Monastiraki

Top choice vintage in Little Italy, Mile End & Outremont

This unclassifiable store named after a flea-market neighborhood in Athens calls itself a ‘hybrid curiosity shop/art space,’ but that doesn’t do justice to what illustrator Billy Mavreas sells: 1960s comic books, contemporary zines (homemade magazines), silkscreen posters, and myriad antique and collectible knickknacks, as well as recent works mainly by local graphic artists.

It’s a must-visit for artsy hipster types, but nearly everyone can find something in this carefully selected, fascinating jumble.


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