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H&M has $78m...& needs you to spend it

H&M's Make A Difference campaign will use $78

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What would YOU do with $78 million? That’s what H&M wants to know. The H&M Conscious Foundation, a charitable arm of the brand, just got a generous donation, and plans to use the money to address three serious global issues—but which?

They’ve narrowed it down to five—clean water, strengthening women, safeguarding natural resources, education and poverty reduction via self-empowerment.


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Free makeover and photoshoot, 70 percent off David Yurman

Meet with celebrity makeup artist Mickey Williams on

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Now through Oct. 27

The Wedding Library in Manhattan hosts the Amsale bridesmaids fall 2014 collection trunk show at 14 E. 60th St., suite 606. The show is by appointment only; 212-327-0100 or

Oct. 23-27

Nouveau Bride has the Modeca Bridal and Enzoani Gorgeous with Curves (plus-size bridal gowns), by appointment only, at 1613 Merrick Rd., Merrick; 516-868-1500.


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Fall's must-have beauty look: Smoky eyes

Chanel calls its new fall collection "Superstition," because

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There's a dark, mysterious air to several makeup lines for fall -- think names like Superstition, Dark Spell, Mystic Metallics. And just launched is Cover Girl's new line based on the upcoming film "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" that brings smoky eyes to a whole new level. MAC celebrates a legend -- fashion illustrator Antonio Lopez -- with a limited-edition collection of vibrant...

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Rent The Runway opens first showroom at Henri Bendel and it’s a wow

Rent the Runway, the online designer dress and

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Ever walked into a high end boutique and gotten scared by the snobby sales lady and the astronomical price tags, so much so that you’re afraid to touch the clothes no less try them on? (Uh, yeah.)

Forget about it. Rent the Runway, the online retailer that has been renting designer duds since 2009 just opened a swanky new showroom (its first) at the Henri Bendel flagship on Fifth Avenue where...

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Candice Swanepoel to wear $10 million fantasy bra in 2013 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

Victoria's Secret Angel Candice Swanepoel will wear the

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Victoria's Secret revealed the 2013 Fantasy Bra Wednesday, the latest in a lineup of multimillion dollar undergarments produced annually since Claudia Schiffer donned one in 1996.

Candice Swanopoel is the lucky Angel this year, as she'll be rocking the $10 million creation for the first time in her career at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Dec. 10.

The bra was made by Long Island's...

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Loehmann's annual bridal sale, plus-size fashion show

Meet Achelle Dunaway of e.l.f. cosmetics and her

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Oct. 17

GRAB THE GOWN, Loehmann's annual bridal event in Manhattan offers more than 500 gowns priced from $400 to $1,000. The store is open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., but it's first come, first served, so get there early; 101 Seventh Ave.; 212-352-0856.

Oct. 17-19

FILLY'S offers the spring 2014 Rene Ruiz trunk show featuring gowns and cocktail dresses with modern silhouettes; 1065 Willis...

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Juicy Couture gets back to its LA roots

Models wear looks from the Juicy Couture spring/summer

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Juicy Couture's going west for spring/summer 2014-- well beyond the Hudson River its presentation at Manhattan's Milk Studios looked out on Tuesday morning, and all the way back to its Los Angeles roots.

The vibe was laid-back, Cali-cool with happy colors and lots of prints, from stripes and dots to hearts and florals.

It was casual, yet dressed up (shorts in luxe materials with pretty...

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Mavi celebrates new Brooklyn flagship tonight

Mavi opens a new flagship store in Park

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Mavi, makers of torn-just-right denim and other laid-back, luxe-feel sportswear, is celebrating the new flagship store they just opened NOT in tony SoHo, NOT in the Meatpacking, NOT on the Upper East Side but—yep, that’s right, along with the Nets and Spike Lee—right across the river in Brooklyn. Verbalicious recording artist Natalie Kills and Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz (now THERE's...

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Forget shopping--Diana Nyad is swimming outside Macy's

To mark the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy,

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Some people just SHOP in Herald Square, but endurance athlete Diana Nyad is about to make us ALL look like couch potatoes when she dives in and starts SWIMMING in Herald Square—for 48 hours STRAIGHT—from Tuesday, October 8 at 8:30 am, to Thursday, October 10, all to raise money for AmeriCares and Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts.

To mark the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, mega-swimmer...

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Proenza Schouler opens SoHo flagship

Proenza Schouler opened its SoHo flagship store at

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Proenza Schouler designers Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez have had that downtown-cool aesthetic on lock for more than a decade, but not until Monday did they have a store south of 68th Street.

The brand, which is sold at iconic high-end department stores such as Barney's, Bergdorf Goodman and Saks Fifth Avenue, opened a store uptown at 822 Madison Ave. a year ago, and now they've opened...

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