The complete guide to Fashion's Night Out
On Sept. 6, more than 700 stores around New York City are throwing open their doors for Fashion's Night Out - the annual citywide shopping party that kicks off September's New York Fashion Week, running from 6 to 11 p.m.
Department stores, indie boutiques, chains and salons are hosting everything from celebrity guests to dance parties to beauty touchups to, of course, lots of opportunities to shop, shop shop.
So what are you waiting for? Get out to FNO!
IF YOU WANT TO ... Spot a celeb
Cue the crowds! Reality TV queen Kim Kardashian is making an appearance at Lord & Taylor to chat with customers and sign bottles of her True Reflection perfume (for anyone who buys a $123 gift set). Meanwhile, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of "Project Runway," past and present "Runway" designers - including Chris March, Mondo Guerra and Jay McCarroll - are making appearances, as is ex-"Real Housewife" Jill Zarin, to promote her new jewelry line. 424 Fifth Ave., btwn 38th and 39th sts., 212-391-3344
Fox's "Glee" returns to the airwaves Thursday night (especially exciting since part of Season 4 was filmed in NYC!). Before you hit up the DVR for the episode Friday (since you're obviously going to be at FNO Thursday night), meet "Glee" cutie Darren Criss at Saks Fifth Avenue. Also slated to hit Saks: designers Oscar de la Renta, Rebecca Minkoff - hosting a girls' night out booth, complete with a ponytail bar and makeup application - Rachel Roy, BCBG's Max and Lubov Azria and Kimberly Ovitz. 611 Fifth Ave. at 50th St., 212-753-4000
That's a wrap: "Girls" star Allison Williams hosts Diane von Furstenberg's Meatpacking District bash alongside the iconic designer. Also in store for the evening: Tunes spun by Solange Knowles, makeovers courtesy MAC Cosmetics, palm readings, cocktails and appetizers. 874 Washington St., at 14th St., 646-486-4800
QVC is broadcasting live from NYC with some mega star power. A bevy of big names who have QVC collections and partnerships, including Jennifer Hudson, Isaac Mizrahi and Nicole Richie, are slated to attend, as is Vogue's Anna Wintour. 14th St. and Ninth Ave.
Macy's, of course, has a ton of celeb appearances on FNO: Designer Michael Kors is on the brand-new revamped shoe floor; Scott Disick is kicking back in the men's lounge, complete with cigars and refreshments; Bethenny Frankel is showing off her shapewear line; "Bachelorette" Emily Maynard is heading Benefit Cosmetics' makeup party. 151 W. 34th St., btwn Broadway and Seventh Ave., 212-695-4400
Get in bed with "Twilight" hunk Kellan Lutz: He'll be appearing at Bloomingdale's on behalf of bedding line Charisma. Or, if you're more into music, say "hi" to the bandmates from Matchbox 20. who'll be swinging by. The Bloomie's flagship's other fun FNO stops include a Fred Perry ping-pong tourney and a destination where designers spin tunes. 1000 Third Ave., at 59th St., 212-705-2000
IF YOU WANT TO ... Shop somewhere new
Fab e-commerce site Piperlime is launching its first brick-and-mortar store ... Thursday night! Piperlime guest editors Rachel Zoe and Olivia Palermo will be on hand chatting about fall's hottest trends, and Rev Run and DJ Ruckus are providing the entertainment. 121 Wooster St., btwn Prince and Spring sts.
Target is hosting a one-night pop-up shop where New Yorkers can nab the four new Shops at Target collections before they hit Target stores on Sept. 9. The Shops collections are created by owners of small boutiques around the country, including NYC's own Odin and Kirna Zabête. Be sure to indulge some cocktails and treats from the ice cream truck, too. 441 W. 14th St., btwn Ninth and Tenth aves.
The Meatpacking District outpost of NYC womenswear staple alice + olivia won't open until later this fall, so for FNO, designer Stacey Bendet and her team are taking over the rooftop of hot spot STK for a slumber-party themed bash, complete with a massive pillow fight. 26 Little W. 12th St., at Gansevoort St.
