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August 29, 2005

Kodak Easyshare V530

The Kodak Easyshare V530 comes in four jewel-like finishes.  With 5 megapixels of resolution, pictures that come close to professional quality and output as large as 20 inches by 30 inches, the camera also records up to 80 minutes of TV-quality video with sound.

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August 27, 2005

Burberry Mens

New arrivals at Saks now, and Burberry women's, too.
Consider pre-ordering the Quilted Jacket, below.

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August 25, 2005

New Shop in NYC

Emerge NYC, below (in a New York Times photo), is said to be a new concept in department store shopping.  Each brand is the focus of a booth or display case.  The catch is that these aren't established brands, and instead are the creations of emerging designers.  Nothing has been mass-produced (designers are sometimes working away on-site) and apparel, accessories, art, cosmetics, flowers and limited-edition books are included in the offerings.


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August 23, 2005

Caswell-Massey's Skincare Branches Out

The 250-year-old beauty brand Caswell-Massey is launching two new lines, one targeted at babies and the other at baby boomers.  Baby Shea is said to meet consumer demand for high-quality skin care for babies and features twelve products made with 100 percent pure shea.  The Olive Oil and Orange Blossom collection is supposed to be "spa-like".  Also expect modernized packaging and a new focus on market positioning from the company.


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August 22, 2005

"The Laundress" Fabric Care

What do you get when fiber scientists and fashion designers get together?  The Laundress, a line of fabric care solvents that are fit for the quality garments that you painstakingly seek out and save up for.  Detergents are created specifically for whites, darks, delicates, baby clothing, swimwear and wool and cashmere.  Fabric care offerings include conditioner, ironing water, freshening mist, wrinkle relaxer, stain remover, anti-static solution and even a non-starch smelling stiffener.  Speaking of scents, four have been expertly mixed - classic, lady, cedar and baby.  Order on their site or browse the collection at one of the many shops that carries it.


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August 19, 2005

LuxNews: Fantasy Camps

Camp isn't only for kids.  In February, eighty adults paid $7,999 to get on stage with rock stars and be coatched in a "battle of the bands".  A trend that dates at least as far back as "Field of Dreams" has grown into a $1 billion industry, according to The Wall Street Journal, and goes far beyond sports.  Some camps focus on untradition fantasies, such as living out "Jaws"-like terror underwater and engaging in mock dogfights.  Others offer race car driving and flying or the chance to play basketball against Michael Jordan at his own camp or hockey with Wayne Gretsky.

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August 18, 2005

Archos Media Assistant

A "pocket media assistant" may not seem entirely necessary but the Archos PMA 430 sounds as if it has the potential to be addicting.  It can record and play 120 hours of television and more than 6,500 songs, and offers video games.

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August 17, 2005

Travel & Spas in South Carolina

If you're already mourning the approaching end of summer's days, consider setting your sights on perhaps a less traditional - or seemingly unglamourous - vacation spot where the air will be warmer a bit longer: South Carolina.  The Wentworth Mansion in Charleston has complimentary bedtime casks of sherry, port and brandy and a spa, not to mention close proiximity to the just-completed longest cable-stay bridge in the U.S.  For golf, as well as a spa and kid-friendly offerings, try the eight-month old The Inn at Palmetto Bluff, below, outside of Savannah and on a 20,000-acre nature preserve.

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August 16, 2005

LuxNews: Mizrahi's "Semi-couture"

As if Isaac Mizrahi's custom apparel at Bergdorf Goodman and scaled-down collection at Target weren't already enough to talk about, the legendary designer has coined a new phrase for his new collection: "semi-couture".  The ten-piece line is to launch at Bergdorf's later this week and will come in four sizes that are customizable because of their wide seam allowances.  The semicustom retail prices will range from $2,800 to $6,800.  In addition to the benefit of instant gratification, the collection is a change from Mizrahi's couture pieces, which reach $30,000.

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August 15, 2005

palmOne LifeDrive

You can no longer say that a PDA (personal digital assistant) isn't worth getting because it won't hold enough information.  Unlike the old 8 MB models, the palmOne LifeDrive can store 6,000 e-mails, 1,000 digital photos, 300 songs and 10,000 contacts.  Of course, it also comes with built-in wireless technology and everything else you'd expect.

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