Boutique Uma is based on the belief that our customers' needs are of great importance and our entire team is committed to meeting those needs. We are focused on providing high-quality products and exceptional customer service thus, a high percentage of our business is from repeat customers and referrals. At Boutique Uma, we are constantly making sure that our values and our way of life are most coherent. Our messages, our relationships with others, our purchases and our work environment are regularly re-examined to ensure they are consistent with our values. We offer our customers the cutting edge of ethical and eco-friendly fashion garments that does not compromise on quality, style or comfort.
Mr. Balwant Chugh, owner and founder of Boutique Uma recognized the need of a South Asian saree store in Montreal and decided to open the very first saree store; Boutique Uma, known as the “Trend Setters” was established in 1971, with a store size of only 200 sq. feet.
As the popularity of the store grew, Boutique Uma expanded its product line, and became more than just the traditional saree store and diversified its collection by offering salwar-kameez, dress materials, bridal outfits, wedding sarees, kurtis, tunics, lehngas, men’s kurta-pyjama sets, dhotis, children outfits, Indian jewelry, handbags, cushion covers, bedcovers, wall hangings, sweaters, deities’ statues, temples, trimmings, scarves, belly dancing accessories, and a lot more. This extensive and exquisite assortment of items is not only catered to the South Asian community, but over the past two decades, other ethnic groups have appreciated the Indian clothing for its colorfulness and elegance.
Boutique Uma now has its own manufacturing facility in India, and are also wholesalers to stores in Ottawa, Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver and a lot of the local stores in Montreal as well.
1971 – 200 sq. feet store located at Cote-St-Catherine corner
1972 – Relocated to 5959 Cote-Des-Neiges, 500 sq. feet store
1973 – Move to a bigger store located at Cote-Des-Neiges/St. Kevin corner
1974 – Shifted to a more prominent location – central Downtown – St. Catherine/St. Marc corner
1980 – Moved to current store location – 6270 Cote-Des-Neiges - 2 floors & over 9000 sq. feet
1989 – Started to wholesale to stores across Canada
2001 – Opened its manufacturing facility in New Delhi, India
2015 – Designer collection from Puneet Kaur
2017 – Launch of its online store