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Best Bets

Léron custom-embroidered linens. Plus, Stella McCartney for the gym, an original Gerald Gulotta Espana coffee set, goggles with U.S. Air Force technology...


The Best Bet
If you think thread counts are arcane, welcome to the world of custom needlework. Léron (804 Madison Ave., nr. 68th St.; 212-753-6700) is one of the few American companies to offer linens, like this Egyptian-cotton sham ($1,950), stitched in the tiny, dense Beauvais style. It can take up to six months for Léron’s French atelier to produce a custom order, but two sets of table linens are currently in stock (the least expensive is $8,500). If that sounds steep, try a handkerchief at $275.