***image1***Tocca the Town
Soften up this season's must-have bomber jacket with Tocca's Florentine jacket ($695). The buttahlike leather combined with frilly tweed cuffs and placket make this a closet staple for nights out on the town. Check the racks for the lambswool hooded cape, also by Tocca ($237), and get a jump on one of the season's hottest trends.
Unity, 604 N. Guadalupe St., 946-0464.
Urge to Splurge
Luxurious cashmere lends itself to robes ($1,200) and throws ($1,170) by Oyuna. Even hot water bottle slipcovers ($105) get the royal treatment. Shades of heathered taupe, brown and ivory with contrasting suede edges give these that simple yet pricey look that is usually accomplished in catalogs or childless homes.
Onorato Home and Ambience, 109 E. Palace Ave., 984-2008.
***image3***Women Get Wooly
Wool plaid pants from mon petit oiseau ($258) feature a baby-wale cord waistband and back detail with signature bow and charm embossed with a sweet little bird. The plaid is bold-though not quite Caddyshack, it's pluckier than standard schoolgirl fare.
Surrender Dorothy, DeVargas Mall, 984-8555.
Stay stylish on slushy sidewalks in Aqua Italian's waterproof western snow boot ($350), in black suede for fashion's sake and knee high to keep your legs warm. The nonslip sole is subtle so you won't look too sporty. Watch for arm warmers ($29) and fingerless gloves ($33) to be hot accessories as the weather cools down and people start going crazy with the layering trend.
Goler, 125 E. Palace Ave., 954-8270.
***image5***Get the Winter Brews
Second Street Brewery is king of beers when it comes to whipping up a new brew that complements nippy weather. This season's offerings include the Barley Wine-Style Ale and the Imperial Stout, both of which will keep you warm with malty, hoppy goodness and make great gifts for choosy boozehounds. Load up with a half-gallon glass jug filled wih frothy goodness ($9.50-$12.75) and get your chilly groove on.
Second Street Brewery, 1814 Second St., 982-3030.
Kids are gonna love snuggling up to soft baby seals, penguins and polar bears ($5.99 and up), especially because these are stuffed and don't bite or make those terrible penguin messes that are all too familiar here in Santa Fe. Complete the collection with a furry igloo ($17 and up) that also makes a great place to stash contraband like candy and slingshots. Future Note to Self Once They're Teens: Check the igloo for smoke toys and sniff-worthy glue.
Merry Go Round, 150 Washington Ave., 988-5422.
***image8***A Warm Glow
Artist Jan Barboglio forges spectacular lighting accessories from votive size to a dimension befitting a mansion or at least a freakin' big table. A rubbed finish lends itself to being more elegant than rustic for these flowers, doves and mice. There's even a frog prince for daydreamers. Prices start at $50 for the votives. Check out the gorgeous tree candelabra and her amazing furniture pieces, too.
Cielo Tabletop, 316 S. Guadalupe St., 992-1960.
Comfort Food for the Body
Not only is the new Crabtree and Evelyn Natural line free of parabens (aka, esters of para-hydroxybenzoic acid), dyes (colored stuff) and high in anti-oxidants (good stuff), but with holiday scents like cranberry, cocoa butter, nutmeg and cardamom, these sudsy body bars ($8) and thick, rich body butters ($27) are perfect for soothing dry winter skin après ski or après chemistry homework.
Soap Opera, DeVargas Mall, 982-8066.
***image9***Chillin' in the Crib Shoes
Tiny tots will adore these felt wool booties ($47) that are perfect for those taking first steps and for seasoned walkers. Choose between blue with red fuzzy pompons and cute yellow tie and the girly pink boots festooned with flowers. Since they're on the quiet side, the pitter-patter of little feet goes down a notch in decibel levels.
Gypsy Baby, 318 S. Guadalupe St., 820-1898.
It's a Man-Scarf, Baby
This chenille scarf ($120 and up) by the Dunlap Weavers is hand-loomed with mélange yarns in manly colors and the fringe is cut short to keep your dude dapper during ice storms or holiday parties.
Lancaster York, 121 E. Palace Ave., 984-1577.