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Sip champagne and enjoy special giveaways while you shop from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 19, at All About Me! (3256 Severn Ave., Metairie, 888-6463).

BGD Beauty Bar (1800 Hastings Place, 309-9238; is showcasing a new palette of spring colors in cosmetics, eye shadows, lipsticks and glosses as well as new styles of handbags, jewelry and fashion accessories.

Ballin's Ltd. will host a trunk show of spring & Trousers and A'nue Ligne tops Wednesday, March 16, in its Covington store (806 E. Boston St., 892-0025) and Friday and Saturday, March 18-19, in its New Orleans store (721 Dante St., 866-4367).

Save 50 percent on the entire stock of furniture and accessories at Hopkins Blvd. Home Accents (8300 Earhart Blvd., 864-0277) during the store's 7th Anniversary Sale through March 31.

Take advantage of an eight-hour sale Saturday, March 19, at Juanita's Shoes, Handbags and Accessories (721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 834-9511) during which you can buy one pair of shoes and get 20 percent off the second pair.

Nextel Communications' Boost Mobile pay-as-you-go wireless phone service, popular with the youth market, is now available in New Orleans. The company is offering feature-packed wireless phones, walkie-talkie digital push-to-talk technology and &179;Re-Boost&178; airtime extension cards. Phones and service are available locally at Wal-Mart, Sam Goody and Nextel retail stores. Re-Boost cards can be purchased at convenience stores including 7-Eleven and Circle K.

Objets Trouves (3956 Magazine St., 897-5066) will host a special event Saturday, March 19, featuring local artist Lisette Normann and French artist Isabelle Jacopin.

Explore the treasures in Pharaoh's Cave (1241 Royal St., 412-8868) and receive up to 50 percent off selected items including pottery, rugs, jewelry, brass and copper throughout March.

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day Thursday, March 17, with 50 percent off all green clothing and items, and enjoy a St. Joseph's Day sale, Saturday, March 19, featuring 50 percent off all red or green clothing items -- except for gray tags -- at Second Glance Resale Shoppe (5050 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie, 887-6070).

All fall merchandise is 50 percent to 70 percent off at Simple Elegance (712 Adams St., 861-4200), including shoes, coats, active wear and sweaters.

You can see a fashion show of the 2005 spring and fall collections from Haspel and have a personal shopping experience complete with refreshments, goody bags and drawings for prizes and gift certificates from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, at Cohn-Turner (8366 Jefferson Hwy., Baton Rouge, 225-926-5909). &127; Information for Shopping News should be faxed to Kandace Graves at 483-3116 or emailed to at least 10 days prior to publication.

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