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Week of December 1, 2003


Tie Score
Bally’s travel case for ties and manly hardware like cuff links is $395 (and the tie is $95).
628 Madison Ave. ; 212-751-9082

Knitting Factory
Knit toys in boy, girl, bear, lion, dog, and rabbit motifs are $28 to $42.
115 Seventh Ave., Brooklyn; 718-789-0061

Sock It To Us
Six Sox, boxed sets of half a dozen pairs of limited-edition socks created by award-winning product designers (Constantin Boym’s are pictured), are about $65.
125 Greenwich Ave.; 212-989-4300
333 Smith St.; Brooklyn; 718-596-0333
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Heavy Necking
Super-soft merino-wool scarf and matching hat are $70 and $56.
Patch NYC
17 Eighth Ave.; 212-807-1060

Bubble Bath
Architect Richard Meier’s limited-edition Lucite champagne case—loaded with six bottles of Dom Pérignon—is $2,000.
Park Avenue Liquors
292 Madison Ave.; 212-685-2442
Union Square Wine & Spirits
33 Union Square West; 212-675-8100

Warm Thoughts
Cuddly cotton-flannel blanket, also available in navy-and-white and orange-and-white ($85).
14 Wooster St.; 917-237-0123

Dinner Is Served: An English Butler’s Guide to the Art of the Table ($18.95) will enlighten even the most well-mannered diners.
See for stores.

Tune Toting
Burton’s iPod-compatible backpack, with controls on the shoulder straps and a headphone jack, is $199.95.
New York Pipe Dreams
1623 York Ave.; 212-535-7473
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Get A Candle On It
Wooden Giacometti-esque candlesticks are $35 to $50.
347 Bleecker St.; 212-366-9498

Dog Fashion
Versace’s collars, one studded with Swarovski crystals ($190), one not ($180), come in small, medium, and large (the large will fit many humans).
647 Fifth Ave.; 212-317-0224

A Question of Taste
Learn the intricacies of wine tasting with this thorough kit (which includes a guide to 40 scents, from litchi to mold), $99.
Terence Conran Shop
407 E. 59th St.; 212-755-9079
Or, surf

Photographed by James Worrell.