Shop Talk

Style and sample sales, fashion and fun.

Kleinfeld, Vera Wang and more big sample sales this week

Designer bridal gowns and dresses are up to

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Through July 20Shop mother of the bride or groom fall collection trunk shows from MONTAGE, IVONNE D, and CAMERON BLAKE Montage; plus special occasion cocktail dresses at Sugarplum, 181 Seventh St., Garden City; 516-887-4334. Call for store hours; closed Tuesdays.

July 17 to 19B. Rejuvenated at BLOOMINGDALE'S cosmetic counters with complimentary skin care events -- including facials by Zirh...

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Author Alice Harris releases coffee table book 'Blow Me a Kiss'

The cover of "Blow Me a Kiss," a

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The focus is on lips, lips, lips in author Alice Harris’ new book, “Blow Me a Kiss,” ($35; powerHouse Books), a visual photo feast that explores the fascination with lips from the lacquered mouth of a supermodel to the pout of a young Mick Jagger.   

The 120-page hardcover tome features more than 80 photographs and includes the works of Francesco Scavullo, Andy Warhol and Roy...

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BaubleBar launches at all Nordstrom stores

Nordstrom has partnered with online fashion jewelry company

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Statement jewelry definitely does not need to bust the bank. That’s the underlying philosophy of online fashion jewelry company baublebar.com co-founded by Amy Jain and Daniella Yacobovsky three years ago. Guilt-free bling … what could be better?

But there is something about touching the stuff and seeing it in real life that is downright compelling and purchase propelling. Apparently Nordstrom...

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Battleshop: The new online fantasy shopping game

Battleshop is a new fantasy shopping game that

A group of social media savvy, fashion loving Long Islanders has launched a new online game -- www.Battleshop.co – that may satisfy fashionable shoppers’ lust the same way that fantasy sports leagues sate sport fanatics.

In 2012, six friends in Islip came upon the idea for the game. “We were all sitting around having a conversation about the obsessions with fantasy sports,” says Stephanie...

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3 local spa treatments to try

Shellie Goldstein uses micro current technology during her

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Hamptons Express

Imagine laying out by the pool while having a relaxing treatment that will perk up your face for a big evening out. This summer, Manhattan acupuncturist Shellie Goldstein brings an abbreviated version of her trademarked AcuFacial Facelift to the Hamptons. (She'll come to you, or she has an office at 530 Montauk Hwy., Amagansett).

The Hamptons Express is a 60-minute treatment...

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Bridal trunk shows, Southampton shopping spree

Bridal Reflections is hosting an Ines Di Santo

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July 7 to 12

At BLOOMINGDALE'S in Roosevelt Field and Huntington Station, drop by the Estée Lauder counter for advice on creating a summer glow look, July 7 to 11, at Roosevelt Field (516-873-2807) and at Walt Whitman Shops in Huntington Station (631-425-6958). On July 11 in Huntington Station and July 12 at Roosevelt Field, noon to 6 p.m., get a customized bottle painting on your Hanae Mori...

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Shop for charity in Southampton

Everything But Water is hosting a Clover Canyon

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Through Oct. 13

Designer KIM RITTBERG of K Ritt Jewelry has collaborated with sculptor ARLENE SLAVIN to create limited-edition pieces inspired by and made of leftover materials from the artist's designs. The painted vinyl necklaces ($60), companion earrings ($40) and a brass "X" necklace ($150) are available for purchase at Guild Hall during Slavin's "Intersections" exhibit of outdoor sculptures...

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The Limited announces 'Scandal'-inspired clothing line

Kerry Washington in a scene from the series

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Followers of ABC’s hit show “Scandal” starring Kerry Washington love the political plotline, the suspense, the sexy side stories and the drama, but fashion retailer, The Limited, is betting big on the fact that the clothes, worn by Washington’s character, Olivia Pope, are a major part of the draw as well.

In late September, the Limited Scandal collection will launch at 250 Limited stores and...

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Lupita Nyong’o gets her first Vogue cover

Lupita Nyong’o graces the cover of Vogue’s July

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Win a SAG award …great.  An Oscar?  Wow ... even better. But when it comes to fashion, you know you’ve really arrived when you make the cover of Vogue magazine.

These are the real life events of Lupita Nyong’o, 31, whose image graces the cover of Vogue’s July issue (it hits newsstands on June 30). In a downright gushing story penned by the magazine’s editor-at-large Hamish Bowles,...

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Vera Wang trunk show, Chanel makeup artist meetup

Meet with Chanel makeup artist Sterling Williams, June

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June 24

HUNTINGTON HAS TASTE brings local boutiques and salons together for an outdoor runway fashion show, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at Prime, 117 New York Ave.; 631-385-1515. Admission is free, but an RSVP is suggested. Click here for more information.

June 26-29

Shop bridal trunk shows from the VERA WANG spring 2015 collection and INBAL DROR's couture wedding gowns, at The Wedding Salon...

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