After having been swept away by the old-world, Victorian glamour of Boutique 1861, a new era has hit Montreal. Meet La Petite Garçonne, the boutique's sister store that opened its doors this Wednesday.
Fittingly positioned on the Main's shopping strip, owner Castle Ho (proprietor of Razberry and both 1861 locations) found inspiration in Parisian fashion of the 1900s. Viewed as the edgy, tomboy sibling, it is where you can shop comme les garçonnes. Like its grande soeur, La Petite Garçonne has its own unique persona: Masculine dress code with a touch of polished, feminine sophistication.
The interior evokes Paris in the late 19th-early 20th century with an all-white backdrop decorated in antique furniture, vintage suitcases placed Tetris-style on the wall, and a silver engraved ceiling, all while still maintaining a minimalist, elegant vibe.
Labels from across the globe consist of ONLY, Dolce Vita, Ted Baker, House of Harlow, as well as Montreal's Mackage. Items we're already coveting include a pair of Union Jack boots from BC, French Connection's Hitchcock heroine-esque white coat adored with faux fur, a navy and foiled-gold knit sweater by BB Dakota, and a black Ted Baker structured handbag.
From statement clothing, to jewellery, purses, and swoon-worthy footwear, La Petite Garçonne will surely become the next it fashion destination.