Shopping in the Plateau involves a choosing between a collection of small boutiques, local designers, vintage spots and other great local shopping spots. The Plateau is where to shop for the trendiest and hippest fashion in Montreal. Unlike the downtown shopping scene, the Plateau area has a more local feel to it. You won’t find many of the major name brands that you would find in the downtown area or the Underground City, but you will find plenty of up-and-coming designers and many fashionable boutiques.
Shopping in the Plateau: boulevard St-Laurent
The heart of Boulevard St-Laurent’s shopping district is between rue Sherbrooke and avenue Mont-Royal. This is one of the trendiest and hippest places to shop in Montreal. This stretch contains many trendy hair salons, clothing stores, fashionable lounges, chick bars and hip restaurants. The further north you go on St-Laurent, the more shopping options open up to you. You will also find many food options.
Shopping in the Plateau: rue St-Denis
Rue St-Denis stretches between rue Sherbrooke and avenue Mont-Royal is home to Montreal’s bourgeoisie and he location of many high-end and established fashion designers. You should only shop on rue St-Denis if you are looking for unique Montreal-made clothing that is elegant and stylish. It’s also a great street to take a stroll on, thanks to its many inviting cafes.