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For the holidays: his and hers Hermès in Sharon

Perfect for parties: A vintage red Valentino wallet ($400), a vintage gold leopard-lined Valentino evening bag ($500) and a vintage Spanish suede navy clutch ($168) at B. Johnstone. Photo by Alexander Wilburn

SHARON — Manhattan apartment dwellers might dream of a snowy Christmas in the country, but for those living all year in Litchfield County, the city exerts a magnetic pull for holiday shopping, hot chocolate at Serendipity, a glimpse of the decorated display windows on Fifth Avenue and the tree at Rockefeller Center. 

But if luxury gift shopping is your only reason for venturing south, save yourself a train ticket and head to Sharon instead. 

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