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Free styling, fall fashion trunk show

Pictured here is a cashmere cowl pullover with

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Through September

The Sunset + Spring department (women's ready to wear and outerwear) at BLOOMINGDALE'S is offering free one-on-one styling consultations all day throughout September at both the Roosevelt Field (516-873-2700) and Walt Whitman Shops (631-425-6700) locations.

Sept. 4

SEEK NEW YORK, a personal shopping and styling company, is hosting an extended version of its popular...

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Target announces line inspired by upcoming 'Annie' remake

Annie for Target by Renee Ehrlich Kalfus will

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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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Ralph Lauren brings wearable tech to US Open...and the future to you

Ralph Lauren's new "Polo Tech" shirt debuts at

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Ralph Lauren is launching the activewear of tomorrow today at the U.S. Open in Flushing, outfitting six ball boys with a new high-performance “Polo Tech” shirt that measures physiological data like heart and breathing rates, transmitting it via an app to a smartphone. And up-and-comer Marcos Giron—the No. 1 singles player in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association—will wear the state-of-the-art shirt...

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Bridal trunk shows, C. Wonder charity fundraiser

Bridal Reflections is hosting a special preview of

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Through Sept. 18

C. WONDER is taking 20 percent off a purchase of $100 or more when you drop off gently used clothing, shoes or accessories at a participating store. The donations go to Fashion Project for resale online, with 55 percent of the proceeds of each sale benefiting Look Good Feel Better, a program helping women manage the effects of cancer therapy on their appearance. Long Island...

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Sarah Jessica Parker visits Nordstrom Roosevelt Field

An fan and her baby were on hand

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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 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 and the City” character...

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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

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

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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