August 30 2014

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Mary-Kate Olsen Takes A Tip From The Kids


You’ve seen them—you just may not know you’ve seen them. The multicolored bands ringing the wrist of every kid on the block and on the subway? They’re Silly Bandz (and their many competitors, like the Wild Bands we found, above), a new line of rubber-band bracelets that are currently all the rage among the under-12 set. The strangest part: They’re quickly catching on with the rest of us, too. The bracelets—24 to a pack, for a bargain $3.99—come in a variety of shapes, which stretch to an imperceptible squiggle when worn and snap back into character as soon as you take them off again. (We got dinosaurs, but other options include farm animals, beach critters, princess accoutrements like crowns and scepters, and fruits. And, if you’re into it, religious icons, too.) On our recent Resort appointment at The Row, we spotted Mary-Kate Olsen wearing one. And at Reed Krakoff, the designer claimed he’d spent all weekend looking for a camouflage set—for his kids. But he was considering, he joked, making his own luxe set in gold and silver. Kidding aside, we could see it working.

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Photo: Steven Torres



  1. Bardot2010 says:

    I keep reading about these bracelets everywhere.

    I read a shout out for Reed too !

  2. characters says:

    There called silly bandz!

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