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Ginny Dunleavy

Get Kate Middleton's holiday party look for less

Kate Middleton arrives at a charity gala in

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As per usual, Kate Middleton was recently spotted looking classy and chic at a charity gala in London. While you may not have any galas to attend in the near future, Middleton's royal get up is perfectly appropriate for any holiday party.

Here's how to get it for less:

1. Dress. Classic, feminine and not too revealing, this LBD is the perfect choice for any holiday gathering with...

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How to protect yourself from fraudulent charges, identity theft

Target says that about 40 million credit and

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In light of Target’s announcement on Thursday that millions of its customers are in danger of fraudulent charges and identity theft, many shoppers, Target and otherwise, are wondering how safe their information really is. Experian’s ProtectMyID has seven simple steps to avoid identity theft and credit fraud as you make your final holiday purchases.

1. Protect your digital devices. More than...

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Last-minute Christmas shopping online: Everything procrastinators need to know

Shipping deadlines are looming for last-minute Christmas shoppers.

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With just six days until Christmas, procrastinators everywhere are checking their lists twice — only to realize the alarming number of people they still need to shop for.

If you dread the crowds at stores this time of year, online shopping is your only choice. You still have a shot at free shipping from some retailers, and for a few extra bucks you can be reassured the gifts you're mailing...

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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.

“At...

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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:

Bloomingdale's:...

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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,

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

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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