Fashion’s Night Out turns 4! In 2009, Vogue magazine created Fashion’s Night Out in New York The following year, it spread to Russia and England, and now, the event happens in more than 100 cities across the globe.
Marking the beginning of Fall and giving us a reasons to shop i.e., special limited-edition products, celebrity appearances, and unforgettable performances, FNO 2012 is promising to be even bigger and better than before!
Let’s be honest, the extra perks is what this night is all about.
Join editors, stars, models, fashionistas, and designers on September 6, 2012, as they flood stores in cities across the country and around the world for fashion’s most iconic extravaganza. This year we’ll be treated to, among others, Kim Kardashian, Azealia Banks, Jennifer Hudson, Whitney Port, Alexa Chung, Rachel Zoe and Nicole Richie.
Here are some of my favorite events going on in various cities:
Starting with FNO’s originator New York and one of my all time favorite designers with affordable clothing for men and woman
NEW YORK CITY
Everything he does is with class, thought ,care and that includes FNO 2012. Ted Baker London will provide traditional British Fish and Chips via Ted’s very own Fish & Chips truck positioned outside the brand’s new Fifth Avenue flagship store. Complimentary Fish & Chips will be served to the first 100 lucky visitors and Ted will provide as a gift with any purchase following. Enjoy specialty cocktails, Brit-themed sweet treats and Enter to Win a Luxury Trip to London. With every purchase of $200 or more, shoppers will receive a limited edition “Ted Loves New York” tote.
MAYBELLINE New York – Offering beauty on-the-go daytime touch-ups and mini-manicures featuring the season’s hottest new colors. Enjoy makeovers walk the catwalk and step into their custom photo.
BERGDOF GOODMAN’S 111th Anniversary – Will have everything from Book signings & Tumblr Photographers snapping and streamlining your pics to tarot card readers and music celebrating the launch of their newly-renovated Third Floor Men’s Store and introduction to the Shoe Library.
MARC BY MARC JACOBS – Be the first to see the military-inspired Marc By Marc Jacobs fall fashion collection, and take home a boxed stationery set with your purchase of 150.00 or more
LORD & TAYLOR-Lord & Taylor has loaded up on celebrities this year, with events featuring Kim Kardashian, reality star Jill Zarin, and ice skater and Olympic gold medalist Kristi Yamaguchi at the company’s flagship store on Fifth Avenue and 39th Street. The store’s events promise to come complete with free jewelry, complimentary tote bags and a free 2013 New York City Firefighter’s Calendar, signed by one of New York’s Bravest.
HENRI BENDEL– (another favorite of mine) will bring the circus to town at its Fifth Avenue flagship store. Cirque du Soleil’s “Zumanity” promises to dazzle spectators with five free acrobatic performances. Along with the Las Vegas-like performance, the store will feature a casino night theme with Swarovski crystal giveaways and cocktails.
CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF THE ARTS – Join the Children’s Museum of the Arts for a fashionable and funky workshop. CMAs Teaching Artist Caroline McAuliffe will guide you in an exploration of textiles and design project. Using fabrics and paper, create unique headpiece, belts, pins and necklaces.
DKNY Receive a Bauble Bar bracelet with your purchase of 300.00.
MISSONI – On this night only you can purchase limited edition M Missoni headphones in a variety of colors (while supplies last).
MACY’S HERALD SQUARE- Create your own Fashion’s Night Out flipbook, enjoy music, nail bars, and grab a refreshing beverage while shopping the night away. Celebrate the opening of The World’s Largest Shoe Floor at a fashion trivia quiz hosted by fashion designer and TV personality Michael Kors. Join designer B. Michael and celebrity guests & Macy’s Style Expert, Clinton Kelly answer your style questions. With a $50 women’s apparel purchase receive a special gift. Stop at Men’s Lounge hosted by “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” star, Scott Disick & enjoy cigar rolling, refreshments, get your photo taken with Scott when you make a qualifying purchase, Meet Britt Robertson and create your favorite Tommy Girl look for a chance to win a Macy’s shopping spree, join Bethenny Frankel as she hosts a Skinnygirl Smoothers n’ Shapers fashion show Plus, the first 100 customers to arrive to the event will receive an autographed headshot from Bethenney. And, with any Skinnygirl Smoothers n’ Shapers purchase receive a special gift and if this wasn’t enough there is so much more going on.
MANOLO BLAHNIK- Cyndi Lauper and Manolo Blahnik USA invite you to celebrate Fashion’s Night Out and Cyndi’s new musical, Kinky Boots. Cyndi will be performing at the 54th Street boutique at 8:30pm!!
SAKS FIFTH AVENUE 5TH AVENUE- Celebrate the launch of his new fragrance, Essential Luxuries with Mr. Oscar de la Renta. Get styled with custom print Suno nail designs from Minx Nails with designers, Max and Erin. Meet designer, Erin Fetherston and get a bang trimming from hairstylist, Edward Tricomi. Make your Mark with Kimberly Ovitz and Rihanna’s tattoo artist, Josh Lord of East Side Ink to collaborate on custom designs to be painted on guests that night. Get a henna tattoo and meet Sachin and Babi Ahluwalia. Crayola Corner -Enjoy various activities provided by Crayola. Watch artist, Diem Chau carve into jumbo sized crayons and artist, Herb Williams make sculptors. Partake in our airbrush graffiti wall and life-size paint-by-number Join Rebecca Minkoff for a Girls’ Night Out. From a “ponytail bar” and “smokey eye station” to a “make your own arm party” and nail art inspired by her fall handbag collection.
