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plateaugal Dec 15, 2007 04:23 PM

It's that time of year and I need small to medium cellophane bags to package my goodies. Does anyone know where I can get cellophane bags (I'd buy at least 100) downtown? I don't have a car to go all the way out to Ares.

  1. cherylmtl Dec 15, 2007 04:50 PM

    Try a stationery store - they sell them with party goodies - I know Papeterie Westmount (Sherbrooke and Prince Albert in Westmount) has tons of different kinds, in many patterns and solid colours, usually in packs of 20 or so. I remember searching downtown last year for them at all of the stationery stores, and none of them had, but Papeterie Westmount always does...

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      buttie Dec 15, 2007 09:35 PM

      If you cant get to the store in westmount you can get some nice bags at dollarama i got some bags......that fold over .....so cute...

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        Venusia Dec 16, 2007 05:39 AM

        Try a bulk food store. The one I go to (not downtown) lets me buy spice bags (the small, thin, plain ones) for 3 cents each, and they also stock the specialty printed, crisp cellophane bags for around 15-25 cents each.

        1. bomobob Dec 16, 2007 05:48 AM

          Ares? For bags? Geez, their stuff is so overpriced, I wouldn't even consider them for little baggies.
          Any supermarket that sells no-name brands will have little sandwich bags of the ziploc type or just fold-over variety.
          As mentioned, Dollarama has bags, little tins, and boxes as well, that are great for Christmas cookies. I stocked up there last week for this weekend's bake-a-thon.

          1. eoj Dec 16, 2007 06:57 AM

            I some some fancy packages of cellophane at Jean Coutu.

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              isa1 Dec 17, 2007 01:15 PM

              I got some last week at the Omer Deserres in Montreal Trust. I think I paid 5$ for 100

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                Venusia Dec 17, 2007 01:31 PM

                If you are not buying them from a food store, make sure your bags are food grade. Generally, anything thin and opaque that looks like a loot bag is not food grade.

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                  isa1 Dec 18, 2007 11:05 AM

                  The ones at Omer Deserres are. They are the same cellophane bags that you can get at kitchen supplies stores like Ares

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                  moxiesf Dec 3, 2008 11:19 AM

                  Just happen to be searching the internet for the same thing - check these out - very cheap! Note they have lesser quantities and other sizes...

                  http://www.needs.com/product/Pak_Sel_...

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                    pyropaul99 Dec 4, 2008 10:34 AM

                    There's a place up on Thimmens (I think), I forget the name but will find out later. Ended up buying a whole bunch for a charity event for putting small edible gifts in. They were pennies per bag if I recall correctly.

                    Paul.

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                      pyropaul99 Dec 4, 2008 04:54 PM

                      And the name of the place is Emballages Toutes. It's accessible by bus from Cote Vertu or Du College Metro stations I believe.

                      Hope this helps,

                      Paul.

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                        superbossmom Dec 5, 2008 03:03 AM

                        it's Emballage Tout, sorry to correct you but here is the website

                        http://www.emballagetout.ca/

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