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Best Bets - Week of September 8, 2003

Cool pillows, nifty candles, and a pair of camera-binoculars you'll want to swipe from your kids.

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Votive Support
Do designer candles make you roll your eyes? Kenneth Turner’s sleek new leather votives just might make you see the light. In brown ostrich ($108) and black nappa ($130).

Bergdorf Goodman
754 Fifth Ave.; 212-753-7300





Sharp Shooter
How’s this for a dangerous combination: a binocular that’s also a 35-mm. camera. Kids (or adults!) can use the telephoto lens to zoom in on the action ($15)

National Geographic Society
800-638-6400.





Wet Bar
A sassy new bath-and-body line from the people behind Kiss My Face, Sudz features yummy soaps ($6), body washes packaged in what looks like a squirt bottle ($8), even liquid hand soaps ($7)

For more information, please visit organicsudz.com.





Pillow Talk
After a decade of designing ceramics, the duo behind KleinReid is showing its softer side with a new collection of embroidered pillows ($125 to $130).

Clay Pot
162 Seventh Ave., Brooklyn; (718-788-6564)





High Strung
The new must-have tennis racquet is Babolat’s Aerotour, with a frame based on an airplane wing ($189).

Mason’s Tennis Mart
56 E. 53rd St.; 212-755-5805





Hip To Be Square
Fans of fashion illustration will love Echo’s new silk scarf ($58).

Lord & Taylor
424 Fifth Ave.; (212-391-3344)





Strike A Cord
Isaac Mizrahi’s new collection for Target includes this pink corduroy blazer. Also available in black ($28).

Target
135-05 Twentieth Ave.; Queens
718-661-4346
800-800-8800





Write Clearly
Omas’s Vision, a completely transparent fountain pen, comes with a piston or cartridge system, both with eighteen-karat-gold nib ($250).

Fountain Pen Hospital
10 Warren St; 212-964-0580





Art Class
For your budding Picasso, we suggest this adorable, easy-to-clean smock by Icky Baby ($26).

City Cricket
215 W. 10th St.; 212-242-2258





Doggie Bag
Billy Bag is a line of (what else?) bags, named after a dog. Billy’s friend Belinda, a bulldog, graces this new style ($120).

Sample
268 Elizabeth St.; 212-431-7866





Metal To The Petal
Kate Cusack puts zippers to new use in these cool flower pins, in eight colors ($70).

Marissa Alperin Studio
25 State St.; 718-243-2326




Photographed by James Worrell.


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