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What does your underwear say about you? Is your secret self a belly dancer? Cowgirl? Cosmo girl? The designers at Full Moons have introduced a collection of matching cotton camisole/thong sets to fit these and a variety of other personae. Harlee, their imaginary biker girl, sports the grommet-adorned set shown here. Also available in black and white($48).
386 Columbus Avenue, near 79th Street/212-724-5608
230 Mott Street/212-431-3694
Zip It Good
The eighties may be back, but many of us don’t want to revisit them: asymmetrical hair, leggings, elf boots – no thank you. But zippers might be another story. Just check out this lariat-style Zipper necklace. It’s very “Love Is a Battlefield” (but in a good way) and was actually designed in the seventies by Frans van Nieuwenborg and Martijn Wegman. While it says unisex to us, male buyers beware: This product is not chest-hair-friendly($215).
MOMA DESIGN STORE, SOHO
81 Spring Street/646-613-1367
Bill Gates be damned: Snail mail is still thriving in the electronic age. But how do you separate your very important greetings from all the junk out there? Colored envelopes? Over. Mylar? Done to death. Get serious and go for 3D. Tickelopes is a mailing envelope and card all in one, surrounded by fun, foam shapes. The 34 different designs range from a hen to a tulip to a big ole dollar sign to, yes, a snail. They can be safely dropped in any mailbox, with a minimum postage of 57 cents($6.50).
2157 Broadway, at 76th Street/212-501-0102
1270 Third Avenue, at 73rd Street/212-717-1060
852 Lexington, at 64th Street/212-717-0002
4 World Trade Center/212-432-0500
While Christian Lacroix’s frilly frocks are not for everyone, his Pop Art-esque tabletop designs are infinitely more accessible. Lacroix’s latest outing for Christofle, called the “Party Collection,” features images taken directly from last year’s runway looks. The large red flower on these porcelain pieces was first seen on a haute couture brooch; other items sport polka dots and abstract swirls. This new collection ranges from a demitasse cup ($40) to a cut-crystal goblet ($190).
680 Madison Avenue, at 62nd Street/212-308-9390
William Reid may have won the Perry Ellis Awardfor menswear design, but his debut collection of bags shows he also has a way with women. This denim and leather tote, for example, is the kind of cool that appeals to both uptown and downtown tastes. It’s big (16 1/2 inches high by 15 1/2 inches wide), but with a slim silhouette, and has an ID tag outside and a roomy zippered pocket and attached leather key ring inside. Available in indigo denim with either red or black leather, or chocolate-brown denim with red leather. Once you get one, we guarantee it won’t leave your side all fall ($295).
7 Bond Street/212-677-8487
246 Mott Street/212-219-1620