Jas. A. Ogilvy's, Ltd.


Jas. A. Ogilvy's, Ltd.
1325 Rue Ste.-Catherine Ouest
Montreal, P.Q.

VIctoria 2-7711

Lower Floor
Toy Shop • Sporting Goods • Wheel Goods • Prams • Garden Shop • Patio Shop • Summer Furniture • Hardware • Paints

Main Floor
Jewellery • Clocks and Watches • Cosmetics • Toiletries • Notions • Stationery • Cameras • Books • Hostess Counter • Handbags  • Fashion Accessories • Hosiery • Handbags • Small Leather Goods • Wig Bar • Neckwear • Gloves • La Bagatelle • Men’s Shop • Men’s Shoes

Gift Wrapping

Second Floor
Dresses • Sportswear • Blouse Bar • Beach Boutique • Coats and Suits • Fur Salon • Le Salon • Little Salon • Bridal Salon • Town and Country Shop • Jaeger Boutique • Aquascutum Boutique • Shoe Salon • Millinery Salon • Wig Salon • Hat Bar • Corset Salon • Lingerie • Loungerie

Third Floor
Fashion Bazaar • Children’s Bazaar • Les Girls • Boy’ Wear • Bambino • Linens • Blankets • Closet Shop • Bedding Centre • Fashion Fabrics • Singer Sewing Centre • Beauty Salon

Fourth Floor

Silverware • China Shop • Glass Shop • Gift Shop • Flower and Flame Shop • Housewares Bazaar • Small Electrical Appliances • Vacuum Cleaners • TV Centre • Stereo Centre • Record Bar • Credit Office • Customer Service • Trim-the-Tree Shop • The Tartan Room Restaurant • The Tartan Lounge

Fifth Floor
Furniture • Antique Gallery • Lamps • Pictures ands Mirrors • Rugs • Carpets • Draperies • Decorative Fabrics • Fifth Floor Galleries • Tudor Hall

Fairview Pointe-Claire (1965)

Les Galeries d’Anjou (1968)

Carrefour Laval (1983)
7,000 sq. ft.


  1. The downtown store is still going strong (the only Ogilvy store). Much of the store now is divided into elegant designer boutiques.

  2. Thanks, Randy. I am glad Montreal still has "Og's."

    My post focuses on the days when it was more of a traditional store - I personally visited as a youth in 1976 and it had a very ancient atmosphere. Now that I look at the advertising from the past, the store had a distinctive style and carried a very wide range of merchandise.

    Ogilvy's once had several small, in-line braches, which it referred to as "bijoux."

  3. Just a few months ago, Ogilvy was just acquired by Holt Renfrew's parent company, which also owns Selfridges (UK), Brown Thomas (Ireland), and de Bijenkorf (Netherlands). Let's keep our fingers crossed in hopes that Ogilvy will stay!

  4. My dad worked there until his death in 1981. It was a special place with a niche clientelle. Fond memories.

  5. I LOVE this store. My one constant destination whenever I am in Montreal. Better than Holt.

  6. Robert Champagne10 November, 2014 20:29

    I am the former security and operations manager during the time of Equidev. Those were the best years of my life. Thanks Dan, Bill, Luc

  7. I am interested in any information about Ogilvy's store. As the great-grandson of the founder (and carrying his name, as did my father), I have been gathering any information I can about both the store and the family. I came across this "Museum" site just today - many thanks! James A. Ogilvy (Ottawa ON)

  8. The Ogilvy's in Ottawa was a different store from the one in Montreal - and I assume you are related to the Montreal Ogilvy's. Most of my research, i did through newspapers.com. They have the Ottawa and Montreal papers available online. It is a great resource.

    I shopped in Ogilvy's of Montreal in 1976; it was a much different store then and wore your family's Scots heritage very proudly.

    Thanks for your kind comments.


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