Comfort Suites Downtown
1214 Crescent St.
Montreal, QC H3G 2A9
Phone: (514) 878-2711
Fax: (514) 878-0030
One of five appointed local dealers certified to sell Cuban cigars, Vasco also claims to have the best and biggest assortment of cigars in town. In addition, the unusual 1500 square foot retail outlet sells cutters, ashtrays, lighters, pipes, imported cigarettes and other smoking accessories. But cigars account for over majority of sales, comprising more than various brands from Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Honduras and Jamaica.
Apple is famous the world over for its electronic gadgets and pioneering technology. From i-Pods to i-Pads to the classic Macintosh, immerse yourself into this world of Steve Jobs at rue Sainte Catherine Ouest. If you are technologically challenged, then don't fret as the extremely helpful staff will attend to your needs and guide you regarding the gadget most suited for you. Come and check out the massive collection of gadgetry they manufacture.
This grand dame of St-Catherine Street stores has undergone many changes since it first opened more than 130 years ago. What was once the store of choice for genteel Montrealers is now a series of upscale boutiques, ranging from the Pavillon Christofle crystal ware shop to Gifts and Gear for gardeners. During the Christmas holiday season, the store revives its famous antique Enchanted Village from the 1940s. It is not uncommon for dozens of shoppers to stop and watch the mechanical animals bobbing up and down in the display window.
This store is situated on bustling St-Catherine street, set among the main downtown stores and shopping malls, a great place to lounge around or take a break. Chapters, or Indigo Books and Music, is Canada's largest book retailer, and this outlet is one of the important and centrally located Montreal stores. Chapters sells its collections online. In addition to the large selection of books, the outlet also offers a gift store and a wide selection of national and international magazines.
Better to ask what this airy, popular shopping center doesn't have than what it does. Bakeries, green grocers and other food merchants of all varieties are combined with high quality fast food in a way that closely resembles Boston's enormously successful Quincy Market. In all, you can find 60 stores, 27 bars and a variety of restaurants along with a cinema hall and a health club.
A co-op run by the students of nearby Concordia University, this bulk-oriented downtown store specializes in organic produce. According to the management, prices are very competitive since there is a minimal mark-up. Sandwiches, snacks and fair trade coffee are available to go, and members can place special orders through the manager. Only cash payments are accepted.
This is the type of store Donald Trump would love: valet parking, custom tailoring, cappuccino bar and a Playstation consoles for the kids. This is the ultimate men's wear store, featuring all the top designer labels in the world in a store-within-a-store layout. The usual names are here, including Hugo Boss, Giorgio Armani and Versace. There are also a few more elite brands such as Brioni, Zegna and Ferragamo. Needless to say, this is not your typical bargain basement haberdashery.
Attention Montreal fashionistas! Located in the posh Cours Mont-Royal shopping center, Boutique Olivia offers trendsetting women's fashion for every occasion. From comfortable and casual to evening chic, this trendy shop has got you covered. The store décor offers a fusion of old and new, featuring classic Victorian furnishings with contemporary urban touches. However, don't let the swanky exterior surround you; while Boutique Olivia's fashions are chic and stylish, they do not break the bank. Designed in both Los Angeles and Montreal, and featuring new collections every week, Boutique Olivia offers an affordable means for your fashion fix. -Christine Pepperdine
One of several locations across Canada, La Casa del Habano allows you to puff on your favorite cigar while at the same time admiring your favorite celebrity. More than 100 world-renowned personalities were present at the Montreal opening in 1996, including Sarah Ferguson, James Coburn and Robert Wagner. The store, the largest in the chain at 730 square meters (2400 square feet), features walk-in humidors, a smoking lounge and, of course, the famous Habano cigars. As well, the store rents cabinets to those who want to make sure their supply stays fresh.
Montreal's most visually appealing downtown shopping center is also its most upscale. The exterior is an attractive blend of old-fashioned stone skyscraper with modern touches, while the interior is centered around a giant decorated lobby. Shoppers will find Dolce & Gabbana and DKNY, among many other international designers, along with the more universal appeal of Club Monaco and Juan & Juanita. The SAQ Signature focuses on high-end wine from around the world, while numerous cafés and restaurants provide respite from a day's shopping.
Undoubtedly Canada's ritziest department store, this upscale chain opened in 1837 as a hat shop in Quebec City, quickly developed a reputation for fine furs, and never looked back. The downtown Montreal location is housed in a wonderful art-deco building and the interior reeks of taste, style and wealth. If you wish, personal shoppers can guide you through the selection of Christian Dior, European sportswear, men's and women's wear and accessories.
Pick and choose from an extensive range of shoes, lingerie, accessories and funky, trendy clothing. Casuals or formals, a date or an interview, there's something for everyone. Take fashion a notch higher and simply mix-n-match your own designs. The sales staff are courteous and always willing to help. So get ready to be bedazzled. The staff at this amazing store will guide you to select an outfit to suit your body type.