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BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9982 - BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9981
BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9982 - BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9981

The Porsche Design P'9981 smartphone from Blackberry.

Surfboard - Swami's
Surfboard - Swami's

A limited-edition Paul Smith surfboard from Swami's.

TV - LED-backlit LCD
TV - LED-backlit LCD

Toshinaer's outdoor HDTV.

Black and white - Fashion
Black and white - Fashion

A suit fitted by Dupont Circle's Alton Lane.

Shaving - Shaving Brush
Shaving - Shaving Brush

The Art of Shaving's Power Shave Collection.

Perfume - Lacoste Eau De Lacoste L.12.12 Blanc Toilette
Perfume - Lacoste Eau De Lacoste L.12.12 Blanc Toilette

LaCoste's newest scent, Eau do LaCoste L.12.12 Rouge.

2013 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class - 2016 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
2013 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class - 2016 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class

The 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL550.

Smart Shopping for Summer

The good life in fashion and toys

Smart Shopping for Summer Cruise Control
Though the 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL550 (above) is two inches longer and wider than the previous model, its aluminum body is more than 200 pounds lighter. Top-down driving has never been easier: With the touch of a button, its fully retracting hardtop opens or closes in less than 20 seconds. A Harmon/Kardon audio system is standard. From $106,375; mbusa.com

Power Phone
Porsche and BlackBerry have partnered on the Porsche Design P’9981 smartphone from BlackBerry. The sleek device  boasts a forged stainless-steel frame and leather back cover; a 1.2 GHz processor; HD video recording; a five-megapixel camera; and eight gigs of memory. $2,000; blackberry.com

Surf's Up
Noted fashion designer Paul Smith has teamed up with British surfboard maker Swami’s to create a line of clothing and complementary boards. Made to order in a limited quantity of 50, each board is signed by Sir Paul himself. From $3,440; swamis.com

Outdoor Entertainment
Toshinaer’s outdoor HDTVs are designed to resist the elements and their screens can adjust to changing light conditions. The company recently unveiled 42- and 52-inch LCDs and a 60-inch LED screen model. All three feature 1080p high-definition resolution and marine-grade speakers. From $4,600; toshinaer.com


Made to Fit
Dupont Circle’s Alton Lane makes classic bespoke apparel for men. The shop uses a state-of-the-art 3D body scanner to take accurate measurements, leaving the guesswork out of suiting up. 1506 19th Street, NW, third floor; 646-896-1212. altonlane.com

Off the Cuff
Paul Smith’s Half-stripe Cufflinks for Bloomingdale’s are the perfect complement to a summery suit and tie. $95; bloomingdales.com

Smooth Moves
The Art of Shaving’s Power Shave Collection includes a “smart” razor with built-in spotlight by Gillette, an automated brush and customizable stand. From $400; theartofshaving.com

Fresh Fragrance
Lacoste’s newest scent for men, Eau de Lacoste L.12.12 Rouge is a spicy blend of black pepper, ginger and cardamom—designed to energize. $62; lacoste.com

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