Antiquité La Belle Vieillerie has been a part of the Bromont community since 1986 and it has been a go-to place for antique lovers, people passing through looking for something rare and unique to add to their home, and more recently, thrift shoppers. The business was started by Clémence Boiverst, alongside her husband Clément Jodoin, when they purchased an old Victorian home in 1972. Apart from its unique items, Antiquité La Belle Vieillerie is a women-held business for three generations after Jessica Jodoin and Catherine Jodoin decided to join their parents in 2002. Over 50 years later, the family has established what many may call a special gem and a special gathering place.
“It was started in the house where we grew up. It was an old Victorian house and when we arrived there was mid-century furniture,” explained Jessica Jodoin. “My parents looked at it and said yeah, that doesn’t really work.”
Her parents decided to go out and buy old furniture and antiques for time period of the home, giving them knowledge and peaking their interest. “They started the boutique in the summer kitchen. We grew up in the boutique,” said Jessica.
The boutique was eventually moved to a property dating back to 1888 and once owned by a grain merchant, it included a house and another structure to store the grain, in the Old Village of Bromont in 1986. Less than 20 years later, Jessica and her sister Catherine decided to join their parents for the ride.
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