Get Your Fashion Night Out On!
Don’t know where to go to see celebs, drink cocktails, shop and have fun on FNO? Check out our list!
Tame your tresses, redden your lips, and get your heels ready for one of the biggest and busiest nights in fashion. Fashion’s Night Out (FNO) on September 8 is a date marked on every fashionista’s calendar. And why wouldn’t it be? Ladies from New York to Los Angeles will strut through street parties, gush over designers and celebrities, sip endless glasses of champagne, and maybe even win a prize or two.
While we can’t guarantee perfect weather and stilettos that won’t snap, we can point you in the direction of the very best events in New York City, Los Angeles and Dallas (for a comprehensive list of events by state, visit the official FNO website). Here are dozens of parties, meet-n-greets, and contests that will make your FNO a night to remember.
Events in New York City:
Escada Dessert Lounge at Sephora, 597 5th Avenue, 6-10 p.m.
Shoppers will be invited to indulge in a sweet treat (or two!) as they get a sneak peek at Especially Escada, the brand’s latest fragrance. Guests will also have the opportunity to win exclusive prize packages.
Laila Ali Style Party at Destination Maternity, 57th Street and Madison Avenue, 6-9 p.m.
Calling all soon-to-be moms: Laila Ali will chat with you about fashion, health, and beauty as you enjoy mocktails, hoers d’oeuvres, giveaways, and cool tunes.
The Serge Normant Night of Beauty at John Frieda Salon, 825 Washington at Little West 12th, 2-5 p.m. and 6-9 p.m.
Early birds can drop by for discounted blow-outs and manicures. Then, at 6 p.m., head back for a totally free cut and color consultation and expert makeup touch ups. And if you’re feeling the post work hunger pangs, enjoy complimentary cocktails and sushi. Oh, and don’t forget to pick up a party bag on the way out!
A Little Wicked Style Party, 279 East Houston Street New York NY 10002, 6-11 p.m.
Feeling badass? Join the crowd at Wicked for a drink and music-filled party. Stylists will help you find your perfect look for fall and if you go ahead and splurge, you’ll enjoy 20% off!
Alexander Wang’s Talent Show, 103 Grand Street, 7:30-11 p.m.
Singers, dancers, jugglers, fire eaters, and anyone else with a hidden (or not so hidden) talent: head over to Alexander Wang and show ‘em what you’ve got. Those who would rather not reveal their secret love for dirty dancing can sit back and watch as guest judges separate the great from the god awful.
Alice + Olivia Carnival, 755 Madison Avenue or 80 West 40th Street, 6-10 p.m.
Forget credit card bills and overdue rent payments for a few hours and return to your youth with a carnival complete with popcorn, cotton candy, prizes, and raffles. We’ll admit, this is a bit more classy than anything your ten-year-old self ever experienced, but hey, so are you.
Avenue Fashion Extravaganza, 711 Third Avenue, 6-10 p.m.
This venue is jam-packed with events that any fashionistas would enjoy. The first 100 guests will score free gift bags and be entered to win a $500 shopping spree. Even if you don’t get lucky, you’ll still be treated to champagne, refreshments, a DJ, and professional styling tips. But the cherry on the cake is the chance to meet Brooke Elliot, who currently stars in Drop Dead Diva on Lifetime.
Barbie Loves FNO Scavenger Hunt, Double Decker Buses in locations throughout Manhattan, 6-11 p.m.
The challenge: find doll size clothes and accessories from Rogan, Tracy Reese, Alice+Olivia, and Alexis Bittar in their stores, scan the corresponding 2D code, and be entered to win the clothes you spot (in your size!). Fabulous and completely free Barbie buses can be found Manhattan-wide to transport trend hunters to these locations.
FNO at Bergdorf Goodman, 745 Fifth Avenue New York, 5:30-10 p.m.
These will be the most fashion filled four hours of even the trendiest gal’s life: meet Oscar de la Renta, discover what’s in store for fall with a psychic reading, enjoy live music from The Blue Vipers of Brooklyn, and have Jason Wu sign your exclusive FNO doll!
Be Sure to Catch:
Badgley Mischka Dog Show at Bergdorf Goodman, 3rd Floor, 7-8 p.m.
This event has gone to the dogs –literally! Join Mark Badgley and James Mischka and their two lovable Dachshunds as they compete in the most fashion forward dog show of the year.
FNO at Betsey Johnson, 138 Wooster Street, 6-10 p.m.
Satisfy your sweet tooth with cupcakes and a parfait bar from Yoplait. Then, sip on champagne as live models strut their stuff. Attendees will also have the chance to win a Betsey tote!
