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This classic cropped blazer adds a layer of propriety to office attire. Expert tailoring and a unique wool blend mean the Juliet jacket ($425) won’t crumple on long commutes — or hold you back when you’re working the room. Designed with the busy professional in mind by Canadian company Judith & Charles.
Judith & Charles, Rideau Centre, 50 Rideau St., 613-234-7042.
Keep your essentials close at hand with this sophisticated handbag. Made from quilted lamb leather, the Michael Michael Kors Sloan bag ($268) features three compartments and a sliding lock closure. Mirrored hardware and link chain shoulder strap add a bit of edge to a workaday ensemble.
Michael Kors, Rideau Centre, 50 Rideau St., 613-482-4000.
Slip on these sexy pumps for instant outfit elevation. From a company lauded for its quality craftsmanship, comfort, and fit, these Prada pumps ($650) feature a low heel and a sleek silhouette, offering a modern take on a retro design. Paired with this fall’s menswear-inspired pieces or a cute cocktail dress, these timeless shoes will ensure that you step out in style.
Holt Renfrew, 240 Sparks St., 613-238-2200.
Make that first day back special with bright kicks and a lunch bag you’ll never forget. Two-tone red Mary Janes by See Kai Run ($49.99) bring urban flair to the playground with Velcro straps and a sturdy, flexible sole; the Juju the Ladybug canvas lunch bag by Beatrix New York ($37.99) is a fun way to keep lunch fresh, and it’s machine washable.
3 Little Monkeys, 1150 Bank St., 613-733-3993.
Outfit your home with sleek pieces that simplify spaces and organize daily routines. The Offi Momo bench ($699) brings a moment of calm to cluttered hallways, while the Gubi coat rack ($219) by Mathieu Matégot incorporates tubing and powdered sheet metal for an iconic mid-century take on this practical mainstay. Now if only the rest of the day could be so harmonious!
The Modern Shop, 541 Sussex Dr., 613-244-4343.