June 7, 2019 – Miles Baby – When famed Deslongchamps children’s store closed its doors in 2014 after 45 years of service on Avenue Laurier in Outremont, QC, co-owners Ariane Lescop and Véronique Saine decided to create a one-stop shop oasis for kids at Billie Le Kid.
What inspired you to open a children’s boutique?
It all started with our sister boutique for women across the street, Billie; the moms wanted a place to dress their kids but had nowhere to go. We really wanted to create a one-stop shop with clothing, toys, shoes, stuffed animals. We have a lot of newborn gifts that work very well too.
What can you tell us about Avenue Laurier?
We are so spoiled. We are surrounded by good restaurants, such as Lemeac, Jun I, Mandy’s and more recently Fiorellino. It gets a bit expensive to eat here every day. On the weekend, families come shop with their children after enjoying a nice brunch. We had a lot of construction, but the street is beautiful now.
How would you describe your relationship with the local community in Outremont?
Once again, we feel so blessed. We live in the neighborhood with our families, and we work here. I often see clients in the park with their children. We are very involved in the community. We are surrounded by young families, good schools, and we often give to the foundations of the schools.
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