Shop Talk

Style and sample sales, fashion and fun.

Cyndi Lauper at Lord & Taylor, ladies' night out

See Cyndi Lauper and Harvey Fierstein with performances

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April 24 Spatique Medical Spa is offering Vitalize Peels ($125 value), 9 a.m.-6 p.m., with a $100 reservation fee that may be applied toward a Skinmedica product or package purchase; 260 Middle Country Rd., Smithtown. To reserve a spot, call 631-724-7720. April 25-27 Filly's has trunk shows by Fouy Chov Couture, evening gowns and cocktail dresses for fall, and A. Exclusive, European styled...

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Britney Spears, Sarah Jessica Parker to auction off shoes for charity

Britney Spears is among the celebrities donating shoes

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This promises to be a really big shoe. Memorabilia house Gotta Have Rock and Roll is hosting a celeb shoe auction to benefit the city's Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts. The fun begins Wednesday at with these highlights (all come with a certificate of authenticity): SARAH JESSICA PARKER Fashionistas unite with three...

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After brain tumor, Long Islander starts toxin-free line

East Setauket native Indie Lee's website offers luxe,


East Setauket native Indie Lee was a living a quiet life as an accountant when -- bam! -- came the brain tumor diagnosis. On Earth Day, 2009, she awoke from surgery to learn it had been successfully removed . . . and that environmental toxins may have contributed to its cause. She left corporate life, determined to educate others about the dangers of chemicals in beauty products. Her website,,...

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Chateau Briand donates prom, hosts shopping event for Long Beach students

Bridal Reflections donated more than 150 dresses to

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It has become a tradition for Long Beach High School to celebrate prom at Chateau Briand in Carle Place, but for many students who lost so much during superstorm Sandy, the occasion wasn't a priority this year.

“The prom committee polled seniors after the holiday break about their plans to attend the prom,” said teacher and prom adviser Adriane Glassberg. “The results indicated that our prom...

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Smile: Seaford’s Danielle Trotta is this year’s “Project Prom” girl

Danielle Trotta of Seaford is Newsday's "Project Prom"

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Spunky Danielle Trotta of Seaford is Newsday’s “Project Prom” girl this year. The 17-year-old junior,  who attends Seaford High School and is a varsity softball player, is also enrolled in the GC-Tech program in Levittown for cosmetology.

Her mom, Kathy, nominated her. “Danielle has been the 'mayor' of Seaford ever since she was a little girl,” she wrote. “She is in Key Club, Best Buddies,...

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Spring cleaning? Don't forget your makeup bag

Mary Kay True Dimensions lipstick, $18 at


When it comes to spring cleaning, you're eager to freshen up the house and declutter your closets, but what about that dirty secret in your bathroom? (Relax! We're talking about your makeup bag.)

Your makeup brushes touch your face every single day, but if you're like most women, the last time you cleaned them was, well, you can't remember.

Long Island-based celebrity makeup artist Virginia...

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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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When the weather is confusing, the sales can be too. This week, I found items on sale that you'll want to wear immediately and some you'll likely store until next year.

1. Kenneth Cole Shirtdress Was: $138.00 Now: $54.97 You save: $83.03

Why buy? This is a really fun take on the traditional shirtdress. A zipper in front rather than buttons makes this infinitely more hip and the elastic...

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Beyonce to strut in Stuart Weitzman for The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour

A sketch shows Stuart Weitzman's plans for Beyonce's

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Beyoncé’s hotly anticipated The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour is sure to thrill fans with defying dance moves and sensational singing. But it is the custom-made Stuart Weitzman shoes that will catch fashion lovers' eyes as she struts on stage.

The famed shoe designer will be whipping up everything from stiletto pumps adorned with Swarovski crystals to laced-up combat boots.

“Creating footwear...

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Eight great Tax Day sales

Printed Elie Tahari dresses, like this one, are

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Today is Tax Day, and Americans across the nation are rushing to file their taxes by midnight. Whether you're expecting a nice hefty refund or are begrudgingly writing a check, these great savings should make you smile. After all, what's better than a little retail therapy?

NEIMAN MARCUS.  Save an additional 25 percent off on already-reduced sale merchandise. Goods range from glittery...

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Wedding Salon showcase, Vivienne Tam sample sale

Vivienne Tam womenswear, including this garden-print pleated flapper

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  Through April 28 Stop by any Saks Fifth Avenue cosmetics counter in Huntington for tips on cleansing your face according to skin type; receive a terry cloth headband with a purchase of cleanser, toner or exfoliator (one gift per customer, while supplies last); 631-350-1261 April 18 Bloomingdale's Roosevelt Field offers styling advice for the plus-sized woman, noon-5 p.m.,...

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