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J. Crew sample sale, holiday shopping with Camila Alves

Camila Alves in the Macy's INC International Concepts

Camila Alves in the Macy's INC International Concepts Fall 2012 collection. Credit: G. Ascencio

Dec. 4-6

BOOK A SEAT AT SAKS FIFTH AVENUE in Huntington for a complimentary makeover, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 4 at the Armani counter (631-350-1230) and Dec. 4-6 at the Bobbi Brown counter (631-350-1362).

Dec. 5

SHOP THE JILL HABER TRUNK SHOW for exotic-skin handbags, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., at Shari's Place, 44 Glen Cove Rd., Greenvale; 516-484-7400.

Dec. 5 and Dec. 7

On Dec. 5, BLOOMINGDALE'S offers a runway fashion show for him and her with host Leeana Karlson of WKJY / 98.3 radio, 1 p.m., at Roosevelt Field, and the Michele watch trunk show with limited-edition styles, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., at the Huntington store. Then, on Dec. 7, get a free La Prairie mini makeover and a photo of yourself, 2-6 p.m., at Roosevelt Field; 516-873-2821. Receive a silver frame and La Prairie mini brush set with purchase of $400 or more.

Dec. 5-8

MIEKA HOSTS A PAULA VARSALONA special-occasion dresses and gowns trunk show, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. ThursdaySaturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday (designer visit Saturday); 45 Glen Cove Rd., Greenvale; 516 200-5501. Discounts offered on show orders.

Dec. 6-7

C. WONDER OPENS ITS NEW STORE at The Gate in Manhasset with gifts and chances to win prizes, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; 1950 Northern Blvd.; 516-627-3098. Receive a limited-edition C. Wonder tote bag with your purchase of $40 or more (while supplies last). The first 100 guests each day get a discount card.

Dec. 7

MACY'S Roosevelt Field welcomes I.N.C. brand ambassador Camila Alves-McConaughey and Ramshackle Glam editor Jordan Reid, who will host a fashion presentation and shopping event featuring the latest ready-to-wear, shoes, handbags and jewelry from the holiday collection. Guests are invited to stay for a meet-and-greet- with Camila and a shopping party with refreshments and special promotions, and one lucky winner will get an on-the-spot I.N.C. shopping spree with Camila, Jordan and a brand specialist; 2 p.m. Dec. 7 at Macy's Roosevelt Field, Women's on 2, 630 Old Country Rd., Garden City.

Dec. 12

TRUTH+BEAUTY HAS FREE MINI MAKEOVERS with Ellis Faas artist Claudia Pinto (appointment needed), complimentary services plus Eye of JA and Alecia Wesner jewelry trunk shows, noon-2 p.m., at 250 S. Service Rd., Roslyn Heights; RSVP by Dec. 9 at 516-625-7000. Get a Rodial swag bag with every $100 purchase; 10 percent of sales will be donated to Children's Medical Fund.

Sample Sales


Fall and winter collections for women, men and Crewcuts for kids (including jewelry, shoes and outerwear) and Madewell items are up to 60 percent off retail, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Dec. 3-5, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Dec. 6-7 and

11 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 8, at 260 Fifth Ave.; Manhattan; 212-725-5400. (The men's sale is at 225 Fifth Ave.)


Luxury hair accessory and costume jewelry is up to 70 percent off, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Dec.4-5, at 594 Broadway, suite 1216, Manhattan; 212-941-9588.


Women's, men's and kids' accessories -- including scarves, hats, gloves, tech items and handbags -- are up to 70 percent off, 11a.m.-7 p.m. Dec. 5, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Dec. 6, and 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 7, at the Metropolitan Pavilion, 123 W. 18th St., fourth floor, Manhattan; 212-686-8771.


Menswear is deeply discounted, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Dec. 5-6, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 7, 8 Greene St., second floor, The Gerard shirt jacket in heather gray is $125 instead of $375, while the Marine woven shirt in denim plaid is $65 instead of $175 and the Broome polo in navy and green is $45 instead of $125.

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