boho tops and studded cutoffs. 1455 rue Stanley, 514-849-3888, editorialboutique.com
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
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
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, inheritanceshopmontreal.com
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
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
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