GLOVED ONES: Don't even try to claim that wrapping oneself in cashmere is non-recession-compliant. If you're feeling the urge for the warm fuzzies, try Proper Topper, which is having a cashmere sale of 30 to 50 percent off the good stuff all this week. Our selection? The elbow-length, 100 percent cashmere cable-knit gloves (were $80; now $40), still available in slate, chocolate and camel. We're sorry if you were crushing on the orange, but sheesh, the slate goes with everything. GET IT:Proper Topper, 1350 Connecticut Ave. N.W. and 3213 P St. N.W.
P.S.: Betsy Fisher is also having a cashmere sale this week (on Magaschoni, no less) -- take 40 percent off select items from essential to ruffled. 1224 Connecticut Ave. N.W.