Written by Matthew Hung on 08.09.14

Downtown Montreal is home to many great shops and boutiques, with the presence of renowned brands such as H&M, Zara, Forever 21, and Urban Outfitters. Smaller, local boutiques around the area such as Off The Hook, IIIMKNYS, Editorial, and influenceu do a great job at providing Montrealers with unique garments and streetwear brands such as Stüssy, Penfield, Boy London, and Comme des Garçons.

Yet, away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Montreal are other boutiques that deserve as much recognition for providing clients with flawless shopping experiences in terms of garment collections as well as customer service. Here are several stores that have caught our eye.


The TNT boutique is located right outside of the downtown area. TNT stands for ‘the new trend’, and the store certainly lives up to its name. TNT sells trendy garments that reflect its brand exclusivity, providing shoppers with clothes from designers like Isabel Marant, Antonio Berardi as well as the Olsen twins’ line The Row. Other brands offered are 6397, Golden Goose, and A.L.C.

The boutique itself is spacious and classy, and store visitors can enjoy jelly beans during their shopping experience. TNT even has a personal dressing room, where clients are given undivided attention on behalf of the friendly staff. Shoppers can then take their time choosing the perfect outfit, as would a celebrity. An on-site tailor is also offered if needed.

Unfortunately, the store only offers women’s fashion. However, menswear can be shipped from the Toronto location to the Montreal boutique. TNT can equip you with the right clothes to make an explosive impression.

4100 Rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest, Montréal, QC H3Z 3C9
(514) 935-1588

WANT Apothecary

The WANT Apothecary shop is a cozy boutique located on Sherbrooke Street West. The space is beautifully designed with natural materials and soothing colours, loosely recalling the ambience of a 19th-century pharmacy where an apothecary might have worked. At the boutique, the shopping experience is trusted and friendly, which was one of the primary aims of co-founders Mark Wiltzer and twins, Dexter and Byron Peart. The store’s location nestled between local bakeries and cafés, the amicable staff, and the interior design are all elements that render each shopping experience so intimate.

The collections sold at WANT Apothecary have been carefully selected from coveted international brands such as Acne, Nudie Jeans, Arc’teryx Veilance, and Maison Kitsuné. Quality leather goods from the brand WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie, designed by Dexter and Byron Peart, are also available at the boutique, alongside beauty and body-care products from brands like Aesop and Astier de Villatte. Upon visiting the shop, one would assuredly want to purchase all of the beautiful products from the store.

4960 Sherbrooke St W, Montreal, QC H3Z 1H3
(514) 484-3555


The Duo boutique is a one-stop shop for menswear. One could literally find every component of a man’s wardrobe in this store. The boutique offers a great selection of casual shirts, dress shirts, jeans, pants, shoes, bags, and even watches and ties.Many well-known brands are sold in this store such as zanerobe, Marc Jacobs, Fred Perry, Lacoste, and New Balance.

The store takes great care to include the best products in their selection that altogether reflect the urban setting of Montreal. The staff is also incredibly helpful in giving advice, providing honest opinions to help men look their best. Duo should definitely be a frequent visit for every man in the city. Shoppers could combine shopping with coffee as a duo by heading over to Kitsuné, which is right across the street, after shopping at Duo.

30 Prince Arthur O, Montréal, QC H2X 1S3
(514) 848-0880


Unicorn is a perfect shop for women (or men trying to impress) looking for fantastic collections of clothing and jewelry. The store boasts a large amount of merchandise from local designers. The garments of Montreal designers such as Ève Gravel, Betina Lou, Mélissa Nepton, and Valerie Dumaine are showcased alongside accessories by Montreal brands Nea, Noémiah, and This Ilk. The store also sells imported products from brands and designers such as Tiffany Kunz, MINKPINK, and Rails.

The black-and-white décor is trendy and really sets the stage for the vividly colorful products. At Unicorn, there is plenty of space for to try several outfits, and under the staff’s knowledgeable experience, every shopper is in great hands to look spectacular and perhaps even legendary.

5135 Boulevard Saint-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2T 1R9
(514) 544-2828

 Clark Street Mercantile 

This hidden gem on Clark Street is the perfect shopping destination for durable menswear. Clark Street Mercantile carries a variety of products such as brogue shoes, short-sleeved button-up shirts, suspenders, messenger bags,and skinny ties, and they feature brands such as Sandqvist and Apolis. There are even grooming products that go beyond retail brands in both quality and presentation.

The boutique has a rustic, organic feel, and it strives on providing clients with the best possible items. The wooden presentation displays really enhance the traditional, vintage atmosphere of the shop. The store targets merchandise that is naturally aesthetically pleasing, but that is also rich in history and built to last. Clark Street Mercantile is definitely a boutique worth visiting.

5200 Rue Clark, Montréal, QC H2T 2V2
(514) 508-6090

atelier b.

atelier b. is a workshop-boutique where clients can browse the products while hearing the quiet sounds of sewing machines on the other side of the room. The two founders, Catherine Métivier and Anne-Marie Laflamme, along with their team, locally design and produce garments and accessories for both men and women. There are dresses, dress shirts, pants, belts, and more for clients to browse and enjoy. Their products are simple in design, yet are timeless and wearable for any occasion.

The store is established in a vintage hat factory, and the industrial appearance complements the manual effort and dedication put into every piece. The setting is so enthralling that cultural events such as vernissages and concerts also take place in this location. The pieces designed by atelier b. are just as enthralling as the location in which they are showcased, and the brand is admittedly one to know.

5758 Boulevard Saint-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2T 1S8
(514) 769-6094


Formerly known as Héritage/Inheritance, ibiki is a trendy, modern boutique. The walls and décor are mainly white, which contrasts with the colored garments and products on display, with a minimalistic style that is consistent throughout the store. The design was conceptualized by the founder, Jonah Leslie, who creates magnificent displays that work well with the space and décor. All aspects of the boutique have been appropriately analyzed and examined before installation, right down to the very brands carried by the store.

ibiki prioritizes products from an international selection that are simultaneously comfortable, functional, and trendy. The biggest brands the store carries are of Scandinavian, Japanese, and South Korean origin. Products from brands like Our Legacy, Won Hundred, Hope, Filippa K, Cheap Monday, Saturdays, Sisii Japan, and more are available at the store. There is even a carefully selected selection of our favourite sneaker brands, New Balance, at the boutique. With a consistently exceptional sense of aesthetics, ibiki is a store that will be surely become a favourite for many.

4357 Boulevard Saint-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2W 1Z8
(514) 509-1675


The products displayed in these stores are one-of-a-kind, locally designed, or exceptionally imported. These seven boutiques are among many in Montreal that are definitely worth visiting.

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