On September 6, Fashion’s Night Out returns for its fourth year, and this year promises an even bigger spectacle than previous years. More retailers than ever are joining in on the Vogue/CFDA-hosted event, from the big FNO festivities around New York City to shopping events all over the world (not to mention online details and giveaways).
The yearly event may have its detractors — it’s true, the event manages to create a rather unpleasant traffic jam effect in many areas of New York — but the core mission is a fun one: getting people to shop. This round, there will be even more designers, celebrities, giveaways, and deals to get people into the stores.
Today, the official lineup for the week has been released, and we’ve compiled a list of the best events, celebrity appearances, giveaways, and shopping deals taking place that night. Take a look at our picks, and let us know where you’re heading for FNO this year!
For more information, visit fashionsnightout.com.
Bergdorf Goodman's FNO extravaganza celebrates the store's 111th anniversary and features a book signing with author Sara James Mnookin for Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf Goodman and special designer guests Lela Rose, Michael Bastian, Naeem Khan, Rachel Zoe and Thakoon, among others. An exclusive collection created for the anniversary will be available, in addition to photo booths on 5F and live music by The Blue Vipers of Brooklyn in the Men's Store.
Various times (most from 6pm-9pm), 754 Fifth Avenue.
Michael Kors will be at his brand's Madison Avenue boutique for a "Kors Karaoke" competition with YouTube singing sensations nominated by fans. The winner gets a $5,000 shopping spree and the 'talent scout' who nominated the winner receives a gift certificate. The celebrity judges are Nikki Reed, Nina Arianda and Kate Upton. Limited edition FNO aviators are available for purchase; those who buy a pair will have the opportunity to have his/her picture taken and leave with a Victor Demarchelier photograph.
Starting at 6pm, 667 Madison Avenue.
Other Michael Kors locations will also host events, including all other NYC outposts.
Music's latest It Girl is Azealia Banks, who will be performing at MAC's SoHo store on FNO. Be prepared to fight off other hopeful attendees to get in. DJ Cosmo will also be playing.
7pm-10pm, 506 Broadway.
To celebrate the Fall 2012 launch of "The Shops at Target," Target is opening a pop-up shop just for FNO, where customers can shop the collections before they launch at Target stores and Target.com. Featured collabs are from New York City's Kirna Zabete and Odin.
6pm-10pm, 441 West 14th Street.
NYC's Lord & Taylor will have a guest appearance from Kim Kardashian in honor of her new fragrance. There will also be appearances by Max, Lubov and Joyce Azria and Anh from blog 9to5 chic. Project Runway contestants from the current and past seasons will be present in honor of the show's 10th anniversary. Plus, personalized fashion illustrations by FIT students, a guys' lounge and tons of great prize giveaways.
Various times (most from 6pm-11pm), 424 Fifth Avenue.
The Alexis Bittar SoHo store will be hosting a major karaoke party hosted by comedian Bridget Everett. The event will feature special guests, complimentary cocktails and $50 store gift certificates for everyone who goes to the microphone.
6pm-10pm, 465 Broome Street.
Meet the Marchesa founders at Sephora's 5th Avenue/48th Street location in honor of the exclusive launch of Marchesa Parfum D'extrase. Guerlain is also holding a Twitter giveaway for a gift card to the Guerlain Spa at the Waldorf-Astoria, which includes a 90-minute facial and 50-minute massage. Anyone who purchases Guerlain's La Petite Robe Noire fragrance at Sephora can enter.
6pm-9m for Marchesa & 6pm-11pm for Guerlain, 597 Fifth Avenue.
Online retailer Piperlime is launching its first brick-and-mortar outpost on FNO along with legendary stylist Rachel Zoe. There will be cocktails, music, and a limited quantity of unspecified special treats.
6pm-11pm, 121 Wooster Street.
