Our obsessions (May 12--18, 2011)

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  • Whether you're hitting the beach in the Hamptons or merely lying out in Central...

    Whether you're hitting the beach in the Hamptons or merely lying out in Central Park, this lightweight straw mat has you covered: Unfurl it to its nearly six-foot length when you want to recline, then fold it up into an easy-to-tote bundle. Cappelli Straworld packable beach mat with pillow, $25, at City Hats, 63 Bleecker St at Lafayette St (212-260-1948)

  • Never pay overweight baggage fees again! Rather than haul your entire wardrobe...

    Never pay overweight baggage fees again! Rather than haul your entire wardrobe to your next destination, bring this cosmetic-case-size bag that comes prepacked with five garments (a pair of wide-leg pants, a slip dress, a long-sleeved shirt, a tank top and a poncho that doubles as a skirt), and two sashes in basic black and white, that you can mix and match to create 25 different outfits. Chick on the Go travel kit, $179 (normally $199), at thechickonthego.com. Use code "TONY10" at checkout to receive this discount through June 18.

  • Once all the rage among athletes in '80s Europe, these near-indestructible...

    Once all the rage among athletes in '80s Europe, these near-indestructible sunglasses fold in half at the bridge and will take up minimal space in your carry-on. Sunpocket Sport sunglasses, $65, at Opening Ceremony at the Ace Hotel, 1190--92 Broadway between 28th and 29th Sts (646-695-5680, openingceremony.us)

  • This waterproof jacket neatly stows away in its own pocket, allowing you to...

    This waterproof jacket neatly stows away in its own pocket, allowing you to save it for a rainy day while having plenty of room in your suitcase for sunnier attire. L.L. Bean Stowaway jacket with Gore-Tex, $159, at llbean.com


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    French Connection Getaway body essentials kit with shampoo, conditioner, hand-and-body wash, and hand-and-body lotion, $30, at French Connection, 700 Broadway between 4th St and Washington Pl (212-473-4486, frenchconnection.com)

Whether you're hitting the beach in the Hamptons or merely lying out in Central...

Whether you're hitting the beach in the Hamptons or merely lying out in Central Park, this lightweight straw mat has you covered: Unfurl it to its nearly six-foot length when you want to recline, then fold it up into an easy-to-tote bundle. Cappelli Straworld packable beach mat with pillow, $25, at City Hats, 63 Bleecker St at Lafayette St (212-260-1948)

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