Shop Talk

Style and sample sales, fashion and fun.

Bloomingdale's Super Bowl party, Dennis Basso sample sale

Women's fur coats, vests, ready-to-wear items, handbags and

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Jan. 23

MACY'S in Elmhurst,  celebrates the Chinese Lunar New Year, 5 p.m., with family activities, a traditional acrobatic Dragon and Lion Dance performance and drum show; get a limited-edition Year of the Horse tote bag with any $75 purchase (one per customer, while supplies last; 90-01 Queens Blvd.; 718-271-7200.

Jan. 23-25

Stop by SAKS FIFTH AVENUE at Walt Whitman Shops...

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Bloomingdale's teams up with designers for high-fashion Super Bowl helmet auction

This Alice + Olivia helmet is part of

Who says football and fashion don't mix?

In honor of Super Bowl XLVIII, set to take place at New Jersey's MetLife Stadium on Feb. 2, Bloomingdale's and the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) are teaming up with the NFL to conduct a designer helmet auction.

The helmets, created by big-name designers like Betsey Johnson, Alice + Olivia, Kenneth Cole, Nicole Miller, Marchesa...

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3 beauty gadgets to help get great skin

The new Pedi Sonic Foot Transformation System is

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These new beauty gadgets will help you get great skin from head to toe:

1. They've saved your face; now, Clarisonic is looking down -- at your feet. The new Pedi Sonic Foot Transformation System comes with a wet/dry buffing brush head and a smoothing disc, plus three products to help the process along, $199; at select Sephora, Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue stores.

2. Think of this...

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Deal at Manhasset's nuBest salon, Max Azria sample sale

Bloomingdale's is giving away two tickets to the

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Through Feb. 28

NUBEST SALON in Manhasset treats you to a Dermalogica Multivitamin Power Peel, Exfoliant Treatment, a $35 value, when you book a Traditional European Facial ($90); 1482 Northern Blvd.; 516-627-9444.

Jan. 15-20

BRIDAL REFLECTIONS is hosting the Renee Pawele bridal accessories trunk show Jan. 15, the Lazaro bridal trunk show Jan. 17-19, and Noir by Lazaro bridesmaids...

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Get Kaley Cuoco's People's Choice Awards look for less

Newlywed Kaley Cuoco accepts the award for favorite

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Kaley Cuoco took home the award for favorite comedic TV actress at last night's People's Choice Awards -- and looked fab while doing it. Here's how to get "The Big Bang Theory" star's red carpet look for less:






1. Maxi Skirt. Start off your look with a bright blue floor-length skirt. The stunning hue is perfect...

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Victoria's Secret releases 2014 swimwear collection

Supermodel Candice Swanepoel covers the 2014 Victoria's Secret

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Feeling trapped by the polar vortex? Try forgetting the cold with some hot swimwear.

Victoria's Secret just released its 2014 swimwear collection and catalog, which features some of the brand's sexiest angels sporting this season's best bikini trends.

The new line notably includes suits with cutouts, lace-up details and gorgeous jeweled accents. Other fun trends include high-waisted...

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Aeropostale launches 'Pretty Little Liars' clothing line

Aeropostale has launched a clothing line inspired by

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Let's be honest: besides "Who the heck is A?," the most popular question among fans of the ABC Family hit "Pretty Little Liars" has to be "Where can I get that outfit?"

Hanna, Spencer, Emily and Aria -- the show's main characters -- may just have some of the most enviable closets in all of TV, and now fans can make the girls' style their own.

Just in time...

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2 fashion trends for the tech-savvy

The Le Tote rental service is like Netflix

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Now that the holidays are over, why not treat yourself?


The Le Tote rental service is like Netflix for fashion. Fill out a style profile, and Le Tote sends you three garments and two accessories -- wear 'em as long as you like, then return in a prepaid bag and another tote comes your way. It's $49 a month (and they handle cleaning). A new "Jewelry Box" option...

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4 tea-infused beauty products to try

You can find Jason Anti-Aging Tea Time Creme

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A new season of "Downton Abbey" premiered last night, and fans can keep in the British spirit using products infused with -- what else? -- Tea!

Jason Anti-Aging Tea Time Crème moisturizes with antioxidant-rich green tea, $15.50; at Whole Foods, health food stores and

Ole Henricksen's African Red Tea Collection includes wrinkle-resistant creams, face...

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Free facials, designer evening wear sample sale

Filly's is hosting a Rene Ruiz evening wear

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Through March

PROM DRESS DRIVE Women of Integrity Inc. is asking for donations of recently dry cleaned, gently worn or new evening gowns and cocktail dresses, along with shoes, evening bags and other prom accessories for the 2014 Prom Dress Drive Giveaway for high school girls unable to afford an outfit. Drop-off locations and times are listed at

Jan. 9


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