Bleecker Street will be a little bit more crowded this weekend as the Marc Jacobs Beauty store will be providing free manicures from Noon to 8 PM starting now until Sunday. See a selection of colors above, and pick the one that suits you best. If Esquire's SoHo Mega-Pop-Up is not your cup of tea, then perhaps this sort of giveaway may be more in your wheelhouse —or go to both! It's the 21st Century after all, and seeing as how Marc is the sort of designer who routinely wears kilts and famously attended the Met Ball in a transparent lace dress, we're pretty sure that a manicure will be offered to any and all comers.
So, you think all The Shophound cares about is boutiques and fashion, but we're not really that shallow. That's why we want to make sure that everyone knows that this Saturday is Free Comic Book Day.
This annual "Christmas for comic book lovers" takes place on the first Saturday in May at participating comics shops, and features special free publications from most of the major comics publishers as well as appearances by popular comics writers and artists and other events for customers. Go early.
Just like the Manolo Blahnik sample sale, there will be lines.
And don't be shy. You might be surprised to see that the range of comic book fans goes way beyond the stereotypical comic nerds you might be picturing in your mind (well, those people will be there, but they won't be the only ones by a long shot).
Or you can just tell people you are there to get things for your nephew.
Nobody has to know.