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Heading to one of Long Island's Simon malls this Black Friday? Here's what to expect. To find deals and hours for specific retailers at all three malls, visit Simon.com.
Where: 630 Old Country Rd., Garden City
Opens: Thursday, Nov. 28 at 8 p.m.
Freebies: The first 250 shoppers who come to Guest Services starting at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving will get special...Read more »
Nov. 26-Dec. 1
Nouveau Bride in Merrick hosts the Intuzuri bridal gown trunk show, by appointment only, at 1613 Merrick Rd., Merrick; 516-868-1500.
Nov. 28-Dec. 1
The Wedding Salon of Manhasset is hosting the Victor Harper Fall 2014 bridal collection trunk show, with a designer visit on Saturday and Sunday; 1468 Northern Blvd.; 516-869-8455. Then, on Nov. 29-Dec. 1, view the Amsale...Read more »
SAKS FIFTH AVENUE in Huntington offers a preview of the Fall 2013 and Resort 2014 handbag collections, with the buyers (10 a.m.-5 p.m.), plus the Anzie fine jewelry trunk show (11 a.m.-5 p.m.) and informal modeling (12:30-4:30 p.m.). A portion of sales storewide benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation when you mention the group at purchase.
MAGGIE SOTTERO...Read more »
Times Square is about to get even flashier.
H&M opens its enormous flagship store at midnight, complete with 3-1/2 floors, sweeping city views, lit-up logos visible from Connecticut and New Jersey, and a ribbon-cutting by Lady Gaga. (Who else?)
Shoppers started lining up outside throughout the day Wednesday, and though it will be crowded, the loud store is surprisingly made to provide...Read more »
SHARI'S PLACE in Greenvale offers free eyebrow shaping from Truth + Beauty and a swag bag to the first 50 guests, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., at 44 Glen Cove Rd.; 516-484-7400. RSVP suggested; 10 percent of event purchases to benefit Children's Medical Fund of New York.
Nov. 13 and 16
BLOOMINGDALE'S Roosevelt Field hosts the Michele Watch trunk show, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Nov. 13; 516-873-2786....Read more »
Are you a Black Friday shopping expert? This is your time to shine! We're looking for Long Island's fiercest deal hunters to become ExploreLI Super Shoppers.
You'll get to show off your skills and share your tips while competing against four other shoppers in a bargain-finding face-off.
Think you have what it takes to lead less experienced Long Islanders on the biggest shopping...Read more »
By now you've traded in your no fuss summer uniform of sundresses and sandals for fall's power suits and heels, but it's time to take that final step-- upgrading your hair.
“We saw power style all over the runways from structured jackets, tailored, feminine skirts, and slimmer silhouettes, but the hair is what really gives it the edge-- the full package,” says Julien Farel, hairstylist of...Read more »
One door closes, another opens. The cliché works for Ray “Digmi” Navarrete, 35, who Sports Illustrated called, “the greatest Long Island Duck ever.” The second baseman, who played for eight seasons with the team and is the all-time franchise leader in games played, hits, home runs, RBIs, runs and doubles, retired this season. Next playing field?
Fashion. That’s where the “Digmi” comes...Read more »
Art imitated life on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” last week when guest host Kerry Washington, who opened the show impersonating Michelle Obama, wore a Tracy Reese dress that FLOTUS actually owns -- and wore in September. Yep, Obama donned the flared, black $498 frock embellished with giant red poppies and a bit of beading to the “Let Freedom Ring” ceremony for the 50th anniversary celebration...Read more »
See the David Yurman fine jewelry trunk show, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. (with stylist, 1-4 p.m.; 516-873-2745) at Bloomingdale's Roosevelt Field store. Then meet with Yves Saint Laurent makeup artist Pamela Morgan and team, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., for a new fall look; reservations suggested (516-873-2829).
Join the Glam party at L'Occitane's Flatiron boutique, 5-8 p.m., for complimentary hand massages,...Read more »