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  1. Pool PicksIt’s a hot, muggy Saturday, and everyone’s left town. You could curl up with your air conditioner and think of bad things that happen to people […]
  2. Hide In Plain SightWarm to the touch, cool for winter, a colorful suede bag is this year’s bright idea.
  3. Sneak UpDesigned for guys, but unisex in our books, fall’s best new sneakers hit the streets.
  4. Top MarksSure you’ll pay top dollar for just the right shade of foundation or the sheerest translucent powder. But when it comes to the fun stuff – lip […]
  5. Caps OffWhat better than a bottle to bring to a party? These new openers by Karim Rashid. Best known for his bright, curvy furniture, Rashid has teamed […]
  6. Head for the HillsNew Yorkers are trading the overcrowded, overpriced Hamptons for the simpler pleasures of the Catskills. For very little cash, you can have acre […]
  7. Light a FireUnlike many new grills, Weber’s sharp new Q doesn’t purport to replace your kitchen, turn you into a star chef, or transform your patio into […]
  8. Cover Your EyesFrom gentle curves to major wraparounds, this summer’s hippest sunglasses are all about bending the rules.
  9. Crank TunesBose’s new Free Space 51 outdoor speakers may not look like they’d deliver cutting-edge sound, but don’t be fooled.
  10. Citronella StoryThis summer’s citronella crop comes in everything from tiny terra-cotta pots (Gracious Home) to polka-dot buckets (Target).
  11. Rubber CheckWhether you’re hitting the sand or just the sidewalk, you’ll flip for these ’flops.
  12. Trunk ShowThere’s something a tad stolid about a solid swimsuit. The best way to make waves this summer? These splashy stripes and florals.
  13. Tank UpWhat’s black and white and red all over? Summer’s most sophisticated new swimsuit trend.
  14. Strappy Days AgainFreshen up your closet with a crisp, cool sundress.
  15. Winning PairsNeutrals are nice, and brights are dandy—but for this spring’s raciest sandals, put your pedals to the metal.
  16. Boot UpCheer up! Add a splash of color to dreary wet days with a bright new pair of Wellies.
  17. Get FittedLooking to spruce up your jeans-and-T-shirts style for spring? A structured jacket is eminently suitable.
  18. Pillow TalkRevamp your sofa and refresh your décor with a pair of chic, festive cushions.
  19. Small WorldWe’ve made short work of picking out the season’s best new minis. Can you pull them off? That’s between you and your Stairmaster.
  20. Precious CargosFar from uniform, this season’s military-inspired pants march to the beat of many drums.
  21. Get IntimateValentine’s Day lingerie doesn’t have to be all lacy thongs and slinky teddies. Here, sweet dreams for just about everyone on yo […]
  22. Ski PackagesWhether you’re riding the double diamonds or just the subway, you’ll be down with these cozy, high-performance parkas.
  23. Zip CodeForget changing for dinner. With these cozy new sweats, hanging in your hood is chicer than ever.
  24. Cover StoryThread count, schmread count. Luxury sheets may be dreamy, but nothing beats a bright, bold duvet cover to wake up your bed.
  25. Sneak PreviewWhat gives comfort and joy when the holidays are history? We hit the streets in search of the New Year’s most soothing soles.
  26. Fresh ‘JamsNew Year’s Eve you’ve got figured out. But the morning after? Here, crisp men’s PJs to kick off 2003 in style.
  27. Holiday SparklersThe next best thing to bells on your toes? Festive, fabulous jewels on your feet. Here, the season’s most magical evening shoes.
  28. Great NecksCozy turtleneck sweaters are the coolest thing about cold days.
  29. Strike a CordWhat will we be living in on Thanksgiving weekend? After a day of trussing up, you can bet we’ll be dressing down.
  30. Animal InstinctRing in the warm-and-fuzzy holiday season with neckwear to match. Here, the best stoles for any budget.
  31. Parka CityThis winter’s coziest jackets are also its coolest. Here are five easy ways to perk up your dress-down days.
  32. Holiday Gift Guide 2002Shopping (along with too much family, too many Christmas carols, and too much holiday cheer) is one of the reasons why the season that is – don […]
  33. Suede and ViciousThis season’s must-have suede boots don’t have to be slouchy. Whether preppy or polished, our favorites will kick your wardrobe up a notch.
  34. Northern Exposure: British ColumbiaAttention, powder hounds: At Kicking Horse, you don’t have to be first on line to claim first tracks.
  35. Rock the Casbah: MoroccoBored by the beach? A road trip from Marrakech to Fez might be your ultimate sand-and-sun getaway.
  36. Bright IdeasRenovating your living space doesn’t have to mean replacing everything in it. These splashy, stylish basics – graphic throw pillows, colorful g […]
  37. Fit to Be TriedSpa-to-go treatments that keep comfort closer to home.
  38. 10 Most Popular BeachesHamptons Living
  39. Arch AlliesThis year, make a resolution to visit one of these Indian-run beauty salons for a cheaper, more effective alternative to eyebrow waxing.
  40. Merry MakersWrap artists: Shari Anlauf and Joe Tate spend a bundle decorating store windows for the holidays. But you can use their secrets without busting […]
  41. Gold ClimesYou can have glam party sandals and spare cash for cabs to keep you from getting cold feet. Here, strappy stunners that won’t leave you f […]
  42. Warm FuzziesShort, furry coats, either faux or the real thing, are the season’s second skin – and our deals will get you pelted without breaking you […]
  43. Holiday Gifts: . . . And to All a Good NightSensuous nighttime essentials that will send your loved ones off to luxuriant sleep.
  44. Holiday Gifts: Soft TouchPleated, fur-trimmed, or triple ply, this winter’s cashmere is a fresh new take on our favorite luxury yarn.
  45. Holiday Gifts: Ruby SchleppersAll of the season’s hottest bags come in sensible black, but we’re clicking our heels for red.
  46. Holiday Gifts: You’ve Got NameIn which we prove there’s something to please the label lover on your list, whether you’re making a killing or getting killed in the market.
  47. Java ScriptWake up (Christmas morning) and smell the coffee! And don’t pay the Seattle behemoth’s prices: These roasters know beans, and then some.
  48. Get a Handle TFeeling strapped? Carry your under-the-leather handbags to these craftsmen, who can stitch and patch without straining your purse strings.
  49. Viva Gam!With stepped-up textures, patterns, and colors, this season’s tights have moved way past basic black. Get a leg up on this designer trend with t […]
  50. Knit PickingsThis winter, an aunt with knitting needles is your best fashion accessory. But if she’s off skiing herself, try these alternate trails to snow-d […]
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