I love exploring thrift stores in new cities, and Montreal was no different. As soon as I walked into the Eva B Cafe-Boutique, I was taken aback. I wasn’t sure whether to go for the jewelry, the hats, sweaters and boots, or the popcorn, tea and the baked goods—so I went for the feathers.
The space is fascinating and seems endless. While the upper floor resembles the dressing room of a 1960s theatrical production, downstairs you will find yourself in an abandoned library taken up with rows of antique leather theater chairs and mannequins hanging from the ceiling. The rows of chairs are directed at a massive pool full of clothes that guests are more than welcome to dive into.
The pieces that can be found at Eva B are exceptionally rare, and the prices very reasonable. We ended up playing dress-up for hours while warming up with hot tea on a cold and snowy evening.