10 Holiday Gift Ideas from Montreal Based Artists :: Etsy

10 Holiday Gift Ideas from Montreal Based Artists :: Etsy

Not long ago, andthebee was living in the remarkable Montreal. In fact! It was there where my blog began. During my time there I met a ton of local artists and I wanted to discover a way I could support them. I came up with the idea to write a blog to showcase some of the small businesses who were creating unique original items as well as the shops supporting local handmakers and Canadian artisans. Now, this holiday season many of those very artists have put out a selection of holiday-themed items! So why not support real artists this holiday season and do your gift shopping on Etsy. I have gathered 10 holiday gift ideas from Montreal based artists to get you started on your hunt. #supportlocal Read more

Montreal Boutique Général : Jennifer.andthebee

Montreal Boutique Général : Jennifer.andthebee

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… Read more

Montreal Locals Boutique : Kristelle.andthebee

Montreal Locals Boutique : Kristelle.andthebee

montreal locals boutique 
Our story begins…

From old friends, to business partners; Kristelle Mercier and Geneviève Paquette explored the idea of putting together their talents to create something positive and new. Kristelle, having previously worked as a manager of a small bistro, had the desire to open her own business and the skills required to operate it. And Geneviève, a designer of her own ethical fashion line, brings imagination and artistic insight to the project. Together they decided to create a space for like-minded local artists to showcase their products, and to provide an accessible opportunity for the community to shop local, and discover local artists. This led to the beginning of… Read more

Montreal Eco-Responsible Boutique: Catherine.andthebee

Montreal Eco-Responsible Boutique: Catherine.andthebee

Our story begins…

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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