In my books, spring officially kicks off once La Braderie de mode québécoise event gets going!Starting this Thursday, April 19 until Sunday, April 22, Montreal fashionistas/barganistas will be heading to the Bonsecours Market where several dozens of fave local brands will be offering their stylish duds at a whopping discounted price from 50 to 80 per cent!
Now in it's 35th season (bravo Anne de Shalla!) the shopping event has become more than a fashion favourite. This edition is without a doubt the one to attend as it's full of great surprises!
Here are Top 3 Reasons You Should Attend La Braderie de mode québécoise
#1 Leave the guilt and confess!
For the first time, La Braderie is teaming up with LouLou magazine and seeking shoppers to star in video diaries by sharing their fashion finds. As a "parody" to the blockbuster and bestselling books "Confessions of a Shopaholic", those that shop on the Saturday and Sunday afternoon, will have the chance to "confess" their latest discoveries. What's even better, unlike the film, you'll feel glee with your guilt-free selections.
(The confession booth will be located near the bottom of the staircase.)
#2 Gifts and more gifts!
Those that attend on the Friday will receive some surprise gifts!! Imagine, a treat for just showing up!
#3 Spotlight on rising stars!
In its mission to support and promote up-and-coming local talents, La Braderie is putting together a space dedicated to 11 emerging and newly established designers titled "Relève créative".
You'll be able to shop the likes of : Adriana Handbags, Elisa C-Rossow,Jennifer Glasgow Design, Lauralie, Lucky 7, Martin Lim, Mélanie Dubuc, Pascale Viau, Pinkmuchacha, Purna and Ralph Leroy.
I'll be once again the English blogger for the event! Like last season, I'll post style guides on where to find the latest fashions to score the best spring 2012 looks. Also, I'll be co-hosting the "Confessional Show" and looking for stylish ladies to share with me their great purchases! You might spot me as well ranting on my wonderful buys :)
See you there and Happy Shopping!
BONSECOURS MARKET (
April 20 (Door Prizes!)
April 21: 10am - 6pm (Confessional Show, 2-6pm!)
April 22(Confessional Show, 1-5pm!)