The Braderie in Ottawa – A Shopper’s Paradise!

| October 11, 2013 | 5 Comments

Okay, I admit it, I’m a fashion-aholic.  For me, clothes and accessories like shoes, bags, jewellery and hats are a different form of art work.  I love looking at clothing, seeing what designers have created for people to wear ad look good in. At the E&Y Centre, over 60 designers from Quebec displayed their designs at a version of the Braderie here in Ottawa.   I had never attended the Braderie, otherwise known as The Big Fashion Sale by Quebec Designers, but I was excited to find out what it was all about!

For a bit of a back story on the Braderie, it began in 1994, it has grown from having only 50 customer to draw over 25 000 over a four-day period in Montréal and Québec City.  This event showcase features both well-established and new designers, allows for shoppers to get up and close to the designers behind these pieces.  It also offers discounted prices on items designers want sold, as well as fresh new designs to show the public.

I attended the show with fellow mom, Kelly, during a much needed Mom’s Day Out.  When we entered the hall that housed the Braderie, it was clothing as far as the eye could see!  We decided to just go through the Braderie one aisle at a time to try and take everything in.

The designers present at the Braderie had such beautiful designs!  Here were  some of my favourite pieces from my favourite vendors:

Dress and Skirt

              SAMSUNG                                    SAMSUNG


SAMSUNG                   SAMSUNG            SAMSUNG

Trench Coat




And I couldn’t forget about the jewellery!


The Braderie was all we could talk about on our way home, dreaming about what we would have wanted to have added to our closets.  We had a great time pa-rousing the hall full of amazing and creative designs.  I was so glad we attended the Braderie, and I hope it comes back next year!

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  1. nicolthepickle says:

    How fun! I really, really like the yellow skirt and the black long coat.

  2. Lian Wright says:

    I agree, nicolethepickle! The skirt and the coat are so gorgeous! I was drooling over so many items. It was a really amazing event to attend!

  3. Brenda A says:

    I am not a super fashion person nor a trend follower, but I stopped in at this sale because I was at a different event in the same building. Boy was I overwhelmed!!! I felt rather intimidated and SO fashion UN-knowledgeable. I saw some beautiful clothing and browsed through the huge boot section. I had no clue what to look for! Maybe I should take someone who knows their stuff with me next time!

  4. Debbie White Beattie says:

    Wow I’m so jealous because I’m in Niagara right now and we don’t have anything like that down here. I probably would have to be dragged out of there.

  5. kathy downey says:

    Wish we had a place like that in our area

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