A week ago, we were launching our SS15 print magazine in the Old Montreal. The “Identity Edition” is our 8th issue – our most mature one yet – and we couldn’t wait to celebrate it with our contributors and readers!
To thank our guests, we decided to offer a few surprises from some of our favorite brands.
Here’s what you could find in the Flanelle gift bag.
By Elisabeth Labelle
We love Gabrielle Laïla Tittley’s affordable clothing and art prints! Her creative designs will make your friends smile – and want your sweatshirt real bad. The vast collection of colourful prints on her website will also look great on your walls!
Florence and Raphaël, a couple in love with design and cooking, started their business two years ago. Avenue Coloniale might be specialized in serving boards, but they also offer cutting boards and picnic items – perfect for the summer season.
It’s in the kitchen of their shared apartment that Maxime, Julien and Etienne began mixing ingredients to create their own grooming products. Now in a new office, they have the freedom and space to make all natural beard oil and balm, moustache wax, hair pomade, shaving oil and aftershave splash.
Sabrina Cassis – a young entrepreneur with amazing pink hair – is making underwear brands more accessible to Montrealers. Among her curated selection of lingerie, you can find brands such as Cosabella, Agent Provocateur, For Love & Lemons and Lonely.
We simply love Tamara Bavdek’s unique jewelry made of recycled lace. Necklaces, earrings, bracelets and even body pieces can be found on her online store.
This “chocolate lounge” based in downtown Montreal offers such a wide variety of treats that it will make you feel dizzy! *sugar rush*
Julie S. Jones is a Montreal perfume creator who developed three androgynous scents without synthetic fragrances. The “Essences Sauvages” blend herbs, flowers, absolutes and resins to create a series of natural products for the body.
We have a crush on this adorable handmade porcelain brand, making tableware with a hint of subdued color. If you’re in Montreal, you should check out their store opened during the weekends.
Summer being around the corner, we thought that a gift from Mimi Hammer would make more than one person happy. Mix and match their cute tops and bottoms or choose from a selection of one-pieces to look cool around the pool!
After a busy winter, we are happy to trade coffee for iced tea! Kusmi has a great variety of teas available at their store on St. Denis, Montreal.
Oliver Stenberg and his wife wanted to offer soap made of natural ingredients, while also having a modern branding. Mission accomplished with Carriage 44, a brand of handmade products now varying from candles to lip balms.
This Montreal publishing house specialized in stationary works with local illustrators to print on recycled paper. Find a cute greeting card or a colourful postcard on their Etsy shop!
We love the girls behind this atelier based in Montreal! De L’île adds a touch of funky embroidery to unisex sweatshirts, t-shirts and hats. Recently, we shared in exclusivity a preview of their SS15 collection – which includes a badass coat in electric blue.
This online store offers a selection of classics for your home… and your jewelry box! Find necklaces, earrings and bangles alongside decorative cake stands and mirrored trays.
With the sunny days to come, we had to include Coloré Design in our gift bag. This brand is known for its vivid colours and exotic prints – using African and Caribbean fabrics. On Etsy, you will find clothes, laptop cases, bow ties, scarfs, belts and even collars.
Located in the Old Montreal, BLØME is a fantastic blow dry and nail bar. Whenever you feel the need to relax, get pampered by their team of stylists while enjoying a coffee (or a mimosa).
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