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Alison Bernicker

Alison Bernicker is the shopping/lifestyle manager for newsday.com and exploreli.com. From the newest style and beauty trends, to the latest sales and store openings right here on Long Island, she'll keep you updated on all things shopping. She has a B.A. in journalism from Stony Brook University and was born and raised in Suffolk County. When she's not updating the site, Alison loves catching up on celebrity gossip, scrolling through social media and (unsurprisingly) hitting the mall.

Vera Bradley launches leather collection

Vera Bradley has introduced a leather collection to

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Vera Bradley may be known for its bright paisley prints and travel-friendly fabric duffels, but this fall the brand is launching something completely different

The accessory retailer recently announced the release of a leather collection made up of quilted totes, wristlets and backpacks. Available in fun fall hues like taupe and burnt orange, as well as classic black, the line is priced between...

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Urban Outfitters under fire for red-stained Kent State sweatshirt

Urban Outfitters is facing criticism for selling a

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Retailer Urban Outfitters has come under fire (yes, again) for selling a "vintage" Kent State sweatshirt featuring blood spatter-like markings, an apparent reference to the Kent State shootings in 1970.

Four students were killed and nine were injured when the Ohio National Guard opened fire during a Vietnam War protest.

According to the listing, which has since been removed, the questionable...

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Target announces line inspired by upcoming 'Annie' remake

Annie for Target by Renee Ehrlich Kalfus will

(Credit: Target)

Target's designer collections have always taken inspiration from the runway, but its newest collab is set to pull from the big screen.

The retailer has announced it is partnering with Renee Ehrlich Kalfus, the costume designer for Jay Z and Will Smith's upcoming "Annie" remake, to create a collection of girl's apparel and accessories.

The line features fun mix-and-match pieces inspired...

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