Best of MTL 2013: Goods & Services

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Finding the good stuff is half the battle. Here are Montrealers’ picks to help you track down the very best in fashion, fitness and self-maintenance—for the resources you need to keep your mind, body, living space and style tighter than a baby’s bottom.

In clothing, nobody’s surprised to see H&M and Simons on the list, but Editorial boutique’s high rank just revealed the secret sauce in every stylish girl’s wardrobe. Unicorn is confirmed as a go-to for classy local designers’ pieces and Off the Hook continues its long reign as Montreal’s pre- eminent streetwear shop.

Music fans proved loyal to independent businesses, with HMV the only chain store ranking—while Phonopolis, Cheap Thrills and Aux 33 Tours all ranked highly in both the new and used categories. And kudos to all the ladies in Best Tattoo Artist, who took the majority of the votes, blowing a hole in the shitty stereotype that women can’t do ink so good.

Best Clothing Store NEW
1 Simons (977 Ste-Catherine W.)
2 Off the Hook (1021 Ste-Catherine W.)
3 H&M (various locations)
4 Unicorn (5135 St-Laurent)
5 Editorial (1455 Stanley)

Best Vintage Store
1 Annex Vintage (56 St-Viateur W.)
2 Citizen Vintage (5330 St-Laurent)
3 Village des Valeurs (various locations)
4 Eva B (2015 St-Laurent)
5 Local 23 (23 Bernard W.)

Best Hair Salon
1 Helmet (163 Mont-Royal E.)
2 Sweet William (5337 St-Laurent)
3 Identité (165 des Pins E.)
4 Coupe Bizzarre (3770 St-Laurent)
5 Queen of the World (6908 St-Laurent)

Best Hair Stylist
1 Jason Krejberg (Helmet)
2 David Devico (Queen of the World)
3 Julie Matson (Identité)
4 JJ Levine (Lesbian Haircuts for Anyone)
5 Louise Olsen (Salon M2)

Best Barber
1 Vaughn Robert Squire (Squire Barbering)
2 JJ Levine (Lesbian Haircuts for Anyone)
3 Guillaume Cheny (Helmet)
4 David Devico (Queen of the World)
5 Tommy (Tommy Coiffeur Pour Hommes)

Best Tattoo Parlour
1 MTL Tattoo (4525 St-Denis)
2 Bodkin (55 Bernard W.)
3 Tattoo Royal (4424 St-Denis)
4 Tattoo Box (155 des Pins E.)
5 Expressions (492 St-Charles, Vaudreuil)

Best Tattoo Artist
1 Sylvie Le Sylvie (Tattoo Royal)
2 Erika Doyon (Studio Artease)
3 Tanya Stasilowicz (independent)
4 Arno Schultz (PSC Tattoo)
5 Robin Labreche (Dahila Tattoos)

Best Record Store USED
1 Cheap Thrills (2044 Metcalfe)
2 Phonopolis (207 Bernard W.)
3 Aux 33 Tours (1373 Mont-Royal E.)
4 Beatnick (3770 St-Denis)
5 Death of Vinyl (6307 St-Laurent)

Best Record Store NEW
1 Phonopolis (207 Bernard W.)
2 Aux 33 Tours (1373 Mont-Royal E.)
3 HMV (various locations)
4 Atom Heart (364-B Sherbrooke E.)
5 Cheap Thrills (2044 Metcalfe)

Best Stereo Store
1 Moog Audio (3828 St-Laurent)
2 Layton Audio (1170 Ste-Catherine W.)
3 Future Shop (various locations)
4 The Source (various locations)
5 Coup de foudre (various locations)

Best Musical Instrument Store
1 Moog Audio (3828 St-Laurent)
2 Steve’s Music Store (51 St-Antoine W.)
3 Archambault (various locations)
4 Italmelodie (250 Jean-Talon E.)
5 Kitts Musique (5350 Jean-Talon E.)

Best Computer Store
1 Apple (various locations)
2 Microbytes (various locations)
3 Best Buy (various locations)
4 Future Shop (various locations)
5 CIPC (2536 Rosemont)

Best Internet Service Provider
1 Bell
2 TekSavvy
3 Colbanet
4 Electronic Box
5 Radioactif

Best Video Game Store
1 EB Games (various locations)
2 Game Buzz (various locations)
3 Game Zone (3697 Wellington)
4 Future Shop (various locations)
5 Best Buy (various locations)

Best Electronics Store
1 Future Shop (various locations)
2 Best Buy (various locations)
3 Addison (8018 20e)
4 Apple (various locations)
5 The Source (various location

Best Cinema
1 Scotiabank Theatre (977 Ste-Catherine W.)
2 AMC Forum (2313 Ste-Catherine)
3 Cinéma du Parc (3575 du Parc)
4 Cinéma Beaubien (2396 Beaubien)
5 Cinéma Excentris (3536 St-Laurent)

