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Peg and Awl
What: The Philadelphia-based husband-and-wife team embrace a postmod world with an eye to vintage. We’ve long been fans of their bags, and they’ve now expanded their wares to include kitchen, office, and garden goods.
Why: A reclaimed oak iPad easel ($50), antique miniature book necklace ($42), and apothecary spice rack ($100).
Where: Available at pegandawlbuilt.com.
What: One of fashion’s more beloved upstarts launches an online boutique full of ethereal wrap dresses, tunics, and cardigans.
Why: The embellished ruffle wrap dress ($345) and bow-back cardigan ($225) are garden party hits in any zip code.
Where: Available at erinfetherston.com.
What: The midcentury radio brand’s new vintage-screened smartphone app (free) channels news and music feeds from around the world.
Why: Flit from Monte Carlo jazz to BBC World Radio with the swipe — or tap — of a finger.
Where: Available at itunes.com.
What: Affordable dresses customized to your height, length preference (short, above the knee, or midcalf), and favored neckline (halter, wide, tie up, or spaghetti straps).
Why: The chambray retro frock ($60), caftan maxi ($60), and sunny garden shift ($65) have endless potential.
Where: Available at eshakti.com.
Betabrand Sock Insurance
What: The ingenious company promises its patterned socks last a year. Buy a pair ($13), and if holes appear, simply upload a funny picture to its Facebook wall and receive a new pair.
Why: Your poor, unfortunate soles will thank you.
Where: Available at betabrand.com.
Photo: Courtesy of Peg and Awl