Best of: Consumer Madness

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Best Clothing Store (New)

1. Simons (977 Ste-Catherine W., (514) 282-1840)
2. H&M (various locations)
3. Urban Outfitters (various locations)
4. Off the Hook (1021a Ste-Catherine W., (514) 499-1021)
5. Tie American Apparel (various locations)
and Old Gold (256 Mont-Royal E., (514) 509-1675)

Best Vintage Clothing Store

1. La Gaillarde (4019 Notre-Dame W., (514) 989-5134)
2. Salvation Army (various locations)
3. Eva B (2013 St-Laurent, (514) 849-8246)
4. Local 23 (23 Bernard W., (514) 270-9333)
5. Preloved (4832 St-Laurent, (514) 499-9898)

Best Hair Salon

1. Funky Toque (3688 St-Laurent, (514) 985-2999)
2. Coupe Bizarre (3770 St-Laurent, (514) 843-3433)
3. Queen of the World (851 Ontario E., (514) 526-7272)
4. Pure (1455 Peel, (514) 871-4004)
5. Révolution Montreal (1757 Amherst, (514) 313-7521)

Best Hair Stylist

1. Dave, Funky Toque (3688 St-Laurent, (514) 985-2999)
2. David De Vico, Queen of the World (851 Ontario E., (514) 526-7272)
3. JJ Levine, Révolution Montreal (1757 Amherst,(514) 313-7521)
4. Miss. Janet (missjanet.ca, (514) 270-0114)
5. Rawa, Coupe Bizarre (3770 St-Laurent, (514) 843-3433)

Best Tattoo Parlour

1. Adrenaline (1541 Sherbrooke W., (514) 938-8884)
2. Tatouage Artistique (823 Ontario E., (514) 529-8288)
3. Imago (158 Prince-Arthur E., (514) 350-0015)
4. Slick Styled Steel (1841-D Ste-Catherine W., (514) 842-8999)
5. Tattoo Mania (1615 de Maisonneuve E., (514) 525-2025)

Best Tattoo Artist

1. Jeff Weit, Adrenaline (1541 Sherbrooke W., (514) 938-8884)
2. Safwan, Imago (158 Prince-Arthur E., (514) 350-0015)
3. Len, Slick Styled Steel (1841 Ste-Catherine W., (514) 842-8999)
4. Eric, Adrenaline (1541 Sherbrooke W.,  (514) 938-8884)
5. Alex, Slick Styled Steel (1841 Ste-Catherine W., (514) 842-8999)

Best Body Piercing Parlour

1. Adrenaline (1541 Sherbrooke W., (514) 938-8884)
2. Slick Styled Steel (1841 Ste-Catherine W., (514) 842-8999)
3. Tattoo Lounge (3672 St-Laurent, (514) 656-1417)
4. Tatouage Artistique (823 Ontario E., (514) 529-8288)
5. Ardène (various locations)

Best Record Store (New)

1. HMV (various locations)
2. Archambault (various locations)
3. Cheap Thrills (2044 Metcalfe, (514) 844-8988)
4. Inbeat Records (3814 St-Laurent, (514) 499-2063)
5. Atom Heart Records (364 Sherbrooke W., (514) 843-8484)

Best Record Store (Used)

1. Cheap Thrills (2044 Metcalfe, (514) 844-8988)
2. L’Échange (various locations)
3. Beatnik (3770 St-Denis, (514) 842-0664)
4. Primitive (3828 St-Denis, (514) 845-6017)
5. Paul’s Boutique (112 Mont-Royal E., (514) 284-7773)

Best Stereo Store

1. Moog Audio (3828 St-Laurent, (514) 284-7434)
2. Future Shop (various locations)
3. Best Buy (various locations)
4. Centre Hi-Fi (various locations)
5. Layton Audio (1170 Ste-Catherine W., (514) 866-1578)

Best Musical Instrument Store

1. Steve’s (51 St-Antoine W., (514) 878-2261)
2. Italmelodie (274 Jean Talon E., (514) 273-3224)
3. Moog Audio (3828 St-Laurent, (514) 284-7434)
4. Archambault (various locations)
5. Jimi’s Music Store (5776 Sherbrooke W., (514) 488-4207)

