The only thing Montreal is more proud of then our food, is our style. And when it comes to our unique sense of fashion, this city is full of creative and daring individuals striving to ensure that we have streetwear that truly represents us.
Model cred - Luca T. @lucatomassi
There's definitely no shortage of clothing companies trying to get us to buy their apparel, but few can say that they are 100% Made in MTL. From conception to manufacturing to distribution, Origin MTL are exactly that.
Model cred - Luca T. @lucatomassi
We all like to look good when we step out, but let's be honest, a fresh wardrobe gets mad expensive, especially if you want quality stuff. That's where the brand-new, locally-made Origin MTL is aiming to set themselves apart - by offering the latest, on-point fashion items for a fraction of the cost.
Model cred - Luca T. @lucatomassi
Started by two Montreal natives, Alessandro Champagne and Franky Jr. Filice, Origin MTL has only teased a few pieces, but they've already got people talking. That’s why they will be revealing their opening collection at a massive launch party happening this month at Club Soda.
The not-so-intimate event will feature a full fashion show with models strutting their stuff down the catwalk, and a secret rapper will be performing his latest album for your auditory pleasure. After that, it's time to turn up with your fellow stylish Montrealers for an unforgettable night. Don't miss it!
I don’t know about you guys, but I love a good sale. Actually, I think we can all agree that sales are the bomb.com and anyone who disagrees is just lying to themselves.
One of my favourite sales are always clothing sales because a) I’m a girl and b) I’m a girl. Boys, I know you love clothing just as much as we do. Actually, my boyfriend is constantly complaining that girls have a much larger variety of clothing to choose from than guys. He may or may not have a point. In fact, it’s hard for guys to find a good sale when the majority of retailers are for women. Guys, I feel for you.
But wait, I didn’t write this article to be the bearer of bad news.
Our friends at Style Democracy are teaming up with Frank + Oak to throw down the biggest and baddest warehouse sale yet for... 6 straight days!
This is going to be one sale you’re not going to want to miss because for the first time ever, Montreal’s very own Frank + Oak will be featuring products from their new Women’s collection which launched last fall!
This is also the sale you want to attend with your significant other! Girls, it’s the perfect excuse to do a little shopping and this time, your boyfriend won’t have to wait for you outside of the store looking bored as if he was being held hostage. I mean, they come with us because they want to right?
And boys, this is the sale you have been waiting for! Nothing can compare to this. Not even the Super Bowl.
Oh and that’s not all. This warehouse sale will feature items up to 80% off. And if you happen to make the warehouse sale on opening day, you can sign up for the StyleDemocracy mailing list and receive an extra 10% off. No, this is not a dream. It’s very much real.
Bonus: location is super accessible! In case your car is in the shop or even if you don’t drive, the metro is close by so you really have no excuse for missing the event. The location also has tons of free parking in the back of the building as well if you do happen to be driving!
Ladies… Boys... Start collecting as much loose change from the couch as possible and come check out the biggest Frank + Oak warehouse sale EVER from February 21-26 at 6666 Saint-Urbain St.
*UPDATE* Frank & Oak is EXTENDING their warehouse sale!! There will be new inventory and even further reductions on already ridiculously good prices!
Hours: Tuesday Feb 28 to Friday March 3rd: 11 am - 8 pm Saturday March 4th: 10 am - 6pm Sunday March 5th: 10 am - 5 pm.
Make sure to visit StyleDemocracy’s website and Facebook page for more information about this epic event!
Now I don't know about you, but I didn't prepare for winter to arrive this soon. More specifically, my wardrobe did not plan for snow in the middle of November. Let's just say I'm in desperate need of some winter gear - this Latina does not do well in the cold.
Does this sound familiar to you?
Let's be completely honest. None of us were ready for snow. But word on the street is that Tempt Brands is having a HUGE holiday sale next weekend! I also got wind that they have over 4000 winter jackets at this sale.... some for as low as $49! I was sworn to secrecy on this one, but I mean, who can keep a deal like this to herself.