FNO at Bloomingdale’s, 1000 Third Avenue, 6-11 p.m.
Get your fashion fix with style advice from Milly designer Michelle Smith and a new fall beauty look, courtesy of Clinique. Meet Misela’s founder and creative director, Serra Turker, as you shop the season’s latest handbag arrivals. Then, impress them all with your serious skee-ball skills in the Fred Perry Bowl Off for a shot at winning a pair of tickets to the Brooklyn Bowl.
FNO at Calvin Klein, 654 Madison Avenue, 6-11 p.m.
Join supermodel Lara Stone, basketball star Amar’e Stoudemire, and Vogue’s Tonne Goodman for a night of refreshments, music, and one-on-one fashion consultations.
FNO at CRUMBS Bake Shop, locations throughout Manhattan, 6-11 p.m.
When all that shopping leaves you famished, satisfy your sugar craving with Crumbs’ special FNO cupcake. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this cupcake will go to the NY AIDS Foundation and if you buy five, you’ll receive the sixth free! (We advise you to go with hungry friends.)
FNO at DVF, 874 Washington Street, 6-11 p.m.
Remember your fabulous FNO outfit forever with photo booth pictures, nosh on hors d’oeuvres, and preview new fragrance DIANE.
Disney Store’s Stylish Ever After, 1540 Broadway, 6-11 p.m.
Bring her fashion fantasies to life with a night at the Disney store. Your little girl will look like royalty with a mini-manicure, customized charm bracelet from the charm bar, and a sneak peek at Pixie Dust, the store’s newest fragrance.
FNO at DKNY, 655 Madison Avenue, 6-11 p.m.
Pamper your locks with a complimentary haircut before striking a modelesque pose for the DKNY street shutterbugs. Then, indulge in popcorn and beer –you deserve it!
FNO at Dolce&Gabbana, 825 Madison Avenue, 6-11 p.m.
Oh, Dolce! Get cultured with Italian short films, listen to special musical performances, and pamper your skin with a makeover from a professional makeup artist.
Sweet Steps at Dylan’s Candy Bar, 1011 Third Avenue, 6-11 p.m.
Make your feet very happy by checking out the limited edition Rockport/Dylan’s Candy Bar shoe collaboration for women as you receive professional styling tips, sip on cocktails, and customize your own cookie shoe.
FNO at Elie Tahari, 417 West Broadway, 6-10 p.m.
Chill pretty with celebrity chef Candice Kumai and style blogger Keiko Lynn as you indulge in dessert and cocktails. Then, celebrate Tahari’s new online magazine launch with hot male models and Elie himself! And even if you don’t score a model for the night, you’ll get to take home a free goodie bag.
Model for a Minute at Express, 584 Broadway, 6-11 p.m.
Get camera ready with the cast from the upcoming season of America’s Next Top Model. Shoppers will score a photo with the models and snack on desserts and mocktails.
Guess Loves NYC, 537 Broadway, 6-11 p.m.
Show your NYC pride with a Big Apple themed event that will include a DJ, mini makeovers, foosball, cocktails, and treats. If you make a $5.00 donation to the NYC AIDS Fund during the event, you’ll receive a canvas tote chock full of goodies, which you can have customized by a local graffiti artist.
FNO at Henri Bendel, 712 Fifth Avenue, 6-11 p.m.
Add a little bling to your night with Swarovski crystal decorations, an indoor street fair complete with food and festivities, makeovers, and designer appearances.
Get Styled at J. Mendel, 723 Madison Avenue, 6-9 p.m.
Find your ultimate party look with VOGUE Contributing Editor Lauren Santo Domingo and Fashion News Editor Emily Holt.
Couture is Here at Juicy Couture, 650 Fifth Avenue, 7-9 p.m.
Fashion designs students from Parsons will sketch your Couture is Here look as you indulge in champagne and music.
FNO at Kenneth Cole, locations throughout Manhattan, 6-11 p.m.
Celebrate with cocktails and canapés and enjoy perks like a free FNO T-shirt with any purchase or when you check-in with Foursquare.
Karaoke Karnival at Kiehl’s Since 1851, 109 Third Avenue, 6-11 p.m.
Break out your best tunes, nosh on complimentary snacks, and prepare for surprise celebrity appearances.
Dance the Night Away at Lanvin, 815 Madison Avenue, 6-11 p.m.
Get ready for the ultimate dance competition: five couples, drawn at random, will compete in front of a panel of judges for prizes.
FNO at Lord & Taylor, 424 Fifth Avenue, 6-11 p.m.
