Refeather your nest with linens for less
After the massive July 1 Moving Day activities, when you want to refeather your nest, you can get sheets and comforters at a reasonable price if you know where to go—right to the source.
We are lucky in Montreal to have so many companies distributing bedding, so prices are often amazing. One manufacturer/distributor holds a monthly sale that is so popular people show up at 8 on a Saturday morning, when it opens.
There is an outlet store of Universal/Condelle/Merimack goods just around the corner on St. Laurent in the Chabanel area.
In the old garment district around St. Viateur and de Gaspé, there’s another outlet open to the public all week long.
Liquideco.com has one of the best monthly sales. For bedding, curtains, towels and more, the prices are hard to beat.
Some of the deals at recent sales: bedspreads all sizes, $15; cushions, $3; 400-thread double sheets, $45; tablecloths, $5; washcloths, 3 for $2.50.
120 Louvain at St. Laurent. Next monthly sale will be in August. 514-384-8290.
E-space Home Fashions is a bedding manufacturer, open since 1983, where you can find duvet covers, bedspreads, comforters, non-allergenic pillows, mattress covers and “mink” blankets. Look for sheet sets in 100 per cent cotton and 50/50 cotton polyester, towels, shower and living-room curtains, throw pillows and tablecloths.
Look for the door to the factory and go in to find lots more.
This is one of the only places in town to find Kas Australia bedding, very design-oriented and well priced duvets and cushions.
160 St. Viateur E., Suite 110. 514-273-3318. Monday to Friday 9 am to 4 pm, Saturday 8:30 am to 11:30 pm.
At Liquidation Literie, a major linen manufacturer has set up space for overstocked items, at rock-bottom prices.
In boxes neatly lined up in rows, with most prices marked, you can find double comforters for up to $25 or a queen for $25-$30, twin comforter sets (shams and cases) for $20, queen jacquard sets $40 and up, percale queen sheet sets $25, decorative pillows for $5 and much more. They also have curtain rods.
9399 St. Laurent at Louvain. 514-383-7803. Monday to Wednesday 9:30 am to 6 pm, Thursday and Friday 9:30 am to 7 pm, Saturday 9 am to 5 pm, Sunday 11 am to 5 pm.