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Wear your best clothing design and you could win a prize during a local designers' showcase and party from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. tonight, June 27, at Funky Monkey (3127 Magazine St., 899-5587). The party will spill over into Sip Wine Market (3119 Magazine St., 894-7071), where there will be wine tastings. Clothing by local designers will be modeled, there will be design competitions, DJ Soul Sista will provide music, Sip will provide the libations. One party guest who dons his or her own design can win gifts certificates to Funky Monkey and Sip worth $100.

Take advantage of the waning days of June to shop at Hazelnut (5515 Magazine St., 891-2424), where you can register for Hazelnut Dollars during this month. You'll receive 15 of the dollars for every $100 you spend in June, then redeem them for merchandise during July.

If you're looking for something unique for your home, Interior Designs Inc. (3814 Magazine St., 895-5111) suggests you look into its exclusive designs from R&Y Augousti from Paris, including art deco-influenced jewelry and keepsake boxes, furniture, vases, trays and other accessories as well as C. Damien Fox lamps made from vintage Italian glass vessels.

The Red Carpet (3425 Magazine St., 281-4610) is holding a summer sale that features cotton T-shirts for $10, Boho skirts in all colors for $28, and other discounted items.

NowÕs the time to stock up on Seven7 tanks; they're just $20 at Simple Elegance (712 Adams St., 861-4200).

Check out the new Sweet and Spicy Hot Sauce by Tabasco that is thick enough to be used as a dipping or marinade sauce, available at Tabasco Country Store (Louis Armstrong Airport, Concourse D, 468-3170 or 800- 299-5014;

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