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Style and sample sales, fashion and fun.

Rent the Runway sample sale, prom dress fashion show

Filly's hosts a Rene Ruiz cocktail dresses and

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April 2

Meet NIGEL BARKER, host of the Oxygen channel's "The Face," and designer PAMELLA ROLAND, 6 to 8 p.m., at Lord & Taylor in Manhattan for Roland's dress collection launch, a Q&A session and photo opportunity. RSVP to with Pamella Roland Launch in subject line; 424 Fifth Ave.; 212-391-3344.

April 3

Meet designer TRISH WESCOAT POUND at Saks Fifth...

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Lane Bryant partners with Isabel Toledo for first designer collection

Designer Isabel Toledo has partnered with Lane Bryant


Designer Isabel Toledo, worn most-famously by Michelle Obama at the 2009 Presidential Inauguration, has partnered with Lane Bryant to create the plus size retailer's first-ever designer collection.

The line, priced from $98 to $178, includes jackets, tops and dresses featuring Toledo's signature textures and fun, metallic prints.

“It’s really about proportion and fit, which can be a...

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3 new eye creams to try

Radical Skincare's new Eye Revive Creme with soothing

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Say goodbye to dark circles and hello to looking refreshed with these new products:

1. You could cover your eyes with cucumber slices, but better, try Radical Skincare's new Eye Revive Créme with soothing cucumber extract. Full of antioxidants like acai berry and grape seed extract, the product targets wrinkles and puffiness, while improving firmness, $125; at


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Maggie Sottero trunk show, NYC sample sales

Monika Chiang clothing and accessories on sale, March

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Through April 3

HENRI BENDEL is giving customers a limited-edition canvas tote bag when they make a $150 or more purchase at Walt Whitman Shops (631-421-2053), Manhattan (212-247-1100), or online.

March 27 to 29

TALLULAH hosts the Gustavo Cadile eveningwear trunk show, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., in Woodbury Common, 8285 Jericho Tpke., Woodbury; 516-367-8010.

March 28

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Home decor consignment shop opens in Roslyn

Re-Decorate, a home decor consignment store, recently opened

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The idea of spring cleaning may have you dreading the new season, but it doesn't have to be all mops, brooms and doom. Your annual clear-out can also be the perfect excuse to change up your home decor, and now thanks to Re-Decorate, you can do it on the cheap.

The new consignment store, owned by interior designer Keith Baltimore, just opened in Roslyn. "It's a cool place for a two-way relationship...

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Where to donate prom dresses on Long Island

There are tons of places to donate prom

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Prom season is just around the corner and while some teens are worrying about how to pick the perfect dress, some are worrying about how they're going to be able to afford one.

If you have a used gown taking up space in your closet, there are tons of drop-off sites all around Long Island where you can donate your dress to girls in need.

1. NASSAU BOCES BARRY TECH1196 Prospect Ave., Westbury,...

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Rachel Zoe deals (kinda) with reality in new lifestyle book

Rachel Zoe has a new book called, "Living

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Seven years after publication of her first book, “Style A to Zoe: The Art of Fashion, Beauty & Everything Glamour,” Rachel Zoe, the celebrity stylist, reality show star and designer of an eponymous clothing line, has a brand new perspective on life and a brand new book.

In “Living In Style: Inspiration and Advice for Everyday Glamour,” ($28; Grand Central Publishing) Zoe, 42, has turned...

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Clinton Kelly releases greeting card line with Papyrus

Fashion, food and entertaining guru Clinton Kelly has

Clinton Kelly is  a great communicator -- 10 years on the TLC hit, “What Not To Wear,” host of ABC’s “The Chew,” author of a slew of lifestyle/entertaining books and now, the born and bred Long Islander, has collaborated on a sassy, new line of greeting cards with Papyrus.  

Anyone who has ever watched or read Kelly knows he has a special way of saying things. And the greeting cards...

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Ladies' night out in Plainview, evening gown trunk show

Mieka hosts a Paula Varsalona trunk show March

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March 19

Reality TV star Ashlee White emcees a SPRING FLING FASHION SHOW ) at Commisso and Company Salon, showcasing local boutiques and the latest hairstyles. Cocktails and appetizers will be served, 6-8 p.m., at 30 Main St., Port Washington; 516-767-7460.

March 20

Enjoy a LADIES' NIGHT OUT of shopping, free makeovers, a fashion show (7:30 p.m.) and more, 6-10 p.m., at the Holiday...

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Claire hair: How to get Robin Wright's 'House of Cards' hairstyle

Haircut and color of the moment might just

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Haircut and color of the moment might just be “Claire hair,” inspired by that gorgeous, icy villainess Claire Underwood, played by Robin Wright on the Netflix hit, “House of Cards.” Two-toned, with a lighter top and dark underside (mirroring the character herself), the boyish cut “is definitely becoming increasingly popular,” says Jamie Mazzei, the creative director of nuBest Salon and Spa in Manhasset,...

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