My father, John M. Seabrook (called Jack), wholesale scarves was the scion and president of Seabrook Farms, a large frozen-food company that operated on more than fifty thousand acres in southern New Jerseya kind of feudal empire that resembled, in his mind, at least, the venerable inherited estates of Great Britain. He had seen the wine cellars in some of those places, and he had set about building one for his own demesne, in Deep South Jersey. But by the time I was born, in the late fifties, the frozen-food empire was no longer hisC. F. Seabrook, the owner of the company, had sold the business

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Tying an outfit together Tammy Blair, owner of Fashion Safari on School Street, says scarves are among the stores best sellers. Were into scarves here, she said. Even a simple wrap adds a pop of color to an outfit, and it doesnt have to match perfectly. Scarves are on display throughout the shop, topping suggested outfits set up on the front of each clothing stand and display. Each one is about $20, depending on the fabric and other details. The infinity scarves, a closed loop of fabric instead of a long narrow strip, are among the top sellers. Theres also a springy, ruffled scarf with elastic

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All kinds are on display, from long tunic styles and loose weaves to fun designs with colorful pom-poms. The sweater lines from Wooden Ships and 525 America are especially popular, says Ms. Mintz. Sweaters are big favorites now, especially with colder weather coming. We have lots of great choices. Another important focus is the selection of dresses, a number with a holiday motif. My dresses are a specialty, reports Ms. Mintz. Im a dresses person, and we have many styles and choices. People always love gray and black, and now they are gravitating to red and burgundy for the holidays.

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