Thrift Shopping in Montreal
I am way behind on posting the details of my recent travels to Montreal two weekends ago. It is one of my favourite places and I was so lucky to get an invite from Tag Heuer to watch the Montreal Formula 1 race and to get a one-on-one interview with Jean-Claude Biver, the president of LMVH’s watch division (these details will, of course, be covered in other publications).
I found myself with a few free hours in between flights and events, so I made it my mission to check out a Salavation Army shop near the hotel. And it did not disappoint. It was a big, spacious and clean space in Griffintown. I loaded up my cart with everything from true vintage, new old stock jean jackets to mid century modern, West German art pottery. And then I had to put almost everything back because I did not have room in my carry on to take it back home.
I did end up purchasing a lovely cotton nightie and a Gunne Sax-style shirt dress which I intend to wear as a jacket. I also bought a straw hat which was useful on race day, but a big pain in the behind when it came to navigating my trip back home.