Snap a photo with Solange Knowles, meet Ivanka Trump, and jump into a photo booth with Sam Edelman.
FNO at Lucky Brand, 535 Broadway, 6-11 p.m.
Bite into gourmet truffles and macaroons, dance to music, and browse the latest Lucky looks. Plus, score a signed copy of Tim Gunn’s bestselling novel when you spend $150 or more.
Macy’s Herald Square, 151 West 34th Street, 6-11 p.m.
Meet Tommy Hilfiger and Joss Stone, join Samantha Ronson for a dance party, get a few beauty tips from Bobby Brown, and meet Shay Mitchell.
FNO at Magnolia Bakery, 401 Bleecker Street, 6-11 p.m.
Drop by for a decadent FNO cupcake. A portion of the proceeds will go to charity.
Manolo Blahnik FNO Truck, locations throughout Manhattan, 12-9 p.m.
Get a special FNO milkshake to go with those Manolos. A portion of the proceeds will go to The Fund for Public Schools.
Marc Jacobs Carnival,163 Mercer Street, 6-10 p.m.
Shoppers will be treated to special guest appearances, champagne cans, and limited carnival tote bags.
Maybelline New York Color Studio Hot Spot, Little West 12th Street at 9th Avenue, 6-11 p.m.
Free mini makeovers, a complimentary tube of Great Lash Mascara, and post-makeover photo shoots will make this one beautiful night. The first 300 guests will receive a limited edition tee designed by Patricia Field.
Beth Ditto at M?A?C Cosmetics,109 Spring Street, 8-9 p.m.
Sway to the unforgettable vocals of Beth Ditto. Then, get the star treatment with professional makeup touch ups.
FNO at Michael Kors, 610 Fifth Avenue, 6-11 p.m.
Kick up your (fashionable) heels with the Rockettes, snatch up denim bags, and take a few sips of celebratory champagne.
Miu Miu Muses Night, 11 East 57th Street, 6-11 p.m.
Throw on your best 40s-inspired garb and get greeted by renowned fashion bloggers Tavi Gevinson and Jane Aldridge. The most creative costume will win a prize.
The Real Housewives at New York & Company, 715 Lexington Avenue, 7-9 p.m.
Shop with Real Housewives Countess LuAnn de Lesseps, Kelly Killoren Bensimon, and Ramona Singer as you enjoy free food and music.
Designer Meet-n-Greet at Payless Shoe Source, 716 Lexington Avenue at 58th Street, 7:30-9 p.m.
Payless designers Christian Siriano, Isabel Toledo, and Lela Rose will drop by for fan photos and the ladies of teen brand Brash will guest DJ.
FNO at Saks Fifth Avenue, 611 Fifth Avenue, 6-11 p.m.
Get a new do at the braiding bar hosted by Rebecca Minkoff, receive a special treat from Tom Ford fragrance, Burberry, and more, and meet designer Prabal Gurung.
Michelle Trachtenberg & Hayden Panettiere at Stuart Weitzman, 625 Madison Avenue, 6:30-10 p.m.
Meet Michelle Trachtenberg and Hayden Panettiere as they unveil their Young Hollywood Cares Shoe Collection to benefit ovarian cancer research.
Missoni for Target FNO Pop-Up, 1095 6th Avenue at 42nd Street, 6-11 p.m.
Don’t miss your shot at shopping the Missoni for Target collection before it hits stores on September 13! Angela Missoni and Margherita Maccapani Missoni will greet guests at the door and the first 20 to spend over $100 will score a special photo opp with the Missonis.
FNO Block Party With Teen Vogue Magazine, Bleecker Street at West 11th Street, 6-11 p.m.
This party is anything but boring: featuring Essie manicure stations, Arizona iced tea bars, exclusive performances, and Teen Vogue editors, this block will rock.
FNO at Tiffany & Co., 727 Fifth Avenue, 6-11 p.m.
Snap a picture in Warhol inspired Pop Art Photo Booths, listen to a special performance by Leighton Meester and sample ‘70s inspired refreshments.
Vera Wang’s Ice Cream Truck, locations throughout Manhattan, 6-11 p.m.
Follow Vera and the gang at @VeraWangGang to discover where their customized Mister Softee truck will stop next. Proceed to enjoy a free cone of your favorite ice cream!
VS Angels Host FNO at Victoria’s Secret, 591-593 Broadway, 7-10 p.m.
Take a fashion forward photo with Victoria’s Secret Angels Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, Erin Heatherton, and Lily Aldridge. Receive a limited edition tee with any $60 purchase.
FNO events in LA and Dallas are up next!