Fodor's Expert Review Holt Renfrew
This upscale department store is Canada's answer to Bergdorf Goodman. Gucci, Chanel, and all the usuals are complemented by up-and-coming designers and Holt's own in-house line. Just try and walk past the wall of handbags on the ground floor without being tempted to buy one or two. Even if your budget doesn't allow for much more than window-shopping, a trip to Café Holt downstairs is a must. Tartines—open-face sandwiches—are made here from bread flown in from Paris's Poilâne bakery and come in several enticing combinations.Holt Renfrew purchased Ogilvy, Montréal's other chic department store, a few blocks south, and the two are currently in the process of merging into a megaluxury complex and hotel.