Museum Quarter

  • Museum Quarter: A Montreal Luxury Shopping Destination

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    The Museum Quarter's small stretch features high-end specialty boutiques as well as art galleries and the area's flagship, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, faintly visible above, in the background. Photo © Evelyn Reid

    The Montreal Museum Quarter, better known as the Quartier du Musée, is a tiny stretch of downtown's west end, more or less extending from Crescent Street to de la Montagne with Sherbrooke Street West bordering north and Ste. Catherine Street southwards.

    In spite of its name, the Museum Quarter offers opportunities beyond gallery and exhibit browsing, such as at the area's flagship museum, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.

    In fact, the area is brimming with high end fashion shopping options.

    Department store Ogilvy is within a stone's throw as is your best bet at finding Ann Demeulemeester hogging rack space with Comme des Garçons. A slew of Montreal labels are also easily spotted in the small perimeter's handful of specialty boutiques, which often carry designs by leading international fashion houses.