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December 10, 2007
Boom and Busts

For something that’s supposed to be a demure underthing, the bra has had a very public arc, from quaint early ads to fetish-catering pinups to innerwear-as-outerwear (cue Madonna).

December 10, 2007
How to Increase the Shelf Life

Proper bra care means your bra will keep its pristine shape about one year.

December 10, 2007
The Mechanics

It looks so simple. Gwen Widell and Jill Gurhan, design and technical vice-presidents respectively at Wacoal, describe the engineering necessary for a bra to do its thing

December 10, 2007
The Search for the Right Fit

For some, bra shopping is about as fun as dental work. But there’s a lacy underthing out there for everyone.

December 10, 2007
With Seconds to Spare

If procrastination is your usual strategy, here are three neighborhoods—all subway minihubs—mapped out for last-minute efficiency.

November 26, 2007
The Tortoise and the Whoopee Cushion

Since Dustin Hoffman and Natalie Portman spent months in a holiday-gift wonderland for Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium, we thought we’d ask them what they plan on giving and getting this year.

November 26, 2007
Avoiding the Inevitable

Big family? Lots of friends? Secret Santa? Everybody, at some point in the holiday season, has to acquire gifts in bulk.

November 26, 2007
The Sweet...and the Savory

Specialty foods don’t only come from a catalogue (or a Website). There are enough great, newish, (mostly) made–in–New York food gifts to stuff a mantel’s worth of stockings or sate the most finicky connoisseur.

November 26, 2007
Toys to the Test

We asked the best toy stores in the city to send us their most irresistible items. Then we put them all in the same room and asked the kids to pick their favorites.

November 26, 2007
Bourbon at Its Best

Ten gift-worthy examples of the caramel-toned firewater.

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