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This new storage box from Baby X looks good enough to eat. The sixteen-inch cube, which doubles as a stool, is covered in a multicolored "beaded" glitter vinyl from Italy and features a pull that can be customized with your child's name. In addition to the version shown ($475), there's a cork fabric model with gold sparkles (for $425) and a range of solid vinyl colors to choose from ($320).
BARNEYS NEW YORK
625 Madison Avenue, at 61st Street/212-826-8900
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Gucci's famously body-hugging cuts practically require a certain level of aerobic fitness. So it only makes sense that the fashion house would try its hand at workout gear. The new line includes wrist and ankle weights, gym gloves, arm and leg expanders, gym mats, a body-fat-percentage monitor, and, shown here, a rather kinky rubber jump rope with brass-and-nickel handles ($140).
685 Fifth Avenue, at 54th Street/212-826-2600
Sometimes you feel like a rock star, sometimes you don't. Armani's new sunglasses will accommodate both sides of your personality. The frames come with two magnetically attached (and therefore interchangeable) lenses. One is dark gray, the other is your choice of yellow, blue, green, or pink ($169).
760 Madison Avenue, at 65th Street/212-988-9191
Need a little extra putting practice? With this aptly named Pocket Putter, you can practice pretty much anywhere. While other collapsible clubs unscrew into two pieces, this putter telescopes from full size to an easily totable ten inches (and vice versa) and comes with a canvas zipper bag ($29.95).
NEW YORK GOLF CENTER
131 West 35th Street/212-564-2255
If the lure of a portable DVD player is canceled out by the cost, this might be your chance. Many top models cost as much as $1,500, but RCA's newest (the RC5400P) is priced at almost $1,000 less. This mini-wonder (only a tad larger than a portable CD player) has a brilliant 5.8-inch active-matrix color screen, about an inch smaller than the others, but the picture quality is just as good, and, like its pricey siblings, it also plays standard and MP3-encoded CDs ($600).
13505 20th Avenue, College Point, Queens/718-661-4346 or www.rca.com
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