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Did you visit recently the third floor at Holt Renfrew ?  Welcome to shoe heaven!  It's the new shoe destination in Montreal.  The women’s footwear salon expanded to 4300 sq. ft – almost 3 times its original size.  

Featuring designer brands such as Manolo Blahnik, Saint Laurent Paris, Valentino, Givenchy, Lanvin, Dior, Salvatore Ferragamo, Louboutin, Gucci, Prada, and Tod’s, they have it all covered! They also added new brands like Alexander McQueen, Kenzo, Aquazzura, Balenciaga, Chloe, and Gianvito Rossi.  


The Holts crew did a fabulous job for the launch of the new shoe department last Friday hosting a VIP breakfast with Montreal stylists and bloggers.

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Good news for your feet: sneakers are everywhere! Fashion insiders and celebs alike are sporting athletic shoes with their chickest outfits, making them an essential fashion trend. With an abundance of styles in stores right now, it might seem daunting to find the pair that's right for you. Sneaker fever has officially taken over the fashion world.  YAY!  Much easier for me to run after my kids!!!

I give Valentino a lot of love because honestly, Maria Grazia and Pierpaolo aren’t doing much wrong these days. This latest confection only further solidifies my obsession. Hello, happiness! They’ve unleashed one of the most upbeat and perfectly irreverent shoes you’ve ever seen, in time for the spring season. 

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I love color, maybe more so than most, so a rainbow-Technicolor Rockstud  1973 leather slingback pumps is pretty much the shoe of my dreams. This color combination is so loud and gutsy, it all works in harmony. But clearly, this isn’t for days you want to tone things down.

Have fun with this one. If you happen to be wearing any of the colors in the featured spectrum, just go for it and don’t think twice!

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1973 Striped Suede & Canvas Espadrille Wedge Sandals. A seasonal wardrobe staple gets a groovy update in rainbow-striped suede and canvas topped with an adjustable ankle strap and elevated by a brilliant espadrille wedge.

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Stephanie is a personal shopper at Holts and she really knows her stuff with a great personality to boot! (little scoop ... a post on her is coming out soon).  It's always nice to get a second opinion or just someone who knows the store inside out to help you out. I have to admit ... shopping can be overwhelming!  Stephanie did a job presenting the spring new trends. I highly recommend her services and they are absolutely free!

Stephanie's "coup de coeur"

Stephanie's "coup de coeur"

Dreaming of this Givenchy pump in my shoe closet!!!

Such a nice touch, I got a personalized monogrammed shoe bag ... maybe a new home for the Givenchy Pump I like so much!

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Wondering where the urbain brands that used to be on the third floor of Holts go, including the jeans?  Well, to be able to extend the shoe department, Holts moved the urbain brands section to Maison Ogilvy.  The new urbain and contemporary section has an amazing selection and contains all of my favorite brands which I'm sure will satisfy your everyday casual needs.  

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Here,s what you can find, just to name a few: Clover Canyon, Equipement, James Perse, Joie, AQ/AQ, ATM, Needle & thread, Paul & joe sister, Rails, ... They also have a great Jean Bar with AG, Citizens of Humanity, Current/Elliott, J Brand, Paige, 7 for all Mankind, Rag & Bone and more.  Don't forget the active wear section with Michi, Nesh NYC, Puma, and New Balance.

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The beauty of a department store is that it's a one stop shop with all your favorites under one roof!  It makes my life way easier when I need to shop especially for a busy Mommy like me.

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Holt Renfrew: 1300 Rue Sherbrooke O, Montréal, QC (514) 842-5111

Maison Ogilvy1307 Sainte-Catherine Street West, Montréal, QC (514) 842-7711

Photography by Patricia Brochu