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Fantastic Plastic
Jewelry designer Alexis Bittar’s new bag line is fun, colorful, and—being made of clear plastic—not for clutter collectors. In four color combinations and three sizes: clutch (shown here; $32), makeup pouch ($28), and tote ($45) available at Flight 001. Adrien Linford sells the tote bag and makeup pouch as a set for $78

Flight 001
96 Greenwich Ave., near 12th St. 212-691-1001.

Adrien Linford
927 Madison Ave., near 74th St., 212-628-4500.

Dirty Thoughts
The textile mavens at Hable Construction have turned their talents to designing gardening gear, including these gloves ($25) and a multipurpose apron ($80) that we hear is a huge hit with the ultra-organized, whether or not they’re working outdoors. In twelve patterns.

Hable Construction
230 Elizabeth St., at Prince St., 212-343-8555.
For more information, visit

Dried and True
Bonjour of Switzerland Millennium towels are simply the softest and silkiest we’ve ever used. Priced from $12 for a washcloth to $60 for a bath sheet, in a rainbow of colors, at Harris Levy (212-226-3102) and E. Braun & Company (212-838-0650).

Harris Levy
278 Grand St., near Eldridge St. 212-226-3102.

E. Braun & Company
717 Madison Ave., near 63rd St. 212-838-0650.

Walking on Air
Behold the new Aerosoles, which look as good as they feel. This suede thong sandal comes in five colors and is a whole lot of style for $49.

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Missing Digits
The Chocolate Bar Quilt Watch is Chanel’s first foray into digital watches. It’s a weighty piece that looks like a bracelet and comes in stainless steel or black ceramic ($2,250 each), eighteen-karat gold ($12,200), and the ultimate in bling: white gold with 565 diamonds ($45,300).

Chanel Fine Jewelry
733 Madison Ave., near 64th St. 212-535-5828.

Fruit Juice
Attention, Jo Malone fans: The London perfumer has added another fragrance to her ever-expanding stable of scents. Orange Blossom stays true to the signature Malone style—fresh and citrusy—this time with a combination of clementine leaves and water lily. Cologne, $45–$75; body crème, $75.

Jo Malone
754 Fifth Ave at Bergdorf Goodman, 212-753-7300.
949 Broadway near 23rd St., 212-673-2220.

Light Brights
You’d never guess that Virginia Johnson once designed shoes and handbags for minimalist Helmut Lang. Her cheery, perfect-for-summer tunics and caftans are made of her own hand-drawn textiles. In blue, pink, and brown ($156).

170 Ludlow St., near Houston St., 212-995-8660.

Erica Tanov
204 Elizabeth St., near Prince St. 212-334-8020.

Smoke Substitute
Photographer Monica Kosann often used vintage cigarette holders and compact cases to display her photos; now she’s making her own. The sterling-silver “image cases” range from $189 to $7,600.

Saks Fifth Avenue
611 Fifth Ave., at 50th St., 212-753-4000.

Bergdorf Goodman
754 Fifth Ave., at 57th St., 212-753-7300.
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On the Pulse
John Hardy’s new Kali bracelet is a flexible bangle made of sterling silver and inlaid with tourmaline, carnelian, or sapphires. In three widths ($695).

Saks Fifth Avenue

Photographed by Ted Morrison.