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Boutique Geekatorium: Profile & Style Guide

Boutique Geekatorium Street View | Gamerwife.com As of September of 2014, Montreal geeks finally have a store catering exclusively to their geeky style needs. Boutique Geekatorium is the brainchild of Cecilia Katan, a veteran geek crafter who decided to take the plunge and open a retail store specifically targeting geeky females (although they do carry lots of men’s and unisex items). Located in the heart of the Plateau on trendy rue St-Denis, Katan said she specifically opted for a lady-friendly look for the interior of the store since women don’t always feel welcome in geek spaces.

Boutique Geekatorium Christmas Tree | Gamerwife.com With everything from leggings to t-shirts to mugs and purses, Boutique Geekatorium is always adding to their inventory and welcomes customer feedback on what fandoms and brands they’d like to see in-store. To better show off the range of apparel and accessories carried in the store, Cecilia and I decided it would be fun to join forces and put together a little Style Guide of different looks. We even themed them to different occasions to help show how a little geek style can be appropriate no matter the event or season.

All items featured are available in store at Geekatorium unless otherwise noted.

Work Look

Boutique Geekatorium Work Look | Gamerwife.com Geeky accessories are the perfect way to add a little geeky charm while still keeping things on the DL. For a slightly edgy work look, we outfitted model Andrea Coccia with some C-3PO stud earrings, Sailor Moon suspenders, S.H.I.E.L.D. logo cufflinks and an absolutely fetching black and white graphic Star Wars purse.

Casual Sunday Look

Boutique Geekatorium Casual Sunday Look | Gamewife.com There’s nothing better on a lazy Sunday than curling up with a big mug of tea and a good (comic) book. For this look Andrea is wearing matching Pokeball tights and sweater, capped off with TMNT socks (featuring Donatello) and a TMNT mug. Mog the Moogle and Rat Queens trade paperback not included.

Date Night

Boutique Geekatorium Date Night Look | Gamerwife.com Who says a night on the town can’t have a little geek flair? For this look Andrea is wearing a super-cute Hogwarts themed skater dress with an eye-catching Batman convertible clutch, all topped off with a rather impressive Loki pendant.

Winter Look

Boutique Geekatorium Winter Look | Gamerwife.com And finally, since winter is well and upon us in la belle province, we wanted to show off some of the great geeky winter wear Geekatorium has on offer, juxtaposed with a great example of some of the awesome geeky t-shirts they stock. Andrea is wearing a Boba Fett tuque (beanie for the rest of you), Doctor Who 4th Doctor scarf and a Bullet Bill tank top.

Boutique Geekatorium Cecilia | Gamerwife.com Thanks again to Cecilia for helping me put this shoot together and for filling such a much-needed niche here in Montreal. You can check out Boutique Geekatorium for yourself at 4323 rue Saint-Denis (second floor) in Montreal or check out their Facebook Page to keep up with the latest arrivals.

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21 Comments

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    Rachel
    December 15, 2014 at 9:09 am

    I”m SO looking forward to shopping there next time I”m in the city. Thanks for doing a piece about it!

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      Mariko
      December 23, 2014 at 5:33 pm

      You have to! Cecilia is great and the store really is smashing.

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    B
    December 15, 2014 at 10:56 am

    This shop sounds amazing!

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      Mariko
      December 23, 2014 at 5:34 pm

      It is great! I’m so happy it is doing well, I really want to see more like it.

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    kaycreate
    December 15, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    Sounds like an amazing shop!

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      Mariko
      December 23, 2014 at 5:35 pm

      It’s not huge, but the selection is impressive and she gets new stock constantly.

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    Joie Fatale
    December 15, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    I love this! Sounds like such an awesome place.

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      Mariko
      December 23, 2014 at 5:36 pm

      The geeky jewelry selection is particularly impressive. And very reasonably priced.

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    margotmeanie
    December 15, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    What a great boutique!!!!

    <3

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      Mariko
      December 23, 2014 at 5:36 pm

      I love it. I’m so happy it’s doing well. I just hope Rick caught my hints for Christmas… 😉

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    Myriam
    December 16, 2014 at 11:40 am

    I confirm that it is an awesome place! Everytime I want something geeky I go there before shopping on internet, the prices are about the same anyway!

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      Mariko
      December 23, 2014 at 5:38 pm

      Yeah, I was really surprised at how reasonable the prices are. I’m so used to getting gouged by shipping and import taxes

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    Shawn
    December 17, 2014 at 12:18 pm

    Good Job Cil!!!!!!!! im so happy to see you doing well!!!!

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    geekyseamstress
    December 17, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    This shop sounds fantastic! LOVE those Sailor Moon suspenders.

    http://www.thegeeksyeamstress.com

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      Mariko
      December 23, 2014 at 5:42 pm

      They have so many amazing accessories that you’d never see stocked in other stores. It really is my new favourite store in Mtl.

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    Fiona
    December 24, 2014 at 5:20 am

    eeep how cute and how awesome that such a shop exists – I’m especially loving that batman bag!!

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      Mariko
      December 24, 2014 at 1:14 pm

      They had so many adorable clutches. They also have a gold Zelda themed one that is lovely.

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    Celeste
    January 4, 2015 at 3:42 pm

    I wish there was a shop like this in Atlanta!

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      Mariko
      January 11, 2015 at 5:30 pm

      I’m really glad it’s so successful already. I love it when geek girls make good. 🙂

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