Furry legwarmers are all the rage among Tokyo’s fashion-forward set. Two types are available: ones that are worn over boots (also called boot covers), and those that give shoes or shorter boots the illusion of having furry tops (called “boo deco,” short for “boots decoration”).

Popular fashion brand Sly sells a fake fur boot cover for 4,725 yen (about $56), and sister brand Sly Lang carries shaggy boo deco for 1,995 yen (about $24). Both brands have stores in the trendy shopping mall Shibuya 109, which targets women in their teens and 20s.

— Kelly Wetherille


Rio de Janeiro’s Lanno brand is launching its newest collection of cotton necklaces this month. The necklaces retail for $95 and are made with dozens of thick, multicolored, cotton strands that intertwine to create heart-shaped centers.

— Mike Kepp

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