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Looking for the perfect dress for cocktail season? Christopher Dean’s silk charmeuse-and-chiffon number is chic and sexy, and it won’t break the bank ($220). The best part? For $50 more, the shop will make this dress to your exact measurements (allow about two weeks for custom orders). In black or silver.
NO. 436
436 East 9th Street
212-529-8231

Trunk Show

Yoga has come to Celesteville. In his new book, Babar’s Yoga for Elephants (Harry N. Abrams; $16.95), the world’s favorite elephant takes readers through sun salutations, headstands, proud-warrior poses, and even alternate-nostril breathing (hard to do with a trunk, easier for us). A must for any exercise room: a pull-out poster of Babar in eleven different poses.
CLAIRE’S CORNER AT LORD & TAYLOR
424 Fifth Avenue, at 38th Street
212-391-3344
BOOKS OF WONDER
16 West 18th Street
212-989-3270

Geometry Class

Sometimes the simplest designs make the strongest statement. Such is the case with Fusion Designs’ line of unisex necklaces, all handmade in Brooklyn. A single pendant (choose from sixteen different styles) in either sterling silver or eighteen-karat gold hangs from your choice of a five-strand stainless-steel-silk chain (shown here) or a plain sterling-silver chain or a rubber cord ($135–$600).
BREUKELEN
69 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn
718-246-0024
fusiondesignsny.com

Street Urchins

Sea-urchin sushi might gross you out, but the shells of these orange-fleshed shellfish can be surprisingly beautiful. Lake, a tiny store in the East Village, currently has a cache of sweet little lamps made from these shells, and the warm glow is magical ($36).
LAKE
280 East 10th Street
646-654-0129


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