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SHOP HOP: MENSWEAR IN OLD MONTREAL

Walk around the narrow alleyways of Old Montreal and you could get the impression that this place is old school. But our fair city’s original site is also home to the most cutting-edge fashion…

MONTREAL BUZZ GUIDE TO HOLIDAY CRAFT & ARTISANAL FAIRS

Holiday shopping might not be everyone’s favourite activity, but in Montreal, shopping can be a thoroughly delightful artistic and cultural experience, especially during December, when craft and artisanal fairs showcase some of the best made-in-Quebec creative goods around, from traditional crafts to avant-garde designs.

MONTREAL SHOP HOP: OUTREMONT (MOSTLY)

Montrealers are known for their style – and I swear it isn’t just because I am one that I’m saying that. There’s something about the city’s multicultural spirit that blends Parisian sophistication with New York edginess, and nothing expresses that better than our garb…

ALDO CELEBRATES 40TH ANNIVERSARY

ALDO, Montréal’s go-to store for trendy shoes, staged a rockin’ “champagne preview” on October 10, 2012, to kick-start ten days of events and activities in celebration of the brand’s 40th anniversary.

8 ACTUALLY COOL MONTREAL SOUVENIRS

Walk along Saint-Paul in Old Montreal or the main commercial artery of Sainte-Catherine and you’ll discover an abundance of souvenir shops filled with plastic Mountie figurines and Maple syrup. Perfect for your grandmother, but not for the modern traveller. Here are eight unique souvenirs to take home from Montreal…

CHARLOTTE HOSTEN’S WEARABLE SCULPTURES

What is that glamorous piece of multicoloured, crystal-studded art I’ve got around my neck? Why, it’s a Charlotte Hosten, fresh from her new, very own store.

TIFFANY & CO. OPENS IN MONTREAL

Good things come in little packages, and that’s especially true if it comes in a little blue box from Tiffany’s brand new flagship store in Montreal. As you enter under the store’s crisp blue awnings, it’s immediately clear why shopping at Tiffany & Co. is a special experience…

MONTREAL FASHION WEEK 2012

Montreal Fashion Week (Semaine de mode de Montréal) just wrapped up at Marché Bonsecours, but not before the Montreal Buzz managed to take in shows by Tavan & Mitto, DUY, Mélissa Nepton, Marie Saint Pierre and many more. The Festival Mode & Design takes over the city in early August, but no reason you can’t start your shopping for these local designers now.

MONTREAL BUZZ 2011: A YEAR IN REVIEW

Over the course of 2011, we produced a series of videos in an attempt to document all the amazing things that were happening in Montreal. From festivals to food to gay montreal, from things to see to things to do, we were there. Check out all of the videos on Tourisme Montreal’s Youtube channel. As editor of this blog, I’d like to take a moment to thank our totally boss bloggers and our amazing cameraman Guillaume Langlois, who shot and edited all of these videos. See you all in 2012!

HOLIDAYS IN MONTREAL

The holiday season is special everywhere but, though we’re a bit biased here at the Montreal Buzz, we’re pretty sure it doesn’t get much more special than this. From skating on the The Quays Skating Rink to the wonderful Christmas village found at the Old Montreal Extravaganza Festival, from Mile End’s Noël dans le Parc to shopping on St-Denis, McGill & Sainte-Catherine, and finally the wonderful night sky artistry of TELUS Fire On Ice, if this video doesn’t put you in the festive spirit then you’re probably a grinch. But you’re not, so enjoy.