St. Laurent Boulevard, Montréal
Concierge.com's insider take:
Bounded by Chinatown to the south and Little Italy to the north, "The Main" is all about stylish boutiques. Lola & Emily (think Anthropologie north) feels like Holly Golightly's bedroom; check out the Voluspa candles and frilly Third Floor lingerie (3475 St. Laurent Blvd.; 514-288-7598; www.lolaandemily.com). Head to U&I for a pair of Swedish jeans and an asymmetrical Vivienne Westwood blazer (3650 St. Laurent Blvd.; 514-844-8788; www.boutiqueuandi.com). For loft living, ship home the Art Deco armoires and sectional couches stocked by Côté Ouest (5330 St. Laurent Blvd.; 514-278-3047), or Eames chairs and bulbous '60s pieces (both new and reproduction) carried by retro shop Phil'z 20th Century Design (5298 St. Laurent Blvd.; 514-278-2323).