In addition to neutral tones, the bags come in a range of kicky colours, such as burnt orange, moss green, navy, and a red and khaki combo (shown, from $70). With an interior pocket for discreetly hauling around a laptop, the bags carry off function too.

This boutique also carries a selection of French perfumes, lingerie and homewares, so you can shop for gifts too.

In either slinky gunmetal or playful Day-Glo green, these bracelets by Vancouver Island–based Erika Lauren Design () add instant charm to a New Year's Eve getup. Made with found materials, they leave a light eco-footprint too. At Dream ( $45 each, 311 W. Cordova St., 604-683-7326).

Vancouver's accessory fiends are flocking to the city's first Stuart Weitzman store (Pacific Centre, 609 Granville St., stuartweitzman.com ). The 1,300-square-foot store, which features the designer's signature grey-and-vanilla-toned interior design concept, houses handbags and more than 200...

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Bag one of her bright blanket totes, crafted from reclaimed serapes and leather belts, for the beach ( shown, $165 each, at One of A Few, 354 Water St., 604-605-0685, oneofafew.com, and Much & Little, 2541 Main St., 604-709-9034, muchandlittle.com ).

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