How to shop ethically in Quebec

Montréal may have more glitz and modern architecture, commercial activity and diversity, but Québec City has something else: the fierce grip on French Canadian identity and European old world charm.

It also happens to be one of North America’s oldest and most magnificent settlements. Its picturesque Old Town is a Unesco World Heritage site, a living museum of narrow cobblestone streets, 17th- and 18th-century houses and soaring church spires, with the splendid Château Frontenac towering above it all. There’s so much to do and see, including shopping for clothing and accessories at these local boutiques.

 

 

Le Blanc Mouton

le blanc mouton quebec

Le Blanc Mouton is a small boutique located in the heart of the Quartier Petit Champlain, the oldest part of Quebec City, Canada. It is two doors from the funicular in the low town, just below the famous Château Frontenac. They specialize in clothing and accessories for women who are looking for unique look that they will not find anywhere else!

le blanc mouton sale

The store was opened by Nicole Vincent and Pierre Dugré in 1989. They were artisans, hand weaving their own collection of mohair clothes. Since then their style has changed quite a bit. They are now well known for their clothing line made especially for a woman looking for clothes that are comfortable, practical, elegant and easy to care for. It is with these values in mind that they built their collection.

Visit them at 51, rue Sous-le-Fort Québec, QC G1K 4G9

 

Point d’exclamation!

point dexclamation

Point d’exclamation is a little local gem just outside the crazy tourist area of Quebec City. They sell local-made jewelry, bags and fashion accessories made in the Belle Province and other provinces.

point d exclamation store

Founder Diane Bergeron puts a lot of love and effort into the visual presentation . A discovery is assured with each visit! Diane carefully chooses the products according to their originality , their colors, their quality and price

Visit them at 762 rue Saint-Jean, Quebec, Quebec G1R 1P9

 

Alpaqa

The Alpaqa boutique offers an exceptional variety of wools, double knits, sweaters and jackets in different models and natural colors.

alpaqa clothing

The owner, David Dent, and his family are offering a high quality hand made product from a family business showing respect for the environment, the Peruvian artisans and their traditions. The family lives several months of the year on the Peruvian Altiplano, where the air and vegetation are thin and the Alpacas are numerous, freely grazing on plants (Lichens are their favorites).

alpaqa

Visit the Quebec store at St-Jean street, Québec 669 rue St-Jean, Québec (G1R 1P7)

 

Rose Bouton

Rose Bouton quebec

RoseBouton is THE boutique offering you the largest selection of jewellery in Quebec ! In addition to house collections hand made on site, Rose Button presents forty local artists and their beautiful designs.

rose bouton hand made jewelry

Visit them at 387 rue St-Jean, Quebec, Quebec G1R 1N8

 

Soierie Huo

Hugues Beaulieu painting silk scarves in his shop, La Soirie Huo, in the Petit Champlain district of Old Quebec, Quebec, Canada

Hugues Beaulieu painting silk scarves in his shop, La Soirie Huo, in the Petit Champlain district of Old Quebec, Quebec, Canada

LA Soierie Huo has beautiful hand-painted scarves by the owners and artisans Dominique Huot and Hugues Beaulieu. Both create the majority of the colorful squares at their home in nearby Lévis but can often be found painting in their shop at 91, rue du Petit-Champlain.

la soirie

Visit them at 91 Petit Champlain, Quebec, Quebec G1K 4H5

 

 

 

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