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Cahier d’Exercices
369 Rue Saint-Paul W., Old Montreal
Located in the heart of Old Montreal, this immaculate boutique has a decidedly minimalist bent. All-white shelving holds accessories by Mansur Graviel and Commes des Garçons, while sleek racks are home to crisp, architectural pieces by Roland Mouret and Dried van Noten. The inventory is limited, showcasing only select pieces from each designer's current collection, which speaks to the fact that this is place to find investment pieces.
4357 Rue Saint-Laurent, Plateau-Mont-Royal
Ibiki first opened its doors back in 2011, and exists today as a kind of clothing/publications/stationary/housewares emporium for those with more minimalist leanings. There's an artful curation (think largely greys, black, navy) of cult labels big and small like Black Crane, Y-3, Oak NYC, Norse Projects, Converse x Play by CDG sneakers, plus books by D.A.P. Artbooks and MoMa Publications, plus copies of indie magazines like Apartamento, Tunica, and Record—all of which are worth leafing through.
Les Étoffes
5253 Boulevard Saint-Laurent, Mile End
Les Étoffes' something-for-everyone edit for both guys and girls translates to pieces by Christophe Lemaire, Patrick Ervell, and Unis, each one lovingly picked by Diana Taborsky and Christopher Girard, who have run the shop together for almost a decade. There are small giftable items, too, like a selection of beauty products by goop-favorite Grown Alchemist , journals by Maya Assouad, which are handmade right here in Montreal, and Linda Farrow eyewear.
WANT Apothecary
4960 Rue Sherbrooke W., Westmount
One of the most compelling elements of WANT is its meticulous inventory. This is one of those stores you can count on to stock the basics: that classic blazer, go-to work skirt, or LBD you’ll wear for years. Pieces by Jil Sander, Junya Watanabe, and Acne share shelf space with the boutique’s own WANT Les Essential handbags and Skultuna candle holders. The apothecary is pristine and stocked with Byredo perfumes and Grown Alchemist skincare. And just like the items for sale, the interior design is classic and thoroughly considered. There are also locations in Toronto and Vancouver.
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