March 26th, 2015
Pointe Claire Carpet Cleaning has been in business since 1990. Trained by Eaton Home Cleaning, they learned the strictest guidelines and proper cleaning techniques. They can clean:
– area rugs (in your home or take them off premises)
– leather sofa and chairs
– dining room chairs covered in fine fabrics, such as cotton and silks
– pet odors and stains
– car interiors (complete cleaning, getting rid of salt, sand, smoke odors, etc)
– water/flood damage (don’t hesitate to call in the middle of the night); can arrange contractors to renovate and restore your home
– commercial and office cleaning – with employees sitting on chairs for years, they really need freshing up
– cooking odors in your home
– fabric protection
You may not realize that when you buy a mattress, within 10 years, it may weigh 30% more, due to sweat and skin cells accumulated. They have a service which kills dust mites and removes sweat stains and urine accidents. The mattress can also be disinfected and deodorized.
Area rugs can be re-fringed, repaired and they can take care of moth damage.
Many times it is the owner/operator doing the work so customers get all the attention they need. They are fully insured and can be left alone in your home. They have been trained to never look at the time – just do each job till it’s done right, the first time.
March 25th, 2015
Q: I’ve decided to go with artificial plants for the deck (too expensive to renew the planters every summer) and hoping you could help narrow my search for such. I don’t mind paying more to get quality. Would appreciate any help you can provide. Thank You for your time.
A: Try Calfolia, 1250 Beaulac, VSL: As you walk into this jungle, you too can imagine a Tahitian getaway in your home with the help of a personal floral designer to customize arrangements. You can buy (at 50%-70% off) anything off the floor from the 12,000 dozen high quality silk plants, flowers and trees – from bonzai to palm trees.
For a wedding, they can help you (rental too) with silk flowers, arches, vases, roseballs or trees. Centerpieces can be made for you (and guest can keep them for memories) or they can teach you how to make them yourself, and after the wedding they can re-arrange the flowers to fit in your home. There’s a huge selection of indoor and outdoor flowers, vases, pottery and planters. www.calfolia.com
March 24th, 2015
It’s the Spring cleaning sale at Surplus which sells high end jeans brands like: Fred Perry, Diesel, G-Star Raw, Scotch & Soda, Lucky 7, Maison Scotch, and Pearly King. Expect to pay 50%- 75% off during this sale.
Maison Scotch (ladies) and Scotch and Soda (men) hail from Amsterdam, so their European flair is quite evident in their styling and quality.
Location: 5168 boul St-Laurent H2T 1R8
corner: rue Fairmont
Dates: March 26-29
Time: Thurs & Fri 10-9, Sat & Sun 10-5:30
March 22nd, 2015
Q: I love your website!! Do you know where I could find men’s XXL suits (i.e., size 46 approximately) at a good price?
A: I’m surprised you didn’t find these on my web site under Clothing, Men, there’s Megavente, Standa, MH Grover. Best price is at Megavente, Standa, and Jaf warehouse:
Megavente – http://www.smartshoppingmontreal.com/store.php?s=78 $99.95 up to size 60 with salesmen to help you at the Ville St Pierre location.
Standa – http://www.smartshoppingmontreal.com/store.php?s=327 $119 but call to see what size they go up to.
Jaf – http://smartshoppingmontreal.com/store.php?s=31 Jaf has good prices at their warehouse store in Laval. Check sizes there.
MH Grover – http://www.smartshoppingmontreal.com/store.php?s=9 MH Grover is a complete specialty shop for everything a large guy might need for his wardrobe.
March 20th, 2015
Schwiing clothes really knows how to throw a warehouse sale. You can have a swinging good time with the DJ and cocktails while perusing their bold graphic tops, skirts, tunics, T-shirts, scarves, jackets, dresses and vests at up to 70% off.
This sale will be a little different in that they are combining the sale with other designers. Caracol Jewelry will be on sale as well with major discounts. Their jewelry lines express themselves in the diversity of natural materials such as wood, shell, leather and metals with a touch of gold and silver. These unique designs are developed in neutral shades or exposed in a myriad of colors.
Wearing Caracol jewelery means having the perfect combination of materials, colours and shapes in a contemporary, authentic & unique look.
Mamzelle Dimanche creates lines of adorable childrens’ wear from ages o-5 and many of her designs can be custom made. You can even visit her in her atelier (work shop) on rue St. Hubert when her door is open to see her hard at work, or discuss a custom idea you may have.
