Lonely Planet review for Birks Jewellers
For more than a century this upscale vendor of baubles and bangles has been Montréal’s answer to Tiffany’s of New York. Henry Birks opened his first store in 1879 and expanded throughout Canada. By 1936 the store won the right to supply the British royal family. Just the coffered ceiling in Wedgwood blue warrants a visit to the sales floor.