Bring the best of Montréal home with you!

Mark Hamilton

Likes romantic walks on Mount Royal, long-distance cycling, beard oil products and antique travel guides. Has a bad habit of falling in love with men in vintage photographs who are certainly long dead. If he could be anything, he’d live his life as a professional flâneur. Until then, he spends his time writing, making music, and wandering.

Montréal is one of North America’s most stylish, design-savvy cities, with a cutting-edge portfolio reaching all the way back to iconic moments like Expo 67 and the 1976 Olympics. Fittingly in 2006, the city was named a UNESCO City of Design alongside international trendsetters like Berlin, Bilbao, Helsinki, Mexico City, Seoul and Nagoya, and each year the local boutiques are stuffed to the brim with the latest and greatest Montréal-made must-have souvenirs.

¾ oz. Mixers and Cocktail Kits

Specializing in natural syrups and mixer kits simple enough to make everyone a master mixologist, ¾ oz. are a mainstay in any Montréal liquor cabinet. Also sold in individual bottles, they’re not just for drinkers – teetotalers and kids love them straight up in seltzer too.

Artgang caps and T-shirts

We love Artgang’s clever local redux spins on iconic designs, ranging from a recent MTV logo reimagined for MTL, and their if-you-know-you-know transformation of the Yankees team insignia into a design that’s 100% Montréal.

BODYBAG by Jude

A true model of fashion evolution, Judith Desjardins’ BODYBAG by Jude has grown out of its club-kid raver past into a contemporary powerhouse with a boutique in the heart of the Mile End. While the entire made in Montréal brand is a true beauty, we’re in love with the simple and adaptable Stanley shirt, perfect for any season.

Raplapla’s Monsieur Tsé-Tsé

For more than a decade, Raplapla’s Monsieur Tsé-Tsé has been an iconic stuffy amongst Montréal’s trendsetter kid set. And while the line’s newer characters are every bit as adorable, Tsé-Tsé is still the true original gotta-have backseat companion for the drive back – or a surprise new best friend for a young one at home.

Claire Papillon Textiles

Claire Papillon’s scarves, pillowcases and eye-catching pocket squares make for the perfect flourish to any outfit or cushion. Inspired by the sights and sounds of the city, we’re particularly fond of the Centre-Ville design, featuring a reinterpretation of the downtown Montréal skyline, and the Heure Bleue motif, capturing Buckminster Fuller’s Biosphere by moonlight.

DAHLS” Aprons

Take it from us, whether you’re in the kitchen or the workshop you’ll never look more prepared or skillful than in a 100% handmade in Montréal apron from DAHLS”.

Cath Laporte Wall Hangings

Montréal artist Cath Laporte’s work is a daily boost to the spirit, and her minimalist, graphic #giantclapcath series of large scale wall hangings transform any space beautifully. She’s also available for one-of-a-kind commissions and happy to grant permission for her pieces as the basis for your next tattoo.

Pony Sweatshirts

While local label Pony’s boutique Emotions Infinies features the brand’s prints, pins, scented candles and more, we’ll always be fans of their instantly recognizable sweatshirts – in particular the now-classic Club Optimiste and Hug Life designs, back in print and ready to wear.

Paperole Postcards

Designed and printed in Montréal, Paperole’s postcards shine a spotlight on the city’s beloved skyline, cuisine (bagels and poutine, naturally) and squirrels – a great way to brighten any postbox.

TOMA Objects Trivets

TOMA Objects’ wooden trivets are tableware pretty enough to hang on the wall. Protecting countertops and tables has never looked so stylish.

Des enfantillages Finger Puppets

Des enfantillages studio produces design objects for children that won’t just keep them entertained before bedtime, but will look like specially curated decor pieces after playtime is over.

2 Lettreurs

The near-lost art of hand-painted signs is alive and well in Montréal thanks in large part to 2 Lettreurs, the namesake of sign painters Malcolm McCormick and Alexandre Saumier Demers. And while their unmissable workshops to learn the trade yourself (and take home a snazzy hand-lettered sign) are presently on hold due to Covid-19, the pair also offer branding and design services already utilized by some of the city’s hippest spots. Consider it the ultimate souvenir – a Montréal rebranding!

Mark Hamilton

Likes romantic walks on Mount Royal, long-distance cycling, beard oil products and antique travel guides. Has a bad habit of falling in love with men in vintage photographs who are certainly long dead. If he could be anything, he’d live his life as a professional flâneur. Until then, he spends his time writing, making music, and wandering.

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