WHO WE ARE

Janna Zittrer
Founder & Shopper-in-Chief

Bringing you the "shop like an editor" experience, Montreal Shopping Tours and its expertly curated selection of stores were created by one of the city's leading lifestyle journalists, Janna Zittrer. As a freelance fashion and lifestyle writer since 2008 and Montreal contributor to FLARE, Canada's best-selling fashion magazine, for more than five years, Janna has gained unparalleled access to the city's fashion scene. She is a native Montrealer who has contributed to numerous other print and online publications, including LOULOU (Canada's shopping magazine), The Globe and MailSweetspot, Mercedes-Benz Magazine and enRoute. She has also appeared as a fashion expert on ET Canada and trend presenter at prominent stores such as Banana Republic.

WHAT WE DO

 
We run private and semi-private tours by appointment only. Please contact us for pricing and availability.
 
Montreal Shopping Tours specializes in customized excursions for fashion-loving tourists and locals. We'll show you how to shop smart and on trend as we travel through the city's best boutiques and ateliers. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to receive personalized store recommendations, exclusive discounts, complimentary transportation, a swag bag and shopping tips from a local fashion editor for a social shopping experience like none other in Montreal.

Montreal Shopping Tours is a proud supporter of local businesses. We focus first and foremost on independent boutiques and Montreal-based chains, covering a wide array of world-class brands while shining the spotlight on the city's most promising designers.

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FAQ

  • HOW DO THE TOURS WORK?

    With Montreal Shopping Tours, you'll get the VIP treatment from start to finish. Your tour will begin with a pick-up at your hotel. (For locals and visitors staying outside the downtown core, you will receive a meeting place and time in your reservation confirmation.) Then, based on your preferences, we'll visit a well-edited selection of stores that suit your personal style and needs. At each stop, you'll receive expert shopping tips and trend advice, along with an exclusive Montreal Shopping Tours discount. And because we're serious about shopping, we'll also provide gourmet snacks so you can refuel on the go.

  • WHICH METHODS OF PAYMENT DO YOU ACCEPT?

    We accept payments in cash only. 

  • HOW MUCH DO THE TOURS COST?

    Please contact us for pricing and availability.

  • WHAT IF I NEED TO CANCEL MY RESERVATION?

    Hey, things happen! We simply ask that you provide at least 24 hours' notice.

     

     

  • CAN I BRING A PARTNER OR FRIEND?

    Everyone is welcome, however as space is limited, every person must pay the fee in order to secure a spot on the tour.

  • IS IT MANDATORY TO MAKE PURCHASES ON THE TOUR?

    Nope! You are welcome to join the tour simply to browse and discover the city's world-class shopping scene. Montreal Shopping Tours does not receive a commission for purchases made by its patrons, so there is never any pressure to buy (though with our stellar suggestions, we can't promise you won’t feel tempted!)

     

  • AM I REQUIRED TO TIP MY GUIDE?

    Your tour fee is inclusive, but if you feel you received top-quality service, you are welcome to tip your guide. (Please note that in Canada it is customary to tip those working in the service industry, but you may tip whatever you feel is appropriate, if at all.) All currencies will be accepted.

  • WHAT LANGUAGE ARE THE TOURS CONDUCTED IN?

    Montreal Shopping Tours operate primarily in English, however guests are welcome to communicate with their guide in French if they wish.

  • WHAT IF THE WEATHER IS POOR?

    We shop rain or shine! That said, in the event of a blizzard, we reserve the right to cancel for safety reasons. Of course, in such cases, a full refund will be provided.

  • DO YOU HAVE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR OTHER THINGS TO DO OR PLACES TO STAY IN MONTREAL?

    Of course! While on the tour, you may ask any one of our expert guides for recommendations. You can also check out the MTL Shops & More blog for all the latest Montreal lifestyle news.

  • DO YOU HAVE A QUESTION THAT ISNíT ANSWERED HERE?

    Feel free to contact us here.

CONTACT us

Tel: +1 (514) 515-4265 

We run private and semi-private tours by appointment only. Please contact us for pricing and availability.
 

 

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