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FNO marks the official opening of Project Runway winner Christian Siriano's flagship concept store in Nolita. The designer will appear for a meet and greet, sign handbags and accessories and pose for photos. Those who make a purchase are automatically entered to win two tickets to the Christian Siriano Spring 2013 fashion show on September 8 or a $250 store gift card. There will be music and a guest DJ, plus drinks for the 21+ crowd.
7pm-9pm, 252 Elizabeth Street.
Saks Fifth Avenue is hosting a beauty-focused bonanza with custom print Suno nails from Minx Nails with Suno designers Max Osterweis and Erin Beatty. Designer Erin Fetherston will be present with hairstylist Edward Tricomi, who will be doing bangs inspired by Fetherston's signature look. Kimberly Ovitz is partnering with Rihanna's tattoo artist, Josh Lord from East Side Ink, on custom designs for fashion goers. Oscar de la Renta will be there celebrating the launch of his new fragrance and Tom Pechuex of Estee Lauder will give private consultations. Plus, meet Max and Lubov Azria and Rebecca Minkoff and listen to a performance from Juliette Lewis of The Voice. It's a celebration that shouldn't be missed!
6pm-11pm, 611 Fifth Avenue.
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Canadian favorite Aritzia is housing the return of the Wheel of Fashion, which gave lucky shoppers the chance to spin and win clothing last FNO. Details are coming soon, but we're already excited!
6pm-10pm, 524 Broadway.
Makeup artist Gucci Westman is holding a beauty party at Industria Studios in collaboration with Revlon. Get a personal consultation with Westman and a makeover from a member of her NYFW team. Celebrity manicurist Jin Soon and her team will give manicures. Plus, a Revlon photo booth, music, champagne and snacks.
6pm-9pm, 40 Bethune Street. Tickets are available for $50 here.
Tracy Reese will have a DJ spinning all night with a dance-a-thon every hour, where customers can dance in store windows for the chance to win prizes.
6pm-11pm, 641 Hudson Street.
The chic downtown hot spot Beauty & Essex restaurant is hosting a party featuring curator Lauren Kaminsky and stylist David Lerner. They will offer special embellished pieces for the evening, as well as styling advice. Oh, and there's free champagne! Mention Fashion's Night Out while booking your dinner reservation and receive a complimentary cocktail and dessert.
6pm-11pm, 146 Essex Street.
Design your own handbag (FNO only!) at the Stella McCartney SoHo store. Enjoy DJ sets, "Eco Mojitos" and a custom photo booth.
7pm-10pm, 112 Greene Street.
QVC, a pioneer in the world of televised home shopping, is boasting a pop-up for FNO where shoppers can try on merchandise from the retailer's collabs with Nicole Richie, Jennifer Hudson, Isaac Mizrahi (pictured) and more. Designers will be present, and there will be giveaways.
6pm-11pm, 14th Street and 9th Avenue.
C. Wonder reps will be handing out balloons throughout SoHo; bring yours to their SoHo store and win a prize that's based on your balloon color. Daily Candy editors will be at the store to meet and greet, music will be provided by an in-house DJ and there will be sweets and lemonade.
6pm-9pm, 72 Spring Street.
Henri Bendel will have a dazzling FNO with a live performance from Cirque du Soleil's Zumanity and an appearance from fashion illustrator Izak Zenou. There will be cocktails by The Mulberry Project and snacks from NYC's best food trucks. The Frederic Fekkai brand will be hosting a beauty soiree upstairs with blowouts, manicures and gift bags. Bendel iPhone cases will be given out with purchases of $50 or more.
6pm-11pm (Fekkai ends at 8pm), 712 Fifth Avenue.
The official FNO tee in Black/White is available in men's and women's sizes. $25
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The women's FNO tee in Red/White. $25
The women's FNO tee is also available in navy. $25
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The FNO women's long-sleeve tee is fit for those who want something warmer. $30
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The FNO men's shirt in Black/Gray. $25
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This year's FNO canvas tote is available in black and blue. $50
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