Clothing Stores

We all have love/hate relationships with our clothes, and travel only heightens the emotions. We forget to pack something, or we need something unexpectedly, or we just want to see what Montréal has to offer that our own city may not. That's why 10Best compiles a list of the best clothing stores in town. From independent boutiques to upscale chains, we tell you where to find terrific basics and quality fashions that will get you through any clothing crisis. Popular possibilities? La Maison Ogilvy and Boutique Marie Saint-Pierre.

10 Revenge
This fashionable shop takes great pride in the designers of its province. Trusting in their talents and foresight, Revenge carries only garments they design. Using the store's success as a barometer, it's a strategy that is working beautifully. Plus, the relationship between designers and shop is beneficial to both parties. Montréal's residents reap the rewards, as well. (514-843-4379)

9 Harry Rosen
Offering top-quality merchandise for any business or social occasion, this clothier ensures that their clientele looks polished. Knowlegeable sales staff are on hand to help guide selections to build a business wardrobe. Choose suits from designers Boss, Armani or Zegnain, and complement the look with a Loro Piana shirt and Ferragamo shoes. Also find casual wear from Lacoste and Burberry. (514-284-3315)

8 Tristan
Spare, elegant shops throughout Montréal create the backdrop of this Canadian chain's urban chic offerings for the fashion-forward guy or girl. The Sainte-Catherine Street location in the heart of Centre-Ville offers both business and casual wear, and everything from sport coats, shirts, belts and ties are affordable. (514-289-9609)

7 Club Monaco
Oft-imitated but still unique, the Club Monaco brand, homegrown in Canada, features minimalist styles in monochromatic colors. For men (and women), this translates to finding the perfect white shirt, refined blazer and lean cut trouser for work or play. (514-499-0959)

6 La Maison Ogilvy
This department store has offered fashionistas great clothing options amid British shopping traditions since 1866. Venerable British brand Aquascutum is well-represented as is the store's proprietary label and Paul & Shark, Montréal-based sportswear designer. Bagpipers still announce the noon hour, and during December the famous Christmas windows are a sight to behold. (514-842-7711)

5 Felix Brown
This Sainte-Catherine Street Italian clothier features a selection of designs for men and women. Designers include Bruno Magli, Moschino, Casadei and Vicini. (514-287-5523)

4 Holt Renfrew
Holt Renfrew has been serving Montréal's fashion elite since 1837 when it had its beginnings as a hat shop. Today, the deluxe department stores are purveyors of top-notch designer labels and trends. Check out exclusives from Marc by Marc Jacobs and Burberry Prorsum. Snap up delicious fragrances from Molton Brown, Kiehl's skincare and Bobbi Brown's fabulous tinted moisturizer at the cosmetics counter. Lingerie from Agent Provocateur and great bags from Anya Hindmarch. (514-842-5111)

3 L'Uomo
Four master tailors assure that each ensemble purchased at this fashionable international clothier fits the customer perfectly. Italian styles from casual to formal from Kiton, Prada and Cerrutti. (514-844-1008, 877-844-1008)

2 Boutique Marie Saint-Pierre
This award-winning designer and Montréal native is known for her fashion-forward apparel, unique for its vivid color combinations and well-crafted detailing. Much of her clothing is made at an in-town workshop, although savvy shoppers will find it carried in such world capitals as Paris, Hong Kong and Tokyo. Even if you don't buy, a trip to the shop will let you peruse the latest styles and catch sight of the extravagant designs. (514-281-5547, 877-281-5547)

1 Bang-On
Irreverent, cheeky, tasteless, chic, trendy, retro, contemporary, politically correct/incorrect — Bang-On has a t-shirt that fits each and every one of those descriptors. If you've been dying to find a shirt with the Pillsbury Dough Boy emblazoned on the front, a pop art Che Guevara, or an old-skool Donkey Kong icon, check here. David Bowie, Iggy Pop or Kiss? Check here. Mr. Snuffleupagus, Grover or the Count? Yep — check here. The Toronto-based company has several locations across North America, and even a few in Mexico, Australia and Europe. (514-842-0418, 866-522-6466)

Maps and Directions

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Revenge 10Best List Arrow
Type: Clothing Stores
Neighborhood: Longueuil
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Harry Rosen 10Best List Arrow
Type: Clothing Stores
Neighborhood: Longueuil
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Tristan 10Best List Arrow
Type: Clothing Stores
Neighborhood: Longueuil
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Club Monaco 10Best List Arrow
Type: Clothing Stores
Neighborhood: Longueuil
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La Maison Ogilvy 10Best List Arrow
Type: Clothing Stores, Department Stores, Shoes and Accessories
Neighborhood: Longueuil
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Felix Brown 10Best List Arrow
Type: Clothing Stores
Neighborhood: Longueuil
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Holt Renfrew 10Best List Arrow
Type: Clothing Stores, Department Stores
Neighborhood: Longueuil
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L'Uomo 10Best List Arrow
Type: Clothing Stores
Neighborhood: Longueuil
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Boutique Marie Saint-Pierre 10Best List Arrow
Type: Clothing Stores, Haute Couture
Neighborhood: Longueuil
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Bang-On 10Best List Arrow
Type: Clothing Stores