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Lullanest, a luxe new baby store, opens in East Hampton

There's a brand new baby store in East

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The chic boutique factor in the Hamptons is a given but one little (and we mean little) sector of the population has been virtually overlooked ... babies. Now Lullanest, a luxe, all-inclusive baby merchandise store has opened in the East Hampton to serve the infant set.

Here, owner Katerina Williams, a mom who is expecting her second child this summer, has culled what she considers the most...

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Free Covergirl makeovers, Rebecca Taylor sample sale

Rebecca Taylor spring collection merchandise, like this tweed

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June 18

SUMMER GLOW SALON, hosted by Procter & Gamble to celebrate Target's redesigned beauty aisles, offers free mini manicures and makeovers by Covergirl, braids and dry blowouts from Fekkai and Pantene and more, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Flatiron Plaza, at 23rd Street and Fifth Avenue in Manhattan.

June 18 to 21

BLOOMINGDALE'S in Huntington Station has Eileen Fisher's summer collection,...

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Textile Elizabeth and James releases fashion-forward World Cup tops

These World Cup tees by Textile Elizabeth and

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Super-cute World Cup-inspired tees, tanks and crop tops for gals are the newest offering from Textile Elizabeth and James. (If you didn’t know it, this is the contemporary brand from those famous twins, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, who most recently won the CFDA accessories designer of the year award for their work on high-end line The Row.)

Support your favorite competing country with these...

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4 Father's Day fragrances for dad

Eau de Lacoste L.12.12 Blanc is perfect for

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Cologne for Father's Day -- cliched? Not if done right. Here are four new winners:

1. For rock-star dads -- Gold Jay Z melds spicy ginger, cardamom and myrrh with bourbon vanilla. Dad'll be itching for bottle service at the club; $39 and up, jayzgold.com.

2. For indie dads -- the Santal 26 candle, a hip collaboration of cult scentmasters Le Labo and L.A. shop Violet Grey. Smoky, leathery,...

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See 'Gossip Girl' alum Kelly Rutherford in Babylon

Join actress Kelly Rutherford for cocktails at the

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June 11

Shop the NAUTICA, NIKE AND MICHAEL KORS eyeglasses and sunglasses trunk show, noon to 6 p.m., at the Magnacare Building, 1600 Stewart Ave., suite 108, Westbury; 516-783-6460.

June 12

Join actress KELLY RUTHERFORD for cocktails at the Deep Blue Med Spa grand opening, 6 to 8 p.m., at 200 W. Main St., building A, suite 101, Babylon. Must RSVP; 631-376-0656 or RSVP@lipsg.com.

June...

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Get tan legs now with Donna Karan's 'The Bronze Collection'

Donna Karan's new "The Bronze Collection" hosiery is

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It’s June already and you haven’t the time or inclination to start tanning -- real or faux -- those winter white legs of yours?  “The Bronze Collection” by Donna Karan, is the newest member of her popular “The Nudes” hosiery family.  Packaging promises to “illuminate the skin tone the way the sun does naturally,” and offers up the  “easiest, healthiest, most luxurious way to give...

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Project Prom 2014: See the winning dress

Newsday readers picked this fiery coral one-shoulder gown

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What will Project Prom girl, Kat Grandazza, wear to her prom? Newsday readers have spoken. 

Out of the thousands of you who voted, 44 percent chose the “back flip” a saucy one shoulder coral number with a mesh back emblazoned with hundreds of sparkling crystals. The frock, by La Femme, came from Estelle’s Dressy Dresses in Farmingdale, and fit our girl, a senior at South Side High in...

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Belmont Stakes hat sale and more trunk shows on Long Island

The Christine A. Moore Millinery trunk show, featuring

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Through June 7

SAKS FIFTH AVENUE at Walt Whitman Shops, Huntington Station, offers a travel pouch in your choice of four summer colors when you make any $75 beauty purchase (one per customer, while supplies last); 631-350-1261.

June 3 and 6

LORD & TAYLOR at Walt Whitman Shops, Huntington Station, has a RALPH LAUREN wardrobing event for misses sizes, noon-5 p.m. June 3, with...

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Drybar comes to Long Island

Meet Dry Bar founder Alli Webb, 8 a.m.-noon

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It’s hard to hear yourself think in the bustle that is opening day at Drybar, where the buzz of happy patrons is almost as loud as the blast of multiple hair dryers.True, the blow-out bar is nothing new on the Island, where a number of spots have opened over the past year. But Drybar pretty much started it all four years ago, when hairdresser Alli Webb decided to morph her L.A.-based mobile blowout...

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Swimwear trunk show in East Hampton, Diane Von Furstenberg sample sale

Everything But Water in East Hampton will host

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May 29 to 31

Filly's is hosting a MELANIE HARRIS trunk show of glam, contemporary cocktail dresses and gowns for hostesses and guests, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., at 1065 Willis Ave., Albertson; 516-739-9090.

May 29 to June 1

Bridal Reflections has the BOUTIQUE DE VOILE headpieces, veils and accessories trunk show on May 29 and the Ysa Makino bridal and evening wear trunk shows May...

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