Aark Collective Watches
What: Strap on a piece from the new minimalist unisex line (mix-and-match monochrome faces with tortoiseshell rims and interchangeable leather bands).
Why: Italian calfskin, surgical steel workings, and Japanese quartz embellishments look fly in any time zone.
Where: Available at aarkcollective.com, $62-$395.
For the Love of Jules
What: Vince Camuto and Parsons design alum Julie Lombardi’s comfy, Italian-inspired sandals and heels are like a vacation for your feet.
Why: Beachy styles like Melissa of Cannes, Liz of Liguria, and Tatiana of Williamsburg.
Where: Available by special order at fortheloveofjules.com, $295-$525.
Shrub & Co. Cocktail Mixers
What: Elixirs that pack serious punch, thanks to a Southern-bred mix of fruit juices, cane sugar, and aromatic bitters.
Why: Fresh takes on tart apple, ruby red grapefruit, and spicy ginger will tickle vodka- and bourbon-soaked taste buds alike.
Where: Available at shrubandco.com, $22.
Marais USA Spring 2013 Collection
What: The French-inspired shoe label’s new Marseille Picnic collection (think striped espadrilles and leopard-print slippers with grosgrain bows) has us starry-eyed.
Why: Thru Sunday, use checkout code PICNIC for 25 percent off site-wide.
Where: Available at maraisusa.com, $100-$175.
The Base Project
What: Namibia-crafted, upcycled wrist cuffs (made from discarded water pipes) support micro-finance for its craftsmen and a community economy for its towns.
Why: Etched grid, leaf, and chevron patterns pay homage to Kalahari nomad culture, cattle herders, and more.
Where: Available at thebaseproject.com, $22-$32.
Photos: Courtesy of Aark Collective