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4019 rue Notre-Dame O, Montréal, QC H4C 1R3
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La Gaillarde is a one of a kind establishment in St-Henri that has gained notoriety not just for its unique mix of clothing, but for the ideas it promotes. “The store started 15 years ago as a way to reduce textile waste. We noticed that there were a lot of people throwing out high quality clothing. We wanted to open a space where we could collect those clothes,” says store director Annie De Grandmont.

As one of the only clothing non-profits in Montreal, its mission is one of social and environmental concern. There are no owners of the store. A seven-member board runs it, and makes the key decisions. “The money that we make always has to return to the mission. As a non-profit no members take any of the profit. The profit always has to return to the organization,” says Annie.

With these principles at the root of how they run their store, Galliard is able to do more interesting and exciting things that you wouldn’t see in a typical clothing outlet. “Deciding to hire more employees is one thing, because we could have far fewer employees, but we like to provide great service. We do internship programs and provide opportunities for youth and CEGEP students to learn about the fashion industry and the ideas we encourage and value,” says Annie.

La Gaillarde also promotes local fashion talent in their designer section. “All our designers use either reused material or eco-friendly fabric like organic cotton,” assures Annie. This also provides a closer connection between the customer and manufacturer. “Since we know all the designers we can tell people the history of where the clothes came from. We like to show them that it’s fun, that every piece of clothing is unique and also eco-friendly. It has a story behind it. It’s not just something that you find in a big chain store,” says Annie.

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    Une boutique Coup de coeur à Montreal!

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    La Gaillarde is one of the only not-for-profit clothing boutiques in Montreal. Located on Notre-Dame, in Saint-Henri, the store carries vintage clothing as well as eco-clothing made by local designers. The boutique also offers sewing lessons, and hosts event to showcase local talent, with the goal of reducing textile waste in the clothing industry.

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