When I was approached by Vogue to help promote Fashion’s Night Out, you can bet that my head spun a little bit. Anna Wintour reads Sugarlaws flashed through my mind for a second, before more rational thoughts like Anna Wintour’s assistant reads Sugarlaws replaced it.
And I’m not sure exactly who it is that reads Sugarlaws (just in case, though, HI ANNA!), but I’m so honored to be one of only five blogs they reached out to! And when Vogue comes calling, you snap to pretty quickly.
So, here’s the deal. Fashion’s Night Out is coming up this Friday, September 10th! Fashion’s Night out is an amazing world-wide event where stores are throwing parties, serving cocktails, and generally just planning really incredible and varied events!
I took the photos in this post in my Fashion’s Night Out tee shirt from last year, and I can’t wait for this year’s! I’ve posted some of the parties I’m excited about below (all free and open to the public), but you can learn more about the stores that are hosting events here! See you all there?
And in case you’re not in a participating city, don’t worry — Vogue has organized an incredible sweepstakes for a $50,000 shopping spree! The sweepstakes ends September 17th, and you can enter by clicking here! And if you win, there’s a pair of nude Miu Miu platforms that I’d like you to pick up for me, k?
Fashion’s Night Out t-shirt, gifted Tory Burch jeans, Ann Taylor necklace and bracelet, Lulu Frost bracelet, Rachel Rachel Roy heels.
120 Wooster Street New York, NY 10012
BCBGMAXAZRIA will stay open late in celebration of Fashion’s Night Out. From 8-10 P.M., guests can enjoy complimentary champagne while BCBGMAXAZRIA stylists help them shop the new Fall 2010 collection. The first 50 guests in attendance will receive a Runway Survival Kit, featuring BCBGMAXAZRIA accessories and beauty essentials. Attendees can also enter for the chance to win a handbag from the current Fall collection.
Elizabeth and James
632 Hudson Street New York, NY 10014
Elizabeth and James Pop Up Stop opens it’s doors FNO. Event Details Pending.
Kate Spade New York
454 Broome Street New York, NY 10013
Join Tim Gunn, chief creative officer of Liz Claiborne inc and co-host of project runway, and deborah lloyd, creative director of kate spade new york, for a window styling contest at the kate spade Broome street flagship. Contestants will create displays inspired by tim gunn’s newest book, Gunn’s Golden Rules: life’s little lessons for making it work and the designs will be judged by tim and Deborah. Pick up a copy of Gunn’s golden rules and have it autographed while sipping a gin and tonic. Head home with a limited-edition cosmetics case, available exclusively for fashion’s night out.
128 Spring Street New York, NY 10012
In celebration of its sexy and sophisticated new collection for fall, paradisiac pink pepperpod, Molton Brown has teamed up with lingerie brand Hanky Panky to offer complementary customized pink thongs with any Molton Brown purchase at its Soho emporium. Guests will be invited to sip pink champagne and sample decadent chocolate truffles while stocking up on Molton Brown favorites and personalizing their new delicates with crystal designs.
NARS Cosmetics at 3.1 phillip lim
115 Mercer Street New York, NY 10012
Customers will receive the new NARS Pure Matte Lipstick in the 3.1 phillip lim store gift bag. NARS National Makeup Artist, Francelle, will be using Pure Matte Lipstick when she creates the makeup look for Gretta Rochelle (the lead singer of the band ”Gold Mask”). The band will be performing at the 3.1 phillip lim store. NARS Pure Matte Lipstick launches September 1st exclusively at Saks Fifth Avenue.
77 Greene Street New York, NY 10012
Celebrated runway designer Nicole Miller will be co-hosting a Party with Singer/Model Cassie in the store from 6:30-9pm. A night of fun shopping plus; an apperance by Nicole Miller, open bar for those 21+, autographs, dancing to music by DJ TygerLilly, contest and personal style consultations by Nicole.
93 Mercer Street New York, NY 10012
Piperlime takes New York! Our first pop-up store is opening in SoHo Thursday, September 9th. Swing on by to shop our favorite fall trends, Rachel Zoe’s picks and exclusive styles you won’t find anywhere else. Join us for Fashion’s Night Out on Friday, September 10th from 6pm-11pm. Take photos and get autographs from the cast of Project Runway, and get styling advice from Rachel Zoe! Plus get a special treat from us with any purchase, while supplies last.
rag & bone
119 Mercer Street New York, NY 10012
rag & bone is teaming up with fellow Mercer Street retailer 3.1 Phillip Lim to co-host a street party featuring delicious food (think burgers, fries and shakes) and a live DJ. Inside the store, designers Marcus Wainwright and David Neville will be on hand to help SoHo shoppers style their Fall looks. Special guests include Revlon’s Global Artistic Director Gucci Westman who will perform mini-makeovers, and one of Revlon’s Global Brand Ambassadors (who will it be??). Look forward to seeing you there! peace and love, rag & bone
379 West Broadway New York, NY 10012
Join Andre Leon Talley downtown at Ralph Lauren Soho for champagne, shopping and a stylish performance by Grammy nominated singer Janelle Monae. Monae’s 360 degree concert from the oversized loft windows will have guests dancing in the street to her soulful musical musings in honor of Fashion’s Night Out.
Robert Lee Morris
400 West Broadway New York, NY 10012
Designer appearance and official launch of the Fall 2010 Robert Lee Morris collection! Be the first to shop the collection, with Robert on-hand to sign all purchases. Also check out our DIY bracelet station, where you can design your own customized concho bracelet!
555 Broadway New York, NY 10012
Harajuku Lovers is giving you an exclusive sneak peek at their newest fragrance collection, Wicked Style. Harajuku Lovers is taking to the streets in a branded fragrance truck looking for some wicked style fun. Follow @harajukulover_g on Twitter to find out where the truck will be throughout the day to grab samples and great giveaways. The first 100 people who purchase the special Harajuku Lovers Fashion’s Night Out fragrance set at Sephora Soho will receive a wristband, which will ensure getting your Wicked Style fragrance signed by Gwen Stefani herself. Enter to win tickets to the L.A.M.B. fashion show during New York Fashion Week. Get pampered with Harajuku-inspired makeovers from T3 and MAKE UP FOR EVER.
120 Wooster Street New York, NY 10012
Tibi party 6pm – 10pm. Tibi-tini’s, lite bites and DJ. Designer Amy Smilovic will be on hand for styling tips. Additional details pending.
40 Mercer Street New York , NY 10012
Customers will be able to strut down and pose on a mini catwalk in one of Vivienne’s designs and will be given a model comp card on the spot. They will also enjoy complimentary manicures from Incoco and Vivienne Tam custom cocktails concocted by our sponsor, Star vodka, and blended with T Salon organic tea. Chances to win great prizes like a spa treatment at Mandarin Oriental, Vivienne Tam/Monster headphones, and two tickets to Vivienne’s Spring 2011 Fashion Show at Lincoln Center! Our event will be the first opportunity for customers to purchase VT Monster Butterfly Earbuds.