The Best Boutiques and Independent Clothing Shops in Montreal

Annex Vintage, Montreal | Courtesy of Annex Vintage
Annex Vintage, Montreal | Courtesy of Annex Vintage
Photo of Emily Paskevics
31 May 2017

Montreal is a stylish city, home to countless boutiques and independent clothing shops that each have a distinct character. Here are some of the must-visit boutiques to explore in the city.

Annex Vintage

Annex Vintage, Montreal
Annex Vintage, Montreal | Courtesy of Annex Vintage
Annex Vintage is a vintage and independent design store in Mile End that houses a wide and evolving selection of clothing, footwear, leather bags, jewelry, stationery, and accessories for both men and women. It also claims to be home to the largest collection of artist pins and patches in the city.


Tozzi has been operating as an upscale boutique located on Crescent Street since 2010. With trendy clothing and accessories for both men and women, Tozzi is striking for its impeccable taste, sleek minimalism, and impressive surrounding architecture.

Tozzi, 2115 Crescent St, Montreal, QC, Canada, +1 514 285 2444

Citizen Vintage

Putting together beautiful outfits doesn’t have to be environmentally harmful. Citizen Vintage is a boutique that can be found on Boulevard Saint Laurent, in the Mile End neighborhood and emphasizes offering sustainable alternatives to fast fashion by recycling and up-cycling vintage clothing.

Citizen Vintage, 5330 St Laurent Blvd, Montreal, QC, Canada,+1 514 439 2774

La Gaillarde

La Gaillarde is a non-profit eco-fashion boutique with a mission “to dress everyone in style while reducing textile waste and promote local eco-designers.” Located in Montreal’s Saint-Henri neighborhood, La Gaillarde offers a range of recycled and organic designs along with vintage clothing and accessories for men and women.

La Gaillarde, 4019 Notre-Dame St W, Montreal, QC, Canada, +1 514 989 5134


Taking inspiration from the fashions of bygone eras, 1861 is a boutique especially known for its creative dress designs. Shopping at 1861 at either of its two charming locations is enhanced by its glamorous interior décor, creating a dreamy storybook experience.

Boutique 1861, Montreal | Courtesy of 1861

Frank + Oak

Frank + Oak opened in 2012 with the mission to offer stylish and affordable fashions. Though initially a menswear boutique, Frank + Oak now offers women’s clothing as well and is home to a range of footwear, accessories, grooming, and lifestyle products.

Frank + Oak, 1420 Stanley St, Montreal, QC, Canada, +1 514 228 3761

Empire Exchange

Empire Exchange is a unique independent boutique that happens to be Montreal’s first and only clothing buy-sell-trade store. It has a large selection of clothing and products and offers exchanges, store credit, or cash for men’s and women’s vintage and modern clothing, footwear, and accessories.

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