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By Christine Davis

Oxford Navy Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan

This new addition to the Chalk Pain palette takes its name from Oxford University’s insignia. The deep inky blue is a great grounding colour in a playful palette or as part of a formal scheme. Offered in a velvety matte finish it can be used on almost any surface. Find retailers at From $14.95

The Sartorelle Tall boot

These Ecco boots combine innovative comfort with style. The moulded anatomical foot bed will keep you walking for hours while the cleverly designed upper allows for multiple calf fittings. Made with premium leather with a hand finish for a rich two-tone effect. Available at $400

Wonderbra fall 2019 collection

The Lightly Lined Tailored Lace Underwire bra and Lace Mid-Rise Hi-Cut Brief in sapphire blue are the perfect addition to your fall wardrobe. Comfortable and just a little sexy, you’ll feel great in them all day or for a special occasion. Available at Bra $52; Brief $24

Women’s CHUP Potlatch Half Zip Sweater

A collaboration between Tokyo-based CHUP and Smartwool has yielded this classically styled sweater. Perfect for winter sports the design combines CHUP’s unique, art-inspired patterns with Smartwool’s Merino and knitting expertise. Available at Skiis & Biikes and MEC. $199.99

Cotopaxi Teca Anorak

Toss this anorak, which packs into its own chest pocket, into your bag whenever it might rain. Made from repurposed polyester, it sheds light rain and blocks wind and comes in assorted unique colours. Available at MEC. $109.95

First Alert Onelink Safe & Sound

This smart smoke and CO alarm features the top detection techonologies and elevates home safety and entertainment with some cool smart features. With built-in Amazon Alexa and a premium speaker, you’ll be alerted to any safety incidents whether you’re home or away and can check your schedule. Avaialble at Amazon and Best Buy. $329.99

Ring Wolf

Part of the Polar Bestiary collection that’s a tribute to Artic nature, this Ring Wolf by Swarovski is a gorgeous addition to your fall and winter jewelry collection. Available at Swarovski stores. $169

Marcelle Revival 2-in-1 Serum + Cream

Cut down your skincare steps with this effective two-in-one product that’s offered in both day and night cream versions. It promotes skin renewal while enhancing radiance, reduces the appearance of wrinkles and lines, deeply and completely hydrates while reinforcing the skin’s moisture barrier. Available at $34.95 each

Ruffwear Approach Pack

Outfit your dog for fall hiking and backpacking with this pack that features a weight-forward saddle design to comfortably distribute the load. Frequently used items are easily accessed through stack pockets while daisy chain webbing lets you expand the carrying capacity. Available at MEC and $109.95