Being fashion-lovers, we Montrealers value quality clothing and dress to impress on the daily. Now with the city getting chillier by the minute and the holidays being just around the corner, it's high time for a wardrobe upgrade (you know, for all those xmas parties!).
But the tricky part is finding a way to look top without emptying our bank accounts...
Luckily we live in a city that has a variety of great options for you to save a buck, such as up to 80% off designer sample sales… you just need to know where to find them ;)!
Montreal just so happens to be hosting an exclusive,three-day designer sample sale in Westmount this week that you truly won’t want to miss. They are offering up to a heaping 80% discount on quality menswear, womenswear, children’s apparel and accessories from designer name brands that you won’t find anywhere else in the city at these prices, such as Kendall + Kylie, K-Way, Majestic Filatures and Lazypants to name a few!
And to top it all off, you get an additional 10% off if you show up with your student ID!
This is also the perfect opportunity to get a head start on your Holiday shopping, as we all know gifts add up fast!
On top of offering exclusive brands at rare prices, this event is conveniently located in Westmount near Downtown Montreal so you won’t have to travel far with all those shopping bags!
WHEN: Thursday, November 17th: 10am - 8pm
Friday, November 18th: 10am - 8pm
Saturday, November 19th: 10am - 3pm
WHERE: 4098 St. Catherine St. West, 4th floor (Atwater Metro)
DETAILS: Cash or credit card only
Get your closet ready and check out their Facebook event for more info!
Bath & Body Works Canada confirmed in January 2021 that it would finally be launching an online store in the fall. It was welcome news for Canadian customers, who know all too well the struggle of trying to track down their favourite products and having to either resort to the pricey U.S. online store or take a chance on long lines at their local shop.
But since that initial confirmation and a formal announcement that followed in July, Bath & Body Works fans have been in the dark. Fall 2021 is almost here and the company has released no further details. But MTL Blog can at the very least confirm the Canadian online store is still on track to launch this upcoming season.
A Bath & Body Works representative told us the store is still scheduled for this fall, though they couldn't confirm a launch date.
"Good things take time," the company said of building the Canadian online store in July.
Sutton, Quebec spokesperson Isabelle Capmas confirmed to MTL Blog that Bill and Hillary Clinton were spotted in at least one store, kitchen accessory boutique Atelier Bouffe, in the Estrie town's centre on Wednesday.
Capmas said it was possible they visited other stores, too.
A photo of the power couple was posted to the City of Sutton's Facebook page according to Global News reporter Michael Armstrong but had to be taken down, Capmas said, due to an "outburst of abusive and defamatory comments," though a majority of commenters expressed enthusiasm.
The Clintons seem to have a fondness for the scenic Eastern Townships. Reports in 2017 documented the Clintons' visit to the town of North Hatley.
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"You will, of course, be able to enjoy what downtown businesses have to offer you : an umissable shopping experience! But you will also be amazed by several surprises that we have in store for you and something new for this edition!" reads Montréal centre-ville's announcement.
Past events have featured hundreds of boutiques and restaurants, musicians, DJs, graffiti artists, acrobats and exclusive deals as Sainte-Catherine shopfronts move forward onto the pedestrian-only street.
According to Montréal centre-ville, more information about programming will be released soon via its Facebook and Instagram pages. Stay tuned for details!
La Sainte-Catherine Célèbre
Price: Free entry
When: September 10 to 12, 2021
Address: Rue Sainte-Catherine (pedestrianized between Rue de Bleury and Rue Chomedey)
Why You Need To Go: Make the most of September by getting outside for a well-loved activity: shopping! Sainte-Catherine shopfronts move onto the street to become what's billed as Canada's largest sidewalk sale.
After a year of being cooped up inside, Montrealers are finally able to get out and re-explore the city's famous food scene. Whether you're stoked to reconnect with your fave haunts or itching to try somewhere new, there's plenty out there to discover.
If you're a fan of Benny & Co., you have another reason to escape your abode on the hunt for something new — and you just might get a free meal out of it.
On July 22, the family-run chain will be unveiling three new restaurants in downtown Montreal, the Old Port and on Beaubien. To mark the occasion, they're giving their first 600 guests a free takeout meal each. Each restaurant opens at 11 a.m., so be sure to snag your spot in line to get your free meal.
The way it works is that the first 200 guests at each new restaurant will receive a free takeout Choice Meal: a quarter chicken meal chosen by the rotisserie chef and cooked to perfection by Quebec's rotisserie-chicken experts.
If you can't make it to the main event, don't worry because the Choice Meal will be available until August 22 at the low price of $6.99 (it's normally $8.90!).
To find out more about how to get your free meal from Benny & Co. on July 22, head to their Facebook page for all event details.
When you visit, you'll get the chance to check out their new dining room that's been revamped from the ground up. Sound and lighting are adapted throughout the day, giving the restaurant a fancy and modern mood.
They also have a new ready-to-eat counter with meals that you can pick up when you're in a hurry but still want your rotisserie fix.
With more than 80% of menu items made with Quebec-based products, a meal from Benny & Co. promises to not only be tasty but local and authentic too. It's this kind of homegrown deliciousness that makes it a must-try for any Montrealer.
Benny & Co. Grand Opening At 3 New Montreal Locations
When: From 11 a.m., July 22
Address: Benny & Co.'s downtown Montreal, Old Port or Beaubien restaurants
Details: Be one of the first 200 guests at any of their three new Montreal locations and receive a free takeout Choice Meal.