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Shop talk and sample sales

APRIL 12

FIRST LADY FASHION. Kate Betts, Time magazine's style editor and author of "Everyday Icon: Michelle Obama and the Power of Style," joins a panel of fashion designers to discuss styles of contemporary first ladies and their effect on American fashion, 6 p.m. at the New York Public Library, Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, Manhattan; 917-275-6975. Admission is free; doors open at 5:30 p.m.


APRIL 12-13

FALL FASHION PREVIEW. Brunello Cucinelli women's fall trunk show at Marshs, 270 Main St., Huntington; 631-423-1660.


APRIL 13

LIFE'S A BEACH. Stop by the Surfrider pop-up shop at Bloomingdale's Roosevelt Field for designs with the surfer dude in mind from Marc Jacobs, RLX Ralph Lauren and more, 6-8 p.m.; 516-873-2836. There's a surfer-themed Xbox Kinect game to play and 10 percent of all sales benefit the Surfrider Foundation, which helps preserve the world's beaches.


APRIL 13-14

SAKS FIFTH AVENUE at the Walt Whitman Mall plays host to two trunk shows this week. On April 13, see Donald Huber's handcrafted, nature-inspired gold jewelry; 631-350-1259. Then watch a Piazza Sempione spring collection presentation at noon on April 14, with light refreshments followed by informal modeling; 631-350-1311.


APRIL 15

REBECCA MINKOFF trunk show, shoe and handbag collection, plus a peek at the fall line, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Shoe Box, Americana Manhasset; 516-627-4804.


APRIL 15-17

DISNEY WEDDING. Alfred Angelo for Disney Fairy Tale Weddings bridal trunk show, by appointment only, at Nouveau Bride, 1613 Merrick Rd., Merrick; 516-868-1500.


SAMPLE SALES


ELIE TAHARI Take up to 70 percent off women's and menswear, 8:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. tomorrow through Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 510 Fifth Ave., at 43rd Street, Manhattan; 212-398-2622. Handbags and shoes will be on sale as well.

BINDYA Springtime scarves in a variety of fabrics, including cashmere, silk and wool, are priced $40 and less, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 49 W. 38th St., ninth floor, between Fifth and Sixth avenues, Manhattan; 212-730-8852. There also will be a $5-$10 bin.

CHARLOTTE RONSON Save up to 75 percent on dresses, tops, shorts and shoes in the name of a good cause (all proceeds to benefit the Japan Society's Earthquake Relief Fund), 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday to Friday, 1071 Sixth Ave., Suite 301, between 40th and 41st streets; 212-789-9606.

THE SAK Prices range from $5 to $60 on cross-body bags, satchels, totes, clutches, camera bags and more from The Sak, Elliott Lucca, Sakroots and Lina, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, at 339 Fifth Ave., second floor, between 33rd and 34th streets, Manhattan; 212-329-4500.

-- Compiled by Virginia Dunleavy and Julie Gordon

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