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The Word Bookstore, a legendary used bookstore specializes in the classics and the humanities, and also has a large drama and poetry selection. Thanks to its location, close to McGill University, it stocks up on used text books at the beginning of the school year. The store also sells new editions of local writers, and its poetry selection is unsurpassed in the city.
While there is no dearth of antique and vintage items stores in Montreal, The Little Shop is certainly one-of-its-kind. Perched on a busy street, it is easy to dismiss it as a run-down brick structure. However, the moment you step inside and a treasure trove of rare vintage pieces greet you. Peruse its exhaustive collection featuring old cameras, belts, hand-woven rugs, traditional prints and vintage wedding dresses. Vintage cutlery, Anne dolls and Baptism outfits are also on display at this vibrant Montreal space.
This St. Laurent boutique utilizes the time capsule approach to vintage, showcasing furniture, apparel, accessories and knick knacks in such an arrangement that walking in, you may feel as if you’ve just stepped back in time. “Not Made In China” is their credo, and it certainly holds true. The storefront houses all sorts of authentic vintage kitsch, spanning from the 1940s to 1970s - everything from house wares and cowboy boots, to old Playboy magazines and vintage suitcases. To the owners of this boutique, there’s more to vintage than just great style; it can be a means of preserving history. Stop by to shop, or simply to gawk at the beautiful madness of this chaotic shop. -Christine Pepperdine
Les Folles Alliees is a vintage and secondhand items shop for eccentric clothes and accessories. The shop has some really unique outfits for almost all eras from 1920's till date. The decor of the shop is so lively and colorful giving a pleasant shopping experience. Walk in to get the vintage attire collections for any occasion under the sun.
Montreal's first used record outlet is in many ways still the best. Poky, musty and full of great finds in both the CD and book departments, it's a source of great, unexpected treasures. Though it offers a fairly impressive selection of used rock, R&B, classical and world music, the shop really shines in its assortment of jazz, blues, electronica and other experimental genres. You can check out the catalog online, or consult the extremely knowledgeable staff, who will be glad to let you have a listen to your prospective purchases.
Lost & Found Shop is busstling a secondhand store of cloths and accessories for men and women. The shop also offers vintage furniture and house hold items. The concept of the store is to stock up good quality, vintage items that can be functionally used or serve as keepsakes. The products are carefully selected and go through a rigorous maintenance procedure before putting up on sale. The sale price is relatively lesser then the original price of the vintage items.
Originally a second hand clothing store, this well-known establishment now designs clothes under its own label and used clothing now represents only about 20 per cent of its stock. The store is known for its street wear and targets the 15-29 crowd with everything from CAD20 t-shirts to CAD150 leather pants for both sexes; it is a favorite of the goth community. It also specializes in formal wear and does a brisk business in used leather jackets.