Ditch the heavy purse this summer and tote around the necessities in these portable pouches. The wad wallet ($23) is cleverly disguised as a bankroll of fakie hundreds—perfect for low-rollers. The girls can pack away ID, cash, card and gloss in the Taco Pocket ($5.75)—a small zippered pouch that looks just like a tasty Taco Supreme. The rubber hen coin purse ($17) is another option that holds more than coin but less than hen.
120 Don Gaspar Ave., 505-983-3771
Hot Lip Service
Pucker up with these limited edition Lèvres Scintillantes lip glosses ($27.50) by Chanel, which will only be available for the summer. The high-sparkle gossamer finish gives lips a smooth-not-sticky, long-lasting color for a fun, flirty summer look. Coordinating nail polishes are also available.
The Cos Bar
128 W. Water St., 505-984-2676
Summer Breeze Dress
This season’s long hem lines are perfected in the Yak n Yeti maxi dress ($44). Its lightweight cotton and flattering empire waist with soft gathers make it flowy, yet lean—not at all like a Snuggie. Pair it with the floppy Hat a Girl hat ($38) and oversized sunglasses, and you’ve got the ultimate summer look perfect for taking in some music at the Plaza Bandstand.
101 W. Marcy St., 505-988-3585
Get the best of both worlds with Foxers, cute undies designed to look like men’s boxers peeking out from the top of your low rise jeans. The BString ($22) is a comfy thong with a boxer waistband—because frankly, no one wants to see your whale tail anymore. The boy short style ($24.50) is ideal for lounging about on a lazy summer weekend when you just can’t seem to leave the house.
1008 Pen Road, 505-983-7700
Show Some Skin
Unbelievably soft pima cotton makes the colors in these tie-dyes pop in unique Technicolor designs. The sexy tank top ($39.99) shows off bronzed shoulders and goes great with jeans or a girly, crinkled cotton skirt from Chapare, which specializes in South American apparel and handwoven Panama hats.
500 Montezuma Ave.
(in Sanbusco Market Center),