Holt Renfrew is sort of like the Canadian Saks, or perhaps more accurately, the Canadian Harvey Nicks. It’s not so big, only three little floors, but there selection is good, and it’s not overwhelming, like some department stores. On the first floor they have some jewelry and standard cosmetics brands like Nars, Laura Mercier, YSL, and Bobbi Brown. On the second floor, they have high end designer collections, and on the third, they have shoes, and the usual suspects, like Marc by Marc, Theory, Vince, Phillip Lim, and a whole lot of denim. In the basement there is a cute cafe, but wayy over priced in the tradition of Fred’s at Barneys. If you decide to go, the beet-apple juice is really yummy.
If you’re American, the downside of going to stores like Holt’s in Canada is that the clothing is all marked up. This wasn’t even changed for the brief moment when the loonie (Canadian dollar) was worth more than the dollar. At rare moments like those, the Canadian prices can be as much as 50% more than American Prices. Definitely not worth it.
1300 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, QC H3G 1H9
Monday to Wednesday 10 AM – 6 PM
Thursday to Friday 10 AM – 9 PM
Saturday 9:30 AM – 6 PM
Sunday 11 AM – 5 PM