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On Sunday, May 13, stop by the Big Top (1638 Clio St.) for the New Orleans Craft Mafia's (NOCM) Crescent City Craft Market, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Peruse the handmade wares of crafty independent artists. You'll find jewelry, clothing, accessories, home decor, journals and more. If you can't make it to the market, visit NOCM's Web site to shop online:

If you want to get a head start on next season's fashions, you can preview the fall 2007 collections at Saks Fifth Avenue (The Shops at Canal Place, 301 Canal St.) over the next few weeks. See the latest from Carolina Herrera on Thursday, May 10, and Friday, May 11; Oscar de la Renta on Monday, May 14, and Tuesday, May 15; Lihli on Monday, May 21, and Tuesday, May 22; Akris on Wednesday, May 23, and Thursday, May 24; Escada on Friday, June 1, and Saturday, June 2; St. John (pre-fall) on Monday, June 18, and Tuesday, June 19; and Chanel Ready-to-Wear and Accessories on Wednesday, June 27, and Thursday, June 28. For more information, call 524-2200 ext. 5311.

"Adopt a New Look" at a special fashion show and fundraiser to benefit the Humane Society of Louisiana. Bring a friend or canine companion to Prima Donna's Closet (4409 Chastant St., Metairie; 885-3327; on Wednesday, May 16, from 7 p.m.-9 p.m. for a fun-filled evening featuring food by Vincent's, Mr. Ed's and Austin's. It's a chance to support an organization that cares for hundreds of animals and investigates cases of cruelty and neglect. A $25 donation gets you a ticket, and all tickets purchased before May 12 will include five free raffle tickets. Cash and checks only.

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