The 61-storey Living Shangri-La has finally opened, and while the $17-million penthouse is (literally) out of this world, it’s the street-level, 3,179-square-foot Burberry boutique (1101 Alberni St., 604-974-1110, burberry.com) that has my heart racing. Canada’s first Burberry store features creative director Christopher Bailey’s new design concept—taupe stone floors and polished black chrome furniture showcase all the Nova check accessories you can imagine. And that’s not all: The boutique has a devoted shoe room and even carries the Burberry Prorsum collection (shown), themed “Garden Girls” for spring. I can’t wait to try on the drop-waist ombré dresses and skinny pantsuits (with a chunky, long necklace, of course), and what are spring showers without a trench embroidered with a few brocade flowers?
Photography by Peter Stigter