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  1. Best Bet: New Norm KettleA glass teapot that’s as lovely as it is functional.
  2. store openings
    ‘Barracks’ Exhibit Turns Old Military Fabrics Into Jackets and GownsArtist Greg Lauren turns old uniforms and blankets into jackets, dresses, and bags.
  3. Best Bet: Black Knight PolishA dark holiday polish with a dash of glitz.
  4. Behind the Scenes: Victoria’s Secret Fashion ShowSee the hand-dyed vulture feathers, hot pink leather, vintage lace, vinyl, and Swarovski crystals that go into the Victoria’s Secret fashion show.
  5. best bets
    Best Bet: Schmidt Brothers Knife BlockThis knife set includes thirteen blades and a sharpening stone to ensure a clean cut.
  6. best bets
    Best Bet: Minimus Running ShoesThese shoes embrace barefoot running technology without showing off your toes.
  7. best bets
    Best Bet: Bleeding Skull CandleThis candle burns (and bleeds) for eight hours.
  8. pop-ups
    Hand-Painted Silk Shirts Hang Among Rubble at Patrik Ervell’s Pop-upLondon artist Graham Hudson finds the art in deconstruction and decay.
  9. buyer’s guide
    Loose Knits and Polka-Dot Prints in Store for Madewell’s Spring CollectionThe spring 2012 collection expands on many of last spring’s trends.
  10. best bets
    Best Bet: Fred HumidifierA slick-looking humidifier for battling seasonal congestion and parched skin.
  11. buyer’s guide
    Jean-Michel Cazabat Brings His Statement-Making Heels to BleeckerThe French designer launches his first stand-alone boutique tonight.
  12. best bets
    Best Bet: Bare Minerals Ready Eye ShadowCreamy shadows that pop without irritating your eyes.
  13. other critics
    Critics Love Givenchy’s ‘Pulse-Quickening’ Clothes, Offer Faint Praise for Dior“It was Fifties glamour unsullied by bad behaviour — or fun, in fact.”
  14. best bets
    Best Bet: Top Tights for FallWe subjected eleven pairs of opaque tights to three days of torture-testing at F.I.T.’s Textile Lab.
  15. best bets
    Best Bet: Stormy Weather PolishA granite-gray polish that complements the season’s dark color palette.
  16. first looks
    Valerie Steele Picks the Most Iconic Dresses of the Twentieth CenturyHer latest book, ‘The Impossible Collection of Fashion,’ comes out next month.
  17. pop-ups
    Dive Into a Gleaming Underwater Scene at Irene Neuwirth’s Pop-upThe high-end baubles are displayed on a golden coral sculpture by architect Marc Fornes.
  18. hot shots
    Hot Shot: Supernatural Brows at Manish AroraBleached brows are so 2009.
  19. tastemakers
    Street Style Maven Caroline Blomst Put Stockholm on the MapThe blogger behind Carolines Mode and Stockholm Street Style discusses her favorite subjects and fall shopping list.
  20. buyer’s guide
    Browse Demure Silk Blouses and Scalloped Dresses at the New Tocca BoutiqueThe beauty brand brings the focus back to fashion in its new West Village store.
  21. best bets
    Best Bet: The CorkcicleA modern upgrade from the unwieldy ice bucket.
  22. best bets
    Best Bet: Watt’s Up HighlighterThis stick gives skin a soft, dewy glow without making you look made-up.
  23. backstage beauty
    The Best Beauty Looks From New York Fashion WeekSculptural hair, two-tone nails, shocking pink pouts, and more.
  24. best bets
    Best Bet: Crosley SpinneretteA sleek turntable that converts records into digital files as well.
  25. other critics
    Critics Fawn Over Marc Jacobs’s Flappers, Bask in Lim’s Pastel Hues“You can’t miss the S&M connotations, but there was nothing dirty there, just wink-wink fun and extreme craftsmanship.”
  26. buyer’s guide
    Splurgy Coats and Statement-Making Shoes at Surface to AirScope out luxe coats and achingly cool accessories from the Parisian collective.
