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Earn Your Stripes

Since the economic downturn we’ve all become more mindful of value. Where wardrobes are concerned that can mean the number of wears you’ll get out of any given garment. That’s why these nautical stripes appeal to us. Under a cardigan in the winter or solo style for late summer, it’s going to be around a long time. Minnie Mortimer Suzanne top, $55, Scoop NYC at the Forum Shops at Caesars

Songstress Scent

It bears the same name of the album that established her as the queen of hip-hop soul. Carol’s Daughter introduces My Life, the new fragrance from Mary J. Blige. With notes of tuberose, jasmine, gold lily and apricot flower, it’s feminine and powerful, much like MJB herself. My Life, $46, hsn.com

Hot in Cotton

Attention, yogis. You now have one more line of stretchy clothes designed to let you do your downward dogs with ease. Introducing lucy activewear’s new organic cotton collection. The palette consists of blues and lilacs with classic black and white, too. The top-selling Karma Racerback top is included. lucy activewear organic cotton collection, $48-$108, lucy at Town Square

Royal Fragrance

Luxury perfume house, CREED, takes inspiration from Napoleon for its latest fragrance. Made for men, Aventus, uses ingredients from places significant to the self-made king. Blackcurrant from Corsica, where Napoleon was born and bergamot from Italy, the home of his early victories both comprise the notes. CREED Aventus, $140 for 1 oz., Neiman Marcus

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