Montreal Vintage: Shopping the Scene
The Montreal vintage shopping scene is alive, well and hotter than ever. But which Montreal vintage shops are the best? I asked FASHION Magazine contributor Ashley Joseph for the inside scoop.
Les Folles Alliées
Les Folles Alliées, a Montreal vintage shopping destination, features vintage apparel, couture creations and costumes suitable for theatre productions and street performers.
Friperie St. Laurent
Friperie St. Laurent, one of Montreal's better known vintage shopping destinations, can be a hit. Or miss.
Kitsch 'n' Swell
Kitsch 'n' Swell, a Montreal vintage shop, takes its time capsule approach a little further than most, adding an assortment of furniture, memorabilia, comic books, Playboy magazines and random knick knacks to the mix.
Rokokonut, a Montreal vintage shopping hot spot and little sister store to Kitsch 'n' Swell, its commercial neighbor, offers a slightly different variety of vintage wear.
Eva B is a Montreal vintage shopping mainstay, a thrift shop that's been hot for decades, years before vintage became the "in" thing to buy.
ERA Vintage Wear has only been around since 2005 and yet it's already a leading Montreal vintage shopping destination, attracting Hollywood celebrities as well as locals on a humbler budget.
Leora is a vintage shopping must on the Montreal circuit, owned by Nicole Pelletier, a film costume designer with a 40-year track record.
Sharyn Scott isn't so much a Montreal vintage shopping destination as it is a contemporary secondhand couture store, but it's known to carry some serious gems from different eras. Just be prepared to pay through the nose for 'em.