Montréal designers: delivering unique and creative styles

Belle et Rebelle
Laure Juilliard

Laure Juilliard

This article was updated on April 15, 2024.

Québec fashion is all about original cuts, exquisite materials, unique styles and strict attention to detail. Use this guide to discover Montréal designers with bold personalities and collections that range from avant-garde to timeless elegance.

The ultimate luxe

 

Harricana par Mariouche

 

Harricana by Mariouche

3697 Wellington Street | Website

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 in ethical manufacturing conditions, helping to make the planet a better—and more fashionable—place.

 

Denis Gagnon

170 Saint-Paul Street West | Website

Stitched leather, pleated satin, waffle polyester, 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 chic boutique in Old Montréal.

 

Elisa C-Rossow 

By appointment – 2855 Centre Street | Website

Since creating her brand in 2008, designer Elisa C-Rossow has focussed on the local, small-scale production designs that are a study in sophistication, minimalism and timelessness, in black and cream palette.

 

Marie Saint Pierre

2081 De la Montagne Street | Website

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, and feel like a second skin.

Philippe Dubuc

1050 Laurier Avenue West // 90 Saint-Paul Street West | Website

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.

 

Tavan & Mitto

OnlineWebsite

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.

 

UNTTLD

2020 William Street | Website

UNTTLD’s modern, feminine and minimalist designs evoke timeless yet bold 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.

 

Modern winter coats to keep you warm

 

Audvik 

By appointment – 1625 Chabanel Street West | Website

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 responsibility, 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.

 

Kanuk

485 Rachel Street East | Website

With 50 years of history behind it, the Kanuk brand continues to design exceptional winter coats in its Montreal workshop that can withstand the harshest of climates. Combining quality and durability with on-point cuts and styles, Kanuk coats redefine functional fashion. 

 

Manteaux Desloups - Ladie's parka

 

Manteaux Desloups

3694 Saint-Denis Street | Website

Made locally, Desloups coats are crafted from warm, modern materials like wool and isosoft 250g, for silhouettes that oscillate between contemporary-fun and classic-chic. Designer Isabelle Deslauriers has thought of details that make all the difference: hand-warmer pockets, flannel lining in the cuffs, back and pockets, large buttoned collars where you can slip in a scarf, and a detachable flannel-lined hood.

 

Olmsted

Online and by appointment | Website

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, cruelty-free.

 

Quartz Co.

5445 De Gaspé Avenue | Website

Founded in Canada in 1997, Quartz Co. combines everything that is best in a beautiful winter coat: a timeless and contemporary design combining performance, craftsmanship and a sustainable vision. Acquired in 2015, the brand is now run by three young entrepreneurs and brothers, Jean-Philippe, François-Xavier and Guillaume Robert.

 

 

Classic and contemporary ready-to-wear

 

Bétina Lou

 

Betina Lou and Marmier

6510 Henri-Julien Avenue | Website

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.

 

atelier b

5758 Saint-Laurent Boulevard | Website

Catherine Métivier and Anne-Marie Laflamme founded atelier b in 2009. True to textile and tailoring traditions, their collections feature classic designs and soft textures. Their gorgeous boutique can be found in the Mile End neighbourhood.

 

BODYBAG by Jude

17 Bernard Street West | Website

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

5156 Saint-Laurent Boulevard // 1361 Greene Avenue | Website

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 or cashmere. It's style with a featherweight feel!

 

Eve Gravel

By appointment – 5425 Casgrain Avenue, Suite 801A | Website

Prints designed in house, timeless cuts and relaxed femininity are the trademark of this local brand. All the collections are designed and produced in Montréal.

 

Jennifer Glasgow
5145 Saint-Laurent Boulevard | Website
This design house is dedicated to the creation of eco-friendly women's clothing, designed and produced by highly skilled seamstresses in Montréal. Located in Mile End, the Jennifer Glasgow boutique offers fresh, thoughtful and vivid collections in a typical Mile End setting. Shop ‘til you drop!

 

Le Cartel Clothing

 

Le Cartel
3680 Saint-Laurent Boulevard | Website
This artistic collective is all about promoting the work and style of each of its members on textiles. All of Cartel’s visuals and clothing are screen printed in Montréal. Pick up your order at their Mile End atelier – an excellent way to meet the whole team!

