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EMILY JO Gibbs's seasonal conker of a handbag (above), in silken spiky green case, will make you dance round it with glee. Find it at the Crafts Council's new show, "Satellites of Fashion" - objects that "orbit" the body, namely hats, shoes and bags. Featuring work by newcomers, it will also include such luminaries as Philip Treacy, John Lobb, Lulu Guinness and Patrick Cox.

"Satellites of Fashion" at the Crafts Council, 44a Pentonville Rd, London N1 until 10 Jan 1999, Tues-Sat 11-6, Sun 2-6. Free. (0171 278 7700)

IF YOU'VE ever fancied sharing Cher's chaise longue, or plumping up cushions writhed on by George Michael, now's your chance. This weekend the thoroughly modern furniture shop Jinan is selling off wares loaned for films and videos. The starstruck can pick up Cruella De Vil's dressing table from 101 Dalmations (pounds 700 down from pounds 1,600) or the Shell cushions from the "Fastlove" video (pounds 30 down from pounds 85).

At Jinan, 17 Golden Square, London W1, until Sun 1 Nov, Fri and Sat 10- 6, Sun 12-4 (0171 434 3464)

"DAZZLE" CLAIMS to be the UK's largest contemporary jewellery exhibition and takes place in London and Manchester simultaneously. Prices range from pounds 10 to thousands. Catch your Christmas sparkle early.

"Dazzle" is at Manchester Town Hall 2 Nov-2 Jan 1999, and the Royal National Theatre 16 Nov-9 Jan 1999.

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