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Project Prom: Enter to win a prom shopping spree on Newsday

The Carbone quintuplets, 2012's unique Project Prom winners,

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Every year, Newsday helps one lucky Long Island high school senior find the prom dress of her dreams.

Last year was Project Prom overload, as Newsday readers picked prom outfits for the five Carbone quints of Old Brookville. The sisters got to go shopping with Newsday fashion expert Anne Bratskeir and had the entire BCBGMAXAZRIA Manhattan showroom at their disposal -- gowns, shoes, jewels,...

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Vintage shopping: This week's top picks

This 1980s tropical print dress is from Young

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Shopping for vintage clothing and accessories is thrilling, but it can take hours to finally come across that one piece your closet has been missing. This got us thinking, how can we make scoring rare fashion gems easier for our readers? Every week, we'll search high and low to bring you the best vintage finds on the internet. From eBay to Etsy, we’ve got you covered!  This week, we found a...

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Vera Wang abolishes bridal appointment fees amid controversy

Vera Wang after her collection of bridal wear

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Brides all over the world are willing to do anything for a Vera Wang wedding gown . . . except pay appointment fees.

After high fees caused controversy in China, Wang has abolished them at all of her bridal boutiques worldwide, Women's Wear Daily reports.

At the Shanghai flagship store, a 3,000 yuan (about $482) fee had been implemented just for trying gowns on. It did include afternoon...

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Kate Spade launches Saturday, lower-priced sister label

Kate Spade Saturday zigzag bandanna, $30, at


Yes, it's Wednesday, but Kate Spade has us dreaming of the weekend more than ever on this early-spring "hump day."

The hotter than ever brand launched their new sister label Wednesday morning, named after everyone's favorite day of the week -- Saturday, of course.

Fashionistas who love the classic New York style of Kate Spade but can't spend $400 on a dress or handbag are rejoicing...

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First ever Nicole Miller sample sale: Save 80 percent

Save up to 80 percent at Nicole Miller's


March 26-30 Save up to 80 percent on sportswear, evening wear, cocktail and day dresses, bridal and accessories at the first ever Nicole Miller sample sale. Tues. 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Weds.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Fri. 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at 260 Fifth Ave., Manhattan. March 27-28 At Bloomingdale’s Roosevelt Field store, meet with YSL national makeup artist Dell Ashley and team, March 27,...

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On sale now: This week's top five picks

We found five best bets among the sales

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Looks like it’s an exceptional week for sales, my fellow online shoppers. In today’s picks, the amount you save for each item is significantly higher than what you’ll spend. I actually enjoyed doing the math.

1. Tory Burch sheath dress Was: $375.00 Now: $149.98 You save: $225.02

Why buy? Because your work wardrobe needs some pastel! The pale muticolored dress is not only the perfect...

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'Project Runway' winning spring dress on sale at Lord & Taylor

"Project Runway" competitor Michelle Lesniak Franklin, 34, poses

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Lord & Taylor has long been involved with TV design competition "Project Runway," but Thursday's episode brought a new challenge -- “interpret the rose."

The rose has been the iconic department store's symbol since Dorothy Shaver became president in 1945 and set her eye on promoting classic American style. The winning design, as host and fashion guru Tim Gunn explains,...

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Say Yes to the Prom: Monte Durham helps teens find their dream dresses

"Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta" star Monte

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Brides all across the country dream of having their "yes" moment with TLC's "Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta" image consultant Monte Durham. The perfect combination of opinionated and nurturing, he somehow manages to put even the most neurotic of brides at ease before jacking them up (adding the veil and finishing touches) and making their dreams come true.

Tuesday, Durham...

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American Eagle advertises spray on jeans

American Eagle "Skinny Skinny" jeans in a can,


You thought jeggings were taking the skinny jean trend too far? Well, get a load of this.

American Eagle Outfitters is advertising 'Skinny Skinny' jeans that come in two signature washes, indigo and bright light . . . in a can.

Yes, it has to be a joke, but the brand went all out for the stunt, which to their credit has gotten people talking. The video had more than 365,000 views on...

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Kardashians to launch tanning line at Ulta, baby products may be next

Kourtney, Khloe and Kim Kardashian are launching the

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Say what you want about Kim, Kourtney and Khloé Kardashian, but the reality TV sisters have that sun-kissed glow down pat.

"When I travel, the one thing that makes me feel alive whether or not I have makeup on is a tan, especially in my face," Kim told Women's Wear Daily. When you travel, you can’t just go lay out."

Kim, who has psoriasis and has been known to take her...

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