Shop Spotlight: Montreal's Cahier d'Exercices

Cahier d’Exercices is the latest chic shop to hit Old Montreal’s Saint Paul strip.

Photo by Harry Corrigan
Photo by Harry Corrigan

Tired of seeing the same old stuff? Take note of the newest boutique to hit Old Montreal’s Saint Paul strip: Cahier d’Exercices is a modern stone-and-timber space stocked with cutting-edge clothing and accessories from labels such as Céline, Dries Van Noten, Rick Owens Palais Royal, Kimberly Ovitz and more. 

“There are so many amazing collections, from both up-and-coming as well as established designers, that are not represented anywhere in Montreal,” says avant-minded owner  Laura Gurantiano. “I wanted to do something totally different in women’s wear.” 

As for the shop’s clever concept, “We wanted a name that could evolve with our collections. Cahier d’Exercices (‘notebook’ in English) makes us think of a work in progress: notes, ideas, sketches, whatever you want it to be.” 

Whether or not you’re headed back to school this fall, there’s no better time to take a page out of this high-fashion book. 

Cahier d’Exercices, 369 St-Paul St. W., Montreal

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