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Kay Wicker

Points of view

Great views, gourmet kitchens and historic features: Feast your eyes on four of the city’s top homes currently on the market. $620,880 Woodsy Wonder Bedrooms: 3 | Baths: 3/1 | Square Feet: 2,480 No, this Woodberry Ave. property isn’t a show house for Ikea, although state-of-the-art features abound. It deftly …

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It’s a cinch

The fanny pack is making a seriously chic comeback. With cellphone cases doubling as wallets and a greater push for more every-day sleek efficiency, we don’t need our massive hobo bags anymore. Clare Vivier of Clare V. proves the point. The former journalist founded her eponymous brand back in 2008 …

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Savvy shopper: December 2015

Vintage Vision When the School bell rings for kindergarten teacher Erica Bentley, she heads straight to Keepers Vintage, her Mt. Vernon thrift store, where she sells curated apparel and accessories. The small space’s racks are efficiently hung with everything from suede miniskirts to sturdy winter coats. If the item isn’t …

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City Smart: New York

No need to enter the newest (and the world’s largest) H&M location into Google Maps. You can see the international cheapskate haven’s glaring red logo for miles, as it towers amongst the skyline’s famous skyscrapers. It resides on Herald Square at a staggering 63,000 square feet. The iconic Macy’s may …

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City Smart: Philadelphia

Just in case we needed any more proof that Washington, D.C. is on the verge of becoming the next major mid-Atlantic shopping destination, Warby Parker, Shinola and Filson moved in. Warby, the brand promising stylish unisex glasses at the simple click of a mouse, opened two locations this fall, one …

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City Smart: Washington, D.C.

In 2010, Bloomingdale’s joined the ranks of other high-end department stores that have created discount versions of themselves, you know, for the fabulous and the broke. May we present: Bloomingdale’s The Outlet Store. Since the opening of their first outlet location in Chicago, 14 more have sprung up bringing deals …

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Size Doesn’t Matter

In the city, space is essential, whether you’re on the interstate, in an overfilled light rail car or even at home. Interior designer Elizabeth Reich, of Jenkins Baer Associates, Inc., proves this point with her Baltimore Bachelor Pad pictured above. The 820-square-foot condo doesn’t boast an expansive floor plan and …

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Bowl Season

We’re incapable of stepping inside the Store Ltd. in Cross Keys and not grabbing up 17 gorgeous things we’ve never seen anywhere else, which makes it the ideal, last-minute holiday shopping destination if you think about it—and if you exercise self-control. Need something artful and inspired for your elegant Uncle …

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Editor’s Notes: Talking Turkey

NOVEMBER IS MY FAVORITE month, in part, because it holds my birthday! (I am a classic Sagittarius, I’m told.) But also because Thanksgiving is the best holiday of the year. Nothing tops that night in the dining room—over-stuffed with family and friends, sitting on mismatched chairs—as we swap stories, share …

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