Been shopping lately? Hearts are everywhere. From hats and hair stuff to socks and slippers, hearts come big, small and every size in-between.
Sure, everyone expects to see a healthy display of them around Valentine's Day, but when it comes to finding new places to put them, designers don't miss a beat.
And they aren't just for little kids. Heart-themed clothing and accessories come in teen, men's and women's sizes, too.
While some people leave' em, others love' em.
"Hearts are adorable. You can buy them as gifts or buy them for yourself. I love to wear hearts. They're cute and fun, and you can wear them anytime. They're not just for Valentine's Day anymore," said Marjorie Jaffe, who handles public relations for American Eagle Outfitters.
At American Eagle, a small heart bearing Cupid's bow and wings is found on ribbed cotton tanks, for example, while boxers and three-pack undies are covered with mini-heart patterns. Guys' boxers feature bolder colored hearts in blue and red. Boxers and tanks are priced $12.50 each.
Hearts show up on room accessories, too.
Claire's offers a pink candle in a glass holder covered in hearts and flowers; a heart frame to hold a picture of the love of your life and, to further distract you from doing your homework, a heart water globe with small floating hearts surrounding a large heart (we spotted these on Claire's Web site, www.claires.com)
The Gap sells heart-themed clothing and accessories, too, including tank and boxers sets; camisoles; string bikini and thong three-packs; baseball caps, and more.
And at Old Navy, where the theme this season is "Love Old Navy Style," nothing -- absolutely nothing -- escapes Cupid's touch.
Even a mini version of the trendy bowling bag purse, $8.50, is covered with hearts.
Found here: T-shirts with assorted heart graphics; heart-shaped makeup sponges and soaps; heart-patterned nail files (to go with your special Valentine's day pink glitter nail polish, naturally); heart-themed boxers for him; heart pajamas and sleep shorts for her; heart snow globes; heart key chains; slippers lined in heart fabric, and more.
There's even a red leash and collar with pink hearts and the words "Puppy Love" for your favorite four-legged friend.
What pup wouldn't love it?