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The label whore
They are VIP-room regulars who wouldn't be caught dead in anything less than the best. Is it their fault they're so fabulous?
Nokia 7380 phone, $649, at Neiman Marcus.
Velvet Rope fragrance, $75, at Barneys New York.
Paul Smith striped cuff links, $168, at www.eluxury.com.
Bling temporary tattoos, $5/set, at Gay Mart.
Burberry compact, $95, at Bloomingdale's.
Donald J Pliner dog coat, $350, at Tails in the City.
Inhabit cashmere scarf, $175, at Haberdash. 8. Marc by Marc Jacobs wristlet, $128, at www.shopbop.com.
They find humor, inspiration, function and beauty in everything—so long as "everything" means objects that display a reverence for sharp, bold design.
Banana-peel doorstopper, $30, at the Chicago Architecture Foundation.
HANNSwood television, $400, at www.hannspree-usa.com.
Eames wallet, $107, at the Museum of Contemporary Art Store.
Swoon pillow, $76, at www.eleventwentyfiveshop.com.
Momoyo Torimitsu cookie jar, $105, at Willow.
Jonathan Adler salt/pepper shakers, $48, at Stitch.
Birdfeeder, $27, at Sprout Home.
They wake up at 4:30am every day to run, make a molehill of Mount Everest and won't let a silly little thing like a blizzard put the kibosh on a workout.
Adidas_1 intelligent shoes, $250, at Finish Line.
V-tonic bath fizzers, $42, at Fresh.
The Athletic-Minded Traveler, $19, at Jamba Juice.
Snowball maker, $10, at Erehwon.
Suunto Observer barometric compass watch, $399, at Moosejaw.
Garmin Forerunner 201 GPS training assistant, $150, at Fleet Feet.
For them, food is life, wine is God and McDonald's is the first sign of the apocalypse.
Cheese platter and animal markers, $50, at Sur La Table.
Ethnic Chicago neighborhood spices, $40/set of 10, at the Spice House.
Wine sleeve, $40, at Stitch.
Bob's Your Uncle wine coasters, $9, at Paper Source.
Nutcracker, $10, at www.pylones-usa.com.
Schaschlik knife block, $125, at www.greenergrassdesign.com.
Cookies by Landmark restaurant, recipe at www.timeoutchicago.com/cookies/.
Fluffernutter, $16, at Williams-Sonoma.
Peninsula Hotel box of recipes, $150, at the Peninsula Hotel.
Hibernators and dream incubators, they despise the cold and think a self-service spa treatment at home trumps a night on the town. Dress of choice: PJs.
Jackie O. snooze mask, $11, at www.loopnyc.com.
Barefoot Dreams throw, $130, at Faded Rose.
Paint by Number kit, $20, at Poster Plus.
Take-out menu organizer, $16.50, at Heartland Cafe.
JellyBath, $28, at Raizy.
Herbal tea set, $10, at Argo Tea.
Naoko teapot, $50, at www.bodumusa.com.
They're always one step ahead of the latest fads, whether that means goingretro hip or beating the zeitgeist to the punch with the coolest, must-have toys.
Space Invaders sneakers, about $125, at www.space-invaders.com.
Fashion Geek sweatshirt, $120, at Leaders 1354.
4:20 wristband, $6, at www.fredflare.com.
David Horvath dunny, $6, at Rotofugi.
Musica digital music recorder and stereo with WiFi, $1,099, at www.olive.us.
Solid brass buckle and belt by Aaron Ruff, $250, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Paper Rad, BJ & da Dogs, a Pop Art book , $30, at Quimby's.
Apple-print vintage fabric tote bag, $42, at Penelope's.