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Query makeup artist Bobbi Brown about her inspiration for a particular color collection and chances are she’ll cite the colors of the flowers in a favorite market stall in Provence or the beads found in a small boutique in Colorado. It’s clear: When it comes to shopping, this is a woman who knows how to mix business and pleasure. So with the holidays upon us, we asked Brown to divulge where she uncovers her favorite finds.
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821 Madison Avenue, New York
There is no more luxurious gift then a Loro Piana blanket. They’re so soft and warm and it’s something that lasts forever.
Mario Diab Salon
62 Crosby Street, New York
Giving gift certificates to my favorite salon is always a great way to pamper a deserving someone around the holidays. The salon is beautiful and be prepared to get the most natural hair coloring and cut of all time!
7 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, N.J.
Every time I need a color fix I come here. I get a ton of jewelry from O Soleil. They also have a lot of soaps and room sprays from Provence.
101 West Colorado Avenue, Telluride, Colo.
They have the most inspirational beads there (I’ve started many collections from them!), but they also have great boxes, furniture and clothes from Bali.
575 Broadway, New York
All of my A+ gifts come from Prada. I particularly love the handbags; they’re cute, simple, efficient and, above all, cool. They can dress up any outfit.
257 Elizabeth Street, New York
Anytime I wear her clothes I feel put together and dressed up. She has great party dresses for the holidays.
Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center
8 Quarry Road, Little Falls, N.J.
If you have boys like I do, this is a great place to get baseball memorabilia from one of the greatest players who ever played the game. I love getting some baseballs personalized and giving them out as gifts; it means so much to people.