If you like Asian artefacts, make sure you stop by Oriental Treasures (1894 Notre-Dame W). They specialize in antiques found in the sea, such as shipwrecked ceramic and nephrite jades. The advantage of items found in the sea is that they are 100% genuine. Plus, the treasures from this store have been featured in National Geographic, and are only distributed in Montreal. In the back of the store, many Buddhist relics from Tibet and China.
Right next door is L’Écuyer Antiques (1896 Notre-Dame W), a soulful shop that specializes in old suitcases and canes, available for purchase or rent (seen on the top photograph).
Closer to Atwater is l’Antiquaire (2451 Notre-Dame W) which has a stunning selection of furniture from France and England. For chandeliers and lamps, I strongly recommend Grand Central (2448 Notre-Dame). Owner Gordon and Wayne Downs specialize in lighting and have a huge selection of 18th and 19th century lamps, chandeliers and furniture to choose from (seen on the photograph above).
But most of all, follow your instincts, freely go in and out of all these mini-museums, interact with the charming characters that often own these boutiques and keep your eyes open for other treasures along the way. Some of my personal favs are BEIGE BOUTIQUE
and ERA VINTAGE
, one of my top fashion destinations in Montreal!
Let me know what you find!!!
Antique Shopping on Notre-Dame Street W.
Between Guy and Atwater