A distinctive piece of jewellery is such a simple way to make a blah look go kablooey! Choose it right, and it’ll become a talking piece – and the most personal way you can remember a place you loved. Montréal has a world-class fleet of jewellery makers, some of which are collected around the globe. Here are 5 great brands to know. Arc Jewellery Minimalist, streamlined chic is the specialty of this jewellery brand, especially evident in the Linearity collection, which includes these delicate earrings. This is the type of jewellery that makes an all-black look suddenly seem calculated and modish. It’s made with the utmost care out of sterling silver, brass and gold plating. Find these earrings online here, or Arc goodies in general at Montréal stockist Ibiki at 4357 St-Laurent. Starting at $45 per pair Charlotte Hosten The veritable queen of statement necklaces, Hosten has also segued into a specialty in bridal wear (for all you funky brides out there). Every one of her pieces is unique, like this Aya necklace, made from a mix of cord, freshwater pearls, Swarovski crystals, quartz and sunny yellow semi-precious stones. Contact her online for special orders. Find the Aya necklace… / Read More →
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Fur is fabulous – and recycled fur is even more so. Montreal designer Mariouche Gagné has carved a cosy little niche for herself and called it “Ecoluxe.” At Harricana, her beautiful all-white boutique near the Atwater Market, shoppers can sift through racks and shelves of re-cycled fur products: everything from full-length coats to chic aviator hats to cuddly teddy bears.