Montrealers have always had a soft spot for second–hand treasures – antique furniture, vintage clothing, high–end collectibles. Maybe it’s fond memories of Expo 67 and the 1976 Olympics, maybe it’s just part of the city’s famously stylish boho vibes.
Over the past few years, an unprecedented number of first–rate second–hand shops have cropped up across the city, with many of them concentrated along a small stretch of Boulevard Saint–Laurent in Mile End. Their wares range from dreamy millennial fashion to high–end industrial design, and together they make up a great (and sustainable) afternoon of shopping for those who like to hunt beyond the rack. Here are some of our favourites.