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Kick the rainy day blues and head out for a day of fashionable fun. Wether you live in New York City or are just here to visit, below are 10 fun ways to spend the day.

Start off by heading over to Bloomingdale’s where you can sip Champagne, snack on hors d’oeuvres, and snag some free goodie bags, while enjoying the latest fashion collections and live entertainment.

Then head downtown for Karl’s pop-up shop on Bleecker street or uptown to join supporters of Housing Works for their ‘Cocktails & Cuisine’ Fundraiser. If you’re feeling extra glamorous, the President is in town and will be attending an evening Gala hosted by Deepak Chopra, Paulette Cole, Phil Suarez, Russell Simmons & Jean-Georges Vongerichten. Details after the jump.

ESCADA EVENT 1pm – 4pm

Bloomingdale’s will be showcasing the newest collection from Escada. Enjoy informal modeling while you shop the collection with an Escada specialist.


Join Bloomingdale’s on floor seven for the launch of BOSS Home by Hugo Boss, a sophisticated and iconic new bedding collection inspired by timeless tailoring, modern prints and luxury fabrics. Enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres as well as a live performance by Mia Moretti and Caitlin Moe.


Bloomingdale’s is celebrating the new BOSS Black women’s shop on three. Enjoy cocktails and a special appearance by renowned artist Jeff Koons. *Receive a limited edition Jeff Koons designed shopping bag with all HUGO BOSS purchases; one per customer, while supplies last.

MARCH BIRTHDAY BROWS AT BENEFIT March 1, 2012 – March 31, 2012

Happy Birthday from Benefit! Enjoy a complimentary brow arch during the week of your birthday.(Must be within the Sun-Sat of actual birthday week – offer valid only with driver’s license). Call 212-705-3483 for further details and to book your birthday brow appointment!


Celebrate the arrival of Spring with the launch of Jo Malone’s limited edition collection, London Blooms. Join Bloomingdale’s on Saturday for afternoon tea and flower arrangement lessons. Please call 212-705-3646 to book your appointment today. (call to confirm).

EXPERIENCE THE NEW SPA AT CLARINS March 1, 2012 – March 31, 2012

Join Bloomingdale’s at Clarins to experience their exclusive new spa! Their beauty treatment was produced with a new generation of Clarins Pro products formulated using the latest scientific discoveries, and specially created for the expert hands of Clarins therapists. Call 212-705-2891 to schedule your appointment today, as spaces are limited. Also, receive a special gift with your purchase of a one-hour full spa treatment, compliments of Clarins.


Not at Bloomingdale’s:

Shop New KARL

Karl Pop-up, 375 Bleecker St.

From 5 to 8pm, shop the new spring/summer collection of Karl Lagerfeld’s latest line for Net-a-Porter (his more affordable collection). Champagne will be served.

Rent The Runway Sample Sale 10am – 8pm

Where 260 5th Avenue, (Between 28/29th Street) , New York, NY 10001

From February 28th to March 4th, stop by 260 5th Avenue for the highly anticipated Rent the Runway sample sale where we’ll be selling retired, gently used dresses and accessories. The sale will feature a variety of designer dresses and accessories from your favorite designers including Badgley Mischka, Nicole Miller, David Meister, Catherine Malandrino, Rebecca Taylor, D&G and many more-at up to 95% off. Cash Payment not accepted. Tuesday-Wednesday 10am-8pm, Thursday-Friday 10am-7pm, Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 11am-3pm

Obama Victory Fund 2012 – Gala Reception with President Obama  5pm – 7pm

Where ABC Carpet & Home, 888 Broadway at 19th Street, New York, NY

Deepak Chopra, Paulette Cole, Phil Suarez, Russell Simmons & Jean-Georges Vongerichten invite you to join President Barack Obama for a gala reception in New York City.

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Housing Works ‘Cocktails & Cuisine’ Fundraiser 6pm – 9pm

Where WXYZ Lounge (Inside the Aloft Harlem Hotel), 2296 Frederick Douglass Boulevard, New York, NY 10027

Join supporters of Housing Works on Thursday, March 1st for a cocktail party fundraiser, hosted by a member of Team Housing Works as they prepare to run in the 2012 NYC Half Marathon! Mix and mingle at the Aloft Harlem Hotel and enjoy finger foods, drink specials on signature cocktails, music, and raffle giveaways: – Free wine tasting for 10 people at Harlem Vintage – Gift certificate from Melba’s Restaurant (as seen on the Food Network) – Gift certificate to 67 Orange Street cocktail lounge (as seen in the New York Times) All proceeds will directly support advocacy efforts to raise public awareness, change policies, and pass legislation that helps HIV-position, low-income people in New York and beyond. For more information, visit HousingWorksMarch1.eventbrite.com