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Always easy on the eyes,  Kate Beckinsale was spotted as she took the day off to treat herself to a spa and shopping spree in Beverly Hills on Tuesday (October 6).

The “Van Helsing” hottie was joined by a gal pal for the afternoon outing, browsing the local store’s racks in search of a few new additions to the wardrobe.

The outing comes just as Miss Beckinsale was revealed to be Esquire magazine’s Sexiest Woman Alive in its November issue.

Talking about the honor, which she takes from Halle Berry, Kate joked, “I’m feeling that I must earn this. I need to go out and become much better at pole dancing or something.”