Necklace of a Feather

Plus a new collection of bittersweet musings (from the likes of Junot Diáz) on love gone wrong, and jeans to do yoga in

FLOCK IT: Finally, someone’s realized the aesthetic potential of a deconstructed badminton bird. Mirit Weinstock’s necklace pairs a gold chain with satin ribbon, Swarowski crystals, and perfectly fanned white plumes. $275 at Pixie Market, 100 Stanton Street near Orchard Street; 212 253 0953.

SHIPWRECKED: In "Love Is a Four-Letter Word" (Plume; edited by Michael Taeckens), a host of bright young literary things cast an essayist eye -- often heartbreaking, frequently funny – on the very specific havoc wreaked by bad relationships. Check out contributions by Pulitzer-Prize winner Junot Diáz, Kate Christensen, and Dan Kennedy (whose treatise wins for best title: "Exactly Like Liz Phair, Except Older, And With Hypochondria"). Out this week, $16 at St Mark’s Bookshop, 31 Third Avenue at East 9th Street; 212-260-7853.

OM: Yes, you can downward dog without looking like you’re wearing tight-fitting pajamas: Second Clothing’s yoga jeans have a much higher “shape memory” than most stretchy denim (92%, compared with the industry standard of 64%), are made of organic fibers, and come in a range of cuts (boot cut, straight, flare, skinny) and rises. About $100; get more information and order here.

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