Shopping For A Deal

You can spend a fortune this season--or just look like you did

Deptford, New Jersey. Delicate fabrics can easily get caught on hangers or other store protrusions.
Not sure what to choose, Stick to neutral colors and/or a clean print pattern. “A woman can always dress it Up with a pretty pin,” she says.
Product: Versace
Price: $250-$500
Features: Thinking about a pricier scarf? Go ahead and indulge-frequent wearings will ensure you get your money’s worth. If you’re willing to pay a higher price, don’t be afraid to invest in an unusual or quirky design. When it comes to scarves, world-renowned design house Versace proves that a business accessory doesn’t have to be boring. This fine Italian silk scarf fuses a vibrant floral pattern with an unlikely companion–a map of the world. Silk scarves in various prints start at
$250. To find the Versace boutique near you, call 212-744-5572. Value
Product: Cameo Designs Ltd.
Price: $120
Features: Scarves are always an ideal gift choice for women executives. Silk scarves can range in price from $30 to $125 or more depending on maker, style and store. Silk is the most refined fabric, although polyester and crepe are also attractive choices.
Consider the status silk scarf from black designer Coreen Simpson for Cameo Designs, Ltd., guaranteed to take its wearer from the boardroom to an elegant evening event in style. It is 100% pure silk satin with handrolled edges and spans 36 inches squared for maximum styling options. To order, call 800-422-6365.

Advice for consumers: A timepiece, more than anything else, is a reflection of individual style and function. When choosing a watch for someone else, first consider its purpose. “A watch’s features should suit the wearer’s needs first and foremost,” says Bob Lang, owner of World of Watches in Maple Grove, Minnesota.
For example, a watch designed for driving is not appropriate for a formal occasion, and vice versa. “Do your research before buying and don’t succumb to pressure from the first dealer eager to make a sale,” maintains Lang.
Product: Movado
Price: $295-$35,000
Features: With trademark sleek black dial and single gold dot marking the “12,” the Movado museum watch continues to be a symbol of
distinction for both men and women. Shown here is thee latest addition to the museum or collection: the Safiro, priced between $795 and $1,295, available in both bracelet and strap styles.
It features a precision Swiss movement and is water resistant to 30 meters. For more information, call 201-460-4800 or visit Movado on the Net at
Product: Wittnauer
Price: $175-$1,350
Features: With 117 years of experience in creating quality and elegant time-pieces, Wittnauer, now black-owned, offers an extensive collection
of watches that continue to be a symbol of distinction for both men and women. Shown here is the Montego, priced at $595.
For a little more drama, try the Diamond Montego watch. The men’s version displays 36 sparkling diamonds for $1,195, while the ladies’ model features 24 diamonds fro $995. It is constructed of sapphire crystal and finished in 23K gold. Special features include an attractive bark-etched dial and bracelet, and it is water-resistant up to 100 ft. Call 914-654-7265 for a local

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