Fashion’s Night Out marks a time of the year when you can submit to your guilty vices guilt-free and with style! Sip on martinis, pamper yourself with makeovers and manicures, mingle with A-listers and fashion royalty, and – of course- shop.
The pre-Fashion Week shopping extravaganza, which will take place this Friday, September 10, has grown into a global initiative, reaching places like Australia, India and South Korea since its debut in New York last year. On Friday, a whopping 1,000 stores will keep their doors open late for customers to shop and celebrate the festivities with their favorite brands.
To help you plan your very own Fashion’s Night Out in the Big Apple, we’ve highlighted some of our top favorite picks.
Where: Soho, 591 Broadway
The Scoop: Makeup artists will give makeovers, and you can meet VS supermodel Adriana Lima!
Where: 59th Street and Lexington Avenue
The Scoop: Michael Kors will make an appearance in the handbag department on the first floor. Meanwhile, actors from HBO’s new series “Boardwalk Empire” will be on the lower level, which will be transformed into a pop-up casino by Harrah’s. Catch live-action windows along the Third Avenue side of the store, which will imitate Atlantic City’s Boardwalk circa the 1920s.
Where:139 Spring Street
The Scoop: Makeup Nail the Coolest Shades at the CHANEL Nail Bar. Be the first to get your hands on the newest CHANEL Nail Colour Collection, LES KHAKIS DE CHANEL – created exclusively for Fashion’s Night Out by Peter Philips, Global Creative Director of CHANEL Makeup. These limited-edition shades are sure to become a cult favorite this Fall! Stop by for a complimentary mini manicure featuring these exclusive hues.
Where: 151 W. 34th Street
The Scoop: Meet Joss Stone at the fifth floor shoe department, and receive an autographed CD from the British songstress when you buy any pair of Nine West shoes. Tommy Hilfiger will host a stylish tailgate on Broadway, and at the fragrance area on the main floor you can meet Oscar de la Renta. Rachel Roy will be on the second floor as customers get outfitted in her designs and participate in a photo shoot for a chance to appear in the fall 2010 look book. Then, head up to the fourth floor for a meet-and-greet with Jessica Simpson.
Saks Fifth Avenue
Where: 611 Fifth Avenue
The Scoop: Native New Yorker Donna Karan (below) will be celebrating her 25th anniversary as a designer, and Dior Beauty DJ Harley Viera-Newton will spin while customers get ready to rock ’n’ roll for the department store’s rock-themed bash. Complete the look with tips from Frederic Fekkai, who will give advice on how to get rock-star hair. Meet Viktor & Rolf’s Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren, and check out their art installations — or meet the Black Eyed Peas’ Taboo, and get a peek at the latest from his Taboo/Jump sneaker collaboration.
Where: 555 Broadway b/w Prince and Spring Street
The Scoop: Meet Gwen Stefani – Sephora & Harajuku Lovers Fragrances are teaming up to give you an exclusive sneak peek at HL’s newest fragrance collection, Wicked Style. Be one of the first 100 people to buy HL’s special Fashion’s Night Out fragrance package at Sephora Soho & Gwen will personally sign the Wicked Style bottle! In addition, guests can enter to win tickets to the L.A.M.B. fashion show during NYFW! While in store, get Harajuku makeup and hair looks by Make Up For Ever and T3.