Shop Talk

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Mo Cassara, Elisa DiStefano to host Sneakers & Sandals Beach Ball in Point Lookout

Former Hofstra Basketball head coach Mo Cassara, left,

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Fancy fall footwear is tempting us from every store window, but it's not time to put those flip-flops away just yet.

News 12 anchor and fashionista Elisa DiStefano and former Hofstra basketball head coach Mo Cassara are hosting the Sneakers & Sandals Beach Ball at Buoy Bar in Point Lookout Thursday night, giving Long Islanders the chance to enjoy summer with their toes in the sand one...

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Shop H&M's Paris Fashion Week collection at NYC pop-up

This rendering shows the H&M fall pop-up that

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To say it has been an exciting few months for H&M shoppers is an understatement.

First, there was the smoking hot summer campaign featuring Beyoncé and some killer swimsuits. Next, the announcement that Isabel Marant would be launching a coveted designer collaboration come fall. Then H&M finally launched e-commerce in the United States, which included the first-ever access stateside...

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Barney's Warehouse Sale, celebrations at Bloomingdales

JCPenney and Joe Fresh Kids create a live

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Aug. 21-22

J.C. Penney and Joe Fresh create a live orange grove in Manhattan (Seventh Avenue between 46th and 47th streets) with activities for school-age children, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., and shopping for back-to-school items; sale proceeds go to Adopt-a-Classroom. Take home a picture from the photo booth (images are displayed on a Times Square billboard, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday.

Aug. 22 and...

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Phillip Lim talks Target, boxers and fall must-haves

Phillip Lim for Target hits stores Sept. 15

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Designer collaborations for Target are always hyped (They're limited-edition! They're big names! They're cheap!), but Phillip Lim's collection, launching Sept. 15, is hotly anticipated for a few extra reasons:

1. Everyone loves Phillip Lim. He's wearable but unique, feminine but sophisticated, classic but modern. His Target collection takes you from work (structured pants and blazers) to night...

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Triumph lingerie, shapewear opens first U.S. store at Walt Whitman Shops, Roosevelt Field to follow

German/Swiss lingerie and shapewear company Triumph opened its

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The Walt Whitman Shops in Huntington Station welcomed its latest addition Thursday-- the first U.S. store for Triumph lingerie.

The vintage, European vibe makes the spot that much sexier-- the company started with six seamstresses in a barn in Germany in 1886 and its heritage is reflected all over the store in black and white photos of lingerie-wearing beauties and displays of old-fashioned...

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Tips to make back to school shopping easier

Back to school shopping doesn't have to be

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During back to school shopping season, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed. From commercials to coupons to mailers, there’s an overload of information about where the deals are for all the stuff your kids need this school year.

Even if you are a shopaholic, navigating the mall with your children in tow can be tiring.

“We’re bombarded with too much information to truly process when we’re...

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Miley Cyrus named Teen Choice Awards style icon over Lea Michele, Emma Watson, Demi Lovato?!

I never thought that in my 20s I would already be too old to understand teens. . . but then Miley Cyrus won the Style Icon award at the 2013 Teen Choice Awards Sunday night for the second year in a row.

Why? Just, why?

OK, she takes risks. And sometimes they work -- but not often enough.

Cyrus is a devoted believer in "less is more" when it comes to clothing, which makes...

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Beauty tutorial of the week: 4 quick fixes to freshen up your look

YouTube user shows how to fix your makeup


Fixing your makup on the go?

Whether you woke up late or are on the run, there's always a few things you can do to brighten up your work day look. 

YouTube user emilynoel83 shows her viewers how to fix makeup on the run with four quick and easy steps. Emilynoel83 categorizes her four step process by blot, blot, curl and lips. 

Freshen up your face with these quick fixes...

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Marc Jacobs opens Manhattan cosmetic shop

Marc Jacobs Beauty launched at Sephora and select


It’s a day worth noting in the beauty world as designer Marc Jacobs launches his very first store dedicated solely to his new makeup line. The cosmetic line, Marc Jacobs Beauty, launched in select Sephora and Marc Jacobs stores today containing 16 fresh-complexion and color-based products, and four must-have makeup brushes. But selling his collection only at Sephora wasn’t enough for the expanding...

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Monica Rich Kosann trunk show, back to school events

On Aug. 17, Monica Rich Kosann brings her

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Aug. 14-18

SIGN UP FOR A SMASHBOX makeup master class, 7 p.m. Friday, at Nordstrom Roosevelt Field during the August Beauty Event; for reservations, call 516-746-0011, ext. 1412. From Wednesday to Sunday, get advice on beauty, skin care and fragrance at all cosmetic and fragrance counters; get a gift with your $125 purchase. Reservations suggested.

Aug. 15-17


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