Lust in Case

nancy neeley needlepoint pillows!

Since Louis luggage is out of the question this year, gift others (or yourself) with affordable luxe items that really pack a punch.

Test of Time
Score labels for less at Archive, like a ’70s Gucci clock. Since needlepoint never goes out of style, try Jonathan Adler’s new backgammon set or a mod handmade pillow by local 82-year-old Nancy Neeley. Cecelia’s exotic skin clutches (at Cabana) are always in vogue.

kimberly schlegel whitman eye masks!Cover Up
Kimberly Schlegel Whitman just revealed a line of silk eye masks made from vintage scarves at Elements. Keep toes toasty with Bootights, a stockings and sock combo. Or rest your peepers on the new Stella McCartney sunglasses collection at Ilori.

alexa rudolfo candle!Sense and Sensibility
Taste this: Million vodka, a local booze with the Dallas skyline on its bottle (available at Goody Goody Liquors). Seduce sniffers with a chichi Alexa Rodulfo candle from Haven or Dallas-based Hip & Hippie’s soy version for earthy friends. Nesters will go nuts for coffee table tome Reflection of a Man about retail legend Stanley Marcus.

Now don’t get carried away.

Luxury means having lots of options. Check out today’s ShopTalk gallery for patent leather slippers, a chandelier umbrella, and scrumptious stone crabs (delivered right to your door).

Photos: Courtesy of Kimberly Schlegel Whitman; Courtesy of Haven