Best Bet: Brackney Belts


You may be tiring of hearing TV stylists use the word “color-pop” as a verb, but that’s exactly what these handmade, vegetable-dyed Brackney leather belts can do to a drab winter wardrobe. At $38 each, the unisex cinchers, which come in six shades, make for an overachieving small holiday gift. And because they’re available at Alter’s recently up-and-running online store ( in addition to the Brooklyn chainlet’s three bricks-and-mortar locations, you don’t even have to buckle your own belt to buy them. For more intel on how to support New York businesses from the familiar confines of your laptop screen, go here. Plus, LED holiday lights, better hostess gifts, and more in this week's issue. [NYM]