Check Mate

It’s that time of the month again. Time to take out the checkbook and start paying bills.

Nothing’s as sad as a dwindling bank balance. Tax-day blues? Oh, get over yourself. Cover your losses with a phat checkbook case by Rebe, the year-old accessory line by mother-daughter design team Debra Weiss and Hillery Sproatt.

Though the Rebe collection includes a fetching selection of bags, the checkbook covers are the real winners. Made from vintage rayon fabrics, no two are the same. Cases have an elastic pocket closure for storing cash and credit cards, but don’t dump your wallet yet — there’s no place for your well-saved pennies.

And heaven knows, when you do that checkbook-balancing act, every cent helps.

Available at Tres Jolie, 8327 Beverly Boulevard, at Sweetzer (323-655-1110). To preview styles, visit myrebe.com.