The changing of the seasons always leads to a changing of our wardrobes. Out with the cold, in with the new, as we like to say. Luckily for fashion-loving Montrealers, there are a few new shopping spots to check out to update your closet and celebrate summer style. Here are three notable entries on the Montreal shopping scene...
The Want Apothecary
Started by twin brothers Byron and Dexter Peart, The Want Apothecary is an homage to 19th century neighbourhood apothecaries. The only difference is The Want Apothecary is prescribing top fashion brands instead of Old Tyme Cure-Alls. Check out the latest accessories from WANT Les Essentiels de la vie, clothing by Acne, Nudie Jeans, and Arc'teryx Veilance, and body care products from the likes of Aesop. The Want Apothecary, 4960 Sherbrooke St. W., 514-484-3555.
Known to most fashionable men as the go-to source for the highest quality swimwear, Vilebrequin has opened its first Canadian location in Ogilvy. The 500 sq. ft. boutique stocks the gamut of Vilebrequin's stylish shorts, in colours and patterns that will instantly make you yearn for the beach. Velebrequin in Ogilvy, 1307 Sainte-Catherine St. W, Montreal, 514-842-7711.
French label Aigle opened its first stand-alone Montreal store just over a month ago, and has since gained quite the following amongst the fashion-savvy who love the shop for its trendy casual weekend wear and, of course, the allstars that are Aigle's rainboots. Aigle, 2070 de la Montagne, Montreal.