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BY THE WAY OF THE ISLAND

MAY 2ND, 2011

BY THE WAY OF THE ISLAND

Ever since we could remember, we’ve always wanted a bestie with an enviable closet and cool Chinatown digs. Okay, maybe we’re thinking Iona in Pretty in Pink, but Charlie & Lee has got to be the next best thing.

Relocating from Victoria, Charlie & Lee just set up shop in Chinatown; with the move, they brought a lot of chic brands to our city. For example, there'sPrimary New York and The Lake & Stars, both by former-Vancouverites-now-New Yorkers, Iro from France, and Shakuhachi, all the way from Australia.

We currently covet the Shakuhachi silk utility blouse ($178), Gar-De tribal shorts ($89) and D.Co Copenhagen ‘Jail’ wedges ($390). Scrap that, we want the entire store!

Sorry Victoria, but we are keeping this one. —AG

Charlie & Lee, 223 Union St., Vancouver, 604-558-3030,www.charlieandlee.com

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