A Leather Briefcase That’s Lightweight
Legendary shoemaker Berluti has just introduced a line of accessories with retro-styling that are well-proportioned and remarkably lightweight. This version comes in two- and three-compartment sizes ($1,750 and $2,350; 971 Madison Ave., 76th St.; 212-439-6400).
Think of It As a Vertical Coffee Table
B&B Italia’s Soft Wall, made of felt on a metal movable frame, comes in two sizes and can hold errant papers, like magazines, newspapers, and reminder notes ($4,279 and $7,253; 150 E. 58th St., nr. Lexington Ave.; 212-758-4048).
A Cushy, Functional Winter Boot
United Nude’s soft, quilted winter boot succeeds where so many fail—it’s warm (lined in microfiber), water-resistant, fashionable (there are two heel heights and five colors), and affordable ($195 at Terra Plana, 260 Elizabeth St., nr. Houston St., 212-274-9000; or Bloomingdale’s, 1000 Third Ave., at 59th St., 212-705-2000).
Candles That Decorate and Illuminate
Curvy and colorful, these candles are burnable mod sculptures ($48 to $80 at Butter and Eggs, 83 W. Broadway, nr. Chambers St.; 212-676-0235).
A Scoop, Minus the Cone
Ciao Bella’s tennis-ball-size truffles come in six flavors of gelato and are thickly coated with dark chocolate; plan to share ($5 for a single, $45 for a package of nine, at Ciao Bella, on Grand Central Terminal’s Lower-Level Food Concourse; 212-867-5311).