Boutiques in Montreal

Montreal is famous for them.

Everyone loves looking at them.

Everyone loves being around them.

Living around them.

Walking around them.

Taking pictures in front of them.

Showing them off. They are the pride of a neighbourhood.

But no one buys anything from them.

They are really expensive!

I never see anyone in these stores buying anything. How do these stores afford to pay the high rent and all the other operating costs?