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UPPER EAST SIDE—Get your holiday shopping done while supporting good causes this weekend at Saks Fifth Avenue. Through tomorrow evening, 25% of every purchase at the flagship store will go to a charitable organization — Red Cross, Autism Speaks and more are on their list.
WEST VILLAGE—Expect the Marc Jacobs store at 403 Bleecker Street to be mobbed this Saturday from 3pm to 5pm when the designer's Instagram-famous dog Neville Jacobs and some adorable rescue (and adoptable!) pups stop by to take holiday photos. It's all in support of The Sato Project, which rescues abandoned and abused dogs from Dead Dog beach in Puerto Rico, and 100% of the proceeds from sales of this tee during the event will benefit the organization.
WILLIAMSBURG—Saunter over to the 2nd floor of 178 Hope Street this Saturday to shop the holiday studio sale of playful home goods from Dusen Dusen and minimalist leather goods from Studio Chiyome this Saturday from 12pm to 8pm. While you're there, make sure to check out what's on offer from Duo NYC and Helen Levi, too.
UPPER EAST SIDE—Pregame the Park Avenue Tree Lighting this Sunday from 4pm to 6pm at J. McLaughlin (1311 Madison Ave). Sip on some bubbles while shopping the latest collection at 15% off, with a portion of the proceeds benefitting The Fund for Park Avenue.
CHELSEA—It might not be cold yet, but it's going to be soon, so get a leg up on winter boots this weekend at Sorel (345 W 14th St) store. Not only will a portion of proceeds benefit Girls Inc. on both Saturday and Sunday, but you'll also be served complimentary hot chocolate while scoping out the latest collection.
WEST VILLAGE—Prepare to meet your blush idol: NARS Cosmetics founder François Nars will be making a special appearance at the 413 Bleecker Street store from 2pm to 4pm. Make sure to put in your RSVP to bleeckerRSVP@narscosmetics.com and come prepared to makeup-geek out.
SOHO—Celebrate the union of Italian-made custom belt brand Upton with your favorite leggings brand, Lululemon. The duo are releasing a limited-edition belt (there's only 300 of them) at Lululemon men's store at 127 Prince Street, and feting the occasion with a live DJ and refreshments on both Saturday and Sunday.
UPPER EAST SIDE—If you're shopping at Bloomingdale's 59th Street location this weekend, make sure not to miss the flagship department store's meet-and-greet with menswear designer Zachary Prell this Saturday from 12pm to 7pm. Head on over in to get some fashion tips from the man himself.