Location: 5550 Fullum Suite 105, Montréal, QC, H2G 2H5
corner: rue Dandurand
Cash, debit and credit cards will be accepted
Dates: March 25-28
Times: Wed-Fri 12-9, Sat 12-5
Tel: 514-544-4044 or 877-540-4044
March 19th, 2015
Q: Hello Sandra, is there a place to Montreal to buy “” Melton Mowbray pork pie? Thank you.
A: There are a few around town. Here’s one:
At Clarence & Cripps you will find: Robertson’s mincemeat, Tate Lyle golden syrup, and in the freezer: 3 kinds of sausage, Melton mowbray pork pies and perhaps steak and kidney pie. Favorite snacks are there too: Walker’s chips (steak & onion, prawn cocktail), Maynard’s wine gums, Galaxy minstrels and McVities digestives. If you’re lucky, you’ll be able to scoop up some real Devonshire double cream or clotted cream for your scones.
Location: 71 Cameron, Hudson
corner: Main Rd.
Tel: 450 458 4073
March 18th, 2015
Expresco specializes in creating top quality, easy to cook skewers and now they are selling more variety of frozen cooked foods. Shopping at a food wholesale outlet means you get great pricing.
Open since 1987, Expresco Foods is the leading manufacturer of meat-on-a-stick and their state-of-the-art facility ensures the strictest health standards are enforced. At this factory outlet you can also buy cooked or raw chicken breast or pork brochettes, among other meat products.
This week you can purchase 6 KG of grilled chicken wings for only $40. That’s a lot of nibbling for a low price and along with that, Expresco is offering 6 X 16″ pepperoni and cheese pizzas for $35. At these economic prices, who needs to cook!
Tomorrow, March 19, you may pop by for free samples of their delicious products between noon and 2 pm. Try them to see how much you will like them.
Location: 8205 Transcanadienne, VSL H4S1S4
Tel: 514-344-9499 x 270
Dates: March 18-21
Time: Wed-Fri 10-6, Sat 9-3
March 18th, 2015
Stock up on Liquideco’s great savings on towels, placemats, dishcloths, oven mitts, mattress covers (3 types), shower curtains, rugs, bath rug sets, etc. They offer great deals like cushions for $5, curtain panels for $5, twin comforters starting at $15 or bed-in-a-bag sets from 4-7 pieces starting at $20.
Head to their manufacturer’s warehouse sale in the east end. It will only be held for 2 days, so make your list and be sure to get extras of everything at these prices.
Free parking available and the sale is only till stock lasts.
Location: 8566 Boul. Pie-IX
corner: Boul. Robert
Dates: March 20 & 21
Times: Fri 10-6, Sat 8-3
March 17th, 2015
The entrance to this company is right on Chabanel street, so it’s a perfect spot to lead you into their liquidation and overstock area.
It’s men first here, so you have their President Stone line of suits (and Calvin Klein, Sean John and more nicely discounted), shirts, ties and casual wear, outer jackets and underwear.
Men can also buy shoes (Penguin) and apparel by President Stone, Blend, Jack and Jones, etc. Ladies can scoop up tops, jackets, skirts and dresses in brand names like Only and Vero Moda and well-priced non-branded items too.
Accessories like belts, socks, ties, scarves and shoes can finish off your outfit.
They also carry an assortment of well priced men’s and women’s perfumes.
There is always a big selection to choose from here, so it’s easy to find something you like, especially when they are reducing their prices up to 80% off the regular prices. Shop early for best selection!
Location: 353 Chabanel
Hours: Mon-Fri 9:30-5, Sat 9:30-4
March 17th, 2015
Q: Not long ago I read of a boutique on St. Lawrence Blvd that caters to women with full figures in brands like Sigred Osen and Kliana and other well known brands but I lost the name and address. Do you know of it ? Thank You so much for all your great work – we so appreciate your recommendations.
A: It’s Oppens, 4828 boul. St-Laurent. From my book: Women with larger needs (sizes 14-26) are lucky to shop here in these pretty renovated quarters, for they get personalized service with wardrobe coordination, offering lots of mix and match possibilities, and even jewelry to finish off the look. Well known labels such as Linda Lundstrom, Eileen Fisher, Simon Chang, Kokomarina, Tara Vao, Franck Anna, Alain Weiz, Caty Lesca. They also carry Spanx to smooth you out, Sympli knits and Frascara jackets. A seamstress is available if you need one. www.oppens.ca