Montreal Boutique Général
Our story begins…
Our story begins in 2003 with the opening of a store, Local 23. The idea behind the store was to be a showcase for all the amazing and talented friends that part store-owner Jennifer has. A place for artists alike; musicians, designers, painters, etc. After confronted with a lack of space for all the treasures, trinkets and talent the store now runs as a full throttle second-hand store, with always changing commodities. The artists however, have their place with Jennifer at a new store! The store opened in 2006 to make room for emerging designers to have a place next to experienced makers. With a desire to help people, and encourage the DIY community, Jennifer started the beautiful…
Boutique Général 54
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So what can you find in the shop?
Jennifer loves to support designers and artists who work ethically. Those who are taking charge of where and how their products are made. She encourages young women entrepreneurs to believe in their business and shows them that their talent is worth something, and their hardwork can support them.
While a majority of the items come from Quebec artists. Jennifer also features artists from all over North America and even a friend in Ghana (Osei Duro by Maryanne Mathias). Supporting local means encouraging your neighbours, but the global local movement looks to support all those who are trying to start their own small business amongst the giant corporations. As long as you work with good ethics, you produce with good ethics, and you believe in good ethics, their may be a spot for you at the Montreal Boutique Général 54.
Why is supporting local important to her?
As Jennifer says, “how could you go wrong?” People all over are searching for a better world, a world where small entrepreneurs have a chance. It’s important to trust people, and that includes your friends, your neighbours, your communities, and hand-makers around the world. It is a global movement that should be followed and encouraged with open minds.
“If you could have a coffee/beer with anyone (living or dead) who would it be and why?”
“My grandmother… But it wouldn’t be a beer, it would be a sherry. The only thing that she would drink, a little bit of sherry. I’d like to know more about what it’s like to be a woman, an older woman. You don’t get a chance to really talk to elders that much. So, I think it would be really nice, as I get older, to keep learning about what it is to get older. She’s a strong woman, I’d love to know more about her.”
Montreal Boutique Général 54
Montreal, QC H2T 1R9
Monday – 11:00-18:00
Tuesday – 11:00-18:00
Wednesday – 11:00-18:00
Thursday – 11:00-20:00
Friday – 11:00-20:00
Saturday – 11:00-17:00
Sunday – 11:00-17:00
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Agent: Emilie “The Bee” Bradford;
Mission: Travel the globe to discover positive and new information on how to live abundantly in harmony with the Earth
Objective: To encourage the world to support the passions of their neighbours, to give more than they take, and to live positively.