I have been to Montreal a few times. I relied on the internet to tell me where vintage stores are. Unfortunately, the stores I found were either a let down or "gone".
So I signed up for this tour to see if there were stores that only locals knew.
I was happy to find 3 stores that I had not been to.
On the day of the tour, the guide sets up the meeting place. From there, she drove me around to different stores which was great. The stores are spread far apart so I don't think we would be able to hit all the places if we had to rely on public transit.
Lyly is very pleasant, patient, and not pushy. She spent more than the allotted 3 hours which was nice.
I believe Lyly said that she has been doing this for 1.5 years.
I read the other review posted in January 2019. I think with time, Lyly will develop into a confident stylist who will use her skills learned in school with her own added twist.
1. best to set meeting place 24-48 hours ahead. By the time I got the email, I was already at the airport so carrying currency was a bit of an issue.
2. as the tour gets more popular, perhaps the fashion society can negotiate with the stores about discounts as it would be a win-win situation for both parties
overall, the next time I visit, I would consider going on the local designer's tour also.