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Style and sample sales, fashion and fun.

Sarah Jessica Parker visits Nordstrom Roosevelt Field

Sarah Jessica Parker will visit Nordstrom at Roosevelt

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Show biz and the shoe biz collided at Nordstrom Roosevelt Field on Saturday afternoon as Sarah Jessica Parker made a personal appearance to meet and greet fans and sign their purchases of her swanky shoes, boots and bags from her newish SJP collection.

About 150 diehard fans lined up with shopping bags in hand to meet the actor – many waxing poetic about her famously fashionable “Sex in the...

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Valley Stream boutique opening, NYC sample sales

You can celebrate Luxe Boutique's grand opening in

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Aug. 19Saks Fifth Avenue has the AKRIS PUNTO trunk show, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with the newest collections and the brand's stylist; appointments suggested; 631-350-1311.

Aug. 20At BLOOMINGDALE'S, Cycle for a Cure with a one- to three-minute spin on a stationary bike to support the fight against AIDS and get a $10 bMoney gift card at Roosevelt Field and Walt Whitman Shops; anyone can enter to...

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3 new ways to cleanse your skin

Spa Sonics's Face and Body Polisher is available

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Cosmetics giant Clinique has jumped into the cleansing system market with its new Sonic System Purifying Cleansing Brush, featuring two distinct bristles: The white side is gentle for large areas like the cheeks, the smaller green side is stiffer for areas that tend to clog. It's battery-operated and can be used in shower or tub, $89.50; at clinique.com.

Spa Sonic's Face and Body Polisher...

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Sarah Jessica Parker to visit Nordstrom at Roosevelt Field Mall

Sarah Jessica Parker will visit Nordstrom at Roosevelt

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Shoe worshippers, your queen will soon arrive.  

Sarah Jessica Parker will visit Nordstrom at Roosevelt Field on Saturday, Aug. 23, from 2 to 3 p.m. Buy something from her lovely SJP Collection for fall and, as time permits, she’ll even sign your purchase.

The shoes, crafted in Italy, come in a wide assortment that reflect Parker’s personal looks and feminine style (surely...

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4 products for a better blowout

Bumble and bumble's popular Invisible Oil, a blend

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The less time you spend on a blowout, the better (on many counts). To help speed the process comes Speed Dry Blow Dry Spray from Color Wow, which uses an alcohol-free formula to decrease porosity and keep moisture in the hair. It's especially good for color-treated hair, since too much heat promotes fading, $24; at select Ulta stores or colorwowhair.com.

Frederic Fekkai has a new three-product...

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Bridal trunk shows, Nanette Lepore sample sale

Shop the Stephen Yearick bridal and evening wear

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Aug. 11-14

AT BLOOMINGDALE'S, purchase a Hanae Mori fragrance and have the bottle personalized with a painting and engraving, noon-6 p.m. Aug. 12 and 14 at Walt Whitman Shops in Huntington Station (631-425-6858) and on Aug. 11 and 13 at Roosevelt Field (516-873-2814). On Aug. 13, shop the Temple St. Clair fine jewelry trunk show, noon-6 p.m., featuring rare colored gemstones in Huntington...

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Hamptons shopping fundraiser, Cynthia Rowley sample sale

Mieka hosts the Ysa Makino evening gown trunk

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Aug. 5

Meet designer JOSIE NATORI for a pajama party, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., at her Manhattan boutique. Enjoy refreshments, origami lessons (6 and 8 p.m.), a social media photo booth session with a chance at an Instagram contest to win a $500 store gift card; 253 Elizabeth St., Manhattan; 646-684-4934. RSVP suggested; events@lividini.com.

Aug. 5 to 7MIEKA is hosting the Ysa Makino evening...

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Oscar de la Renta bridal trunk show on Long Island

Shop the Oscar de la Renta spring 2015

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Through Aug. 3

Shop the RINA DI MONTELLA trunk show, featuring dresses for the mother-of-the bride-or-groom or bar mitzvah hostess, at Sugarplum, 181 Seventh St., Garden City; 516-887-4334. Call for store hours.

July 29 to 31

MIEKA has Stephen Yearick's evening gown trunk show, with designer, at 7937 Jericho Tpke., Woodbury Village, Woodbury; 516-367-8755, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday...

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Roland Mouret designs new collection for Banana Republic

Designer Roland Mouret poses with supermodel Karolina Kurkova

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Designer Roland Mouret and Banana Republic have joined forces in a body-con collaboration that boasts Mouret's signature "curve appeal" and is sexy, smart and affordable. The designer, who is known for his precise fit (we’re talking va-va-voom here) that celebrates the female form, has created a 27-look capsule collection that includes color blocking and his distinctive draping and structure.

Enticing,...

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Christian Louboutin enters beauty biz with $50 nail polish

Shoe designer Christian Louboutin enters the beauty business

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Will you pay $50 for a bottle of nail polish? Apparently Christian Louboutin, the French shoe designer of the lust-worthy red soled shoes, is betting yes. 

According to Women’s Wear Daily, Louboutin will enter the beauty business, with a new collection of Christian Louboutin Beauté polishes packaged in tall spiky bottles that conjure high-heels.

First to hit the market on Wednesday...

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