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Ask a Shop Clerk: Holiday Edition


Mark Haldeman
Paul Smith
142 Greene St., nr. Houston St.; 646-613-3060

Who are you shopping for here?
First on my list is my partner. In the boutique’s gallery, there’s one photograph in particular [$3,400] that would be perfect in our guest bedroom. It’s a famous photograph of the Duke of Devonshire asleep on his eighteenth-century sofa.

What about for your friends?
For our friend who’s a total fashion plate, there’s a faux-ocelot-print trilby hat by Rod Keenan [$575]; an ocelot is a cat that looks like a leopard, with spots. You can get fabulous old vintage hatboxes at the 26th Street market, if you get there by 8 a.m. on Saturday.

Any family members on your list?
I have a twin brother. He’s very artistic. Anything really wild is right up his alley. There’s a beautiful tapestry jacket from the men’s collection; it’s basically a takeoff on the old wall hangings of hunting scenes made into a sport coat [$1,245]. It’s very tongue-in-cheek. It has hunters, dogs, and pheasants. It’s a thick coat, so it can be worn for walks along the lake. My family’s from Minnesota— the “Land of 10,000 Lakes”—so that’s what everyone does on the weekend: They go walking around the lakes.

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