1. Montblanc: Quebec’s first Montblanc concept store is now open and worth the quick trip out to Carrefour Laval. Home to a wide selection of accessories by the German luxury brand, it’s also the only place province-wide to find the Princess Grace of Monaco Collection, a limited-edited series of luxury jewelry, watches and writing tools that will be sold to help support the Grace Kelly Foundation for emerging artistic talent. 3035 Boul. Le Carrefour Suite D023, Laval.
2. Sephora: Finally, no more trekking to les environs for stay-gorgeous goods! Come June, Montreal beauty buffs will be able to keep painted, polished and sunburn-free all summer long courtesy of Sephora’s new downtown locale. Occupying close to 8,000 square feet in Complex Les Ailes, the store will boast 9,000-plus products from more than 200 brands, along with an exclusive Make Up For Ever shop-in-shop, all-new Interactive Nail Workshop, and Beauty Studio for private one-on-one sessions with the store’s “Personal Beauty Advisors.” 667 Ste-Catherine St. W.
3. Armani Exchange: The label will open its first downtown location on the city’s main shopping strip this June. Catering to trend-minded urbanites, the well-situated store will carry Armani Exchange’s signature denim and sophisticated streetwear in an industrial-sleek setting complete with a high-definition video wall featuring the label’s latest collections and campaigns. 1239-1245 Ste-Catherine St. W.