“Les Étoffes”

By the River

This place by the Saint-Lawrence river on l’Île-des-Soeurs is a well-kept secret! I love to go there at sunset to clear my mind and center myself.

It was also the perfect place to take a few pictures of this splendid dress. The fabric is definitely surprising as the weave seems rough, but as soon as you touch it, you realize how soft and breathable it is.

By belting at the waistline, it enhances the curves of the silhouette. But I prefer to wear it in its simplest form. I’m more comfortable that way and I love to wear casual looks in the summer! The straight cut is currently en vogue in New York and I think we’ll be seeing it more here soon!

You will find this dress and belt at Les Étoffes.


Dress: Apiece Apart (not available online, similar here), Belt: A Détacher (not available online, also love this one), Shoes: Vince (similar), Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs (similar).

Les Étoffes

Les Étoffes (which means fabrics) is a boutique that wears its name perfectly because when you step inside, you immediately notice the quality material used in making the clothe. The tailoring and cut of the garments are impeccable and timeless. They are definitely pieces that are worth the investment!

You will find a variety of basics in various monochrome tones, but also original pieces with nice prints and vibrant colors!

This boutique was the first to carry the famous Mansur Gavriel bag in Canada, and still showcases other exclusive clothes and accessories brands known for their quality, like Apiece Apart, Lamarque, Yune Ho, A Détacher, Protagonist and many others.

Oh! and I almost forgot! The design of the boutique is superb, but you probably already noticed that while looking at the pictures.

A must see!

Les Étoffes; 5253 St. Laurent, Montreal.