Best Bets - Week of August 25

The perfect big bag for fall: the Carrie by Kooba($475) in black or brown, at Barneys New York(212-826-8900).

Gunmetal’s sexy Triple Zipper boot is just theright amount of rock-star style for the season; $740at Bergdorf Goodman (212-753-7300).

Simple hoop earrings can be sexed up or dressed down.In eighteen-karat gold with mother-of-pearl; $400 atFaraone Mennella (212-752-5991;

Harman’s ceramic bath set is both affordable andgood-looking; $40 (800-887-2272 for stores).

This sculptural teapot, by Carsten Jorgensen forBodum, is as functional as it is stylish. In stainlesssteel with a basket infuser; $50 (212-367-9125).

The Hampton City, a new watch collection from Baume &Mercier, ranges from $1,295 to $7,900. Available inmen’s and women’s styles, at Tourneau( for stores).

Perfect hostess gifts, Oliviers & Co.’s deluxeolive oils are pressed from the latest harvests aroundthe world and come individually wrapped or in stylishtrios; $78 as shown (877-828-6620;

The latest creation from industrial designer RichardSapper (who designed the IBM Thinkpad) is this Dialog1 pen, the sharpest writing implement around; $120 atLincoln Stationers (212-459-3500).

Sure, regular plastic bags will do the trick, butthese colorful glove-shaped ones are a far cooler wayto dispose of your furry friend’s leave-behinds.Twenty-four bags per pack; $6 at Fetch (212-352-8591).

The Gemini range by Maytag has two ovens, meaning youcan roast a chicken in the lower one and bake a pieabove it. Available in gas or electric versions and inblack, white, or stainless-steel finish; $899 to$1,859 ( for stores).

Hannes Wettstein’s new collection for Cassinaincludes this sleek Thor chaise longue, which rangesfrom $2,405 to $5,150 depending on fabric (headrestsold separately) (212-245-2121).

Photographed by James Worrell.

Best Bets - Week of August 25