Friperie / Bijoux

By:AshleyJane                                                                                                                                                                                                    Illustration credits: Myself


Situated on trendy Plateau Mont Royal, this “friperie” of all friperies is my most favourite. It exudes an air that I appreciate. And that, of strong charisma.

1993 was of a modern retro era for the store to first open its doors. Meeting with its fashionista founder/owner, she admitted that it took 3 long years before women at that time splurge into a more vintage fashion statement, earning notoriety to this venue amongst all other boutiques of its kind found in Montreal. Were the 90’s fashionably re-invented?  Or so they thought!

Francine came confident that old forgotten trends would with time become trendier than ever…                                         And so they did!

18 years in the making and this fripery has got it going on. Higher in demand that it ever was, retro maniac’s fun fill this city and it seem to me, they just can’t get enough.                                                                                                                          Vintage attires in 2011 are stronger than ever. Hello Retro!  

Self proclaimed expert of fashionable woman’s wear;

“It is experience and observation of international fashion movement, metropolitan style statements that influence selection for the store’s offerings. I always loved a mix to a contemporary ensemble.”


Inspired by strong personality and flashy fashion statements, Retromania’s mission is to best dress passionate modern day women with a flair of quality vintage. 

Wool, Cashmere, Cottons and Silk… 

The boutique acquires of a fascinating variety of garments from the past brought to life. This treasure trunk offers a radiant repertoire of genuine leather boots, shoes, and purses… to hats, jackets, dresses, jeans, skirts, shirts, sweaters and a spread selection of fine and decorative jewellery accesories.

Did I mention the prices are competitive if not lower than any other’s offering quality retro fashion finds and excellent customer style service?


“The boutique’s consumers have strong female presence. Retromania’s fabrics are noble and natural. From a bourgeoisie, to rock n roll rebels…. These women have classy character and they know what they like and want.”

Like a mature bottle of wine, women, let alone clothing, get better with age!

Whether you are costume shopping or simply out there on a treasure hunt, make sure you dare to enter a world on a Retromaniac’s perspective. You never know what colourful arrangement you might find!



Friperie/ Bijoux 

820 Mont Royal Est / Montreal QC / H2J 1X1

514 596 2618!/pages/Friperie-Retromania/191936014172485

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  1. February 20, 2012 at 3:00 pm #

    Reblogged this on paSsion .n. faShion.

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