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Best Bets

The Met's Color Magic watch, Pet Ped socks, and a new collection of baby bibs.


Hot Feet
A step above the pompom peds you adored as a child, Urban Outfitters’ new Pet Peds come in dog, cat, frog, and monkey versions. All have matching animal-head pompoms on the back, complete with googly eyes ($8).

Urban Outfitters
374 Sixth Avenue
2081 Broadway, at 72nd Street
628 Broadway, near Bleecker Street
162 Second Avenue
526 Sixth Avenue

Fairest of Them All
Those who love the hip antique mirrors at restaurants like Balthazar and Pastis can now bring that look home. This box is as handsome as it is handy; it’s labeled for almond soap but is a spiffy container for just about anything. In two sizes, small ($115) and large ($145).

William-Wayne & Co.
846 Lexington Avenue, near 64th Street
40 University Place

Baby Talk
“Babies can’t talk,” says designer Jane Timberlake of her new bib collection for A-1 Product Co. Not so Timberlake’s bibs, which say what a child might be thinking: don’t forget to burp me and háblame en español, por favor. Bibs are piped with lime-green cotton and wipe clean with a damp cloth ($13).

Random Accessories
169 Thompson Street
E.A.T. Gifts
1062 Madison Avenue,
near 80th Street

Rainbow Connection
There’s nothing like a fun, colorful accessory to brighten a cold, dreary day. This very modern “Color Magic” watch from the Metropolitan Museum of Art has a six-color transparent disc that passes over the same colors on the watch face, creating a continuous spectrum. With your choice of black or clear strap ($38).

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Store
113 Prince Street
14 West 49th Street

Give It a Swirl
Think paisley’s had its moment? Think again: The print is making a big comeback for spring. Our favorite incarnation? Coast’s long-sleeved light-cotton shirt. We love the colors (choose from red or green) and the deep V-neck ($225).

Linda Dresner
484 Park Avenue, near 59th Street

Note Worthy
It may say scrap, but there’s nothing scrappy about this fancy notepad from Mrs. John L. Strong. The paper is thick, and the script is a society girl’s dream. It’s our choice for hostess gift of the moment ($45).

Mrs. John L. Strong Fine Stationery
699 Madison Avenue, near 62nd Street