ON EIGHT- Personal Appearance by Rachel Roy, Gabriele Franzen, Megan Papay and Cristina Paloma-Nelson of Freda Salvador and Edgardo Osorio. Meet Elle.com’s celebrity astrologers, The Astro Twins, who will tell you which shoes are right for you based on your birthday. Superimpose yourself into the Rayban ad campaign and have fun with our Social Pix Station.
TARGET- The one night only, pop-up shop “The Shops at Target,” featuring New York City’s “Odin” and “Kirna Zabete,” Boston’s “Patch NYC,” and San Francisco’s “The Curiosity Shoppe”, will give New Yorkers the chance to shop the collections before they launch at Target stores nationwide and on Target.com. Quantities limited to each guest.
KENNETH COLE- Complimentary Tote when you check in on Foursquare (First 20 people will get one signed by Kenneth) Complimentary Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres Plus a chance to win a $1000 gift card.
BANANA REPUBLIC-A complimentary umbrella when you spend $75 or more!
ALICE + OLIVIA ( I wish I was going to this one!)
GIRLS NIGHT OUT! It’s the ultimate slumber party Guests will dance along to our favorite 80’s jams and watch slumber party chick flicks while enjoying sweet treats and browsing the boutiques for the latest Fall frocks! Braid bars, manicures, charm bracelet stations and tattoo booths will be making over FNO shoppers with aura and palm readers on hand to predict our (sure to be bright) futures!
BEVERLY CENTER- RED CARPET ARRIVALS
Beverly Center welcomes VIPs, celebrities, costume designers, stylists and Hollywood tastemakers.
The fourth annual Fashion’s Night Out event will take place on September 6. This is fashion’s biggest retail event of the year where fashionistas and fashionistos everywhere go out and celebrate shopping and their love of fashion. Started in 2008 in New York, last year it was featured in 18 different countries and there were more than 4,500 events here in the USA alone. Stores roll out their red carpets providing great deals, open bars, delectable treats, celebrity hosts, music performances, and more! We have selected some of the must do events for this years Fashion Night Out across a few cities in North America. Keep an eye out for next week when we select our picks of events to attend in New York. There are literally over 1000 events to choose from.
Read our picks and watch a video promo for Fashion’s Night Out featuring Darren Criss covering Madonna’s “Dress You Up” and messages from Victoria Beckham, Marc Jacobs, Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, Olivia Wilde, Usher, and more after the jump …
The Gallery Los Angeles will transform Beverly Hills Porsche into a must-do event that will include an elite fashion show with some of L.A.’s most revered designers, including Anthony Franco and Dina Bar El. Little Black Dress Vodka, Lovoka and Diabolo will be offering a stocked open bar, and lucky guests will also have the opportunity to have one-on-one time with top beauty experts from title sponsor Wella Professionals and cosmetic sponsor Napoleon Perdis, at their beauty bars.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the former superstar stylist Andrea Lieberman (responsible for Jennifer Lopez wearing the iconic Donatella Versace green palm print chiffon gown at the Grammy’s) will host an event at Saks Fifth Avenue Beverly Hills. While there get a chance to meet designers, shop the latest collections, and enjoy mini-makeovers, sweet treats, champagne, music, and more.
Sin City has become a world-class shopping destination boasting more than one million square feet of luxury retail space. The Shoppes at The Palazzo will host a FNO affair featuring fashion expert, celebrity stylist and co-host of E!’s “Fashion Police,” George Kotsiopoulos. The public event will take place from 6-8 P.M. near the Chloe rotunda. Notable highlights include a $1,000 shopping spree, a Q&A session with Kotsiopoulos, a selection of top fall picks from retailers at The Shoppes, and a chance to win a trip for two to Hawaii.
Emmy Award-winning fashion visionary Patricia Field will bring her design prowess to Crystals at City Center. The legendary stylist, renowned for her work with Sarah Jessica Parker in “Sex and the City” and Meryl Streep in “The Devil Wears Prada,” will join top designers and local charities from 6-11 P.M. Crystals will offer unique in-store and destination-wide experiences, feature performances from Nevada Ballet Theatre, and spotlight the hottest looks with models strolling the center dressed in the latest fall fashions.
Just outside the Miami city limits, the suburban Aventura Mall will be hosting events But the most exciting event appears to be the one at Macy’s; Bravo’s Real Housewives of New York’s Jill Zarin will host a fall fashion show at 6:30 P.M. and offer some customers the chance to meet her personally. Real Housewives of Miami’s Adriana De Moura will host a shopping party, celebrity DJ Irie will keep them music pumping all night.
Zingara Swimwear on the second level will serve free champagne, an espresso bar and Stella’s Sweet Shoppe cupcakes. A Blow Dry Bar will offer styling tips from Blomedry.com, and Zingara shoppers will receive a pair of free sandals if they spend $200 or more.
THE DISTRICT FACTORY will connect FNO fans with Miami’s emerging designers and creatives manufacturing today’s hottest trends. Offering “A Glimpse Behind the Assembly Line”, what’s in stock includes art, jewelry, apparel, vintage, and more. This special factory affair includes shopping,meet and greets with local designers, live music, specialty cocktails and bites, and giveaways. From 6-11 P.M.
FNO is finally coming to Toronto and its hippest retailers have signed up for events. Among them is Holt Renfrew who will be celebrating its 175th birthday this year with its “Hot in the City” street party from 7-10 P.M. It will include an outdoor film premiere to kick off the film festival season, live entertainment, special window animation, giveaways, and shopping treats. Among the collection for its 175th birthday are specially designed pieces from Christian Louboutin, Bobbi Brown, and Michael Kors for sale; all in Holt Renfrew’s signature color of magenta.
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And as always, remember…There’s always time for a little glamour!!