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The wild king­dom is alive in hol­i­day gift items

The Recorder & Times (Brockville) - - ENTERTAINMENT -

NEW YORK — This hol­i­day, all gifts seem to be in an­i­mal prints. Ze­bra, leop­ard, gi­raffe, chee­tah, tiger: Pick your print, type of item and price range and away you go, es­pe­cially in women’s ap­parel and ac­ces­sories.

Leanne Italie, The As­so­ci­ated Press

Some sug­ges­tions to get you started:

TO WEAR

➊ Vici col­lec­tion is ready to pounce with a chee­tah print blouse in tones of camel, taupe and black with bil­low sleeves and a black tas­sel tie neck­line. $48. ➋’Tis the sea­son for sweater dresses and there’s one from Lands’ end that screams leop­ard in black and white. The longsleeve roll-neck dress is a sim­ple sil­hou­ette that lets the print do the talk­ing in a soft jacquard knit blend in­tended to fall just above the knee or get paired with leg­gings. cosy and comfy. $124.72 (can be shipped to canada)

➌ Think slip­pers, meghan markle and Birdies. The duchess is a fan and the com­pany has a range of an­i­mal prints to choose from, in­clud­ing a pair done in ital­ian flocked red vel­vet. us$140 (can be shipped to canada).

➍ un­leash a loved one’s in­ner Joan Jett in ze­bra print for the great out­doors. The com­pany 686.com sells a hooded in­su­lated jacket that can be worn as an in­ner layer or alone. $100. For the truly bold, check out the com­pany’s Gos­sip soft-shell wa­ter­proof pant in the same de­sign. $150.

➎ in cow, gi­raffe and leop­ard prints, tip­syelves.com has state­ment leg­gings ga­lore. $28.

➏ The an­drea slide from sarah Flint is done in choco­late leop­ard. The front of the shoe does a lit­tle fes­tive flip. Per­fect for jeans. $295.

EV­ERY­THING ELSE

➐ in cow, gi­raffe and leop­ard prints, tip­syelves.com has state­ment leg­gings ga­lore. $28. There’s a blan­ket. it’s called the PediPocket. it’s 6 feet of mi­crofleece good­ness with a clever 20-inch foot pocket to keep the toot­sies nice and toasty. Lots of prints and colours avail­able, in­clud­ing clas­sic chee­tah. $59.99. an­i­mal print lug­gage ex­ists, well, ev­ery­where. amer­i­can Flyer sells five pieces in bold gi­raffe, ze­bra and leop­ard prints. on sale at ebags.com from $146.99 to $266.99.

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