  27. hot shots
    Hot Shot: Fawning Over the Front RowA puppy schmoozes at London Fashion Week.
  28. best bets
    Best Bet: Aesop Parsley Seed CleanserLicorice root, blackcurrant seed, and lactic acid leave skin clean and hydrated.
  29. other critics
    Critics Grudgingly Admire Marc by Marc; Critique Vera Wang’s New Edge“There was a bit too much fairy tale in these clothes to picture them stepping off the runway and into the real world.”
  30. other critics
    Spring Prints Are Making Cathy Horyn Sad“They don’t make you smile.”
  31. hot shots
    Hot Shot: Shades of Gray at ImprovdModels flaunt gray tresses at the spring 2012 presentation.
  32. hot shots
    Hot Shot: A Fashion Week Home Stretch Pick-Me-UpA bevy of male models strut their stuff at Perry Ellis.
  33. hot shots
    Hot Shot: Beauty Amid Storage Boxes Backstage at Saint WobilA model cools her heels in a mountain of tulle.
  34. hot shots
    Hot Shot: A McQueen-Inspired TopperThe infamous armadillo shoes make an appearance.
  35. other critics
    Critics Adore DVF’s Painterly Prints, Disagree on Tommy Hilfiger’s ‘Pop Prep’ Kaftans“It looked as if he had tossed everything into a food processor and pressed pulse one too many times.”
  36. hot shots
    Hot Shot: Whimsical Makeup at Erickson BeamonFluttery eyelashes and Technicolor nails.
  37. best bets
    Best Bet: DeLonghi’s KMix CoffeemakerA hardworking kitchen appliance that makes a decorative statement.
  38. other critics
    Critics Laud Altuzarra’s Evolution, Criticize Prabal Gurung’s Excess“An off-the-shoulder, cobalt blue cocktail dress wrapped in twisted tulle elicited actual sighs of desire from the front row.”
  39. other critics
    Critics Praise Jason Wu’s ‘Collectible’ KAWS Prints, Reject Richard Chai’s Kilts“You wonder what young designers feel about the times. Does anything bug them enough to express it with some energy and conviction? Or are they afraid to offend someone?”
  40. hot shots
    Hot Shot: Spiky Updos at Jason WuPinned-up styles with edgy embellishments.
  41. hot shots
    Hot Shot: Backstage Posing at Peter SomStrike a pose.
  42. best bets
    Best Bet: Nars Silver Odyssey CollectionThis glitzy, high-quality duo is available during Fashion Week only.
  43. store openings
    Dildo Shoes, Vintage Versace, and a Virtual Rico Catwalk in Nicola Formichetti’s Pop-upThe Lady Gaga stylist and Thierry Mugler creative director unveils his mirrored concept shop this afternoon.
  44. show & tell
    Mulberry Creative Director Emma Hill’s New York HauntsThe British designer divulges her favorite city spots for vintage hunting, drinking, dancing, and splurging.
  45. buyer’s guide
    Get Them While You Can: 35 Things to Buy on Fashion’s Night OutExclusive Louboutin satin heels, Wendy Nichol horsehair bracelets, buffalo leather Mulberry bags, and more exclusive FNO offerings.
  46. fashion week preview
    Your Live-Stream Guide to Spring 2012 Fashion WeekWatch more than 50 spring 2012 shows in real time from your apartment or office.
  47. best bet
    Best Bet: Novel PostersCleverly designed wall art for those with literary leanings.
  48. best bets
    Best Bet: Wild Rose Illuminating PowderA fine mineral powder that gives skin a fresh-faced glow.
  49. buyer’s guide
    Inside Zac Posen’s Z Spoke Boutique, Opening TomorrowBrowse slinky party-dresses, limited-edition hats, and ostrich leather bags.
  50. best bets
    Best Bet: Chantecaille’s Fall Lip ChicsTwo moisture-rich berry shades with a high-shine finish.
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