 

MARIGOLD
Online| Website

A fashion industry veteran for 17 years, Marilyne Baril launched MARIGOLD by Marilyne Baril in 2014. Combining stylistic research, chic-casual allure, and all-Montréal design, the brand focuses on quality, not quantity, by manufacturing in small batches.

 

Meemoza

Online | Website
In 2011, our founder Emilie Rioux launched Meemoza, with the mission of creating designs with a lower impact on the environment, while making them accessible to a community of women, looking for value behind the clothes they wear. Studies in design, communications and business, as well as inspirational travels in Oceania, Asia and Europe have allowed her to imagine the unique combination of femininity, conscience and well-being, that Meemoza is now known for. 

 

Mélissa Nepton

Online | Website
Mélissa Nepton's collections are comfortable yet daring, embodying fluidity, sensuality and femininity. They're the very essence of casual chic.

 

Milo & Dexter
Online | Website
Milo & Dexter’s locally and ethically made clothes reflect the Canadian lifestyle, featuring high-quality fabrics like organic cotton woven in Canada and Canadian wool. Each article has been  made to withstand the test of time by incorporating classic, esthetic and truly modern elements.

 

MYLENEB

By appointment – 9006 Daillon Street | Website

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.

 

Nadya Toto

Online | Website

Launched in 1989, the Nadya Toto ready-to-wear label unveils creations with a refined style: minimalist, ultra-feminine and with a touch of romanticism. The pieces, characterized by their modernity and uniqueness, are meticulously crafted in their Montréal atelier and have been seen on Angelina Jolie, Drew Barrymore, Yasmine Bleeth, Rachelle Lefèvre, Sophie Grégoire and, more recently, athlete Joannie Rochette, among others.

 

Noémiah

Online | Website

Noémie Vaillancourt designs expressive and exquisite dresses, jumpsuits, tops and accessories that feel as fresh as a summer night.

Pony

6534 Saint-Hubert Street | Website

"I like to create art that makes you laugh, that comforts you. [...] 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.

 

Odeyalo

5687 Saint-Laurent Boulevard | Website

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.

 

Valérie Dumaine

Online | Website

The designs by this Montréal brand feature classic cuts, sophisticated comfort and great attention to detail. The final product is both elegant and edgy.

 

 

The final touch

 

Anne-Marie Chagnon - Necklace RINA

 

Anne-Marie Chagnon

5333 Casgrain Avenue, Atelier 502 | Website

This multidisciplinary artist has been creating handcrafted, uniquely contemporary jewellery in Montreal 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.

 

Annoukis

By appointment at 201 – 305 Bellechasse Street | Website

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!

 

Atelier Anfibio
175 Villeray Street | Website
Here you'll find the ultimate in waterproof, durable and, best of all, stylish leather winter boots. At Atelier Anfibio, you'll flip for models in pre-treated leather, with wool or sheepskin lining and mid-sole, and an Ice Gripper stud system to take on the elements. Shoes that transition from one season to the next, stunning bags and other leather accessories are also available. Beautiful and built to last – pass by their flagship store and see for yourself! 

 

Bouquet

By appointment at 5555 De Gaspé Avenue, Suite 200 | Website

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'.

 

HOTELMOTEL

By appointment at 9200 Meilleur Street, Suite 318 | Website

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.

 

Maguire

5365 Saint-Laurent Boulevard | Website

In 2017, sisters Myriam and Romy Belzile-Maguire launched Maguire, a luxurious, original, ethical and affordable shoe brand. A true Montreal success story to discover in their beautiful Mile End boutique!

 

Partoem

By appointment at 9200 Meilleur Street, Suite 306 | Website

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!

 

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Address Book

If you're looking for a wide range of clothes and accessories from a variety of Montréal designers, head to these multi-brand stores featuring a carefully curated selection. You’ll find a veritable showcase of fashion! 

Belle & Rebelle
6583A Saint-Hubert Street | Website

Boutique Unicorn
5135 Saint-Laurent Boulevard | Website

Les Coureurs de jupons
2627 Masson Street| Website

Espace Flo
312 Fleury Street West | Website

L'Empreinte coopérative, fine crafts boutique 
88 Saint-Paul Street East | Website

arloca
6572 Saint-Hubert Street | Website

The Québec Fashion Room – The White Space in The Bay downtown
585 Sainte-Catherine Street West, 2nd floor | Website

Laure Juilliard

Laure Juilliard

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.

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