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Luxury, luxury and more luxury
Stitched leather, pleated satin, luxurious sequins and weightless silk characterize the highly original and decidedly feminine design of Denis Gagnon. There is a whole world to discover in his boutique on stylish Rue Saint-Paul in Old Montréal.
Since creating her brand in 2008, designer Elisa C-Rossow has focussed on local, small-scale production of studied, minimalist, timeless and sophisticated designs.
Since 1993, this Montréal brand has been recycling old furs and giving a second life to coats and silk and cashmere scarves. All its creations are made under ethical manufacturing conditions, helping to make the planet a better—and more fashionable—place.
Marie Saint Pierre
Maison Marie Saint Pierre has been sharing its vision of comfortable and functional luxury for over 30 years. Its expertly crafted collections balance innovative textures and organic volume. Almost like a second skin.
Active on Quebec's men's fashion scene since 1993, Philippe Dubuc's refined style is distinguished by modern materials, elegant cuts, mineral tones and a polished finish. In the summer of 2017, he joined the Sarah Pacini Group to help create the brand's collections.
Invited by grand couturiers Chambre syndicale de la haute couture de Paris, Jordanian-Canadian designer Rad Hourani presented the first haute couture runway in history featuring unisex fashions in 2013. His “genderless, raceless, ageless, nationless and limitless” collections feature skillfully crafted pieces that are both contemporary and timeless.
Tavan & Mitto
Payam Tavan and Mike Mitto founded their eponymous fashion house in 1995. Their CAPSULE collection, created in 2015, offers redesigned versions of famous classics like the contemporary trench coat and white shirt.
The feminine and minimalist designs by UNTTLD are modern yet evoke timeless elegance. From chic evening dresses to roomy coats and casual structured blazers, the brand's signature sensual look can be seen in all its creations.
Luxury winter coats
Founded in 1979 by two outdoor enthusiasts in a Montérégie village, Audvik, which means "quality of life" in Inuit legend, was purchased in 2012 by Sophie Boyer, a former top athlete. Combining style, warmth and environmental responsibilitý, Audvik's sustainable Canadian coats, entirely created and manufactured in a Chabanel workshop in the heart of Montreal's fashion district, will keep you warm on the coldest of days in the coldest of climates.
With 50 years of history behind it, the Kanuk brand continues to design exceptional winter coats that can withstand the harshest of climates in its Montreal workshop. Combining quality and durability with on-point cuts and styles, Kanuk coats redefine functional fashion.
The Olmsted brand is the epitome of positive, eco-friendly luxury. Their absolutely gorgeous, ethical and sustainable coats are made only from wild Canadian eiderdown, harvested once a year and collected by hand from nests, without any cruelty to animals.
Founded in Canada in 1997, the Quartz Co. brand combines everything that is best in a beautiful winter coat: a timeless and contemporary design combining performance, craftsmanship and sustainable vision. Acquired in 2015, the brand is now run by three young entrepreneurs and brothers, Jean-Philippe, François-Xavier and Guillaume Robert.
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Catherine Métivier and Anne-Marie Laflamme founded atelier b in 2009. True to textile and tailoring traditions, their collections feature classic design and soft textures. Their gorgeous boutique can be found in the Mile End neighbourhood.
Betina Lou and Marmier
Timelessness and attention to detail are at the heart of the creative process for Marie-Eve Emond, the designer behind Betina Lou (womenswear) and Marmier (menswear). Emond's refined collections feature an array of classic pieces reinterpreted to combine tradition and modernity. All the articles are designed and cut in Montréal before being assembled by small local teams. This careful workmanship is displayed for all to discover in an attractive concept store located in La Petite-Patrie.
Bodybag by Jude
Judith Desjardins launched her BODYBAG by Jude brand in 1998. Designed entirely in Montréal, her collections feature classic and contemporary womenswear for young professionals.
Ça va de soi
Ça va de soi is a shrine to small sweaters, graceful and sensual dresses, textured skirts and knitted cardigans made with ultra-fine Super 160 merino wool. It's style with a featherweight feel!
Prints designed in-house, timeless cuts and relaxed femininity are the trademark of Eve Gravel, one of Montréal’s most beloved designers.. All the collections are designed and produced in Montréal.
Mélissa Nepton's collections are comfortable yet daring, embodying fluidity, sensuality and femininity. They're the very essence of casual chic.
Founded by Mylène Bélair in 2002, the collections of this Montreal-based brand feature carefully designed and original pieces that no closet can do without.
Noémie Vaillancourt designs expressive and exquisite dresses, jumpsuits, tops and accessories that feel as fresh as a summer night.
The designs by this Montréal brand feature classic cuts, sophisticated comfort and great attention to detail. The final product is both elegant and edgy.
Atelier New Regime
This streetwear brand, founded in 2009, is known for its prominent slogans and its penchant for shades of orange. Its designs are equal parts cool, refined and comfortable.
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Ready-to-wear: on the edgier side
Founded in 2020 by Marie-Eve Aubry, Albéric is a Montreal-based brand where each piece is made in a limited edition, like a modern, timeless and unique work of art.
This artists’ crew promotes the work and style of each of its members through clothing design. All of Le Cartel's visuals and clothes are silk-screened in Montreal. We recommend picking up your order directly from their Mile End workshop so you can meet the entire team.
This Montréal brand launched by Marie-Eve Proulx and Yana Gorbulsky is based on the “comfort-chic” concept, with pieces that feel as soft as pyjamas while being stylish enough for social events. The products feature very comfortable, high-quality fabrics, expert tailoring and contemporary cuts.
"I like to create art that makes you laugh, that comforts you. I want to trademark hug-art * lol. Art that caresses you fondly, that puts sweetness in your day," says Gabrielle Laïla Tittley, creator of Pony, an off-the-wall brand to be discovered in a beautiful and contemporary space at Plaza St-Hubert.
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One final touch
Uniquely contemporary, Anne-Marie Chagnon Jewellery has been created and handcrafted in Montreal by this multidisciplinary artist for over 20 years. Internationally renowned, the label was selected in New York by Iris Apfel, a living legend in the fashion world, to be part of the collection of works sold at the Peabody Essex Museum.
This brand features handmade bags by Lexane Rousseau. The products are made with vegetable-tanned leather and crafted using traditional weaving and casting techniques. Genuine minimalist gems!
Housed under the same roof as the lovely Pastel Rita café, Bouquet offers beautiful handmade leather handbags and accessories in two collections: 'classics' and 'capsules'.
Founded by Niki Jessup and Corinne Bourget, unisex sneaker brand HOTELMOTEL "explores the duality between exclusive luxury and inclusive humanity". Entirely imagined and made in a creative studio in Mile End, the designers' leather trainers, bags and wallets combine craftsmanship, innovation, minimalism, playfulness and perfection.
In 2017, sisters, Myriam and Romy launched Maguire, a brand of luxurious, original, ethical and affordable shoes. A true Montreal success story to discover in their beautiful Mile End boutique!
Inspired by origami, minimalist objects and jewellery, this luxury leather goods brand launched in 2017 by Madeleine Beaulieu offers accessories of refined design and exceptional quality. Partoem’s unique products feature folded designs and seamless assembly. Perfection guaranteed!
Laure Juilliard has been writing for over 10 years. She specializes in lifestyle, tourism, travel and food, she writes for the media as well as for different companies, agencies, freelancers or associations. Always in search of innovative concepts and top places to be at, she is also constantly preparing her next trip.