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Bit of Fun
The Bitman is a small digital toy that you wear around your neck. It tells time, displays tickers that you program in, and features the signature Bitman, a dancing digital man. Turn the device, and he turns with it ($65). Coming soon: Bitman protective “skins” in red or green, for about $20.
21 Avenue B
Jewel of the Nile
Imaan Selim didn’t intend to start a jewelry line. “I wanted to make beaded curtains for myself,” she explains, “but I realized it would be too expensive, so I made necklaces instead.” Sold under the name Eswerä, which means “jewel” in Arabic, the pieces are made from glass, stone, and turquoise beads. The long lariat shown here can be worn as a short, sexy choker or a long, dangly necklace ($60–$90).
252 Smith Street, Brooklyn
Wythe Avenue at North 3rd Street, Brooklyn
ALBERT & PICCOLO
276–L Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn
The Big Sleep
Finally, a hip hammock. Nothing against the tried-and-true fishnet style, but Magnolia Traditions’ new version is infinitely cooler. A bonus: It comes with a fun polka-dot pillow ($140).
199 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn
Kiehl’s new Pocket Spike comb (shown here) was specifically designed to fit in today’s super-snug jean pockets. There’s also a detangling comb and three brushes made with synthetic bristles (in keeping with Kiehl’s animal-friendly philosophy). Combs are $18.50; brushes range from $35 to $52.50.
KIEHL’S SINCE 1851
109 Third Avenue
Like Nike’s Presto sneakers, the company’s new Presto Cee watches are designed to slip on and off. There’s no strap or buckle, but the cufflike design does fit securely on the wrist. In a choice of seven colors and three sizes ($59).
6 East 57th Street
Leader of the Pack
These colorful backpacks are strictly for kids – too bad, since they’re so groovy we’d happily wear them ourselves. Shown here, caterpillar and butterfly. Other styles include shark, fish, turtle, and frog ($12.99).
CENTRAL PARK ZOO SHOP
830 Fifth Avenue, at 64th Street
Shudoh, Japanese for “way to become the master of soccer,” is the name of Puma’s new soccer boot and similar-looking cleatless shoe (shown here). While it may not quite live up to its name, we have no doubt this light, comfortable sneaker will make you the envy of your friends ($100).
521 Broadway, near Spring Street