Week of October 27, 2003

Blabla creates super-cute knit items for kids, including backpacks in monkey, cat, dog, and bunny motifs ($48).

Barneys New York
600 Madison Ave.; 212-826-8900

Rolling Tome
The long-awaited Rolling Stones biography According to the Rolling Stones ($40) is finally in stores. It’s a photo-driven journey through decades of rock-star craziness, all as remembered by the Stones themselves, with additional essays by Ahmet Ertegun, David Bailey, Sheryl Crow, and the like.

Chronicle Books

For more information, check out chroniclebooks.com.

Knit Pick
Chaiken’s sweater set isn’t the usual cardigan-and-crewneck combination. Instead, there’s a caplet that goes over a crewneck sweater or jacket. In black, chocolate, and ivory ($352).

Saks Fifth Avenue
611 Fifth Ave.; 212-753-4000

Hang Ups
Beehive Kitchenware has expanded its line to include these multipurpose copper hooks in sprig ($16) or paisley ($25) motifs.

American Folk Art Museum
45 W. 53rd Street; 212-265-1040, ext. 124

Or, check out beehivekitchenware.com.

Flat Feat
American Eagle now stocks a full range of shoes in its Soho store; we especially love these flats. Very on-trend for fall, and only $44.

American Eagle
575 Broadway; 212-941-9785

Or, check out ae.com.

Ruff Trade
Design-savvy pooches will appreciate toys created by the likes of Karim Rashid ($25).

MoMA Design Store
44 W. 53rd St.; 800-447-6662

Or, check out momastore.org.

Against The Grain
Kids these days aren’t into stones—precious or otherwise. They’re into seventies-inspired everything, especially sterling-silver jewelry with wood-grain accents, like these fab pieces by Pyrrha. (Priced from about $100 to $110.)

Michele Varian
33 Crosby St.; 212-343-0033

Terence Conran Shop
407 E. 59th St.; 212-755-9079

Foiled Again
These spun-aluminum Dolcinea vases are made by hand in designer Babette Holland’s Brooklyn studio ($150).

Access Artisans
22 Greenwich Ave.; 212-337-9690

Or, check out babetteholland.com.

Bag of Tricks
The genius of Ellen Tracy’s new handbag system is in the add-ons. Each bag (choose from a shopper, $228, or handbag, $148) has hooks inside where girls on the go can attach a clutch ($128), a slim wallet ($108), an agenda ($128), a portfolio ($148), or an I.D. case ($38).

151 W. 34th St.; 212-695-4400 or 800-925-7979

British Accent
Holland & Holland’s men’s jacket is a deluxe mixture of wool tweed with leather accents on the lapels, elbows, and pockets. Carved buttons are an added bonus ($2,330).

Holland & Holland
50 E. 57th St.; 212-752-7755

Time Out
Give the husband and kids a not-so-subtle hint with the mommy time door sign ($19).

Nursery Lines
1034 Lexington Ave.; 212-396-4445

Or, check out treebykerrilee.com.

Photographed by Eric Piasecki.

Week of October 27, 2003