Question: I keep reading about the hooded look for fall, but can't find anything in the stores. I'm looking for a hooded sweater, size 10. I'm very tall (6 feet), so I'd prefer a long one. Can you help?--S.G.
Answer: You may not have recognized them as such in the bins, but there are many hooded sweaters in the stores now. Their deep cowl collars pull up over the head to become hoods, as in the one illustrated here. This widely banded, wool-knit sweater with dropped shoulder seams is available in fuchsia or cream, small or average, for $145. If your height is in your legs, not your body, the sweater is long enough to function as a mini over tights or leggings. If your body is your "long," wear the sweater atop pants or skirts of all lengths. This elongated pullover is illustrated in the current catalogue published by Henri Bendel, 10 West 57th St., New York, N.Y. 10019.
Q: Do I have to wait for Christmas again in order to be able to find men's bedroom slippers? Please help me find some in time for a Labor Day birthday.--R.V.
A: Christmas comes early this year at the Cedars-Sinai Gift Shop, where men's slippers are a year-round item. Right now there are terry scuffs at $7.50, velour scuffs and slippers at $12 and $13 and leather slippers ranging in price from $16 to $34. The gift shop's Lotte Kahn reports that fleece-lined slippers can be special-ordered. Women's bedroom slippers also are stocked at prices from $7 to $45.