Savvy Spends

Mix and Mash

Home Outfitters El Paso Margarita Maker ($29.99) is the perfect thing to kick-start patio season. 

Back in Black

Berlin-based indie designer Esther Perbandt creates elegant but edgy basics, like this cotton Work Dress ($350)—we also love her draping, cowl-neck hoodie. At Mooncruise, 235 Cambie St., 604-685-9575;

Step Brightly

Joe Fresh thriftily delivers runway-to-reality with these punchy neon pumps. Right on trend and only $24, they’re easy to part with, too. 

Cheap Thrills

No more schlepping to the ’burbs now that H&M has finally opened its downtown location in Holt Renfrew’s old digs. Fellas, look for a collaboration with Comme des Garçons founder and head designer Rei Kawakubo this fall. 633 Granville St.;

Face Value

Befine is a new skin-care line that uses rice and wheat proteins, which are easily digested by skin cells, and natural food ingredients like mint, ginger, almonds, mushroom, and pomegranate. At London Drugs, various locations 

Screen Dream

Bang & Olufsen’s new BeoVision 8 LCD TV boasts signature B&O sound quality, optimal picture technology, and a surprisingly accessible price point ($4,500). 1305 Burrard St., 604-669-6011;