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Guest Strategist Haul: What Isaac Mizrahi Bought in March

Every month, the Strategist editors do their version of a haul blog, jibber-jabbering about their favorite purchases of the last four weeks. To get that same personality and taste insight (via receipts), we’re inviting interesting friends of the Strat to run down their own buys. For this installment of the Guest Strat Haul, designer Isaac Mizrahi on his purchases for the last month.

I needed a bit of freshening up for spring. I have this thing — I don’t like linen sheets. I actually used them for a while. Thirty years ago, I had incredible ones. But since then, I’ve been using these Sferra sheets instead, and I have this insanity about the sheets. I’ve tried other sheets. I’m not even sure what grade these fall in — are they better or worse than Pratesi or Frette? I don’t know — I’ve used better and worse ones, but these are the ones that I just like. At the apartment I’ve lived in for the last 30 years, the water has a certain quality, and the sheets come out in a crisp rather than mushy way. Crisp is very important to me. Crisp sheets don’t last forever either. When they become mushy, it’s literally $10,000 to replace all the sheets and pillowcases and duvet covers because I have three bedrooms. The minute they lose crispness, they gotta go. That is the definition of luxury to me.

I kind of live in the back seat of my car, and I feel boorish because there’s no garbage. The designer of the Mercedes S-Class or whatever neglected to think about a