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August Editor’s Picks: Shopping

Eleven Boutique1. A chic new boutique has found a home in Yorkville—and in the hearts and closets of fashion-world elites. Located in a Victorian-style row house, the veritable empress’s emporium known as Eleven features irresistible finds by top Canadian designers, including effortlessly elegant pantsuits by Linda Lundström, classic garments with a modern spin by Joeffer Caoc and bold, artistic gowns by Thien Le. Divided over two storeys for easy browsing, the shop displays prêt-a-porter pieces—many within the affordable $200 to $400 range—plus jewellery and accessories on the ground level, while couture queens will want to run up the stairs two by two for more pricey yet priceless gowns showcased above.  —Lindsay Hope


Louis Vuitton high-top sneaker by Kanye West 2. Louis Vuitton earns its street cred through a recent partnership with rapper and music mogul Kanye West. The Grammy Award–winning performer has joined forces with the century-old French brand to design a line of sneakers ($890 to $1,130). Available in three styles—suede, calfskin and patchwork leather—West’s varied hi-and low-tops are designed to unite form and function,” accenting either pants or formal wear. Urban touches such as heel flaps that can be tucked into jeans are pimped out with luxe nods like tassels and embossed monogrammed flowers on the sole.  —Linda Luong

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