Despite what you’ve heard in the news lately, Montréal is still a perfectly safe place to visit. I live here and I can still do exactly what I did before this all began.
For years I had been “visiting” my sofa at Montauk in Toronto. Sounds crazy, I know, but I’ve loved their stunning, sexy designs for so long and they are an investment. So, when I moved to Montréal where they are manufactured and I found their showroom, I just had to chat with the people behind this huge local success story. It was such a pleasure sitting down (on their sofa, of course) with owner and founder, Tim Zyto and designer Danny Chartier.
While shopping in Montréal, I am always on the lookout for places that are very special. I absolutely love antique jewelry, but I don’t like sorting through dirty trays and baskets. I was thrilled when I found Zofia Antiques because there were some real gems inside which were beautifully displayed.
My husband kept telling me about a store that he passes on his way home from work every day. I had to check it out! I wasn’t sure what I would find, but I knew there was a reason I married him!
Niche Décor & Mode is an upscale consignment store, open for about a year now, located near the Atwater Market in St-Henri. For those of you who don’t know, a consignment store takes in only the best of their clients’ gently used clothing, accessories, shoes and furniture and pays you when they are sold.
Until recently I hadn’t spent much time in les friperies (thrift stores). I grew up in Toronto and of course I knew of places in Kensington Market and on Queen St. I even remember going to Courage, My Love (I wouldn’t want to date myself!), but I never paid close attention. However, since living in Montréal, where street-style and vintage are huge, I have become more interested in this whole phenomenon!