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Like his landmark apothecary, C. O. Bigelow, in Greenwich Village, Ian Ginsberg is something of a neighborhood fixture—and for good reason. Family-operated since the late 1930s, the cozy-storefront company founded in 1838 has, thanks to Ginsberg, gained a winning global reputation for its eponymous line of high-end beauty products. But it may be his commitment to first-rate service and a selection of difficult-to-find heritage brands from around the world that keeps his loyal patrons—film stars, retirees, local workers, young families—returning with religious dedication. Herewith, the ever stylish Ginsberg offers AIR MAIL a look at his current must-haves

Officine Générale

$501

Single-Breasted Blazer

“I discovered this brand in Paris many years ago on my travels. They make great casual clothing that fits well—super-comfortable and easy to travel with.”

Breville

$320

Smart Oven Air Fryer Pro

“This re-ignited my passion for cooking during the pandemic. One of the most versatile tools—you can cook almost anything, from toasting bread to making pizza, to air-frying and convection … and it’s pretty stylish.”

Herno

$1,065

Men’s Gore-Tex Padded Blazer

“I bought my first Herno in Europe several years ago, and it always gets compliments. It’s versatile, warm, water-resistant, and windproof. And it can be casual or go over a sport jacket.”

C. O. Bigelow

$52

Ficus Carica Candle

“A beautiful, classic apothecary candle from C. O. Bigelow. Its fresh and sophisticated, juicy fig scent blends green-apple top notes and hints of crisp rhubarb, pink grapefruit, sage, and delphinium, wrapped in warm cedarwood, sandalwood, and vanilla.”

Birkenstock

$135

Arizona Suede Sandals

“I’m a sucker for a broken-in pair of Birks and always keep several pairs around. I particularly like this brown suede.”

Master & Dynamic

$299

MW08 True Wireless Earphones

“These are an audiophile’s dream, but awesome for everyday use. Great noise cancellation with superior, powerful sound and six microphones, so you can talk anywhere with no complaints from your friends to call them back when you’re in a better location.”

Sene

$249

FlexTech Bomber

“I’m all about simplicity and ease. This is a great jacket for fall and spring. It’s easy to clean and custom-made, for an amazing price.”

C. O. Bigelow

$24

Herbal Comfort Soak

“This cure-all soothes the discomfort associated with body aches, pains, and congested nasal passages.”

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