Written by Stephania Saridakis and Michelle Lawee on 12.12.14

Montreal has only a handful of upscale boutiques distributed throughout the city, each recognized for carrying distinguished international and designer labels specific to their boutiques. We’ve rounded up some of the most unique stores for your shopping needs. Just make sure not to max out your credit cards (or do, we won’t judge)!

Lyla Collection

Located on Rue Laurier, one of Montreal’s go-to art and fashion districts, Boutique Lyla is a definite eye opener. As a carrier of women’s high-end clothing, which includes lingerie, swimwear, and footwear, Lyla meticulously and considerately hand picks every piece of their inventory, providing women with one-of-a-kind selections. At Lyla, you can find luxury brands in a modern and uniquely decorated store characterized by a bright, geometric, and innovated design.

400 Laurier Street W, Montreal, QC H2V 2K7
(514) 271-0763

Cahier d’Exercices

This boutique is aesthetically pleasing in all senses. Their exclusive threads are displayed faultlessly throughout the store, almost making you afraid to touch anything. But don’t worry, the staff is very approachable and eager to help you find what you’re looking for without solely trying to make a sale. Cahier d’Exercices combines avant-garde with prêt-à-porter, radiating an up-scale culture that’s alluring to those who speak the language of fashion.

369 St. Paul W, Montreal, QC H2Y 2A7
(514) 439- 5169 

David Lesage

David Lesage, located near Peel Street in Les Cours Mont Royal, is a carrier of high-end clothing brands such as Rebecca Minkoff, Pour la Victoire, Robert Rodriguez, and a handful of others including their own brand: David Lesage. The boutique is renowned for its minimalist approach towards style, an approach made consistent throughout the shop and its decor. The clothing is classy and simple and is displayed neatly, showcasing each piece as a work of art.

1455 Peel, suite 318, Montreal, QC H3A 1T5
(514) 564-4400


After opening their boutique in 2010, well-known online luxury retailer Ssense has made quite the name for themselves. Both Montrealers and tourists have Ssense bookmarked as a must visit boutique when gallivanting around the Old Port. This two-story locale houses international labels such a DSquared2, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Altuzarra, Helmut Lang, and Opening Ceremony amongst many other sought after brands. Also carrying Montreal labels such as WANT les essentiels de la Vie and pieces from local designer Denis Gagnon, Ssense is a fashionista’s paradise.

90 rue Saint Paul W, Montreal, QC H2Y 3S5
(514) 289-1906

James Boutique

Located in the Victoria Village, James Boutique has been keep Westmount residents looking great season after season. They carry the brands that any fashionista would be looking for when shopping in an up-scale boutique: Rebecca Taylor, AG Jeans, Equipment, JBrand, Vince, and White + Warren. They also carry gorgeous and delicate jewelry from brands like Bara Boheme and The Right and Gal. Their selection always has the perfect mix of casual and evening, and fun and classy, which makes James Boutique the ideal one-stop-shop for day and night looks.

4910 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Westmount, Québec H3Z 1H3
(514) 369-0700

Three Monkeys

Established in 2004, Three Monkeys has recently revamped their collection since switching fashion buyers, creating well-deserved hype around their impeccably curated stock. Supporting local designers, Three Monkeys is home to the chromatic tones of Eve Gravel and the unique fabrics used by Naked and Famous Denim. Amongst other local talent, you can also expect to find a selection of independent designers such as Lucca Couture and MinkPink.

1455 rue Peel | suite 207,Montreal, QC H3A 1T5
(514) 284-1333


In 2012, after much anticipation, Anthropologie finally nestled itself right in the center of downtown Montreal. Feeling overwhelmed in a boutique can sometimes be exhausting, but in this case, it’s a great thing. From home decor, to jewelry and clothing, you can spend a couple of hours browsing through all the goodies lying around in this boutique. Fashion forward trends with affordable price points make Anthropologie a popular destination for shopping. Their vintage style approach to pretty much everything they sell makes them the perfect spot to find that unique little something you’ve been looking for.

2130 rue de la Montagne, Montreal, QC H3G 1Z7
(514) 284-6468


U&I is one of Montreal’s premier locations for modern and simple high-quality attire. Brands you can find here include Opening Ceremony, Vanessa Bruno and their exclusive fragrances by Comme des Garçons. What makes this place special? It’s been around for more than fourteen years and has a loyal clientele based on excellent service and iconic pieces. U&I is also the number one locale for all your winter needs in Montreal, carrying an extensive line of Canada Goose jackets and accessories sure to fight the winter chills.

215 St. Paul W, Montreal QC H2Y 2A7
(514) 508-7704

Billie Boutique

Since opening up on Laurier in 2005, Billie Boutique has been offering the ladies of Montreal fabulous fashion that range from trendy to timeless, but always feminine. The boutique itself is the ultimate girly paradise with a boudoir feel and racks filled with luxurious pieces by coveted and unknown brands. You’ll have a hard time not gawking at their beautifully curated jewellery cases by the cash, too.

1012 Avenue Laurier West, Montreal, QC H2V 2K8
(514) 270-5415

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