Shop Talk

Style and sample sales, fashion and fun.

Jason Wu sample sale, customized jewelry at Bergdorf

Take up to 80 percent off women's

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Dec. 18-19 SYDNEY EVAN DESIGNER ROSANNE KARMES is on hand at BERGDORF GOODMAN in Manhattan from noon to 6 p.m. to help you create and customize a beaded bracelet and/or necklace using exotic skin beads, 14 karat gold and pavé diamond charms; 745 Fifth Ave.; 800-558-1855.

Dec. 19

SAKS FIFTH AVENUE is hosting the Marco Bicego fine jewelry trunk show from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Walt Whitman...

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Fortunoff pops up in Garden City Friday

A selection of pendants are among the offerings

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Holiday shoppers still on the hunt for jewelry may find it at Fortunoff -- yeah, we said Fortunoff -- starting Friday and going through Sunday. Esther Fortunoff-Green, a descendant of Max and Clara Fortunoff, who founded the iconic brand in 1922 as a pots and pans store in Brooklyn, has – just in the St. Nick of time -- opened a pop-up shop in the Cotillion Room of the Garden City Hotel.


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NYC stores prepare for Super Bowl XLVIII

MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. is the

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Who says fashion and football don't mix?

Manhattan's top retailers are already preparing for Super Bowl XLVIII's Feb. 2 kick-off at East Rutherford, N.J.'s MetLife Stadium, Women's Wear Daily reports.

So, for those who would rather score a new outfit than a touchdown, or for Giants fans who need some retail therapy to get over this season's shortcomings, here's what to expect:


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Designer Yigal Azrouel visits Hirshleifers at the Americana Manhasset

Designer Yigal Azrouel with a model, shows off

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It’s late Thursday morning on the coldest day of the year so far, and designer Yigal Azrouel, 40, blows into Hirshleifers, the uber-luxe temple of fashion at the Americana shopping center in Manhasset.

He’s not there to shop, although, he says, “They have a lot of good stuff here; maybe I will take care of some shopping later.” It’s a trunk show that has the handsome, Israeli-born designer,...

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Man commits suicide at Xuzhou, China mall when girlfriend won't stop shopping, report says

The Golden Eagle International Shopping Center in Xuzhou,


A holiday shopping date in Xuzhou, China turned ugly for one couple Dec. 7, according to Chinese news site

Reports say that Tao Hsiao, 38, was shopping with his girlfriend for five hours at the crowded Golden Eagle International Shopping Center when he decided he'd had enough. But when he tried to get her to leave, Tao's girlfriend demanded they stop in one more shoe store,...

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Kiehl's Hell's Kitchen celebrates tonight with karaoke

Kiehl's Since 1851 celebrates its new shop in

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Hell’s Kitchen gets a little hotter tonight—which’ll be a relief from all this rain and sleet—when Kiehl’s Since 1851 celebrates the opening of its newest store and barber shop with celebs (“The Good Wife’s” Alan Cumming, “Kinky Boots’” Billy Porter, comedienne Sandra Bernhard) and sing-alongs (that’s right, karaoke is on the lineup and both celebs and guests will be queuing up to sing).


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Meet Mariano Rivera, Tory Burch sample sale

Meet Yankees alum Mariano Rivera, Dec. 12, at

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Dec. 9

Kiehl's throws a karaoke party at its newest Manhattan store, 7:30-9 p.m., with surprise celebrity performances, a best-dressed holiday style contest (winner gets a year's supply of product, valued at $1,000) and more. First 50 guests to arrive at 7:30 p.m. get a gift card ($10 to $1,000 value; for use during event only); 678 Ninth Ave., Manhattan; 212-956-2891

Dec. 12


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Pantone names orchid color of 2014

Pantone named Radiant Orchid the color of 2014.


Emerald green is so last year.

At least that's what tastemakers will be saying as of Jan. 1, so here's a New Year's resolution for you: Stock up on orchid.

Internationally-recognized color authority Pantone announced Thursday that 2014's hue is Radiant Orchid, "a captivating, magical, enigmatic purple" that combines fuchsia, purple and pink undertones.

“While the...

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Susan Karagjozi is Long Island's top Black Friday shopper

Susan Karagjozi is Long Island's top Black Friday

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The results are in, and after a long and arduous Black Friday journey, 57 percent of our readers who voted were correct: Susan Karagjozi, a 33-year-old teacher from Middle Island, has been crowned Long Island's top shopper.

"I am so pleased to have been the winner," Susan says, "because I did not waiver from my morals of being with family on Thanksgiving, not waiting on lines,...

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For Long Island's animal activists, Black Friday is Fur Free Friday

Members of Long Island Orchestrating for Nature (LION),

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Members of Long Island Orchestrating for Nature (LION), the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), and In Defense of Animals (IDA) took to the streets to remind the public to “shop cruelty-free” this season at their second annual Fur Free Friday event. Black Friday, known in the animal activist world as International Fur Free Friday, is "the day on which animal advocates all around...

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