Montréal is becoming more and more well-known for its original and comfortable hoodies – sure to make your colleagues, family and friends smile in your next video chat. With a storefront on Saint-Hubert Street, Pony has a range of designs that comforts and brings a needed dose of positivity. The feel-good graphics of BIRDZ sweatshirts and hoodies will take you to your happy place. Fans of retro designs and Québec pop culture flock to Tamelo. Outdoorsy types love Bon vent clothing. You’ll find something to wrap everyone on your list in a little warmth and cheer.
Green and local
Smaller boutiques have lots to offer, with locally made and eco-friendly items. Dedicated to sustainable design, Boutique DDD has pre-filled gift boxes to help you make the perfect choice. Over on Laurier East, Buk & Nola has distinctive home décor objects and stationery, as does Lola Petite-Bourgogne on Notre-Dame West. A few steps away, Karibu and his big dog are there to greet you as you shop for gifts and edgy décor items.
Personal and original
At a time when many of us can’t be with loved ones, small gestures and a little beauty can mean a lot. Is there someone you haven't seen for a while? Why not tell them you’re thinking of them with a floral arrangement from Sky Gifts and Flowers or an exquisite box of chocolates from État de choc? To get a head start on your holiday gifts or to enhance your décor (which your colleagues have now seen a hundred times in Zoom meetings), visit Jamais assez (Mile End) and add some chic elements to your home, or Maison Pépin (Old Montréal) for everything from candles to table settings. For the epicureans on your list, help them refine their autumn recipes with a gift from the mushroom experts at Mycoboutique (Plateau Mont-Royal).
A touch of elegance
We’re not meeting many new people these days, so the old adage, “you never get a second chance to make a first impression” takes on new meaning. To refine your look, treat yourself to the styling services at Boutique 5e avenue, or simply pop in to choose a few chic items. Add some sparkle to your wardrobe with jewelry from Birks – in the signature blue box, of course! To support local artisans and designers, stop by the arloca store. The two atelier b boutiques offer you minimalist and sustainable collections for all ages, plus a range of cotton and linen reusable masks.