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Montreal is a hotspot for world-class shopping, evident by the many well dressed women (arguably the best dressed in Canada). Try heading first to Ste Catherine Street for some serious trends and Montreal's most fashionable area. For some truly unique pieces go to “the Main” Saint-Laurent where you will just about everything. Chinatown is an upbeat alternative for speciality items. For classic designer brands go to Sherbrooke Street.
The Underground City in Montreal also boasts some fine shopping, particularly in winter. The Underground City is home to many shops and eateries including the Eaton Centre and Place des Arts. Old Montreal is the perfect place to do some simultaneous exploring and shopping and check out the antiques. Montreal's downtown also has no shortage of shopping complexes including Place Montreal Trust, Place Ville Marie and Place Alexis Nihon.