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Best Bets - Week of August 25

A hip Hampton City watch, a cool Carrie bag, and fall's zippiest boots.


Brown Bag It

The perfect big bag for fall: the Carrie by Kooba ($475) in black or brown, at Barneys New York (212-826-8900).

Zip It Good

Gunmetal’s sexy Triple Zipper boot is just the right amount of rock-star style for the season; $740 at Bergdorf Goodman (212-753-7300).

Hoop Dreams

Simple hoop earrings can be sexed up or dressed down. In eighteen-karat gold with mother-of-pearl; $400 at Faraone Mennella (212-752-5991;

Bathing Beauties

Harman’s ceramic bath set is both affordable and good-looking; $40 (800-887-2272 for stores).

Spout Wisdom

This sculptural teapot, by Carsten Jorgensen for Bodum, is as functional as it is stylish. In stainless steel with a basket infuser; $50 (212-367-9125).

Time for Cool

The Hampton City, a new watch collection from Baume & Mercier, ranges from $1,295 to $7,900. Available in men’s and women’s styles, at Tourneau ( for stores).

Hot Oils

Perfect hostess gifts, Oliviers & Co.’s deluxe olive oils are pressed from the latest harvests around the world and come individually wrapped or in stylish trios; $78 as shown (877-828-6620;

Write On

The latest creation from industrial designer Richard Sapper (who designed the IBM Thinkpad) is this Dialog 1 pen, the sharpest writing implement around; $120 at Lincoln Stationers (212-459-3500).

Get the Scoop

Sure, regular plastic bags will do the trick, but these colorful glove-shaped ones are a far cooler way to dispose of your furry friend’s leave-behinds. Twenty-four bags per pack; $6 at Fetch (212-352-8591).

Show Range

The Gemini range by Maytag has two ovens, meaning you can roast a chicken in the lower one and bake a pie above it. Available in gas or electric versions and in black, white, or stainless-steel finish; $899 to $1,859 ( for stores).

Cut to the Chaise

Hannes Wettstein’s new collection for Cassina includes this sleek Thor chaise longue, which ranges from $2,405 to $5,150 depending on fabric (headrest sold separately) (212-245-2121).

Photographed by James Worrell.