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Score a Birkin bag, Rolex watch for $5 at Rue La La's surprise party boutique

This vintage Hermes Potiron Clemence leather Birkin bag,

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Free to join members-only shopping site Rue La La has been bringing us designer deals for five years now, and to celebrate they're taking the word sale to a whole new level.

Dreaming of a vintage Hermès Birkin bag or a Rolex watch? How about a luxurious weekend getaway to Canyon Ranch in the Berkshires or VIP seating for you and 15 friends at the Barclays Center?

All of that and hundreds...

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Beyonce for Rent the Runway: 97 looks that'll make him want to put a ring on it

Rent the Runway unveiled its Beyonce Boutique in


With a hot summer campaign for H&M and buzzed about designer costumes on the Mrs. Carter Show World Tour, Beyoncé's influence on fashion is at an all-time high this season. Rent the Runway has jumped on the Queen Bey bandwagon and launched a Beyoncé Boutique, with 97 looks hand-picked by the star ranging from glittery mini-dresses and sleek black rompers to wild printed frocks and showstopping...

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Free makeup, up to 90 percent off bras

Get advice from Clinque skincare experts on which

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May 27 STOP BY C. WONDER'S summer pop-up stores in the Hamptons for chances to win prizes, including a $250 shopping spree, complimentary candy, balloons and cookies. Plus you'll get a limited-edition "C. Wonder by the Sea" tote bag with any $50 purchase (while supplies last) 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Stores are at 5 Main St., Southampton (631-287-2645) and 48 Main St., East Hampton (631-324-8513)....

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New in NYC: Sugar Factory, e.l.f. Studio and more

The White Gummi goblet, $36, a candy cocktail

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Manhattan is filled with shopping destinations, from massive department stores to tiny boutiques. Here, some new spots worth checking out this summer.

Sugar Factory

46 Gansevoort St.; 212-414-8700

Hours: Tues.-Weds. 11 a.m.-1 a.m., Thurs. 11 a.m.-2 a.m., Fri. 11 a.m.-4 a.m., Sat. 10 a.m.- 4 a.m., Sun. 9 a.m.-1 a.m., Monday closed.

Move over, Dylan's Candy Bar -- a new, sugar-crazed...

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Project Prom: 'Field of Dreams' takes it

Danielle Trotta, 17, wears the winning Project Prom

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It’s official. Some 3,000 Newsday readers voted on four potential dresses that this year’s Project Prom girl, Danielle Trotta, 17, of Seaford, should wear to her prom. More than a third of them chose, “Field of Dreams,” a lively abstract floral number with a bejeweled Empire waist by Alex & Eve from Alight, in Plainview.

Dani, as she’s called by friends and family is satisfied with the...

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C. Wonder celebrates Memorial Day in the Hamptons

C. Wonder at 5 Main St. in Southampton

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Since opening last year at Roosevelt Field mall and in Manhattan in 2011, C. Wonder has gained a following from moms and daughters alike with its colorful clothing, fun jewelry and cute housewares.

Now, it's bringing the party to the Southampton and East Hampton, where two summer pop-up shops will celebrate their grand openings Memorial Day weekend.

Offerings will include a prize wheel...

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Report: Lawsuit filed to get Fashion Week out of Lincoln Center

Michael Kors shows his 2013 Spring collection at

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New York Fashion Week might have to bring its exclusive white tents elsewhere, as The New York Times reports a lawsuit has been filed against New York City and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.

Area residents and park activists are angry over the use of Damrosch Park, a 2.4 acre section of Lincoln Center where Fashion Week, The Big Apple Circus, and other events not open to the public...

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Early Memorial Day sale: $20 sandals

Rampage sandals will be reduced to $20 May


If you’ve been lusting over that perfect pair of summer sandals but are feeling cash-strapped, Macy’s has got you covered.

For this Memorial Day weekend, they will be offering Rampage shoes for just $20 a pop.

You can opt for a pair of metallic silver flat sandals adorned with punky studs or select a gold sequined wedge sandal that is just asking to be worn on a summer's night out.


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Report: Gov. Andrew Cuomo threatens to sue Khloe Kardashian over T-shirt

Khloe Kardashian wears a Rich Soil T-shirt that


It's not uncommon to see fashion brands ripping off other designers like Christian Louboutin's famous red-soled shoes or Louis Vuitton's coveted handbags. But reality star Khloe Kardashian and NBA player husband Lamar Odom could be in trouble for copying a more unlikely target . . . the New York State Department of Agriculture.

The New York Daily News reported Monday that they obtained...

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Makeup lessons, shoe sale in Roslyn

Join Trish McEvoy for a step-by-step makeup application

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May 22 TRISH McEVOY holds a Virtual Power of Makeup master class via Skype at Saks Fifth Avenue at the Walt Whitman Shops, 10:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., along with live, hands-on guidance from her team. Your prepaid, $100 workshop fee is redeemable with a Trish McEvoy product purchase on day of session. Seating is limited; to reserve a spot, call 631-350-1361. May 25 BLOOMINGDALE'S...

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