About

OUR STORY 
After selling a few capsule collections in underground boutiques in New York and Montreal, Judith Desjardins launched her brand BODYBAG by Jude in 1998. 
 
Designed for a clientele frequenting clubs and raves, this new label embodies a reflection on life and death, and the ephemeral nature of existence. It is a hymn to life that aims to make people appreciate the present moment and the beauty that surrounds us as well as to underline the uniqueness of each person and the clothes they wear.
The name ''BODYBAG'' refers directly to the body bag used to carry bodies. In other words, our ''BODYBAG'' is the last piece of clothing we will ever wear, let's wear it with style.
Over time, the brand has evolved into a contemporary brand offering comfortable pieces for young professionals and their lifestyle. A subtle balance between chic and casual, perfectly suited for a stylish daily life.
Entirely designed and manufactured in Montreal, Canada, BODYBAG stands out for its versatility of styles, its flawless and timeless cuts. In addition, the use of premium fabrics and innovative details are the trademark of the brand's structured and feminine style. BODYBAG by Jude, after almost 25 years of hard work, is without a doubt a key figure in the Quebec fashion scene today.

 

 

 

OUR MISSION

A LOCAL FASHION THAT ENCOURAGES LOCAL INDUSTRY:

BODYBAG by Jude garments are entirely designed in Montreal's Mile-End workshop-boutique by Jude and her assistant. The production is made in Montreal and its surroundings in order to support the local industry and its workers. We work with manufacturers who are the best in their know-how. Afterwards, the products are available at the workshop-boutique on Bernard Street and online. They are also distributed in more than 30 boutiques in Canada and a few selected outlets in the United States.

 

TOP QUALITY RAW MATERIALS:

We strive to find quality fabrics to construct our garments with an emphasis on natural fibers. Many of our fabrics come from Italy, France, the United States and even Canada.

"A fabric should look as good with your eyes closed" -Jude-

It is important for us to choose as many eco-responsible fabrics as possible, in order to minimize our environmental impact. Many of our favorite fabrics are OEKO-TEX certified.

 

BODYBAG A PHILOSOPHY OF LIFE:

Live the life you dream of and enjoy the present moment, because we never know...

 

 

 

OUR TEAM 

JUDITH DESJARDINS "JUDE"
Founder of the brand and Artistic Director

After studying communications at UQAM, Judith Desjardins was guided by a number of coincidences towards one of her first passions: fashion design. It was as an assistant stylist that she first got in contact with the fashion industry before starting to create. In 1998, she launched her first collection, BODYBAG by Jude. More than 20 years later, the brand is still present and Jude is still faithful to the position to share her passion. Her determination, creativity and business sense have carried her through all these years. With her atelier-boutique located in Montreal's Mile-End, the designer is now one of Quebec's leading fashion designers.


INSIDE

the Workshop-Boutique


DOROTHÉE Assistant Designer/ Pattern Maker

Dorothée assists Jude on a daily basis with various missions. She participates in the creation of the collections and develops the different styles, from the pattern to the making of the first fabrics. She also supports Jude in the preparation and follow-up of the production and takes care of the good functioning of the workshop.

SYLVIE Seamstress

Sylvie helps to make the samples for each collection. Her experience, her mastery of sewing and her knowledge of clothing, allow BODYBAG by Jude products to meet the highest quality standards.

MÉLANIE Sales, Customer Service and Distribution Manager

Mélanie greets our customers in-store and provides them with tailored styling advice. She also handles customer service for our retailers and our online site. With the help of Rachel, she distributes different styles to our retail stores.

RACHEL Sales, Customer Service and Distribution Manager

Rachel supports Mélanie in her daily tasks.


EXTERNAL

CHARLES Grader

In the shop, we work on our patterns in S/P sizes.
The grading consists of deriving each model from size XS/TP to size XL/TG.
Charles grades each pattern, then organizes each pattern piece into a cut placement to minimize fabric waste.

KARL Cutter

Karl and his team cut each of our garments with meticulous care. This is done in every size and in each of their colour combos.

PRODUCTION TEAM Seamstresses

The pieces of each garment are meticulously assembled in the sewing workshops located in Montreal.

 

  

CONTACT US

You have questions about the clothes you are about to buy? Or simply need some recommendations? Do not hesitate to contact us at the following address boutique@jude.qc.ca, we will be happy to answer and help you.