Best Repertory/Art House Cinema
1 Cinéma du Parc (3575 du Parc)
2 Cinéma Beaubien (2396 Beaubien)
3 Cinéma Excentris (3536 St-Laurent)
4 Dollar Cinema (6900 Décaire Square)
5 PHI Centre (407 St-Pierre)

Best Bookstore NEW
1 Drawn & Quarterly (211 Bernard W.)
2 Chapters (various locations)
3 Indigo (various locations)
4 Argo Books (1915 Ste-Catherine W.)
5 Paragraphe (2220 McGill College)

Best Bookstore USED
1 S.W. Welch (225 St-Viateur W.)
2 Cheap Thrills (2044 Metcalfe)
3 Argo (1915 Ste-Catherine W.)
4 L’Échange (713 Mont-Royal E.)
5 Concordia Community Solidarity Co-op Bookstore (2150 Bishop)

Best Comics Store
1 Drawn & Quarterly (211 Bernard W.)
2 Capitaine Quebec (1837 St-Catherine W.)
3 Millenium (451 Marie-Anne E.)
4 One Million Comix (3868 Jean-Talon E.)
5 Astro (1844 Ste-Catherine W.)

Best Bicycle Shop
1 Bikurious Montreal (1757 Amherst)
2 ABC Cycles (5586 du Parc)
3 C&L Cycles (75 Villeneuve W.)
4 Fitz & Follwell (115 Mont-Royal W.)
5 La Bicycletterie JR (201 Rachel E.)

Best Fitness Club/Gym
1 YMCA (various locations)
2 Parc YMCA (5555 du Parc)
3 Energie Cardio (various locations)
4 Nautilus (various locations)
5 Mansfield Club Athlétique (1230 Mansfield)

Best Skate/ Snowboard
1 Empire (1111 St-Antoine W.)
2 Underworld (RIP)
3 Rollin (2500 Moreau)
4 Amnesia (various locations)
5 LeDep (1201 St-Dominique)

Best Sports Store
1 Sports Experts (various locations)
2 Mountain Equipment Coop (various locations)
3 Evangelista Sports (6821 St-Laurent)
4 Play It Again Sports (various locations)
5 Sports Gilbert Rousseau (5916 Papineau)

Best Spa
1 Bota Bota (358 Commune W.)
2 Scandinave Les Bains Vieux-Montréal (71 Commune W.)
3 Strom Spa Nordique (1001 Forêt)
4 Studio Bliss (3841 St-Laurent)
5 Finlandais (125 Labelle)

Best Beauty Salon
1 Au Premier (5487 Monkland)
2 Aveda (3613 St-Laurent)
3 Helmet (163 Mont-Royal E.)
4 Chromatik (1878 Ontario E.)
5 Queen of the World (6908 St-Laurent)

Best Massage Therapist
1 Katie Cunningham from Studio Bliss (3841 St-Laurent)
2 Amber Huntley (amberhuntley.blogspot.ca)
3 Dawn at Studio Bliss (3841 St-Laurent)
4 Julia Barilà at Studio Bliss (3841 St-Laurent)
5 Amber at Studio Bliss (3841 St-Laurent)

Best Yoga Studio
1 Moksha (various locations)
2 Naada Yoga (5540 Casgrain)
3 Studio Bliss (3841 St-Laurent)
4 Enso Yoga (1470 Peel)
5 Bikram Yoga (various locations)

Best Yoga Instructor
1 Frances Vicente (Studio Bliss, Centre Luna Yoga, Wanderlust)
2 Elizabeth Emberly (Naada Yoga)
3 Jo Willers (Moksha Yoga Montreal)
4 Leah R. Vineberg (Resource Yoga)
5 Thea Metcalfe (Moksha Yoga NDG, Moksha Yoga Montreal, Naada Yoga)

Best Health Food Store
1 Bio Terre (201 St-Viateur W.)
2 Marché Tau (7373 Langelier)
3 Rachelle Béry (various locations)
4 Frigo Vert (2130 Mackay)
5 Frenco (3985 St-Laurent)

Best Kitsch/ Antique Store
1 Kitsch ‘n’ Swell (3968 St-Laurent)
2 Marché aux Puces St-Michel (3250 Crémazie E.)
3 Monastiraki (5478 St-Laurent)
4 Kavanagh (1001 Lenoir)
5 Style Labo (5765 St-Laurent)

Best Home Decor Store
1 Zone (various locations)
2 VdeV (5042 St-Laurent)
3 Ikea (9191 Cavendish)
4 Home Sense (various locations)
5 Style Labo (5765 St-Laurent)

Best Sex Shop
1 Priape (various locations)
2 Boutique Sexe Cité (6325 St-Hubert)
3 Boutique Erotique Romance (723 Mont-Royal E.)
4 Boutique Séduction (5220 Métropolitain E.)
5 Fetiche Armada (1201 Ste-Catherines E.)

Best Drug Paraphernalia Store
1 High Times (various locations)
2 Greenlight Gallery (3878 St-Laurent)
3 Psychonaut (154 Prince Arthur E.)
4 Utopia 16 (59 Duluth E.)
5 Boutique Rock (5522 Sherbrooke W.)

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