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Spa Soiree, designer sample sales

Badgley Mischka summer and spring 2013 gowns, cocktail

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April 9-10 View the Brunello Cucinelli women's fall trunk show, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., at Marshs, 270 Main St., Huntington; 631-423-1660. April 9-11 Oscar de la Renta Childrenswear is hosting a trunk show featuring the new Fall 2013 collection for girls and boys ages 12 months to 14 years, plus resort fashion jewelry for mom, Tues. 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Weds. 8:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m., Fri. 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m....

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Sandy-stricken East Rockaway High School wins dream prom by David Tutera

East Rockaway High School is in the running

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UPDATE: The votes are in, and East Rockaway High School, the only finalist from Long Island, is the winner. The students, who are still unable to re-enter their high school building after superstorm Sandy hit with $10 million worth of damage, will be awarded a dream prom designed by David Tutera complete with complementary dresses, tuxedos, beauty services, a celebrity guest and more.

"One...

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H&M launches eco-friendly partywear collection

Two-piece dress with bodysuit and wrap skirt in

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You already shop at H&M for affordable basics like tanks, blazers, jeans and sundresses, but now the party's really getting started.

The retailer launched the Conscious Exclusive eveningwear collection Thursday, an extension of the Conscious collection, a mildly higher-priced line made of sustainable materials.

The new collection includes red carpet-ready options for the ladies,...

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Michael Kors releases limited edition sneaker for Facebook fans

Michael Kors released 500 pairs of this zebra

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Here on Long Island we love our hometown boy Michael Kors, but we're not the only ones.

Kors has gathered a whopping 5 million Facebook fans, and the Merrick-bred designer is celebrating with one of spring's must-have trends — a bold new pair of sneakers.

Fresh prints and wedges have transformed sneakers from sporty to fashion-forward this season, with Kors on the forefront (he released...

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Walt Whitman Shops to add up to 30 new stores in 2013

A rendering shows the pedestrian walkway and new

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At the Walt Whitman Shops in Huntington Station, formerly known as Walt Whitman Mall, a plan years in the making is finally coming to life.

"It's been a lot of work, but it's a very exciting transformation," said Francis Scire, assistant vice president of leasing for Simon Property Group, who has been working on the project for two and a half years.

The plan, which includes...

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Support local charities at Lord & Taylor

Shop the Rene Ruiz evening gown trunk show,

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April 3 Lord & Taylor's Garden City store offers daylong events including mini makeovers, complimentary cocktails and rolled cigars, plus a visit by former NBA player John Starks; purchase a "Shop Smart. Do Good!" ticket ($5) for a 15 percent savings pass; ticket sale proceeds to benefit local charities; 516-742-7000. Go to lordandtaylor.com/dogoodgardencity...

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Donate prom dresses, accessories for LI teens in need

Hundreds of pairs of shoes are donated each

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As the average high school girl prepares for prom, it can be easy to get caught up in the search for the perfect dress, the glamorous hairstyles and the makeup appointments. But for others who are less fortunate, it's a source of stress as they try to figure out how they are going to even buy a dress at all. This year, more Long Islanders are struggling than ever after superstorm Sandy, and the...

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Ashton Kutcher's fashion site launches perfect fit tees for less than $30

Pickwick & Weller Gale fit T-shirt, at pickwickweller.com.

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We all know most men put comfort first when it comes to fashion, ignoring that "beauty is pain" mantra women like to chant while suffering in their Spanx and high heels.

Ashton Kutcher is no different, but the actor understands that casual shouldn't mean sloppy. That's why he co-founded Pickwick & Weller in 2012, a fashion company dedicated to making quality, tailored basics.

PickwickWeller.com...

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