alexbodkinb: it depends what you're into. i personally do a lot of shopping at urban outfitters (a faux pas to most of the hypebeast community.. not that i really give a fuck) because they have the best selection of vans in canada. also, you'll find some gems in there every once in a while.
off the hook is a cool shop too (www.offthehook.ca
). i cant quite understand why anyone would shop retail in canada given the current situation with the US/Canadian exchange rate, but OTH is definitely a cool shop and the prices are decent. kelly the manager is cool peoples for sure.
goodfoot goes without saying. i dont really shop there (not a big nike fan, and my dollar goes almost twice as far on ebay or in the states) but its a cool shop.
) is another store in old montreal that not many people know about. they carry a wide range of gear from stussy, to filippa k, to nudie, to fibreops, to alife.
simons is a department store but they have the best return policy in canada, some of the best sales ive ever come across, and they carry Maharishi.
im probably forgetting about a few places but that should sum things up.