During the Beauty Secrets event at Saks Fifth Avenue (The Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., 524-2200; www.saksfifthavenue.com), get a free top-handled croc tote (plus samples of new beauty products) with any $100 cosmetic or fragrance purchase through Saturday, Oct. 4.
Retail beauty giant Sephora (877-SEPHORA; www.sephora.com) is coming to the New Orleans area. The beauty emporium is scheduled to open in Lakeside Shopping Center (3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie) on Wednesday, Oct. 1. The new 5,500-square-foot Sephora store will stock more than 13,000 beauty products from more than 200 brands.
On Friday, Oct. 3, at Lephare (523 Gravier St., 636-1890; www.lepharenola.com), Fashion Rocks in New Orleans will host its second annual benefit for Deuce McAllister's Catch 22 Foundation (www.catch22foundation.org), which is dedicated to enhancing the lives of underprivileged youth. The event will feature live jazz from singer Judy Spellman-Brisco, a fashion show by Cache and Brinkman's Menswear, and a silent auction of memorabilia from NFL players. This year's main sponsor is MoÉt Champagne. For tickets or more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Advance registration is required.