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We’re not sure if anyone can actually master the art of this paddleball game (officially called “tap tap”), but it sure is fun trying. Especially when the paddles feature cute little pigs, cows, or cats ($4).
42 Hudson Street
West Side Kids
498 Amsterdam Avenue, near 84th Street
Charles P. Rogers is known for those iconic iron beds, but the 150-year-old company’s new sheet collection could be the best deal in town. There are eight patterns, all made of silky-smooth 450-thread-count Egyptian cotton, available either à la carte or in queen or king sets, which include a duvet cover, flat and fitted sheets, two pillow shams, and two pillow cases (queen set, $399; king set, $499).
Charles P. Rogers
55 West 17th Street
The Ball’s in Your Court
Time to start practicing if you want to show off your backhand this summer. LeSportsac’s new tennis tote is a light nylon bag with separate sections for your racquet and balls – and plenty of room for the all-important outfit. Available in solid navy, black, or red, and tan plaid ($148).
1065 Madison Avenue, near 81st Street
Over the i-Zone? Check out the Mio – Polaroid’s latest camera. The Mio takes business-card-size pictures and has a dual-zone telescoping lens as well as the usual features. Film is sold separately ($79).
420 Ninth Avenue, at 33rd Street
2400 Broadway, at 88th Street
1191 Third Avenue, at 69th Street
It’s a Wrap
Colette Malouf’s newest introduction is a sexy, two-in-one accessory. The long strip of leather wraps around your wrist as a bracelet or around your neck as a choker. In black or brown leather, with sterling-silver clasp ($100).
754 Fifth Avenue, at 58th Street
You can never have too many tennies, especially when they’re as stylish as these, by Kate Spade. Wear them with skirts, pants, Capris, or on the beach with a bikini. They’re available in slip-on or lace-up styles, in green, blue, and white ($49).
454 Broome Street
Burberry’s new SoHo store is filled with tempting treats, including the cutest baby-swimwear line in town. There are two-piece (shown, $70) and one-piece ($75) versions, available in green, blue, orange, yellow, and red, all trimmed in the company’s signature plaid. In sizes for ages 3 months to 2 years.
131-133 Spring Street
10 West 57th Street
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