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Mirror picture frame, rhinestone trimmed skirt and greeting cards that "bloom."


Who You Lookin’ At?

A narcissist’s dream, Ken Wingard’s clever new mirror frame lets you see yourself every time you look at what’s in it. Holds an eight-by-ten photo and can be wall-mounted. $50 at Studio Museum in Harlem.

Studio Museum in Harlem
144 West 125th Street, 212-864-4500
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Poker Face

These cards are clear plastic, but their clever design ensures your opponents have no idea what you’re holding. $10 at Mxyplyzyk.

125 Greenwich Avenue, 212-989-4300

Polka Party

Those Jane Fox girls are busy bees. Not only do they make really cute bags and hats, but they just introduced a set of nesting laminated trays that fold flat for easy storage. Five patterns, $80 a set, at Olive & Bette’s.

Olive & Bette’s
158 Spring Street, 646-613-8772
1070 Madison Avenue, near 81st Street, 212-717-9655

Pop Art

The Bloom card by Artecnica is the most innovative greeting we’ve seen lately. It starts as a circle; to reveal the message, you peel back the “petals.” Greetings include HI, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, and CONGRATULATIONS! ($5).

Uno Mundo
23 East 20th Street, 212-228-2556
115 Seventh Avenue, Brooklyn, 718-789-0061

Belt It Out

Club Monaco’s colorful men’s belts add pizzazz to otherwise plain pants. In blue, yellow, white, and fuchsia ($32).

Club Monaco
8 West 57th Street, 212-459-9863
160 Fifth Avenue, at 21st Street, 212-352-0936
2376 Broadway, at 87th Street, 212-579-2587

Magic Crystals

It takes a week to make this silk-lined linen skirt (the rhinestones are applied by hand), and you’ll feel like a goddess wearing it ($600).

Lucy Barnes
117 Perry Street, 212-647-0149

Rock the Casbah

Slip on Lambertson Truex’s comfy new slides for a bit of Morocco in Manhattan ($325).

Jeffrey New York
449 West 14th Street, 212- 206-1272
Bergdorf Goodman
754 Fifth Avenue, at 58th Street, 212-753-7300

Leave By the Book

Instead of scrawling instructions on the kitchen notepad every time you hire a sitter, jot them down once and for all in A Parent’s Journal for the Babysitter. It’s divided into tabbed sections—categories range from food to activities—where you write in your dos and don’ts. Comes with a separate pad for contact information and schedules ($27).

Home Gramercy Park
243 Third Avenue, near 19th Street, 212-673-4463.