14 years and U&I is still talked about highly in terms of men’s and women’s fashion in Montreal. With Boutique IMA just around the corner on Prince Arthur, and maybe for some, Soho across the street on St Laurent, it has made that St Laurent quarter an inescapable shopping pit.
Eric Toledano, who started out selling clothes in the Concordia Ghetto, has graduated to selling top avant-garde brands like Comme des Garçons and Engineered Garments, and classic French brand (a personal favourite) Carven which has been around in France since 1945. He also caters to shoe lovers with a variety of uncommon brands. With low inventory, styles and product selection change quite often and it’s a delight to check out what’s new as featured on their double window.
Recently, they received the latest playful Comme des Garçons fragrance line, which you can only find at U&I and Ssense in Old Montreal, including the recent collab with Hussein Chalayan “Airborne.”