Designer Christian Siriano hosts the grand opening of his Nolita boutique with a DJd soiree, where cocktails will be flowing and Siriano will be signing handbags and accessories (many of which are less than $100). All customers are automatically entered to win a chance for two tix to Siriano's Sept. 8 fashion show. 252 Elizabeth St., 212-775-8494
IF YOU WANT TO ... Get your groove on
Rock out as Cyndi Lauper (who wrote the upcoming Broadway musical "Kinky Boots") performs at shoe guru Manolo Blahnik's midtown boutique. The concert starts at 8:30 p.m.. 31 W. 54th St., btwn Fifth and Sixth aves., 212-582-3007
The Ace Hotel and the shop Opening Ceremony are always a hubbub for fun, and on FNO, the hotel lobby will become a karaoke lounge. For fashion lovers, a handful of designers and friends of Opening Ceremony (Proenza Schouler, Band of Outsiders and more) are taking part in the Closet 2Closet initiative, selling items from their closets, with proceeds going to Broome Street Academy. 1190-1192 Broadway, at 29th St., 212-334-7240
Upscale department store Henri Bendel is going all-out Cirque du Soleil, with performances from Cirque's Zumanity. Customers who purchase $50 worth of goods receive a striped iPhone case that can be customized with Swarovski crystals. Before you leave, grab a bespoke cocktail (or two) courtesy of The Mulberry Project. 712 Fifth Ave., at 56th St., 212-247-1100
The Misshapes headline the FNO event at U.K. import Topshop, taking the stage from 6:30-9 p.m. After that, DJs provide the music. Makeovers, nail art and raffles for awesome prizes (like a pair of shoes every month for a year) are also on deck. 478 Broadway, at Broome St., 212-966-9555
It's going to get hot at the DKNY store. Nightlife photographer Patrick McMullan is hosting a soiree with the sexy firefighters of the FDNY 2013 calendar. Proceeds from calendar sales benefit the FDNY Foundation. 655 Madison Ave., at 60th St., 212-223-3569
Designer Tracy Reese is throwing her third annual FNO dance-a-thon, judged by Reese and DJ Brooklyn Dawn, who is spinning. Need a break from the dance floor? Sip wine from Clos du Bois and, of course, shop - customers who spend $400 are entered in a raffle for pieces from the fall 2012 collection. 640 Hudson St., at Gansevoort St., 212-807-0505
Jill Stuart's party has tunes spun by Cory Kennedy, Skinnygirl wine and gorgeous pieces from the fall collection - what more do you need? 100 Greene St., btwn Prince and Spring sts., 212-230-3400
Scoop NYC and AG Adriano Goldschmied are hosting a block party, featuring appearances by designer Zac Posen and a performance from St. Lucia, plus cocktails. 875 Washington St., at 14th St., 212-691-1905
IF YOU WANT TO ... Give back
Bird's Williamsburg outpost is featuring exclusive designer collaborations with Loeffler Randall, Melissa Joy Manning, Gretchen Jones and Whit - Habitat for Humanity will receive a percentage of the night's proceeds. 203 Grand St., at Driggs Ave., Williamsburg, 718-388-1655
Jessica Seinfeld is hosting a party at CH Carolina Herrera to raise money for her Baby Buggy organization, which helps families in need. Proceeds from a special leather bracelet (available in adults' and kids' sizes) go directly to Baby Buggy. 802 Madison Ave., at 68th St., 212-744-2076
At Missoni, New Yorkers can mingle with designer Margherita Missoni as well as buy a collection of colorful rings supporting Edodé Onlus, a charity working to provide safe drinking water to villages in Africa. 1009 Madison Ave., at 77th St., 212-517-9339
IF YOU WANT TO ... Get beautified
Want to look your best before you get to FNO? Then hit up Salon AKS' FNO lounge, open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. For $35, get your hair styled dry. No appointment necessary. 689 Fifth Ave., at 54th St., 212-888-0707
Bergdorf Goodman is also starting the beauty party earlier, offering makeup application, nail art and lash extensions starting at 3 p.m. Later, Bergdorf celebrating its 111th birthday with astrologers and more. 754 Fifth Ave., at 58th St., 212-872-8957
The Frederic Fekkai Salon is offering two fab FNO packages: the Fekkai Mademoiselle blowout, makeup application and Ciate's Caviar, Velvet or Sequin Manicure, ($75) and a Nail Rock Application ($25). AnnaSophia Robb, star of "The Carrie Diaries" is hosting. 712 Fifth Ave. (4th Fl.), at 56th St., 212-753-9500
Sephora's 15 Manhattan locations are offering makeup services and expert beauty advice all night. At the Fifth Avenue location, Marchesa designers Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig are introducing their fragrance Marchesa Parfum D'Extase. Sephora.com for locations
Madewell has fashion-forward clothing year-round, and on FNO, both locations of the store are teaming up with Aveda for a hair-braiding bar. Also pick up a free Birchbox (filled with great beauty products) with any $100 purchase. 486 Broadway, at Broome St., 212-226-6954
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IF YOU WANT TO ... Get your foodie on
In celebration of its latest fragrance, Blackberry & Bay, Jo Malone London is doling out themed gelato pops and blackberry bellinis. 330 Bleecker St., at Christopher St., 212-242-1454
Cheers! Ted Baker London will have Ted's Fish & Chip's Truck parked outside, doling out fish and chips. Inside the men's and women's shop, indulge in sticky toffee and cocktails. 595 Fifth Ave., at 48th St., 212-317-1514
Jewelry designer David Yurman is offering up desserts inspired by his four signature collections and fab specialty cocktails. 712 Madison Ave., at 63rd St., 212-752-4255