St. Denis Street, Montréal, Québec
Concierge.com's insider take:
St. Denis's blend of restaurants and furniture and clothing stores offers a peek at how native Québecers like to shop and live. Three-level Zone sets the tone for home design with modern classics like the Wassily armchair and more playful items like the Urban Dots bathmat with oversize polka dots in shades of brown and silver (4246 St. Denis St.; 514-845-3530; www.zonemaison.com). Côté Sud, with its teak furniture from Indonesia and white leather couches, follows suit (4338 St. Denis St.; 514-289-9443; www.cotesud.ca). Not to be missed is the teashop Camellia Sinensis, which imports from India and Japan (try the grass- and oat-scented hogi-cha). It's located on a hidden strip just off the main drag—look for the Quartier Latin cinema on St. Denis (351 Emery St.; 514-286-4002; www.camellia-sinensis.com).