Galeries de la Capitale is more than just a shopping mall, it is also an indoor amusement park with, among other things, a roller-coaster, bumper cars, a skating rink and IMAX Le Theatre. Over 250 stores feature a variety of women's, men's and children's clothing, accessories and jewelry. The mall is home to a few Quebec chains, too, like San Francisco, l'Officiel and Simon's, an upscale, trendy department store.
All you lovers of chocolate find your way to Érico, if you want to give in to your dark temptations. Take in the many objects on display at the museum. Furthermore, learn the secrets of chocolate making and also watch a video demonstration. Then move on to the most interesting part, ordering your choice of chocolates! Home delivery is available too.
Step into the Maison Jean-Alfred Moisan in Upper Town to find the oldest grocery store in North America. Old melodies, playing in the background, will take you back in time. The ancient interiors of the store go back to the 18th century. Besides being a grocery store, it also functions as a museum, an antique shop and even a wine and liquor store!
With a history that dates back to 1872, La Maison Darlington is one of the oldest clothing shops in the city. Specializing in winter wear, the boutique is well-known for its timeless designs with a smattering of modern trends. Sourcing from some of the finest designers, the boutique offers everything from jackets and coats to scarves and hats. There's a small selection of accessories like bags and wallets as well. Call ahead for more information.
Quebec's native department store has only recently branched out from this flagship location to downtown Montreal, but it remains an unique and essential stop on any shopping tour of Quebec. Focusing primarily on women's fashion, Maison Simons is broken down into various boutiques: La Guêpière sells hosiery and undergarments, formal wear, and so on. A smaller men's department shares an uncompromising commitment to good taste with many European-influenced flashes of panache. Considering the location and the quality, the prices are astoundingly reasonable.
One of the main streets that run through the neighborhood of Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Rue Saint-Jean is lined with a fantastic array of boutiques and stores, making it perfect for a shopping-spree in the city. While the street is heavy on fashion boutiques, one can also find gems like Maison Jean-Alfred Moisan, which is one of the oldest grocery stores in North America. The ample restaurants and cafes ensure that you never run out of steam when shopping. The beautiful sights of the old town are an added bonus.
A supermarket chain, Metro is located in downtown Quebec City. Just like any other mega mart, this one too has everything from a safety pin, to fresh produce of vegetables and meat. Crowded with locals, Metro is the one stop shop, for everyone in the neighborhood.
An Italian family runs Épicerie Européenne offering you everything you would expect to find in a grocery store. Come by to pick up exotic spices, special teas, coffees and much more. They also offer special crockery to go along with the products on offer, so you may engage in sipping some tea, the English way! An eclectic range of cold cuts, olives and cheeses apart from pastas and sandwiches are available for those on a road trip.
A one-stop-shop for sport fanatics, Mountain Equipment Co-op features the best of outdoor gear for entire family. Located in the Saint Roch neighborhood of Quebec City, this outlet of MEC has everything for everyone. Right from outdoor wear for men, women and children to shoes, bikes, camp tents and helmets, you are sure to find everything here. So, if you are planning for a nice camp during summers, and need the essential gear for it, you know where to go. With a chain of stores across Canada, MEC also has the option of online shopping, where you can buy stuff, in the comforts of your home. See their website for more.
Montreal-based designer Philippe Dubuc rose to fame in the late 1990s garnering numerous accolades in the local and international fashion circuit. His eponymous boutique in Saint-Roch showcases his extremely popular menswear collection characterized by classic lines and innovative use of textures. Though the collection his heavy on black, the designs never get monotonous. The boutique interiors, done up in neutral colors, with minimalistic decor and cutting-edge lighting choices does well to highlight the collection.