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LONG ISLAND CITY—You bring $25 to donate to charity and Housing Works will give you a bag to fill up with clothes, accessories and whatever else you can find, straight from the point of origin: The Housing Works Thrift Shops Warehouse. Yes, it's time for the Buy the Bag event again and items on offer run the gamut from slightly damaged (and/or in need of a cleaning) to contemporary designer pieces like a 70s-inspired Marc by Marc Jacobs frock and a sequined and striped Alice + Olivia cocktail number. The event runs from 11am to 2pm on Saturday, July 23 and eager shoppers may start lining up at 9am. [Racked Inbox]
THE INTERNET—Exciting news: Thakoon will be launching its e-commerce site next Friday, July 22. While you anxiously wait for next week to roll around, you can also enter for a chance to win a $1000 gift certificate to spend when the online shop opens. Just register here and start thinking positive. [Racked]