Sunday, July 25

\\\ Destination rue St. Laurent ///



MONTREAL

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What better way to seek out the best shopping holes in town than a tour by Amanda and Marnie, whose boutique Lola & Emily has to be one of the jazziest fashion addresses in their native Montreal? Starting out at their rue St. Laurent store very much set the feel for the afternoon; shopping in Montreal is fun, fresh and ... dangerously easy. I don't remember any other shopping trip during which I found something sensational in every store. I rarely shop in boutiques in Europe because , let's face it, they're generally shymakingly expensive. But Montreal was different; fair, there was a summer sale on most places, but what a sale! I got 60% off a beautiful charcoal draped 3.1 Philip Lim dress in super hip boutique U&I , which I can't wait to showcase in NYC. Also, I don't know whether it was just coincidence but everywhere I went I was the only customer ... it was as if they had all opened up especially for us!

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Lola & Emily stocked quite a few Canadian brands which I was keen to explore, but I ended up following a bit of a folk indian-gypsy tangent and went home with a Velvet embroidered tunic dress, a pair of Joe's stretch jodphur leggings (with leather inlays in the same style of the Superfine jeans I gave my heart to this time last year) and two gorgeous scarves. My favourite piece has to be the pom pom scarf, which I immediately fashioned as a turban. Definitely not 'too jazzy' for the streets of Montreal!

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3 comments:

Carol said...

I love the paper birds!

Leather and Lace said...

beautiful store! we love your blog!!
XOXO

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Orphaned Apparel said...

The birdies are amazing!

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