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

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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.


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