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September 10
BY RIMA SUQI
PHOTOS BY JAMES WORRELL and STEVE WISBAUER

Hell's Angel
What does your underwear say about you? Is your secret self a belly dancer? Cowgirl? Cosmo girl? The designers at Full Moons have introduced a collection of matching cotton camisole/thong sets to fit these and a variety of other personae. Harlee, their imaginary biker girl, sports the grommet-adorned set shown here. Also available in black and white ($48).
Only Hearts
230 Mott St., between Prince and Spring Sts., 212-431-3694
386 Columbus Ave., between 78th and 79th Sts., 212-724-5608

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Zip It Good
The eighties may be back, but many of us don't want to revisit them: asymmetrical hair, leggings, elf boots — no, thank you. But zippers might be another story. Just check out this lariat-style Zipper necklace. It's very "Love Is a Battlefield" (but in a good way) and was actually designed in the seventies by Frans van Nieuwenborg and Martijn Wegman. While it says unisex to us, male buyers beware: This product is not chest-hair-friendly ($215).
MoMA Design Store, SoHo
81 Spring St., between Crosby St. and Broadway
646-613-1367


Special Delivery
Bill Gates be damned: Snail mail is still thriving in the electronic age. But how do you separate your very important greetings from all the junk out there? Colored envelopes? Over. Mylar? Done to death. Get serious and go for 3D. Tickelopes is a mailing envelope and card all in one, surrounded by fun, foam shapes. The 34 different designs range from a hen to a tulip to a big ole dollar sign to, yes, a snail. They can be safely dropped in any mailbox, with a minimum postage of 57 cents ($6.50).
Papyrus
2157 Broadway, at 76th St., 212-501-0102
1270 Third Ave., at 73rd St., 212-717-1060
852 Lexington Ave., at 64th St., 212-717-0002
4 World Trade Center, 212-432-0500

 

Flower Power
While Christian Lacroix's frilly frocks are not for everyone, his Pop Art-esque tabletop designs are infinitely more accessible. Lacroix's latest outing for Christofle, called the "Party Collection," features images taken directly from last year's runway looks. The large red flower on these porcelain pieces was first seen on an haute couture brooch; other items sport polka dots and abstract swirls. This new collection ranges from a demitasse cup ($40) to a cut-crystal goblet ($190).
Pavillon Christofle
680 Madison Ave., at 62nd St.
212-308-9390


 

Grab Bag
William Reid may have won the Perry Ellis Award for menswear design, but his debut collection of bags shows he also has a way with women. This denim and leather tote, for example, is the kind of cool that appeals to both uptown and downtown tastes. It's big (16 1/2 inches high by 15 1/2 inches wide), but with a slim silhouette, and has an ID tag outside and a roomy zippered pocket and attached leather key ring inside. Available in indigo denim with either red or black leather, or chocolate-brown denim with red leather. Once you get one, we guarantee it won't leave your side all fall ($295).
Bond 07
7 Bond St., between Broadway and Lafayette St., 212-677-8487

Geraldine
246 Mott St., between Houston and Prince Sts., 212-219-1620


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