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HERALD SQUARE—Meet ponytailed pop princess Ariana Grande at the Macy's flagship this Wednesday as she launches her new perfume "Ari." If you're one of the first 250 people to purchase the exclusive fragrance package, then you'll receive a VIP pass to meet and pose for a photo with the "One Last Time" singer. It's all taking place at Stella 34 Trattoria on the sixth floor; check out the specifics over here.
SOHO—Birchbox is back with its second annual Customer Appreciation Day tomorrow from 10am to 8pm. Stop by 433 West Broadway for a free BYOB (build your own box) all day, and free ice cream with any purchase between 11am and 5pm. If you're joining them later in the evening, RSVP over here for complimentary hair and makeup touch-ups to the tune of a live DJ.
SOHO—Get your very own fashion illustration done on the spot by illustrator Blair Breitenstein with any outerwear purchase at Woolrich (125 Wooster St) this Wednesday between 6pm and 8pm. You can score extra karma points (and money in your wallet) by donating a gently worn coat for $50 off your purchase.
FINANCIAL DISTRICT—What better way to welcome Scoop NYC to Brookfield Place than with shopping and prosecco? Designer Misha Nonoo will be on hand tomorrow from 5pm to 8pm to offer personal styling on day-to-night looks and the chance to win a one-on-one session with the designer and a $1,000 shopping spree at Scoop NYC. Anyone looking to spruce up their style should head downtown wardrobe revolution.
MEATPACKING DISTRICT—Join blogger Lisa Dengler from Just Another as she hosts the Michael Stars NYFW afterparty this Wednesday at 32 Gansevoort Street between 7pm and 9pm. Shop the fall collection for 20% off while sipping cocktails to live music by DJ Lindsay Luv. The event will also be donating 20% of sales to the Ms. Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to empowering women.
WEST VILLAGE—You can start looking forward to the weekend now by booking yourself a free mini-facial courtesy of Bottega Organica (117 Christopher Street) for this Saturday. Served with a glass of wine or herbal tea, each ten-minute facial is tailored to individual skin types and problems that can arise with the changing seasons. Shoot an email to email@example.com to reserve your spot before they're all filled up.