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.
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:
-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 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.
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!
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
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.
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.
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
One of the oldest Dept stores in Montreal. Now closed but there are many other shops on the ground floor
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
What to buy:
Trendy clothes, cheap leather, decorations
What to pay: Clothes: better choice and cheaper than in US; Electronics is more expensive
There is an entire city underground in Montreal. There are restaurants, shops, etc. It is one gigantic shopping mall after another.
Holt's is the nicest department store in Montreal. It's like going to Sak's Fifth Avenue in New York. Upscale, great service, but not cheap!