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The All-Purpose Tote

Chances are, you need a new gym bag. It’s nothing personal, but any accessory whose sole job is stashing your sweaty clothes deserves regular replacement. Monica Zwirner, part of the duo behind MZ Wallace, makes some of the very best all-purpose totes, and now the brand has partnered with the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation on this limited-edition style. It features quotes about teaching and learning in a Josef Albers–designed typeface, created during his time at the Bauhaus. All proceeds from its sale support Le Korsa, an arm of the foundation that works with many nonprofits in Senegal, including a school for young women called the Foyers de Tambacounda. ($245,

Lace up

Crochet Sneakers

Look, we don’t want to go running, either. But there is nothing like the holiday afterglow, when our jeans no longer button and every inch of our body is puffed up from champagne bloat, to force us to our feet. Some stylish new sneakers can also do wonders for motivation, especially these Adidas Pulseboots, the result of a collaboration with Missoni. Thanks to their responsive, lightweight rubber soles, they’ll make exerting oneself as easy as possible. And while you’re out there, download the Peloton app and try out the guided runs. ($190,

Layer Away


When Nike debuted the Windrunner jacket, in 1978, the brand’s transition from sneaker purveyor to global fashion phenomenon began in earnest. Both then and now, color blocking was its calling card, and this black-and-white version nods to the look of the original. Made of precipitation-banishing nylon but lined in breathable mesh, it comes with a drawstring hood that can be packed into a collar pouch. While it’s ideal for outdoor pursuits, it also makes for a stylish layering piece for those ambitious gym types among us. ($110,


A Bit of Pampering

It takes a lot to impress us in the spa realm. We’ve been loyal to the Greenwich Hotel’s facials (and underground swimming pool) since the dawn of time. But the Well, a new club just blocks from Air Mail’s Greenwich Village HQ, is worth a visit. There’s a beautifully curated boutique and a restaurant from the folks behind Cafe Clover. But it’s the womb-like meditation center, the reflexology room lined with Eames chairs, and the expert treatments from the staff that will ensure our return. A membership, which costs $375 a month, comes with a slew of benefits: Qigong and other mindful-movement classes, and a full gym, plus access to the Well’s medical director, Dr. Frank Lipman, and sports-medicine guru Dr. Keith Pyne, among other perks. Or book an à la carte offering and spend a very civilized day hanging out in a Turkish bathrobe. (

Issue No. 24
December 28, 2019
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Issue No. 24
December 28, 2019