The children’s wear factory called Zingaro is opening for one day only on Saturday November 3rd from 8 am to 4 pm. You can find clothing for the kids and outerwear too (Gusti). The address is north of the Autoroute 440 and off of Daniel Johnson Blvd. Location: 3255 Rue Jules Brillant at the corner of Jacques Bureau. If you go let me know what you think of it as I have not been there yet.
Archive for October, 2007
Just visited, Chocolats Privilege, a chocolate shop/bakery at 1001 Fleury est (Phone: 514-385-6335) and was wowed by their original chocolate combinations. For Halloween they have dreamed up these spider web and ghost tomb boxes for you to tuck in a few of their chocolates. Though their signature one called “Privilege” is a crowd pleasing dark chocolate and coffee combo, they sell lots of ganaches ($8.50 per 100 gram) combined with: green tea, or basil and lime, or LBV porto, or rosemary and cream, or coconut milk and coriander, or a raspberry/blueberry/black currants combo. Another idea they came up with is making chocolates with the true bean flavors of certain parts of the world: Costa Rica, Madagascar, Grenada, Cuba, Tanzania, etc. There’s a caramel line, pralines and specialties: almond paste with walnuts, rum, white and dark chocolate, candied lemon peel, half-coated orange slice and a couple of sugarless options. Halloween cakes run $11.95-$30.95 in chocolate creme brule, flourless chocolate cake, salty caramel or – what else – pumpkin cream. (Smart Shopping hint: usually these places tend to sell off all holiday items at greatly reduced prices the day or two after the day has passed – and they still taste as good!). Other locations: Jean Talon Market, 514-276-7070; Kirkland, 514-694-2261.
This is a first for me. A smart shopper just let me know about the Oakley sunglasses sale which is happening at the end of this week. What you will find there: sunglasses (of course), sandals, skiwear, bathing suits, outerwear, t-shirts, sweaters, etc. If you like this popular brand, head over to:
Location: 2317 Halpern St. in Ville St. Laurent
Dates: November 1st from 5 pm to 9 pm, November 2nd from 12 pm to 9 pm.
For the past 26 years, this bedding manufacturer has been selling off overstocked products to retail customers in the know who line up to get in. There are ads placed in local ethnic newspapers (Greek, Italian and more) to announce the date, but you can call the number above and ask or get on their e-mail list. The large warehouse space offers high thread count sheets (percale 180-250), bedspreads, comforters (twin starts at $25, queen $55), decorative and regular pillows ($5, $7), shower and living room curtains, and towels for kitchen and bath. Phone; 514-384-8290. Next dates: Friday November 2nd, 11 am to 6 pm, Saturday November 3rd, 6:30 am to 12:00 pm.
Stixx Wall Divider: In an industrial building out east, I bumped into an interesting business that sells wowy modern room partitions by Koziol. They are each in small modules that they attach together for whatever space you need it for – be it to separate parts of a room, for a window covering or even to make an amazing chandelier. You can find others pictures on their web site under the accessoires section (Alice, Amoebe, Fusion, Mir-o, Stardust, Stixx). To buy them call Genevieve Lehoux at Communications Vertuose conception vegetale, Tel : 514-276-4048 www.vertuose.com
Gilbert & Daughter is a discount women’s clothing shop in Pointe Claire, near the airport. Mr. Gilbert opened the shop 25 years ago and taught his daughter well for she has been running the shop these days and keeping many many ladies happy with her amazing deals on a full range of ladies’ casual wear (sizes 4-44) at prices that are always 30-70% off. If you get on her phone call list, you will find out when the crazy sales are held. This time its on October 23rd and October 24th, when you will receive an additional 25% off of their already low prices (which include the taxes too). Address: 49 Donegani off of Boul. Des Sources. Phone: 514-695-3107.
We have a dearth of places to get any sort of a deal on high quality linens in this city, so when this 57-year-old local company (shhh, can’t mention their name) has its home bedding sale, it’s worth checking out. Expect to find coordinated bedroom ensembles in jacquard and high end percale: sheets, pillowcases, bedspreads, comforters, decorative pillows, shams and some window treatments. They sell for 50% to 80% off from this season’s regular lines, as well as discounts and closeouts on samples and last year’s goods. Some prices at this sale: $79.99 for 4 to 20 piece bedding sets, $15 for a window treatment or $15 for sheets.
Dates: Friday October 25th, 11 am to 7 pm, Saturday October 26th, 11 am to 7 pm, Sunday October 27th, 10 am to 5 pm, Monday October 28th, 11 am to 5 pm.
Location: 9380 Boul. St. Laurent at the corner of Chabanel.
Sign up to be notified of the sales and for promotions and coupons www.lawrencehome.com/register/
Montreal has gotten its first official Build-a-Bear store in the Carrefour-Laval Shopping Center (although you have been able to build them for years at La Premiere Compagnie de Paniers in Pointe Claire Village). For those of you who have never indulged, it works like this: You get to choose what color and type of fur your bear will have and then you get to stuff it and stitch it up. After that you get to choose from dozens and dozens of adorable outfits and accessories for your bear. Location: at the intersection of Boul. Carrefour and Boul. Daniel Johnson just south of the Autoroute 440.
Each November thru December, Moda di Trapani this company unloads a yearful of collecting about 50,000 liquidated men’s clothing items. Shirts, sweaters and pants wind up as low as 3/$60, suits $80, ties and belts $10. This year there will be a section for women and home accessories too. Location: 3353 Boul. des Sources at Boul. de Salaberry, DDO. Hours: Regular store hours. Phone: 514-694-6022
JRC Toy Warehouse is the only place in town I have found that offers amazing deals on toys and it only happens once year so you have to come now, between October and December to take advantage of it. When this toy warehouse opens to the public the deals are up to 70% off. Name brands from Fisher-Price, Mattel, Hasbro, Little Tykes, Crayola, Lego, Playskool, Disney, Mega Bloks, Vtech, Spiderman, Hulk,Hot Wheels, Melissa & Doug, Spinmaster, Sesame Street, Strawberry Shortcake and Barbie have been found. Books are priced from $1 & up, there’s puzzles, crafts, building toys, educational things, baby stuff, plush toys and more. It’s open Wednesday 10 am to 5 pm, Thursday and Friday 10 am – 8 pm, Saturday and Sunday 10 am to 5 pm and every day in December. www.jrctoys.com Location: 5589 Royalmount at Devonshire. Phone 514-342-6979