One of the top Canadian manufacturers of high-end winter jackets makes its clothes right in Montréal and has a warehouse-like factory store in the heart of Plateau Mont-Royal. Like L.L. Bean in the U.S., the first customers for Kanuk’s heavy parkas were outdoor enthusiasts. Today, clien[tel]e includes the general public. Heavy-duty winter coats cost upwards of C$700, but they’re extremely popular. More modestly priced winter caps make nice (and cozy) souvenirs. Look, too, for end-of-season sales.
- Leslie Brokaw, Erin Trahan, Matthew Barber