I'm talking 80% off designer name brands!
So who is Tempt Brands? Well if you didn't catch our last article, Tempt Brands is THE place to go to find brand name clothing at very reasonable prices. Some of their brand names include Pajar, Nobis, Gucci, Céline, Joe's jeans, Rich & Skinny, Adidas and much more. If you want to walk around dressed like Kim and Kanye, this is the place to go. If you want to walk around in a very warm yet unbelievably priced jacket and a new pair of jeans, this is also the place to go. You'll gloat about the steal you got for weeks!
From December 1st-4th, these big names will be available at up to 80% off! Tempt Brands is hooking it up just in time for Christmas so you can be sure to get your mom that purse that she's been wanting for years, your sister's favorite pair of Uggs or even that jacket that your dad's been talking about. It doesn't end there though: they also have super cute home decor and fancy schmancy clothing for that friend that never has enough to wear.
Aside from providing you with the best deals this season, Tempt Brands offers a fully bilingual customer service and faster-than-light shipping (24-48 hours) in case you feel like shopping from the comfort of your own home. They also have items for kids so you can be this year's favourite uncle/aunt.
I know I just hit you with a lot of exciting information but you have one week to mentally prepare yourself for this shopping madness! Gather all that extra loose change that is lying around, have your best friend pay you back that $100 you lent her and get yourself to the Tempt Brands Holiday Warehouse Sale (10050 Chemin de la Côte-de-Liesse, Lachine, QC H8T 1A3) for some serious shopping.
Snag yourself a bargain at the Tempt Brands warehouse sale – check out the event on Facebook to know more or keep an eye on their website for news on the latest offers and sales.
Just when you thought Montreal couldn't get any more fashionable, we get news that the planet's leading makeup authority has just opened a new stand-alone boutique in the heart of downtown on the corner of McGill College. Even better - it's also its flagship store.
Vaving been the second city in the world to sell the brand, Makeup Art Cosmetics (otherwise known as M·A·C) actually has deep roots in Montreal, and this new showroom becomes the 100th in Canada.
Offering the full-range of products, services, and expertise you've loved for years, enjoy a unique makeup experience, that's both welcoming and inspiring, all in one beautiful designer space.
Collaborating with the hottest influencers in fashion, art and popular culture today, and bringing to life over 800 fashion week shows from around the globe, M·A·C continues to be the trendsetter in prestige makeup cosmetics, serving the demand of consumers and professional makeup artists alike for more than two decades.
So makeup lovers unite! Because M·A·C is now doing up Montreal in a BIG way!
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If you know anything about fashion, you know that it takes Montreal some time to pick up on trends. We're never really 100% relevant when it comes to street style or style in general and that's ok. We learned to live with it.
Our city is like a cute younger sister of New York, Paris and Milan who desperately tries to be like them. She applies lipstick that doesn't match her skin tone, steals their dresses and does everything she can to be just like them... It never really works out and no one actually takes her seriously because, well... she's harmless and adorable. It's like, "Awww, you're cute, Montreal!"
In case you're curious about what's going on fashionwise in the rest of the world, I've compiled the ultimate "2016 fashion cheat sheet" if you will. Perhaps, next year, you will see these trends emerge on the streets of Montreal. That's if we're lucky, of course. It might take even longer... LOL.
But hey! Keep in mind, these are nothing but mainstream-ish fashion trends... You don't NEED to follow them. It's just cool to know what's up, if you know what I mean.
So here's what Spring/Summer 2016 looks like in the world of fashion:
Bohemian Geek Chic
Gucci mixes geek and chic in a way that looks very aesthetically pleasing. A lot of colours (dominant green), textures and GLASSES. Glasses are so hot right now.
Fire orange is the colour of the season. Don't be afraid to be bold, go all out and have fun with it. Do you see what Veronica Beard did there? Orange dress with exposed shoulders. Two trends, one dress.
Low Rise Slouchy
Low rise slouchy trousers are back! Remember when these were popular in the late 90's early 00's? Yeah. Totally "in" right now.