Trendy holiday markets


November 1, 2013 — Montréal being a place renowned for its creativity, it’s hardly surprising that artists abound in the city. As the holiday season approaches, three markets make their annual appearance to showcase homegrown designers’ fertile imagination and skillful hands. If original gifts are your thing, add these three displays of local creations to your shopping calendar.

The SAT (Société des arts technologiques) transforms its unique loft space to accommodate the contemporary creations of sixty young Montréal designers. If you like your shopping to be in tune with the trends, you’ll have your fix. Funky clothes, fashion accessories, groovy toys ... It’s the go-to market to find cool presents. From November 28 to December 1 at 1201 Saint-Laurent Blvd.

Smart design mart
Held in a vast industrial building in the Mile End, this art and design market distinguishes itself by giving exhibitors full freedom to create their own mini boutique. The result: an intimate shopping experience that highlights a bevy of local creations, from body products to jewelry. There’s high gift potential at this relaxed market. From December 6 to 8 at 5505 Casgrain Avenue.

Loud+Clear and J’ai faim
This design market and food festival transforms UQAM’s Sherbrooke Pavillion into a bustling venue where the talent of over fifty creators gets the freedom to shine. This fair celebrates Montréal's passion for food and interior design in a festive atmosphere. It’s the spot to snag that perfect gift! December 14 and 15 at 200 Sherbrooke Street West.