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.

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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).

So, up the glamour and get shopping.

Since then, her modern-meets-vintage sparklers (hello, white-diamond and rose-gold teardrop earrings) have been spotted on A-listers such as Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox. Now, they're swinging this side of the border. From May 4 to 13, Holt Renfrew is hosting an exclusive Meredith Marks...

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The shelves are stocked with deluxe, doctor-approved skin care, including dreamy products by RevaléSkin (helpful for rosacea), Environ from South Africa (skin-resurfacing with vitamin A), Tata Harper (eco-friendly and luxurious) and more unique beauty and home lines—many of which are...


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