Book Jacket Chic

Plus Bulga’s first (secret?) NYC storefront, and James Jeans for a sample sale song.

WRAP ARTIST: These fold-to-fit covers from Book City Jackets are made of recycled paper, printed locally, and customizable – so the next time prying eyes flit your way on the R train, your retort can be boldly emblazoned in Sharpie. $9 for three; available most Saturdays at the Brooklyn Flea (corner of Lafayette and Clermont Avenues in Fort Greene, Brooklyn) and via

STOCK UP: Today and tomorrow, James Jeans are more than half off at the Tribeca sample sale: Get skinny styles (regularly $180) and boot-cut denim for $70-90; plus, look for a trove of one-offs and back-room curiosities priced even cheaper. Through July 23. 500 Greenwich Street, Suite 202; 212-221-4603.

SECRET SOCIETY: There’s nothing minimalistic about Natalia Konovalova’s Bulga bags: They’re big, they’re bold, and they’re decidedly urban – inasmuch as they look like they could fit the entire contents of a studio apartment. The label’s first New York storefront (which includes clothes and accessories as well) has quietly opened on 39th Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues. Details here.

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