Raplapla has been a well-established cloth toys store in Montreal. Ppopular for the cloth doll without a neck, ears, elbows, knees and nose, it is adeptly run by Erica, woman behind the coy smiles of the toys. Apart from dolls there are stuffed animals, like cats and night owls for infants and toddlers. Walk in at the toy store or order online to give your kids some interesting stuff to play with and while their time.
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
If you like accessorizing yourself and do not mind a little indulgence then Marché de Lachine is one store you simply cannot miss. Located at rue Notre Dame, the blue exterior of this jewelry store makes it impossible to miss and its glittering interior beckons one in. The display boasts of exquisite pieces of earrings, bracelets and delicate necklaces that are sure to leave you bewildered. The staff on site is competent and they can be relied upon for suggestions.
Chocobel makes their chocolates right inside their petite Parisian-like store on De Castelnau Street. Dozens of products are noteworthy. Imagine chocolate and cheese together. It's a fabulous marriage of parmesan and iced apple cider, or dates and blue cheese, as well as goat cheese with raspberry. They have chocolate-covered lollipops with homemade marshmallow and mandarin orange. Order little chocolates made with ingredients from Quebec, like cranberries or wild ginger. Chocobel is a great place for gift ideas and general indulging. Sugar-free chocolate is available, too, flavored with maltitol.
Chocolatier Chloe is an artist when it comes to the art of chocolate making and her shop Les Chocolats De Chloe is a testament to that. Varied flavors are used such as anise, raspberries, passion fruit etc which make the chocolates unique and delicious. The shop itself is quite special with the kitchen visible in plain sight. Chocolate covered marshmallows and salted caramels are available too. Customers can sip on hot chocolate and sample some of the products in this acclaimed shop.
If you prefer leather in any make or form, then head to Boutique Ricci, for designer leather creations. From bags to clothing to accesories, this place is a leather stop.
Located in Bonsecours Market, METO Bastien-Tremblay Jewelers offers the finest and fabulous jewelry. Designed by Jacques Bastien, the creations are a symbol of ethereal beauty. The classic decor adds to the splendid display of glittering jewelry. Crafted with great finesse for the youthful and elegant woman, these collections can be adorned by all.
Enter Boutique Arts en Mouvement in Bonsecours Market and you are sure to be lured by the captivating stuff offered here. If you have an eye for skilled craftsmanship, then this place offers the best of it through tastefully presented pieces of art. Chic and classic home decorative will redefine your interiors. Mystic articles, handcrafted gems and unique items on offer are the most ideal gifts for any occasion. If not as a gift, you are sure to buy these to spoil yourself. An essential stop, this place surely guarantees a visit again.
Get all your groceries and other daily needs stocked up from IGA Marché Louise Ménard Inc. (Place Dupuis). Browse through their aisles for baked goodies, frozen goods, meat, cooking ingredients, health products, fruits and veggies, fresh and organic produce, seafood, cheese and craft beer. This store even has a florist and sushi counter.
As hard as it is to believe, Rue St-Denis is home to two separate boutiques devoted entirely to medieval clothes and paraphernalia. Here in the Red Dragon's Workshop you will find swords and maces with which to fight the Black Knight, and chain mail armor to ward off his counter-attacks. It is all too easy to get caught up in the bodices, lavish undergarments, outrageously ugly picture frames, books, CDs and intriguing medieval musical instruments. The staff are certifiably nuts about their chosen obsession, and are eager to guide you through their bizarre inventory.
Boasting furniture, accessories and objets d'art from the 20th century, this little store is like IKEA for those who would not be caught dead shopping at a superstore. Still, many colors, shapes and designs here are quite reminiscent of the Swedish giant's more upscale products; there is a definite slant towards Scandinavian design. It makes a great stop on any tour of the shops on Rue St-Denis, and for those with the budget it is a source of limitless unique gift ideas.