Montreal Boutique : Evelyne.andthebee

Montreal Boutique : Evelyne.andthebee

Montreal Boutique
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After working in events, Evelyne got a first-hand view of the difficulty that comes with getting noticed as a designer. This inspired her into wanting to help get the designers to the public, and the public to the designers. Evelyne went into wholesale to try and make this possible, and many of the designers she had met from doing events asked her to sell their items. She said yes. It wasn’t until a couple years back when Evelyne was asked to fill in a few shifts for a friend over at Boutique Général 54, a local boutique that supports a ton of local artists. Evelyne loved the job but was much too used to working for herself to become an employee. After the talk of opening a second Boutique Général 54 with her friend and store owner Jennifer, the timing just wasn’t right, so Evelyne decided to give it a shot on her own. And now, just celebrating their one-year anniversary, we have… Read more

Montreal Children’s Boutique: Galina.andthebee

Montreal Children’s Boutique: Galina.andthebee

montreal children’s boutique
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Galina has lived in the neighbourhood du Plateau-Mont Royal since 2002. She wanted to use her years of experience as a graphic designer to offer a new business on the street. One which combines retail with an artistic vibe. Galina is mother to two young boys, who may also be referred to as The Little Monsters or Les Petits Monstres. And with these two young boys it was brought to her attention that there wasn’t much as far as a children’s boutique in the area. Galina and her brother took the opportunity to offer something unique on the street and in February 2016 they opened to the public. Everything seemed to fall into place and that was seen as a positive sign to Galina; that she had begun a valuable project. Read more

Montreal Eco-Responsible Boutique: Catherine.andthebee

Montreal Eco-Responsible Boutique: Catherine.andthebee

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Catherine began her eco-responsible boutique for a simple reason; she wanted to provide the consumer with a means to buying more ecological, and more local. She wanted to stray away from the normal consumerism of large factories and offer an alternative way to enjoy shopping, while still being eco-friendly. She succeeded this at La Mistinguette, providing around 15 artists a place to sell their hand-made products.
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Montreal Artisan Boutique: Josiane.andthebee

Montreal Artisan Boutique: Josiane.andthebee

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Josiane always enjoyed giving old things a second chance. She had a knack for taking something old and making it beautiful again. Her family and friends assured her that her work was wonderful. However, she admitted, family and friends aren’t always the best for feedback. They are easily blinded by compassion. It was the honesty of the public that would reassure her, and that they did. Read more