For those who are like me and procrastination is your middle name, I've helped ease your Fashion Night Out frenzy by looking at all 818 offerings in NYC and narrowing it down to bite sized selections. A gentle reminder, areas like Soho, 34th St., and 5th Ave will be uber crowded so pick a neighborhood and stick to it. Also, remember to bring a change of shoes, your feet will hurt by end of evening. Unless otherwise noted, events begin at 6:00 pm:
828 Ninth Avenue 2nd floor, New York, NY 10019
For the ultimate caress, stop by our first-ever Pop-Up Shop for Fashion's Night Out, and Spring/Summer 2013 preview of 108 Stitches/Harriette Cole Collection--luxury handmade crocheted accessories. Hosted by American Ballet Theater soloist Misty Copeland and celebrity hair stylist Anthony Dickey of Hair Rules RSVP to email@example.com.
Balenciaga Celebrates Fashion Night Out
542 West 22nd Street
Karl Lagerfeld is not the only fashionista celebrating the feline. A champagne reception celebrates the launch of a limited-edition “Pumpkin” accessories line created by Grace Coddington and Nicolas Ghesquière. This special line of accessories features Grace Coddington’s whimsical drawings of Pumpkin, her cat, modeling iconic Balenciaga looks.
The fashion retailer has over 35 events ranging from customizing Converse sneakers to a Men's Suiting event with GQ during FNO. Good place to go if you want to stay in one place.
Calvin Klein Collection
654 Madison Avenue
Join Calvin Klein Collection co-hosts Francisco Costa + Italo Zucchelli for a special evening with Vogue’s Virginia Smith at the brand’s flagship store. The night’s special guests include eight-time NBA All-Star,Dwyane Wade, who will be signing his memoir, A Father First: How My Life Became Bigger Than Basketball.
15 East 57th Street
The team at Chanel creates limited edition nail polish that is released for FNO. This year, they've included matching velvet lip color to the selection. The beautiful shades are La Provocante & Provocation, a gorgeous plum perfect for fall; L’Infidéle & Infidéle, a vivid and pretty shade of pink; and La Délicate & Délicatesse, a neutral beige. At $26 for the nail polish and $32.50 for lipstick, this is an investment well worth the cost and the classic shades will never go out of style.
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595 Madison Avenue
This is not your mother's Duffle bag: Solange Knowles (who is also spinning at DVF) will grace your ears with her musical selections while you shop the Legacy Duffle collection, coming in 7 special colors of hangtag, tassle, and strap for FNO.
Want to zip around the city? Look for double decker H&M buses taking FNO participants to various H&M locations in the city. In H&M, a series of stylists will help you with create your best look and win a chance for a VIP event with Lana Del Rey.
608 Fifth Avenue
Show your tennis skills in a Wii tournament taking place in the flagship store windows.
Lord & Taylor
424 Fifth Avenue
If you are a reality show junkie, getting a chance to meet Kim Kardashian while she autographs her latest perfume, True Reflection, might be your cup of tea. Meeting Olympic Gold medalist Kristie Yamaguchi, who will also be there signing copies of her book, is mine. You also have the opportunity to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Project Runway by meeting past and current cast members.
Macy's Herald Square
34th st & 6th Ave
The World's Largest Store celebrates the opening of the World's largest shoe floor on 2 (apparently bigger than Saks shoe floor, which currently has its own zip code), a Michael Kors hosted fashion triva show, Scott Kisnick appearance, Clinton Kelly styling session, and more surprises.
Maybelline Color Lounge
14th Street & 9th Avenue
6:00pm to 11:00pm
MEATPACKING COLOR LOUNGE
For Fashion’s Night Out (6pm-11pm) the Meatpacking District is the place to be as Maybelline New York hosts their official Color Studio Lounge. Enjoy makeovers by Maybelline’s top makeup artists, walk the catwalk like a pro and step into their custom photo studio to show off your new looks and much more! Look for Maybelline New York’s Mobile Color Studio throughout New York City offering beauty on-the-go. Enjoy daytime touch-ups and mini-manicures featuring the season’s hottest new colors – Maybelline Color Show. What better way to pamper yourself in preparation for your big night? - Fashion’s Night Out! 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM: Mobile Color Studio – Times Square (Broadway at 41st/42nd) 3:00 PM – 6:00PM: Mobile Color Studio – Union Square (Union Square West at 14th/15th)
New York & Company
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Meet Style Expert Stacy London, get styled by her and her team of fashion experts from "Style for Hire" with the Fall Collection from NY&C! Also, a chance to get her latest book "The Truth About Style" before it hits the book stores. First 100 customers to make a purchase will receive Stacy's book with compliments.
The Shops @ Target Pop Up Store
441 West 14th Street
6:00pm to 10:00pm
Join Target as we celebrate our fall installment of "The Shops at Target," featuring New York City's "Odin" and "Kirna Zabete," Boston's "Patch NYC," and San Francisco's "The Curiosity Shoppe." The one night only, pop-up shop will give New Yorkers the chance to shop the collections before they launch at Target stores nationwide and on Target.com.
Kirna Zabete look
184 5th Avenue 2nd Floor
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Where will you end up tonight?