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Bright city lights and up-town happening events…
Montreal obtains a particular charm for whoever that seek to explore its local fashion industry.

Gathered here in this colourful Metropolitan city, you shall discover some of my top picks as of what I call “some fine home grown businesses”!

My articles will vary from; local Montreal Boutiques, local Home grown International Businesses, local Montreal Fashion Designers, to local Fashion Organisations. Just to name a few…

Whether Importing, Exporting or Promoting local talent, one thing these businesses have in common; Accommodation to a variant palette of personality found in each and every international fashionista there is in the City. Thank you Montreal! <3

Happy enlightment!

Yours truly,
Ashley Jane

A rather gallant group of shoes. A is for Aldo shoes.

By:AshleyJane                                                                                                                                                                                                    Illustration credits: Myself @ Aldo Group Head Office     Once upon a time on a temporary month-long contract at Aldo Group… Was great excitement in the International department. As a 2000 ish networking circle of interesting fashionista’s and fashionister’s reigned the head office, I not only made a few new friends, my frenzy […]

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RUDSAK <~ worthy & wonderful winter wear

By:AshleyJane                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Its that time of the year again. Inevitable cold winter winds. Inevitably time to cuddle.  Locally and internationally renowned for their stylish, Oh so stylish, timeless, refined and detailed leather goods…           Photo credit : Rudsak bestows upon a typical Montreal attitude from its proud high quality Canadian label as it continues to […]

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Stacey Zhang, designer with a Zing!

By:AshleyJane                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Illustration credits:                                                                                                                                                     Born in China, raised in Jamaica, educated in Montreal.      This bright and exotic Montrealer at heart pursued the fashion industry and occupied for many years head designer, creative director positions for different renowned and prestigious names. Working for others as though her dreams were withheld, it […]

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Apparel /\\/ Vêtement Québec

By:AshleyJane                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Illustration credits:    A girlfriend of mine once resumed on behalf of the company for which she works, a few interesting aspects the organization is held responsible for regards to Quebec’s own fashion industry, and I grew engaged.    For those who work in the field, this organization obtains a particular expertise and […]

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By:AshleyJane                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Illustration credits: Myself @ LABoratoir Créatif /     Founded in 2004, Le Laboratoire créatif is a Montreal based non-profit organization that unites local creators of the fashion industry, from the city. In consequence of there being so many talented and creative individuals worldwide, competition is high, demand is low and the market, particularly for local start-ups, […]

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TCS – Très Chic Styling!

By:AshleyJane                                                                                                                                                                                                          Illustration credits: Myself @ TCS Showroom /     Once upon a time on a cold December in 2009…   Two rather stylish business women from Montreal united and launched a one-of-a-kind concept in the city. Before hand, one pursued a career as a stylist and the other one marketing management.  It was passion, business […]

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Montreal made women’s wear with love, signed valérie dumaine

By:AshleyJane                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Illustration credits: /          Local designer spotlight: Valerie Dumaine       Montreal’s own success Valerie Dumaine is an ambitious and groovy young lady from which her designs, I much adore.          Her style is simple yet refined and it aspires of classic    fashion statements from past […]

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Home Of a Fashion Jewellery Phenomena is DCK Concessions Canada

Import/Export                                                                               By: AshleyJane                                                                                                                                                                                               Illustration credits: Myself @ DCK Concessions Canada 2011                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The Bay, Le Château, Terra Nostra, Forever21, BEBE, Arden, RW&CO… Just to name a few, are fashion retailers that most of you are no doubt familiar with. Ever wonder where their attractive repertoires of fashion jewellery come from? Just like most mass […]

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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, […]

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By:AshleyJane                                                                                                                                                                                                        Illustration credits: Margaux Bise / Boutique Mika A personal favourite of mine, the venue opened its doors center heart of the plateau in 2007, and still today it smile’s with success. Let alone the fact that its owner/entrepreneur Tenzin Risnewa is a close friend, Boutique Mika “just seems to have what fits right!” I quoted… […]

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