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'Great Gatsby' style: Brooks Brothers, Tiffany & Co. have a 1920s moment

Brooks Brothers: The Gatsby Collection.

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Esteemed director Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of “The Great Gatsby” opens nationwide May 10, and the fashion world is buzzing.

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s story of a man clouded in mystery and excess is perhaps the most well-known novel of its time, and figures of Jay Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan — the tale's fictional protagonists  — have long been touchstones for designers describing a 1920s-inspired...

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Elizabeth and James sale, Girls' Day Out

Elizabeth and James apparel, footwear, eyewear, jewelry plus

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May 2 See fashion stylist Jacqui Stafford, 6-8 p.m., at Tia’s Place, Manhattan. She’s signing her new book “The Wow Factor: Insider Style Secrets for Every Body and Every Budget” and dishing out styling advice. Guests receive a free gift bag (while supplies last). Get a signed copy of the book when you make a $100 or more purchase at the store; Grand Central Terminal, Lexington Passage, 89 E. 42nd...

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Gilt Warehouse Sale: Save up to 90 percent on fashions, home furnishings

Gilt City Warehouse Sale.

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For the style-savvy who love a good sale, this is your moment to shine.

Years ago, e-commerce sensation Gilt opened up the playing field for thrilling finds at deep discounts and sent many a well-heeled woman flying to their computers to snap up luxe Donna Karan or Diane von Furstenberg at up to 70 percent off.

Fashionable men also dived into the site, enjoying Dolce & Gabbana suits...

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Oooooh, a fresh new private label at Ooh la la Boutiques

An airy pleated dress in brilliant colors is

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As superstorm Sandy bore down on three of her five stores, Ooh la la Boutiques owner Jenny Montiglio had a choice to make. Go forward with a private label that she had in the works, or forget about it, and take care of the issues . . . many . . . at hand.

Montiglio, 35, a Babylon resident, opted in for the private label despite significant economic strain caused by physical damage to her boutiques...

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Gwyneth Paltrow's 'side-butt' stars at 'Iron Man 3' premiere

Actress Gwyneth Paltrow wears a sheer dress at

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People magazine already named Gwyneth Paltrow the world's most beautiful woman this week, but it looks like the actress is hoping for a second award: best butt.

Paltrow, 40, wore an ivory Antonio Berardi gown to the "Iron Man 3" premiere in Hollywood Wednesday with green trim that looked elegant from the front, but sheer side panels left very little to the imagination.


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Diane von Furstenberg's new collection for GapKids is now in stores

Diane von Furstenberg celebrates the launch of GapKids

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Diane von Furstenberg's second collection for GapKids hit stores Thursday, and the mini wrap dresses, safari-themed tees and colorfully printed denim and leggings make for an even more exciting collection this time around.

"I wanted to really tap into that sense of adventure and discovery that is such a part of youth and really create something fun and exciting," Furstenberg said...

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Beyonce debuts new song, frolics in bikinis in H&M ad

Beyonce dances in a fringe bikini for the

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Sun, sand, Beyonce in a bikini and a brand new song.

H&M promised a lot back in March when they announced the star would be the face of their summer collection, and now they've finally delivered with her first video for the ad campaign.

Beyonce “as Mrs. Carter in H&M" shines while strutting her rock hard post-baby bod and singing “Standing On the Sun" with a tropical...

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Get “The Skinny” for spring/summer

"The Skinny" is a new product from body

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We love the look of a sexy legging worn with a strappy sandal and topped by a flowy, feminine shirt for easy spring/summer dressing, and Lysse, maker of those fabulous body slimming bottoms that s-m-o-o-t-h-e all the flaws has a new style that is perfect for this moment. Called “The Skinny,” this sleek pant is cropped at the ankle with a small slit on the outside seam.  It features...

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Meet Cirque du Soleil stars at Desigual store

Desigual's Cirque du Soleil-inspired Zarinne dress, in all-cotton,

The circus is in town—or, make that the cirque—as in Cirque du Soleil, those freakishly flexible and creative acrobats, who’ll be at the Desigual store in SoHo on Wednesday, April 24, 2013, interacting with customers, and encouraging you to buy cool items from Desigual’s Cirque-inspired line. And you get a deal if you do.


The “Cirque-y” collection includes clothing and accessories...

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Most stores reopen after Boston Marathon bombings

Saks Fifth Avenue on Boylston Street in Boston

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It has been a week since the Boston Marathon bombings devastated Boston and the entire nation, and Women's Wear Daily reports that most businesses are open and trying to return normalcy to the city.

The Boston area's typically busy shopping scene was understandably quieter than usual this weekend, but for some retail therapy was a simple distraction and way to get out and reconnect with the...

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