I'm reviewing Couture Elle in advance of the first PR Weekend in Canada, coming up in June, 2010. This is one of the stores in Montreal's concentrated fabric shopping district on St. Hubert Street, north of Jean Talon Metro stop. It's one of my favorites.
Kay and the beautiful silk charmeuse...
Have you bought anything from this store? If yes were the prices competitive? I have bought many pieces from this store. The prices are not bargain basement but very good, especially when you consider that the fabrics are unique and high quality.
Guipure in all colours
How was your shopping experience. Is there anything you did not like about this store? The owner of the store, Jean Ghrayeb, is extremely helpful and will tell you the fibre content and designer origins of his stock. If he�s not sure, he whips out his lighter and does a burn test, right in the store. He stocks beautiful wools, silks, linen and laces as well as designer knits. This is a fantastic place to browse, with fabric on bolts neatly stacked almost to the ceiling. It's well organized by type of fabric and Mr. Ghrayeb does a great job of making suggestions, if you are looking for something special.
This is not the biggest store on St. Hubert, by square footage, but there is a lot of great fabric to be had - which means it can get a little crowded - visit in small groups!
Connie lost in fabric paradise