Best Computer Store

1. Future Shop (various locations)
2. Apple Store (3035 Le Carrefour, Laval,
(450) 902-4400)
3. Microbytes (various locations)
4. Best Buy (various locations)
5. I-technique (3697 St-Laurent, (514) 843-9560)

Best Internet Service Provider

1. Videotron (videotron.ca)
2. Bell (bell.ca)
3. None
4. Rogers (rogers.com)
5. VIF (vif.com)

Best Video Game Store

1. EB Games (102 Anjou, Châteauguay, (450) 699-9011)
2. Game Buzz (395 Ste-Catherine W., (514) 982-0000)
3. Future Shop (various locations)
4. Microplay (5178 Queen Mary, (514) 344-7529)
5. Best Buy (various locations)

Best Electronics Store

1. Future Shop (various locations)
2. Best Buy (various locations)
3. Moog Audio (3828 St-Laurent, (514) 284-7434)
4. Dumoulin (various locations)
5. Addison Electronics (8018 20 Ave., E.,
(514) 376-1740)

Best Cinema (1st Run)

1. AMC (2313 Ste-Catherine W., (514) 904-1250)
2. Cinéma Banque Scotia Montréal (977 Ste-Catherine W., (514) 866-0111)
3. Cinémas Guzzo (various locations)
4. Cinéma du Parc (3575 Parc, (514) 281-1900)
5. Ex-Centris (3536 St-Laurent, (514) 847-2206)

Best Rep/Art House Cinema

1. Cinéma du Parc (3575 Parc, (514) 281-1900)
2. Ex-Centris (3536 St-Laurent, (514) 847-2206)
3. Dollar Cinema (6900 Decarie, (514) 739-0536)
4. AMC (2313 Ste-Catherine W., (514) 904-1250)
5. Cinéma Beaubien (2396 Beaubien E., (514) 721-6060)

Best Video Store

1. Boîte Noire (various locations)
2. Blockbuster (various locations)
3. Movieland (various locations)
4. Superclub Vidéotron (various locations)
5. Metro Video (various locations)

Best Bookstore (New)

1. Chapters (various locations)
2. Paragraphe (2220 McGill College, (514) 845-5811)
3. Renaud-Bray (various locations)
4. Concordia Community Solidarity Co-op Bookstore (2150 Bishop, (514) 848-2046)
5. Drawn & Quarterly Bookstore (211 Bernard W., (514) 279-2224)

Best Bookstore (Used)

1. The Word (469 Milton, (514) 845-5640)
2. S.W. Welch (225 St-Viateur W., (514) 848-9358)
3. Cheap Thrills (2044 Metcalfe, (514) 844-8988)
4. L’Échange (various locations)
5. Encore (5670 Sherbrooke W., (514) 482-5100)

Best Magazine Store

1. Multimags (various locations)
2. Maison de la Presse Internationale (various locations)
3. Chapters (various locations)
4. Point Vert (4040 St-Laurent, (514) 982-9195)
5. Mediaphile (1901 Ste-Catherine W., (514) 939-3676)

Best Comics Store

1. Capitaine Québec (1837 Ste-Catherine W., (514) 939-9970)
2. Drawn & Quarterly (211 Bernard W., (514) 279-2224)
3. Librairie Millenium (451 Marie-Anne E., (514) 284-0358)
4. 1,000,000 Comix (various locations)
5. Astro Books (1844 Ste-Catherine W., (514) 932-1139)

Best Bicycle Store

1. ABC Cycles (5584 Parc, (514) 276-1305)
2. Révolution Montreal (1757 Amherst (514) 313-7521)
3. V-Low (RIP)
4. La Bicycletterie JR (151 Rachel E., (514) 843-6989)
5. Velo Makak (215 Murray, (514) 831-4560)

Best Fitness Club/Gym

1. YMCA (various locations)
2. Nautilus (various locations)
3. Energie Cardio (various locations)
4. Concordia gym (1515 Ste-Catherine W., (514) 848-2424 ext. 3860)
5. Club Sportif MAA (2070 Peel, (514) 845-2233)

Best Swimming Pool


1. YMCA (various locations)
2. Olympic Stadium pool (4549 Pierre-de-Coubertin, (514) 252-4141)
3. Club la Cité (3575 Parc, (514) 288-8221)
4. Hotel de la Montagne (1430 de la Montagne, (514) 288-5656)
5. McGill Memorial Pool (475 des Pins W., (514) 398-7017)

