It takes two
Kids are once again connecting and collecting bands. No, not the rubber dye-molded shaped ones, you silly. These days they're attached to Mungi Bands. Bigger, thicker and more durable than other versions, these bands come in halves and have magnets so they can connect to another. (Kids may also enjoy learning about magnetic properties.) Playful patterns include footballs, a surfboard, ballet slippers, butterflies and more. Sold in packs of three to encourage the kiddos to partner up with another. Retail price: $6.99.
Local BFFs Augusta and Fe have teamed up to make Mommy-and-Me (and more) dresses and outfits for memorable moments. Thinking cheese? Think again. Augusta's designing talents are taken from her training in Milan combined with her work with renowned designers in London and Sao Paulo. Dresses are designed for girls, with select coordinating pieces for mom. No little ladies? No worries. Women will love the designs just for themselves. Prices range from $55 to $116. Women's pieces are made of bamboo rayon; kids' are 100 percent cotton.
Two shoes in a sack
Protecting those pumps is a snap with ShoePax. This shoe bag differentiates itself by separating each shoe into individual compartments. Lightweight, high-performance, warp-knit fabric conforms to your shoes, wicking away moisture and minimizing odors. Zip out dirt and debris while shielding your stilettos, sandals or sneakers. Prices start at $30.