Our obsessions (August 23–September 5, 2012)

This week’s top editors’s picks: a luxe-looking moto jacket, Lady Gaga’s debut fragrance, Completely Bare products and more.

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  • Photograph: Courtesy of TrueAction Network

    We were pleasantly surprised that this chic, fitted faux-leather motorcycle jacket is from teen-targeted chain Aéropostale, but our jaws really dropped when we saw its beyond-reasonable price tag. Considering it goes with everything from jeans to dresses, you’ll more than get your money’s worth. Aéropostale Moto jacket, $40, at Aéropostale, locations throughout the city; visit aeropostale.com

  • Fans of high-end local spa chainlet Completely Bare will be thrilled to hear that the waxing specialist has launched a line of affordable drugstore products. The majority of the offerings, including a fantastic cooling spray that uses lidocaine to numb skin predepilation, center around at-home hair removal. But those who prefer to leave such delicate matters to the experts can pick up items geared toward between-appointment care, such as glycolic-and-salicylic-acid–soaked circular pads that fight ingrown hairs and shea butter–packed body creams that slow follicle growth. Completely Bare Bikini Bump Blaster ingrown hair pads, Don’t Grow There body balm and Not Feeling It numbing and cooling spray; $10 each, at CVS, locations throughout the city; visit cvs.com

  • Always one for theatrics, Lady Gaga doesn’t disappoint with her first-ever perfume. The inky-black liquid sprays clear and, according to Mother Monster herself, smells like “an expensive hooker.” With sticky-sweet notes of honey and apricot balanced by florals such as jasmine, tiger orchid and belladonna, Fame is clean, fruity and perfect for a night out. Fame by Lady Gaga eau de parfum; 1 fl oz $42, 1.7 fl oz $55, 3.4 fl oz $79; at Macy’s, 151 W 34th St at Seventh Ave (212-695-4400, macys.com)

  • For its first footwear venture, menswear e-tailer Bonobos has teamed up with 77-year-old Chinese brand Warriors to create these limited-edition canvas sneakers. The classic style goes with just about everything, while the red soles and a playful printed interior keep the shoes from being mundane. You can order them online, or try them on at the appointment-only Bonobos Guideshop (45 W 25th St between Fifth and Sixth Aves, fifth floor; 877-294-7737), where you’ll be able to place your order for gratis two-day delivery. Warriors x Bonobos sneakers, $45, at bonobos.com

  • Photograph: Jessica Lin

    Show your love for Kings County every time you fill out a crossword puzzle or multiple-choice exam with these vibrant pencils. The writing instruments come in a multitude of colors and are emblazoned with one of two song snippets: the titular lyrics from Beastie Boys’s “No Sleep Till Brooklyn” or spread love, it’s the brooklyn way from Notorious B.I.G.’s “Juicy.” By Brooklyn No Sleep and Spread Love pencils; $1 each, six for $5 or 12 for $10; at By Brooklyn, 261 Smith St between DeGraw and Douglass Sts, Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn (718-643-0606, shop.bybrooklyn.com)

Photograph: Courtesy of TrueAction Network

We were pleasantly surprised that this chic, fitted faux-leather motorcycle jacket is from teen-targeted chain Aéropostale, but our jaws really dropped when we saw its beyond-reasonable price tag. Considering it goes with everything from jeans to dresses, you’ll more than get your money’s worth. Aéropostale Moto jacket, $40, at Aéropostale, locations throughout the city; visit aeropostale.com

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