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Italia Rustica linens, doggy clutches, and a new line of watches by Leonard


Dog as Accessory
Everyone’s dream dog—it’s cute, small, it doesn’t poop, and it can carry the bare essentials for a night out. In five colors, with contrast cotton lining and removable wrist strap. $79 at Patch NYC.

Patch NYC
17 Eighth Avenue, 212-807-1060.

Shell Collectors
Celia Landman’s sculptural cast-brass boxes (in the shape of sea urchins) are cute on your nightstand—and chic enough for the coffee table. $35 to $71 at Swallow.

361 Smith Street, Brooklyn, 718-222-8201.

Eat My Dust
Make your klutzy moments cooler with Black & Decker’s colorful new Wet & Dry Vac, which effortlessly sucks up dust bunnies and small liquid spills. $29 at Target.

135–05 Twentieth Avenue, Flushing, 718-661-4346.
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Herbal Prescription
Deep Steep is a new bath-and-body-care company with products inspired by Japanese bath rituals. This push-up Moisture Stick has a fresh, unisex rosemary-mint scent. Also in lavender-chamomile. $15 at Scrips Elixirs.

Scrips Elixirs
215 Mulberry Street, 212-941-4600.

Time Square
Leonard’s chunky, funky new line of watches is a very welcome slap on the wrist. Our favorite style (shown) comes on a choice of rubber or sateen bands, with our without diamonds. Water-resistant to 165 feet. $950 to $3,800 at Saks Fifth Avenue.

Sak's Fifth Avenue
611 Fifth Ave. at 50th St. 212-753-4000.

Rustic Pleasures
Italia Rustica table linens have finally found their way Stateside, and they’re our hands-down choice for dinners in the country. The cotton napkins and tablecloths are block-printed with your choice of patterns. Napkins, $12 each, and tablecloth, $195, at Bergdorf Goodman.

Bergdorf Goodman
754 Fifth Ave. at 57th St, 212-753-7300.

Simply Marvelous
Jane Marvel’s zippered storage boxes are as pretty inside as they are on the surface—all have cool contrast linings. $85 to $105 at Venture.

1156 Madison Avenue, near 85th Street; 212-288-7235

Wax Poetic
A great layering piece for guys to wear (and girls to borrow): Banana Republic’s water-resistant waxed-cotton jacket ($150).

Banana Republic
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