« Oh my god, this is so goooorgeous – where did you get it ? »
You know what happens next. Merely a couple of days later, the whole city is wearing that latest piece of fashion you were so proud of. So much for being original, right?
Well, if you’re visiting Montreal this fall, there are plenty stores you must stop by to fulfill your style hunger. We’ve picked three collections that might tickle your fancy. Not only are the chances of seeing your latest purchase on your ex-boyfriend’s new girlfriend slim- these collections are only available in Canada – you won’t destroy your wallet because they’re all very much affordable. So next time you’re being asked that killer question, simply answer : « I got it in Montreal daaaarling…»
DENIS GAGNON x BEDO
Often dubbed the « enfant terrible » of Canadian Fashion, Denis Gagnon is today clearly recognized as one of the most significant designer in the country. As a matter of fact, his work will even be featured this fall in an exhibit at the Montreal Fine Art Museum. Surfing the momentum, Bedo has just launched a new exclusive collection created by the designer of the hour. If you’re speedy enough – yes, it’s flying out fast – you could become the proud owner of one (or many) of his signature leather and zipper dresses – from 30$ to 300$ CAN.
Find a BEDO Store : www.bedo.ca
Founded by Joseph Mimran, the creative mind behind the now famous Club Monaco chain, Joe Fresh Style is a lightspeed-fast growing concept that offers accessible yet trendy collections for women, men and children, along with its own cosmetics collection (Joe Fresh Beauty). Go see its new flagship Studio Store built in an original 1931 Canadian Pacific Railways station. Hurry before they export the concept over the border – from 10$-90$
395 Jean-Talon W
Montréal, QC H3N2Y8
JOHN BARTLETT x SIMONS
Maison Simons has been a favourite destination for Montrealers fashionistas of all kinds since day one. But this fall, they took the big guns out, hiring New York designer John Bartlett to make a full men’s collection that rocks, down to its photo campaign featuring male model icon Tony Ward (remember Madonna’s Justify My Love – yes, that’s him). The man with a taste for high end design but not enough credit cards to back it up can finally embrace his full vanity – from 100$ to 400$.
977 Ste-Catherine W.
Montréal QC, H3B 4W3