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Support local charities at Lord & Taylor

Shop the Rene Ruiz evening gown trunk show,

Shop the Rene Ruiz evening gown trunk show, April 4-6, at Filly's in Albertson. (Credit: Handout)

April 3

Lord & Taylor's Garden City store offers daylong events including mini makeovers, complimentary cocktails and rolled cigars, plus a visit by former NBA player John Starks; purchase a "Shop Smart. Do Good!" ticket ($5) for a 15 percent savings pass; ticket sale proceeds to benefit local charities; 516-742-7000. Go to lordandtaylor.com/dogoodgardencity for full schedule.

April 3, 5 and 6

Bloomingdale's at Roosevelt Field hosts the Michele watches trunk show, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. April 3 (in Huntington April 5), and the Roberto Coin fine jewelry trunk show, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. April 6 (appointment suggested; 516-873-2974).

April 3-7

At Saks Fifth Avenue in Huntington, see the Eileen Fisher spring fashion presentation April 3 (reservations a must; 631-350-1233). From April 4 to April 7, get a Splendid tote with a $250 contemporary women's clothing purchase, a Diesel beach towel with a men's clothing purchase. On April 6, meet Laura Mercier artist Luis Soto, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., for tips and a makeup lesson (appointment suggested; 631-350-1364).

April 4-6

Shop the Rene Ruiz trunk show featuring evening gowns for the hostess and cocktail dresses from the fall 2013 collection, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., at Filly's, 1065 Willis Ave., Albertson; 516-739-9090.

Marshs trunk shows: April 4, fine jewelry by Jamie Wolf. April 5-6,Escada dresses and sportswear. On April 6, Cole Haan (men's and women's shoes), Samuelsohn (men's suits and sports jackets) and Eton (men's dress and sports shirts); 270 Main St., Huntington; 631-423-1660. Hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday and until 6 p.m. Friday-Saturday

Ball of Cotton sweater trunk show runs 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Tallulah,Woodbury Common, 8285 Jericho Tpke., Woodbury; 516-367-8010.

April 6-7

Edgardo Bonilla's bridal trunk show, with designer visit on Saturday, is at The Wedding Salon of Manhasset, 1468 Northern Blvd, Manhasset. By appointment only; 516-869-8455.

April 7

The Long Island Volunteer Center, along with the Nassau Community College Marketing and Fashion students, are collecting gently used prom and bridesmaid dresses, shoes and accessories for distribution at the annual Prom Boutique for young women in need. Drop-off locations/times are listed at exploreli.com/shopping.

Sample sale

Evening gowns Deep discounts, up to 95 percent off, on designer gown samples as well as a large stock selection (sizes 4-14), noon-5 p.m. April 6, at Tallulah, Woodbury Common, 8285 Jericho Tpke., Woodbury; 516-367-8010. Cash only.

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