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Best Bets - Week of September 15, 2003

A Stella McCartney design for breast cancer, Milton Glaser's children's book, and an emergency kit for brides.


Clay Date
Vintage collectible tiles by French ceramist Roger Capron were used to make the limited-edition Avila lamp ($1,200 for small, $1,300 for large).

357 Lafayette

Wrap Stars
Lilla P’s supersoft combed-cotton scarves are 67 inches long and come in nine color combinations ($51).

The Otter Sleek
361 Bleecker St.

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Square Deal
These heat-resistant seven-inch silicone squares can act as pot holders, hot pads, or trivets. They’re also dishwasher-safe ($24.95).

Crate & Barrel
650 Madison Ave.

Waist Product
C. J. Laing’s skull belt is the ultimate in preppy-meets-rock-and-roll ($50).

C.J. Laing
30 E. 74th St.

Alphabet City
Milton and Shirley Glaser have teamed up on a new kids’ book called The Alphazeds (Miramax Books). Each character is a letter taken from a different real-life font ($19.95).

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One For The Road
Car coats are the ultimate multipurpose jackets. These are cotton canvas, lined in fleece, with a cute corduroy interior pocket. In two colors ($38).

Old Navy
300 W. 125th St.
144-150 W. 34th St.
610 Sixth Ave.
503-511 Broadway
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Fashion Plate
Jonathan Adler has licensed his ever-popular designs to make them more accessible, price-wise, to his legions of fans. His stripe pattern is available in three color combinations on full place settings and accessories including a pitcher and chip-’n’-dip. (From $12 to $63).

Barneys New York
600 Madison Ave.

Bridal Emergency Kit
Everything a bride needs to avoid a wedding-day meltdown—including stain removers, hair pins, nail files, deodorant, even a “novelty” wedding band ($60–$75).

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Ceiling Beauty
Mesmerize your kids (or yourself) with a colorful modern mobile ($27 ).

Metropolitan Museum of Art Children’s Shop
1000 Fifth Ave.

Tee Party
Saks Fifth Avenue’s annual shopping event to benefit cancer research is September 17–20, with a percentage of all sales donated to cancer-research centers. Buy a Danskin T-shirt designed by Stella McCartney ($29), and 100 percent of the proceeds will be donated.

Saks Fifth Avenue
611 Fifth Ave.

Color Commentary
A set of mini colored pencils, with sharpener and eraser, is a great gift for creative types on the go ($8)

Saks Fifth Avenue
611 Fifth Ave.

Photographed by Andrew McCaul.