Best Skate/Snowboard shop

1. Empire (365 St-Antoine E., (514) 390-1212)
2. Underworld (various locations)
3. Obsession (various locations)
4. Surf 66 (1000 St-Jean, #40, Pointe-Claire,(514) 697-0366)
5. Temple Skate Supply Co. (1201 St-Dominique,(514) 875-8838)

Best Sports Store

1. Sports Experts (various locations)
2. Sports Rousseau (5916 Papineau, (514) 274-4429)
3. Mountain Equipment Co-op (8989 de l’Acadie,(514) 788-5878)
4. Play It Again Sports (various locations)
5. Evangelista Sports (6821 St-Laurent, (514) 277-5951)

Best Spa

1. Spa Diva (1455 Peel, (514) 985-9859)
2. Ovarium (400 Beaubien E., (514) 271-7515)
3. Tonic (3613 St-Laurent, (514) 499-9494)
4. Spa Savanna (4032 Notre-Dame W., (514) 931-6544)
5. Spa St. James (2190 Crescent, (514) 844-4590)

Best Yoga Studio

1. Moksha Yoga (3863 St-Laurent, (514) 288-3863)
2. Bikram Yoga (721 Walker, (514) 989-7642)
3. Yoga Bliss (3545 Côte-des-Neiges, (514) 932-7971)
4. Happy Tree Yoga (4010 Ste-Catherine W. #200, (514) 846-9642)
5. Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre (5178 St-Laurent, (514) 279-3545)

Best Florist

1. Fleuriste Pourquoi Pas (3629 St-Laurent, (514) 844-3233)
2. Florateria (90 des Pins W., (514) 288-4548)
3. Westmount Florist (360 Victoria, (514) 488-9121)
4. Zen (1039 Mont Royal E., (514) 529-5365)
5. Bernard’s Flower Shoppe (1089 Bernard W., (514) 279-8596)

Best Health Food Store

1. Rachelle-Béry (various locations)
2. Tau (4238 St-Denis, (514) 843-4420)
3. Le Frigo Vert (2130 Mackay, (514) 848-7586)
4. Frenco (3985 St-Laurent, (514) 285-1319)
5. Bio Terre (201 St-Viateur W., (514) 278-3377)

Best Kitsch/Antique Store

1. Monastiraki (5478 St-Laurent, (514) 278-4879)
2. Village des Valeurs (various locations)
3. Kitsch n’ Swell (3620 St-Laurent, (514) 842-0160)
4. Tango Martini (4500 Ste-Catherine W., (514) 937-6034)
5. Salvation Army (various locations)

Best Travel Agency

1. Travel Cuts/Voyage campus (various locations)
2. Expedia (expedia.ca)
3. Go Travel (gotraveldirect.com)
4. Guru Travel World (ytbtravel.com)
5. Sears (various locations, SearsTravel.ca)

Best Veterinarian

1. Cats Montreal (1830 Sherbrooke W., (514) 939-2287)
2. Animal Health Clinic (5601 Sherbrooke W.,369-9119)
3. Pillet Animal Clinic (910 Ogilvy, (514) 273-4921)
4. Chaton Sante Clinique Vétérinaire (1052 Bernard, (514) 276-4668)
5. Bird and Exotic Animal Hospital (6090 Sherbrooke W, (514) 486-5258)

Best Sex Shop

1. Sexe Cité (1821 Ste-Catherine W., (514) 937-3678)
2. Seduction (5220 Metropolitain E., (514) 593-1169)
3. Joy Toyz (4200 St-Laurent, 514-845-8697)
4. Boutique Erotique Romance (723 Mont-Royal E., (514) 522-6969)
5. Priape (1311 Ste-Catherine E., (514) 521-8451)

Best Head Shop

1. High Times (various locations)
2. Je L’ai (RIP)
3. Psychonaut (154 Prince-Arthur E.,(514) 844-8998)
4. Boutique Rock (5522 Sherbrooke W., (514) 481-6227)
5. Le Rock (17 Ste-Catherine E., (514) 842-9559)

Best Garage

1. Mr. Muffler (9190 Maurice-Duplessis, (514) 881-0711
2. Gordon’s Goodyear (2125 Cavendish, (514) 481-7771)
3. Shell (1265 Lambert Closse, (514) 933-6556)
4. Chez Auto Sam (15 Beaubien E., (514) 279-0004)
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