chic little city.

chic little city Stylist-turned-boutique-owner David Lesage has amassed an impressive collection of elegant, lady-like labels (think Robert Rodriguez, Schumacher, and Tara Jarmon) with a hit of cheerful, youthful brands (like Tibi, By Malene Birger) at his intimate, second floor shop in Cours Mont-Royal. Since opening in 2009, the minimalist boutique has been on our sartorial radar, with its gorgeous, wood-filled interior envisioned by Lesage in homage to his childhood. He details; love wood. When I was young, my house was exposed wood, from the floors to the ceiling to the walls. I love [its] warmth! class="full-image-block ssNonEditable"> We sat down and spoke to David, who gave us an insider view as to not only how we want to dress, but how we, as women, want to feel in the clothes we wear. After all, Montreal women turn to him for his guidance Herve Leger dresses sale some even calling ahead of time to setup a personal, salon-like shopping experience with head-to-toe looks that they can easily incorporate into their wardrobes. He hints that fabrics, silhouette and quality are key, noting how, at his boutique, is over the top or too trendy, but everything is trendy enough, and fabrics are great. Silk Charmeuse, silk chiffon, silk crepe de chine, cashmere, egyptian cotton, linen/silk, cotton/silk, and cotton/cashmere are my favorite. I wanted to offer classic clothes with a twist, at a great price. Of course it's not for everyone, but it's not super expensive either. I call it luxury You find the same mentality applies to his handbags, shoes, and jewelry, the latter of which is made exclusively for the store from Montreal based jewelry designer Rene Leblanc. At his spring preview event, I fell in love with a deco-inspired black, gold and crystal drop stone necklace, snapping it up within moments of settling my gaze in its direction. It is quite simply beautiful and, despite its short Herve Leger Singapore existence in my wardrobe, has garnered a huge number of compliments for its unique look and character. Its pieces like that which you buy at this store, amongst the many that you be coveting. I must also mention that the boutique just acquired another favourite, The Laundress, a New York based brand that features a range of fine linen care products for your delicates, wools, and cashmere. I love and use their release and fresh products often, and am happy that there is finally a place in Montreal to restock once I low. When I ask, is the David Lesage woman? he responds; is confident, she is classic, but not boring is a working woman, but she is also family oriented. She loves the arts, fine food, great restaurants is aware and educated. The selection here, split between their high end ready-to-wear boutique and their downtown contemporary cool shop next door, spans the spectrum from James Bond to Chuck Taylor, and leaves women like me (plus all my gay friends) oogling for more. However, if you're looking for more relaxed summer wear, check next door (the stores are side-by-side but not interconnected) for their contemporary range, which includes Dsquared2, Paul Smith, John Vavartos and nudie denim. The 6,000 square foot Westmount store, analogous to Scoop and Intermix, features a huge array of young designers and contemporary cool brands for both men and women. As the store's name (or acronym) implies, shopping here will ensure that you and your wardrobe are always on trend. Current labels include Isabel Marant, Alexander Wang, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Graham and Spencer, Herve Leger and Helmut Lang, just to name a few. Smythe, the five year old Canadian brand specializing in exceptionally well tailored jackets and coats, is a personal favourite that TNT carries each season.