Aug. 15 and 17
Events at Beauty Bar: Aug. 15, makeup applications from By Terry makeup artist Brian Bracero, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Gift with $200 purchase; appointments suggested. On Aug. 17, sample Clark's Botanicals skin care product line; Americana Manhasset location; 516-472-7997.
Aug. 15 and 18
Bloomingdale's hosts the David Yurman gold jewelry trunk show, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Aug. 15, (cocktails served 5-8 p.m.) at the Walt Whitman store; 631-425-6700. On Aug. 18, Lancôme treats you to a full facial at the Roosevelt Field store; reservations, 516-873-2800.
Stop by Sephora's SoHo store for a hair-styling party with ghd Gold, 3-7 p.m. Guests choose one of three styles, then get a pix at the photo booth; 555 Broadway, Manhattan; 212-625-1309. Space is limited; walk-ins welcome but appointments suggested.
Saks Fifth Avenue at Walt Whitman holds styling sessions from theTory Burch fall line, noon-3 p.m., with informal modeling (631-350-1233) and Contemporary back-to-school fashions (631-350-1242). Appointments suggested.
Yosi Samra trunk show, ballet flats and flip-flops, 4-7 p.m. at Big Drop, 66 Newtown Lane, East Hampton; 631-604-6400. Custom-painting of shoe purchases and a free gift, one per customer, while supplies last.
Isadora Story trunk show, cashmere wraps, sweaters and dresses, 4-7 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, at Bridge Street Gifts, 183 N. Ferry Rd., Shelter Island Heights; 631-749-1780.
Bridal Reflections trunk shows: Aug. 17-19, Lazaro bridal fall 2012 collection and, on Aug. 18-19, Rene Ruiz eveningwear at 80Westbury Ave., Carle Place; 516-742-7788. Both events by appointment only.
Lord & Taylor Garden City hosts three store events: Fall beauty and fashion trend show, 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. (limited seating; $20 reservation fee, may be used toward cosmetic or fragrance purchase; 516-742-7000, ext. 240); meet fine jewelry designer Christine Carson, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., at her trunk show; get a new look with Estée Lauder's artist Juan Santos, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., then sit for mini photo session (reservations needed; 516-742-7000, ext. 232).
Jewelry trunk shows featuring beach-inspired gold and silver pieces by RockaBella Jewels, plus freshwater and Tahitian pearls on leather and silk cords from Pearl.love, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., at Kailani, 729C Montauk Hwy., Montauk; 631-668-1518.
Laura Merkin: Handbags, clutches, including limited-edition pieces, and small accessories are up to 70 percent off, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Aug. 14-16, at 231 W. 29th St., suite 201, Manhattan; 212-239-2459. Also “bargain box” items starting at $30.