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place where i can find a good selection of high end travel mugs in montreal?

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sharkbait88 Oct 4, 2009 03:17 PM

wasn't exactly sure where to place this post, but hopefully it can still be answered here! i've been looking around canadian websites online as well as shops near where i live in montreal for a good quality leak proof travel mug. i've only seen trudeau ones, and those ones arent the type i am looking for. does anyone know of any other places i can look? i've been to canadian tire, zellers, cuisine gourmet on st catherines st, and various small stores that sell high end kitchen supplies, but no luck.

  1. superbossmom Oct 7, 2009 10:13 AM

    Golda's Kitchen is a canadian on line kitchen shop, they have the Oxo mugs ; I've ordered from this site before and the service was excellent, I was able to speak to someone when I had a problem with my order . The Bay store downtown has a great kitchen section.
    Have you looked at the travel mugs sold in coffee shops, I've had starbucks mugs that performed well.

    http://kitchenware.goldaskitchen.com/...

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      scalou Oct 7, 2009 11:07 AM

      I realy enjoye my Starbuck's one. They are pretty and did not leak in more than a year.

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        sharkbait88 Oct 7, 2009 11:42 AM

        thanks for that online suggestion, but they only have the plastic oxo ones :/

      2. chefjeannine Oct 7, 2009 01:53 PM

        Have you tried Deco Decouverte?

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          sharkbait88 Oct 7, 2009 04:12 PM

          nope havent yet. i've never heard of that store before, is it a housewares store?

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            kpzoo Oct 7, 2009 07:33 PM

            Yes, it's a chain owned by HBC. There are outlets at Fairview Pointe Claire, Marché Centrale, and elsewhere. It's called Home Outfitters in the rest of Canada.

            http://www.homeoutfitters.com/

            Not sure I've seen much in the way of travel mugs there, though - but if you check out Mountain Equipment Coop (where I have seen tons of mugs) you could check out Déco Découverte at the same time.

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          Campofiorin Oct 7, 2009 02:02 PM

          What about Mountain Equipment Coop at Marché Central?

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            SnackHappy Oct 7, 2009 02:20 PM

            Yeah, I think camping and outdoor stores would be a good place to look.

            http://www.mec.ca/
            http://www.lebaron.ca/
            http://sailbaron.com/

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            sharkbait88 Oct 7, 2009 04:18 PM

            to be more exact, stainless steel ones, oxo, contigo, joemo/highwave, chantal etc leakproof with at least 2 hour insulation

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              monku Oct 7, 2009 07:47 PM

              Just got a pair of Contigo's at Costco for $20US. (2 in a package for $19.99)
              Leakproof, 16 oz insulated stainless steel, 4 hour hot and 12 hour cold rated.
              http://www.gocontigo.com/catalog-prod...

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                sharkbait88 Oct 7, 2009 08:49 PM

                at the costco at marche centrale?

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                  monku Oct 7, 2009 08:52 PM

                  Sorry, got mine at a Costco in the Los Angeles area. They just started showing up in the last couple weeks.
                  Thought it might be a start since you mentioned Contigo.

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                    sharkbait88 Oct 7, 2009 09:03 PM

                    i'm looking for one that i can buy in montreal, since to buy it on ebay from the states costs an arm and a leg for shipping.

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                      monku Oct 7, 2009 09:10 PM

                      You mentioned Contigo, I figured there must be places that sell that brand where you're located.
                      I think it's the best travel mug I've ever had.

                      Just saw that Costco Canada is a retailer for Contigo also Canadian Tire
                      http://www.gocontigo.com/retailers.html

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                        sharkbait88 Oct 7, 2009 09:27 PM

                        i've desperately been looking for contigo mugs in canada! canadian tire unfortunately doesn't stock them, they have some of the worst selection of travel mugs too! and i checked the rest of the canadian retailers but none of them are in my area, except for canadian tire.
                        if someone could point me in the right direction, one that would have either contigo, highwave or oxo stainless steel travel mug, i would be SO grateful :)

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                          captainzap Oct 8, 2009 06:53 AM

                          Has anyone found nice ceramic travel mugs in town? I have my good old stainless but would love a nice ceramic.

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                            sharkbait88 Oct 8, 2009 07:03 AM

                            i know they sell a white ceramic in the starbucks in Chapters on st catherine, its not so much a travel mug per say though.

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                    hungryann Oct 8, 2009 09:57 AM

                    They do have them (Contigo mugs) at the Costco stores here. I can't remember if I got mine at the marche Central or in Laval. I am not very happy with them; the cover is not very ergonomic at all. The spout is too high and you have to tilt it a lot to drink, making it incovenient for hot beverages.

              2. hala Oct 9, 2009 07:07 AM

                at some point this summer i switched to a starbucks thermos. I love it. It's leak proof, slim, and keeps everything hot/cold longer than the regular mugs. Also, it's pink which makes DH less tempted to borrow and lose it :)

                The airport location of starbucks seems to have a larger selection of mugs than most locations i have visited.

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                  sharkbait88 Oct 9, 2009 07:24 AM

                  Thanks everyone for all of your suggestions. i will definitely go and check out all the places, and maybe check out some starbucks mugs.

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                    bistrobabe Oct 9, 2009 08:35 AM

                    One more suggestion, I bought one at Hallmark by Hoops and YoYo. It's not the most sturdy one around, but it's incredibly funny. The mug is musical and it is truly the funniest thing I have ever heard. So use the "good quality" most of the time and the other one when your day sucks.

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                      sharkbait88 Oct 10, 2009 08:20 PM

                      thats the first i've heard of a musical mug before!
                      btw, does anyone know the easiest/fastest way to get to marche centrale using public transit?

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                        hala Oct 11, 2009 06:39 AM

                        maps.google.ca plug in your address and the address of MEC (I assume) then click "get directions" and specify "by public transit". It is actually very good. It gave me several options (metro + bus or bus only) from downtown, and other options from home.

                        Or, get a communauto. For a few hours it does not cost much and is easier for us when we go there since we go rarely and always end up doing a ton of shopping at the different stores and then at Adonis.

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                    sharkbait88 Oct 11, 2009 01:14 PM

                    well my search is over. i just decided to order it on ebay, even though it was pretty expensive for the contigo online, i was told by a costco member that i had to have a membership in order to get in, and seeing that i do not plan on going there for anything else, it was unnecessary :/
                    thanks all for all of your suggestions though!

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                      Plateaumaman Oct 12, 2009 06:05 AM

                      Oh, I'm too late with this info but they have some nice looking leather-coated travel mugs in the window of Renaud-Bray.

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                        sharkbait88 Oct 12, 2009 06:57 AM

                        i checked those ones out too, but dldn't like them. thanks anyways though!

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                      penlite Oct 12, 2009 11:47 AM

                      JET SETTER on Lauier just might have what your looking for

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