ESSAI FUTILE is a collection of unique vintage, curated designer pieces and aesthetic tchotchkes. Every single item in our shop is hand selected, mended, tended-to and re-invented by us, for you.

Orchestrated by a one woman show, and a charming contingent of helping hands, the shop is focused on supporting the ethical life cycle of garments, accessories and art objects. Everything we have available is pre-loved and craves your attention. 

Grounded in the firm belief that all items are genderless, we encourage everyone to embrace whatever item catches their eye. We thoroughly believe that everybody deserves to be clad in whatever makes them feel whole and happy. Simple as that.

Formally established in 2020, our headquarters are based in Tiohtià:ke (Montréal). We are located on unceded Indigenous lands and pay our respects to the Kanien’kehá:ka Nation as the recognized custodians of the lands and waters on which we gather today.

We thank you in advance for your love and support and hope that you find something you will treasure indefinitely. Don't hesitate to contact us with your questions, comments or poetic love letters. Our dutiful one woman show will get back to you as soon as she can.