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November 2014

Your Guide to the Fashion Party of the Year: Fashion’s Night Out

By Kelly Tokarz

Fall fashion kicks into high gear September 10th with the 2nd annual Fashion’s Night Out—over 1,000 New York retailers and thousands in other cities will stay open for a night of shopping, champagne, and celebrity spotting. Think Victoria Beckham, the Olsen twins, Heidi Klum, and Rachel Zoe. The party starts September 7th with the largest fashion show in New York history, Fashion’s Night Out: The Show. Tickets are $25 at lincolncenter.org.

Here, the not-to-miss events in New York, L.A., Miami, Chicago, and Dallas.

New York

    Saks Fifth Avenue, 611 5th Avenue at 49th Street

  • Meet celebrities including Donna Karan, Victor & Rolf, Charlotte Ronson, Zac Posen, Taboo of the Black Eyed Peas and more!
  • Get “rock chic” tricks from cosmetics experts
  • Shop with MasterCard and get an exclusive Fashion’s Night Out rock ‘n’ roll playlist
    Bergdorf Goodman, 754 5th Avenue at 58th Street

  • Makeup-look contest, with judges Trish McEvoy, Bryanboy, Hamish Bowles, and Catherine Malandrino; enter at bergdorfgoodman.com by August 24th
  • Celebrity karaoke with Cynthia Rowley, Nicholas Kirkwood, and Norma Kamali
  • Designers and their dogs walk the runway
  • Celebrity appearances by Jason Wu, Mary J. Blige, Nicole Richie, Tom Ford, and Victoria Beckham
    Bloomingdale’s
    Soho, 504 Broadway between Spring and Broome

  • Design a tote bag with Children’s Museum of the Arts
  • Meet Cynthia Steffe, Pour La Victoire designer David Giordano, Zara Zimmerman, and Patricia Underwood
  • Enter to win a pair of tickets to the Marc by Marc Jacobs fashion show
  • Win a Stuart Weitzman shoe wardrobe, plus dinner and tickets to a Broadway show
  • 59th Street, 59 East 59th Street at Lexington Avenue

  • Meet by Michael Kors, Carmen Marc Valvo, John Varvatos, Lela Rose, Elie Tahari, and Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto
  • Get tango lessons from Lancôme spokesmodels, Arlenis Sosa and Elettra
  • Karaoke with designer Kay Unger
    Lord & Taylor, 424 5th Avenue between East 38th and 39th

  • New York Jets Flight Crew Cheerleaders help men shop
  • Celebrity appearances by Carmen Marc Valvo, Shoshanna Gruss, and America’s Next Top Model photographer Nigel Barker, among others
  • Dating advice from Matt Titus and Tamsen Fadal
  • Giveaways all night
    Macy’s Herald Square, 151 West 34th Street at 6th Avenue

  • Tommy Hilfiger hosts a tailgate party
  • Meet Joss Stone
  • Rachel Roy look-book photo shoot with Jessica Stam
  • Live performance by Train
  • Meet Marcus Samuelsson at a food and fashion cocktail party
  • Kimora Lee shows her Kouture line
    Dylan’s Candy Bar, 1011 3rd Avenue at 60th Street

  • Make your own candy necklace
  • Complimentary cocktails by Ed Hardy Vodka
  • Play “fashion police” with marshmallow shooters
  • Confectionary couture fashion show by Savannah College of Art and Design
    Piperlime, 93 Mercer Street at Spring Street

  • Celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe styles guests
  • Project Runway contestants to sign autographs and pose for photos
    Henri Bendel, 712 5th Avenue at 56th Street

  • Meet reality TV stars The Fabulous Beekman Boys
  • Astrology readings for a charitable donation of $25
    Destination Maternity, 28 East 57th Street at Park Avenue

  • Heidi Klum shows her new maternity lines
  • Complimentary nonalcoholic mixed drinks
    Maria Bonita Salon & Spa, 12 Prince Street between Bowery and Elizabeth

  • Complimentary mini facials and manicures, up-dos, and aromatherapy
  • Complimentary cocktails and espresso shots
  • Gift-bag giveaways
    Rag & Bone/Philip Lim 3.1, 119 Mercer Street between Spring and Prince

  • These Mercer Street neighbors host a block party with DJs
  • Revlon’s Artistic Director Gucci Westman gives mini makeovers
  • Complimentary street food (Think: burgers, fries, shakes)
    Rebecca Taylor, 260 Mott Street between Prince and Houston

  • Complimentary eyebrow shaping by Fredrick Fekkai Soho Salon staff
  • Mini makeovers from Bobbi Brown
  • Style tips from Today Show style expert Bobbie Thomas
  • Complimentary cocktails
  • Complimentary cupcakes from Baked by Melissa
    OAK, 28 Bond Street between Lafayette and Bowery

  • Create personalized charm bracelets at Surface 2 Air kiosk
  • Custom T-shirt shredding with LNA
  • Complimentary fashion photo booth
    Sephora, 597 5th Avenue at West 48th Street

  • Meet Kat Von D at the 5th Avenue store
  • Gwen Stefani will autograph bottles of Harajuku Lovers’s latest, Wicked Style, at the Soho store

L.A.
Nordstrom, 395 Santa Monica Place, hosts shopping with Justin Timberlake at Santa Monica Place and shopping with Blake Mycoskie of TOMS at the Grove, 189 The Grove Drive, among others

Miami
Participating retailers include BCBG Max Azria, American Apparel, and Miami Design District as well as major department stores

Chicago
Water Tower Place, 835 North Michigan Avenue, retailers are offering a Fashion’s Night Out tote with purchase and live entertainment; Macy’s has mini spa treatments, complimentary photographs, and gifts

Dallas
Neiman Marcus, 1618 Main Street, and Saks, 13550 Dallas Parkway, among others, offer giveaways, performances, and snacks

Feel good and look good, knowing that 40% of the proceeds from New York Fashion’s Night Out merchandise goes to the NYC AIDS Fund, and many participating retailers throughout the country will donate to charity as well. For a list of all events, go to fashionsnightout.com.

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