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Downtown, EATONS CENTER: Entrance to under ground stores and Metro
You will find many shops as this entrance takes you to many floors in many buildings along Saint Catherine St.
Down one floor for restaurants down 2 floors for the Metro or subway trains. Up several floors with all kinds of goods for sale.
What to buy: Hundreds of choices. Everything you could desire is available through this entrance as there is a vast underground connection to many buildings along Saint Catherine st.
What to pay: all prices
- Family Travel
Harmonie Gifts & Souvenirs: Fine souvenirs in downtown Montreal
A souvenir shop is a souvenir shop is a souvenir shop, right? Well, usually. But this store is a bit different. Located on West St. Catherine's, near Bishop, Harmonie stocks a number of higher-end items that not all stores seem to have.
It was the favourite gift/souvenir shop of my girlfriend ... and she's quite the expert on shopping, I assure you!
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Eaton Centre: Your Best Bet for Brand Names
Named for the now-defunct Eaton's, one of Canada's most recognizable trademarks, this bright, airy complex still attracts shoppers in search of name-brand merchandise all under one roof. Though not as big or famous as Toronto's landmark shopping centre, Montreal's version boasts dozens of stores, two food courts and a multi-screen cinema. Shoppers will find every significant North American shopping chain, and many American visitors flock here for the discounts offered by Canadian currency.
The underground city - downtown: To find everything within a short walk
You enter in one shop and you never get out before you ended your shopping. You are in undergroud levels within a three kilometers square location. Everything is link with grand halls and during winter you can do your shopping without being dress for outside. There are stores with every range of prices. There are many food courts at the lowest level and many events are held for your leisure.
What to buy: Take a look at sales prices but compare because there are discount prices all year long.
What to pay: It depends of your fortune.
The underground city (La ville souterraine)
The Underground city:
-29 km of corridor
-2 buses terminal
-5 subway station
-2000 shops (boutiques)
-40 cinemas room
-central train station
-154 access point to the undeground city.
What to buy: all you can imagine....
Place Ville Marie: Shop Till You Drop
Place Ville Marie is not one shop but a huge complex of businesses including stores, restaurants, banks, theatres and more. It is part of Montreal's underground city which makes it possible to shop without braving the frigid temperatures of a Montreal winter. It is easily accessed from the Metro which makes it simple to find.
You could probably find everything you ever wanted in this maze of stores.
What to buy: I bought a lovely new winter coat during the after Christmas sales at a store named, appropriately, Laura.
Ogilvy: Do I hear bagpipes?
Huge department store opened in 1912...in an amazing victorian building. Five floors of chic fashion and household furnishings. Great lunch counter on the lower level. Originally very british and staid, this store has moved into the millenium looking FANTASTIC. The service stands out. Years ago they had a bagpipe player open and close the store on a daily basis and guess what - they still have a piper in full tartan kilt that starts playing on the fifth floor and walks all the way down to the main floor playing at the end of each day...and maybe other times as well. The Tudor room on the fifth floor was Montreal's first concert hall. My first job in Montreal was wrapping gifts at Christmas time at this store..and I still remember the nice people with whom I worked.
What to buy: Everything from Louis Vuitton to Christofle. Mac cosmetics (they have the cutest salespeople) on the main floor and great music and bookshop on the lower level. Floors of women's fashions..some pretty swanky stuff. Great hair salon! Check it out and take a look at those crystal chandeliers on the main floor.
What to pay: Bring your credit cards!
- Luxury Travel
Good Foot: Sneaker Freaker?
The best sneakers around in this little boutique. Prices can be extreme, but who cares, they're sneakers.
What to buy: SHOES!!!!
What to pay: $50 - $1000
Downtown: Rue Ste. Catherine
Take a walk down the street and there are hundreds of places to spend your money at. Along the way you'll pass the Eaton Center.
What to buy: Whatever you feel like it.
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Downtown: Casual Clothes all over
I can't recall this stores name but it was 2 levels and full of neat casual clothes for guys and girls. I think it was like "Urban Outfitters'.
What to buy: Casual Clothes and house accessories
Chapters Three huge floors of books, magazines and the only downtown Starbucks café. Occasional launches and signings. Open late.
Downtown, COMPLEX DESJARDINS: Several floors and huge open area
A huge open area used for TV programs or for new book launch, CD launch etc.
Balconies and lots of shops
What to buy: all you can think of is here
What to pay: standard prices
- Family Travel
Downtown. LA BAIE: The Hudson Bay company
One of the oldest Dept stores in Montreal. Now closed but there are many other shops on the ground floor
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Downtown, several shops PLUS AILES de las MODE: Formerly Eatons
Huge store on St. Catherine Street replaces the former Eatons Department Store
What to buy: All the latest styles of clothing and much more.
What to pay: Expensive store but good quality
- Family Travel
thousands of shops on Ste-Catherine
What to buy: Trendy clothes, cheap leather, decorations
What to pay: Clothes: better choice and cheaper than in US; Electronics is more expensive
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