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Shopping Montreal | Rooney

May 30th, 2012 | Categories: Shopping | by Michael Williams

Check another solid menswear store off my list.

Yesterday I had the pleasure of spending 24 hours in Montreal and I took the opportunity to stop by Rooney in Old Montreal for a look around. The brand mix at Rooney reminds me a lot of Steven Alan Annex, and I mean that in the best possible way, Steven Alan is probably my most shopped store in New York. Browsing Rooney, I recognized almost every brand that was present but still was compelled by a lot of what I saw. The shop does a good job of mixing workwear from labels like Post Overalls, LVC and Universal Works with more European pieces from Our Legacy, MHL and Barena. Not to mention a solid selection of clothes and shoes from the quirky Mr. McNairy. It all results in an interesting selection of menswear staples and quality brands that are worth owning.

Rooney is something that every city needs, but is strangely something that most places don’t have. Every market no matter how big or small should have a store that can pull in the top 25-50 brands and present things in an interesting way. It is good to be in Montreal and see something that is at the same time both familiar and new. Worth a visit for sure.

Rooney | 95 Notre-Dame West #101 Montréal, QC, Canada, H2Y 1V2 | (514) 543-6234

Comments: 8

8 Comments to “Shopping Montreal | Rooney”

  1. Dave
    on May 31st, 2012
    @ 8:40 PM

    Michael, you find the coolest fucking places.

    I have nothing more to add.

  2. Sabrina
    on Jun 1st, 2012
    @ 3:01 AM

    love the look of the store – very cool

  3. Mike
    on Jun 1st, 2012
    @ 9:11 AM

    I’ve got a trip to Montreal scheduled for Bastille weekend and will certainly make a stop here, any other gems I shouldn’t miss as far as bars, restaurants or shops?

  4. stephane
    on Jun 1st, 2012
    @ 3:25 PM

    great shop, never knew about it and I am a Montrealer…
    I love your blog, very informative
    thanks for doing this
    Best regards

  5. Peter NYC
    on Jun 2nd, 2012
    @ 10:42 PM

    And don’t forget the great customer service;
    I made a late-night inquiry via-email in regard to the National Anthem sweatshirt I found on their site.
    The owner, Alex, had an answer for me before I woke-up the next day. We discussed food and hockey in a series of e-mails that followed.
    I ordered the sweatshirt and it’s been in heavy-rotation ever since.
    Great experience.
    Great post.

  6. JDS
    on Jun 4th, 2012
    @ 10:31 AM

    I visit Montreal about 6X a year and this shop is always a must-visit. A great stop on your stroll of Old Montreal. Good people.

  7. Smith & Ratliff
    on Jun 4th, 2012
    @ 7:38 PM

    Wish I had known about this place when we went last month. It looks fantastic. I was having a hard time finding menswear shops.

  8. sobia
    on Jun 10th, 2012
    @ 1:55 AM

    nice shoes i like it all