Years ago, work got me travelling to some of Canada’s major cosmopolitan cities and the one that I frequented the most was Montreal. I couldn’t be more pleased. It’s very close to Ottawa and it’s an absolutely gorgeous, dynamic and ever bustling city full of great food, fabulous fashion and amazing shopping destinations.
On top of that, E was originally from Montreal. A born and raised Francophone from Quebec, he’s every inch a proud Montréalais who does not miss any opportunity to remind me how far superior Montreal is compared to Ottawa. Of course, I disagree. Sometimes, vehemently. Sometimes, stubbornly. And without good reason.
There is one thing however that I do not dare argue with and that’s when it comes to shopping. Montreal does have a lot more to offer in terms of choices in style and in prices. Stores just seem bigger and brighter and the inventory – endless. Therefore, when we’d make the trip down to Montreal either for work or family, we try to squeeze in some shopping in the itinerary.
This weekend was no exception. In town for some events around the Montreal En Lumiere,E’s only wish was to go to Jeans Jeans Jeans, a warehouse/store that sells, well, as you may have guessed, jeans. For years, he’s wanted to go as this fabled place was said to carry top of the line denim brands without the top of the line prices.
With expensive brands like Diesel, Energie, G Star, 7 for Mankind, Paige, True Religion to the more moderately priced Parasuco, Guess, Second Yoga, Buffalo, etc., this is a mecca for jean lovers. The entire store, which looked more like a warehouse located in a sketchier part of town (hence the street art graffiti style shoot for this post), was filled to the rafters with jeans of every cut and wash imaginable. The prices were indeed incredible. For example, you can get a pair of jeans that is normally $400 – $500 for $129 or less. In addition to that, they had a promotion of getting the second pair at 50% off. Needless to say, we left with new jeans to our name and a new go-to shopping destination for our denim needs.
OUTFIT OF THE DAY BREAKDOWN:
- Hair and Skincare – ℅ THANN Canada
- Plaid shirt – ℅ GAP CANADA
- Black coat – ZARA
- Statement necklace – Club Monaco
- Black leather boots – ℅ BANANA REPUBLIC
- Skinny jeans – BANANA REPUBLIC
- Academic Blazer – SMART SET
- Plaid Scarf – GAP Canada, Men’s section
- Black and gold cuff – Gift from EM
- Bright lips – Maybelline Colour Sensation Vivids in Fuchsia Flash
Located at 5575 Casgrain in Montreal, Jeans Jeans Jeans is open from Monday to Saturday. Be warned, it’s a bit tricky to get to but the prices are definitely well worh the drive off the beaten path.
What’s your favourite brand(s) when it comes to jeans?