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Ever since she made her print debut in 1955, Eloise--that six-year-old, self-styled "city child" who lives at The Plaza--has been a favorite. After all, who wouldn't love to have the run of a landmark hotel, getting anything you want with the magic words "charge it, please"? She's come to symbolize not just The Plaza, but the NYC lifestyle itself—and the uninhibited joy it can inspire (perenially on the go, Eloise tends to talk in exclamation points and loooong syllables). First editions of the original Eloise, signed by author Kay Thompson and illustrator Hilary Knight, often come with $2,000 or even $3,000 price tags.

For a mere $60,000 dollars, you can be the kingpin of the greens with the Valgrine Haute Création golf putter, arguably one of the most exquisite golf putters ever created.

There’s something about being in an airport that makes me feel both overdressed and underdressed at the same time. On the one hand, you see the breed of towering, beautiful women strutting by in their six-inch Laboutin heels, impossibly slim trousers and more jewelry than I own (how they make it through metal-sensitive security checkpoints, I’ll never know). The opposite side of the spectrum consists of those who threw on sweatpants, a baggy T-shirt and flip-flops (even if it’s snowing out)—an outfit I might clean my house in. What globe-trotting women choose to wear showcases their values when it comes to clothing—unbeatable comfort, flawless style or something else entirely—which is why I try combine a mix of chic, layered garments with comfortable shoes.

Bloomingdale’s has gotten into the football business. To celebrate NYC’s hosting of Super Bowl XLVIII, and to support the National Football League Foundation, Bloomingdale’s will be auctioning off 48 unique designer helmets, customized and created by such top-tier designers as Cynthia Rowley, Betsey Johnson, Kenneth Cole, Stacey Bendet for Alice + Olivia and more.

Once upon a time, people kept their jewelry forever. Gems were more difficult to obtain, to cut and to afford; so people handed down their pieces from one generation to another, and if an item seemed old-fashioned, the recipient would most likely have the stones in it reset into something more modern.

With eye-catching art made in petri dishes, sleek Victorinox Swiss Army watches equipped with flashlight and strobe features, and even the 2014 Corvette Stingray on display, the new Wired Store combines geek with chic in a totally original way.

My favorite pieces of jewelry have always gone beyond bringing some color or sparkle to my outfits. I tend to focus on pieces that are both beautiful and meaningful in some way— heirlooms from family or gifts from loved ones, symbols of my travels, reminders of profound philosophies or religions, etc.—which is why I adore Satya Jewelry.

As an editor of IN New York magazine’s shopping section, I jump at the opportunity to see the latest in the world of fashion and retail. My job revolves around seeing what’s current, which requires many hours spent browsing lookbooks, checking out new stores and interviewing designers—and it’s a lot of fun.

Ever visited the home of a friend, one with eclectic but excellent taste? the type who can juxtapose periods perfectly, combine color schemes fearlessly and even mix prints?

I thought I knew my size… I thought I knew what styles worked for my body… I thought I knew everything there was to know about my bras… until I stepped into a dressing room with Dee Binyard, a bra fit stylist, at the recently remodeled Intimacy lingerie store, and removed my top.

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